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Friars Triumphant in Homecoming Game

Sports | Sep.29, 2011

Friars Triumphant in Homecoming Game

The 29th ranked Friars came into last Saturday’s match against Cincinnati looking to rebound from a tough loss against Creighton. They were able to do so, righting the ship and beating the Bearcats 2-0 at Glay Field.

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News | Sep.29, 2011

Constitutional Interpretation Post- 9/11

On Thursday, Sept. 22, Justice Jeffery Lanphear ’78 spoke to a crowd of about 60 students and faculty in honor of Constitution Day.

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News | Sep.29, 2011

The Class of 2015 Foretells Success

One of the many signs that mark the start of a new school year is the introduction of the new freshman class. The Providence College Class of 2015 has 975 students, 58 percent of whom are female and 97 percent of whom are living on campus. Though this class is slightly smaller than last year’s freshman class of 1,113, it is certainly not lacking brains, as it is comprised of 25 valedictorians and 379 members of the National Honor Society. Of the new students, 12 percent are of either African American, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American descent. Additionally, over 11 percent of this new class comes from a home in which neither parent has attended college. The majority, 62 percent of the freshmen, are either undeclared or majoring in the liberal arts.

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News | Sep.29, 2011

Fr. Nicanor Austriaco Shares Transformation Story

Father Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., commonly referred to as Fr. Nic, was born in the Philippines, and grew up in Thailand and Malaysia. He said, “I wanted to cure cancer and win the Nobel Prize so I ended up coming to the United States.” After earning his undergraduate degree in biological engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, he went home to Thailand to teach fifth grade for one year. The Friar said, “It changed my life. It was a wonderful experience because God used it to show me that there is great joy and pleasure in serving others.” In 1996, after receiving his Ph.D. in biology from MIT, he had a religious revelation.

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News | Sep.29, 2011

Alumna Speaks On Peace Corps Experience

Providence College alumni frequently return to the College to present lectures, offer career advice, and share postgraduate experiences with students. Jessica Soja ’08 recently joined this group of former Friars. However, her place of work sets her apart from the rest.

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Uncategorized | Sep.29, 2011

Dancing With Stars Ignorance

Imagine being uncomfortable in your own skin. When you wake up every morning, what you see in the mirror doesn’t reflect who you are on the inside. This is a reality for thousands of transgender individuals. While some are brave and open about the subject, others are crippled by fear and unable to express themselves. Chaz Bono has addressed these issues in his latest memoir, Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man, and his documentary, Becoming Chaz. Many of us know Chaz as the only child of Sonny and Cher, making appearances on their television show as a young girl. Now, Chaz is in the headlines for his appearance on Dancing with the Stars and the controversy surrounding the competitive dance show.

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Arts & Entertainment | Sep.29, 2011

The Office Season 8

The Office returned last Thursday night for its eighth season, marking the beginning of the Michael Scott-free era of the series. Steve Carell exited at the end of last season, setting up an amusing four-episode “Search Committee” story arc. The episodes were filled with a ton of guest stars, including Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Ricky Gervais, Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, Catherine Tate, Warren Buffet, and, most importantly, James Spader. It was named late in the summer that James Spader’s character, Robert California, would take control of The Office.

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Arts & Entertainment | Sep.29, 2011

Das Racist Takes a Load Off with Relax

Less than a decade ago, hip-hop cut American subculture down the middle. The genre became mixed up with gang violence, and soon after, two of its greatest performers—an Easterner and a Westerner—were dead before the age of 30.

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Uncategorized | Sep.29, 2011

The Finer Brews In Life

Original Sin Cider

Brewery: Original Sin Hard Cider

ABV: 6.0%

Style: Cider Country of Origin: United States

Region: New York, NY

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Uncategorized | Sep.29, 2011

Editor Vs. Editor

EDITOR VS. EDITOR This Week: Favorite Celebrity Crush

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