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Dream of Accra

News | Apr.29, 2010

Dream of Accra

City of AntsIn their pants, it’s the modern social dance,With their masks on and flasks drawn,They sing familiar chants with the break of dawn;They’ll approach us as they please,Take us where we need to be,We’ll do the job with easeAnd they can pay us in cedis,Then Kofi and I can get a little highOn a Friday night in late July,And the dusty sky said surprise, surpriseAnd the sun did rise ‘fore I closed my eyesAnd my oh my, the obruni sighs,It’s been quite some time since I lived my life…City of AntsIn a stance, ready to march on city limits,Ready to barge in any minuteOn their unsuspecting victims,And with ‘em comes a quantum of suspicion,Of wooden eyes and superstitions,Of crooked cries and inhibitions,But with ease, we’ll take these, our leavesInto the arms of mama breeze,She comes across the desert and she’ll carry us to seaAnd provide rejuvenation in this ancient summer heat,With the citrus sun above us and the lemon sharks beneath,And later in the evening when I’m troubled counting sheepI’ll think of thee, ma belle amie, and get myself some sleep.

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Uncategorized | Apr.29, 2010

A Fireside Chat With Andy Shea

There are a lot of talented musicians out there. When it comes to performers, however, there are a select few who can blow us all away. Over the past two years, Providence College has been blessed with the opportunity to facilitate the performances of one man in particular: Andy Shea. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Andy for two years. He has been an inspiration both through his music and as a friend. I had a chance to chat with him before his graduation from PC come May 16th. Here is what we discussed:

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News | Apr.29, 2010

Prepare to Miss Providence

Kerry Vaughan ’12 M.D.PC Fictonal Sickness CenterPatient: All PC StudentsDiagnosis: ImissPCitis

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News | Apr.29, 2010

Faith Matters

My heart goes out to you. It really does. I see how much stress all of you students are under. I walk across campus and can see it on your faces. I stroll through Slavin and see groups of you furiously flipping through books and notes, trying to finish papers, prepare for exams, and complete group projects. The work that these days require can completely consume us.

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News | Apr.29, 2010

Macasaquit Gets Last Word In Gay Marriage Feud

Friends, it seems that each new issue of The Cowl is the Gay Issue. Lately, ever since I “Out[ed] the Gay Agenda,” the Commentary section has been bombarded with the issue of gay rights. We should look at this flood of responses as a sign of the times. Gay rights is today’s issue, and in light of its continuing debate, it is only appropriate that we ourselves address it. Reading Mark Scirocco’s two articles on the rights of homosexuals, one in response to my satirical article, the other in response to others’ responses to his response to my satirical article, it has become apparent that this issue is far from being resolved.

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News | Apr.29, 2010

The Annoying and Unnecessary In Common Speech

Commentary Editor, Chris Slavin ’12 criticizes the common flaws of our everyday language.

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Uncategorized | Apr.29, 2010

To Our Graduating Cowl Editors

The editors bid farewell to the Cowl’s graduating editors

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News | Apr.29, 2010

Kick for a Cause: A Score for Liberia

Various students from the Providence College community participated in the “Kick for A Cause” soccer tournament to benefit Liberia on Sunday, April 25. A total of seven teams were created to play a minimum of three games each.

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News | Apr.29, 2010

Addressing Sexual Assault

Many students would not know where to turn if you they found themselves the victim of a sexual assault at Providence College. VASE, which stands for Victims, Advocacy, Support and Education, was introduced to PC at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester to address such circumstances.

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News | Apr.29, 2010

DWC Debate Continues

Lack of diversity in the Development of Western Civilization program is a huge problem, according to Eric Hirsch, chair of the Sociology Department, Ph.D., at Providence College.

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