This Week: I Can’t Get a Job!
Dear Tiffany and Earl,
I feel like I have no direction lately. I am a senior, and I am currently struggling to find a job. I have a good idea of what I want to do, but I am so burnt out and busy with school that I just don’t know how to go about it. How can I better manage my time, find a job, and still enjoy the end of my college experience?
Thanks, Stunted SeniorRead More
The puck is ready to be dropped on Friday, March 23, to signify the start of the NCAA Hockey Tournament. With the bracket finalized, four teams from Hockey East have been selected to participate-Boston College, Boston University, Maine, and UMass Lowell.Read More
The shoe still fits for 16 teams, as March rolls on with all eyes on New Orleans and the Final Four. Something happened twice in a matter of hours that had only happened four times since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams: Two number-15 seeds, Norfolk State and Lehigh, shocked the world and sent Missouri and Duke packing. The two teams were simply overmatched in their next game, though, when Florida jumped out to an early 25-5 lead and never looked back against Norfolk State, and Xavier was too strong in the second half for the smaller Patriot League Lehigh squad.Read More
Conference realignments are ruining college sports. As if they weren’t corrupt already, college sports are becoming less credible because of these greedy schools that want to boost their football programs or take part in other activities pertaining to money.Read More
It was a tough weekend for the Providence College Softball Team, as it competed at the USF Under Armour Invitational. On Friday, March 16, the Friars had two games against Illinois and Florida A&M, dropping both by scores of 3-1 and 5-1, respectively. Against Illinois, PC was shut down offensively, recording only two hits in the game. Kaitlyn Duval ’14 batted in the only run of the game. Against Florida A&M, the Friars managed six hits but could not turn them into runs except for one in the seventh, batted in by Michelle Huber ’12.Read More
One of the many beautiful things in sports is the story of the underdog, the story of a team that rises to the top buoyed by seemingly miraculous events. Currently, fans are being consistently exposed to such sports miracles with March Madness in full swing. And on St. Patrick’s Day, the Providence College Men’s Lacrosse Team nearly shocked nationally ranked Georgetown in front of a crowd of enthusiastic Friar fans. Call it the “Luck of the Irish” if you will, but the Friars ferociously fought the Hoyas before bowing out by a final score of 7-6.Read More
The Friars made quite a splash as they beat UMass Lowell in a best-of-three game series in the Hockey East quarterfinals to make it to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2001. This marked PC’s 11th appearance in the semifinals. PC defeated UMass Lowell on Thursday, March 8, 5-3, as Derek Army ’14 and Matt Bergland ’12 scored two goals apiece, and Andy Balysky ’12 added the fifth tally.Read More
History Is Made. As the rest of campus was on spring break, the Providence College Men’s Hockey Team was making history. As the Friars scorched a path through the Hockey East Tournament, the team became the first number-seven seed to make it to the semi-finals of the Hockey East Tournament in the league’s 28-year history. The Friars’ upset defeated UMass Lowell, before falling to Boston College. Congratulations, boys!Read More
Looking for a series of books set in a dystopian future, which revolves around a reality show that portrays children fighting to the death to secure food for their families? Oh, and which also features a heart-wrenching love triangle NOT akin to the infantile romance of the Twilight saga? Well, I have the series for you. I came across The Hunger Games a few years ago and almost cast them aside, assuming they were just another tween fantasy series. However, I went with my gut feeling and picked up the first book-and I’m glad I did! The series’ main character, Katniss Everdeen, is not your typical teenage girl. Forced by the Capitol to participate in the Hunger Games, a reality game show that compels its contestants to kill one another in hopes of winning fame and fortune for their districts, Katniss represents the tenacious courage and steadfast love that the government wishes to crush. She finds a hunting companion in her District 12 friend Gale, and a Games partner in the confident baker’s son, Peeta. However, don’t assume that these relationships will have the shallow depth of some other fantasy novels (yeah, I’m looking at you, Stephenie Meyer). The characters in The Hunger Games all represent the strength needed to overcome an oppressive regime and stand up for what is right; even if that means risking your life in the pursuit for this freedom. Both thought-provoking and amply entertaining, I highly recommend reading these books. And if you’re too busy finishing Beyond Good and Evil-or whatever monstrosity they’re assigning in Civ these days-to start them, you can always see the movie…which comes out tomorrow!Read More
“Would it be alright if I just stayed at home?”
I cringed in anticipation of my mother’s reaction over the phone. There was a significant pause.
“I mean, I guess if you really want to,” she finally responded.
This was not the plan.Read More