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News | Nov.18, 2010

Class Time Legislation Strikes Controversy

With Men’s Soccer at Providence College making national news, it was fitting that Congress hosted Bob Driscoll, Director of Athletics, as their guest speaker at their meeting on Tuesday night. Driscoll gave a brief history of how he came to the College nine years ago from the University of California-Berkeley, and how his goals with Athletics involve helping them to become a well-respected program in the nation, to achieve 100 percent graduation rate among student athletes, and to compete for championships.

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

Diversity At PC:Part Two

When talking about diversity at PC, or lack thereof, it is important to keep in mind what is actually being referred to. It is true that the population here primarily consists of Caucasian students. But, in fact, diversity is not solely determined by the color of a student’s skin. Diversity is simply defined as unlikeness or variety. This does in fact exist at PC.

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

Diversity at PC:Part Three

Does PC have a diversity problem? Well yes, obviously. This goes without saying. But the word “problem” in this question is up for debate. It’s easy to place blame on the administration for not accepting the right balance of students. It’s easy to blame the applicants; maybe the right students aren’t applying.

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

Diversity at PC:Part Four

Using race and ethnicity to define the term “diversity” does not reflect progressive thinking. On the contrary, the opposite is true. Diversity, as determined by most collegiate institutions, has become a term which serves only to further stereotypes regarding race and ethnicity. These labels with which society at large tags individuals become limiting terms, an excuse for failing to understand the true measure of an individual.

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

What The Notebook Has That T Swift Doesn’t

When thinking about what to write for this article, I found myself recalling an article my fellow Commentary writer Ally Pelle wrote a couple of issues ago about Taylor Swift.

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

Tiffany & Earl

Dear Tiffany and Earl, I’m from California, and my parents think it’s ridiculous to send me home for Thanksgiving, so I’m stuck in McVinney. My really weird roommate invited me to come home with her for break, and has been talking non-stop about her family’s farm and how they slay their turkeys for dinner! I’m a vegan, but besides that, she is SO weird. It was nice of her to ask, but I’m not sure how to get out of it. What should I do? -Thankless on Thanksgiving

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Opinion | Nov.18, 2010

Faith Matters

In elementary schools across the country, children are feverishly making Pilgrim hats and Native American headdresses out of construction paper and getting ready to commemorate the first Thanksgiving. The feast goes back to 1621 when Governor William Bradford and Chief Squanto sat on Plymouth Rock and ate dry turkey and canned cranberries. (What? That’s wrong? Stupid Wikipedia.) However it happened, this is the event that most of us think of when we consider the origins of Thanksgiving.

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Sports | Nov.18, 2010

PCI

The Men’s Basketball Team has a lot of impressive newcomers this year, between dunk champion Bryce Cotton ’14, redshirted big man Kadeem Batts ’14, and the other seven freshmen. But the newcomer that is going to make the biggest impact has to be Gerard Coleman ’14. Coleman comes in as an ESPN top 100 recruit, and possesses a sweet stroke from beyond the three point arc. Not only that, but Coleman is a slick 6’4″, which enables him to drive effectively into the paint, where he has an excellent ability to finish at the rim. Coleman is in the best position to excel, as he starts with Vincent Council ’13 in the backcourt. The two together create one of the fastest backcourt duos in the Big East. Two quick guards under Keno Davis’ fast breaking system is a scary thought, and Coleman will quickly become one of Council’s favorite targets as he sprints down the wing to either drive or put up a quick shot. Not only will he become a huge factor offensively for the Friars, but defensively Coleman provides headaches for opponents as his long, lanky arms enable him to swipe at the ball and block shots. When the Friars play their zone defense, smaller guards will be driven mad trying to throw passes over the long-limbed Coleman. Not only that, but his quickness is impeccable as opposing guards will discover this season when they try to slither by him. Coleman has a chance to become great here at PC and he should be ready to make an immediate impact on the team.

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Sports | Nov.18, 2010

Providence Edged by Cards in Penalty Kicks

The Men’s Soccer team tied No. 1 Louisville in double overtime 1-1, but ultimately lost 3-2 in penalty kicks in the Big East Championship Final on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. After playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation and two overtime periods, the match needed penalty kicks to decide a champion.

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Sports | Nov.18, 2010

PC to Run at NCAA’s After Third Place Finish

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams have had one goal this season: to go to the NCAA Championship Meet. Both teams secured their spots in the Championship Meet with an at-large bid this past Sunday, Nov. 14. The Friars helped solidify their place in the Championship meet in the NCAA Northeast Regional Meet, which took place in Madison, Conn. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished third in their respective races.

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