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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Christina Zupicich

Three years and eight months ago, to the day, I sat in Meagher 416 bawling my sorry eyes out. It was my first night at college, and my roommates had instantly bonded with others on our floor and gone out for the evening; not wanting to be the awkward tag-along, I had mumbled something about wanting to unpack and stayed behind. And I was fine, really. Until my parents called. And then I put on Michael Bublé’s “Home” and let it all out.

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Opinion | May.04, 2012

A Perspective On Policy

  Providence College is not changing its mission-it is changing the way it is stated. I assure you, this is not a game of semantics. PC will fundamentally remain a Catholic liberal arts college in the Dominican tradition. The College is “simply” changing its articulation of that identity so that it is more applicable to a current context. In March, the College released the draft and commentary of the proposed revision. Similar to the Strategic Plan, the reasons PC has decided to change the statement have not been well-explained to the student body. From my perspective, it seems that this is an issue that is causing most-if not all-of the controversy among staff and faculty. I do not understand the political motivations behind the change, but, after reading the committee’s justification for why it is making such decisions, I find it difficult to argue against.

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Meghan Conway

As a determined yet hesitant freshman Cowler I can remember sucking in a giant gulp of air each time I cornered McPhail’s, heading towards what used to be the beloved Cowl office. Hugging my maroon FiveStar notebook tightly to my Friar gear decorated chest and giving myself a little “you got this” pep talk; I’d stride into the office on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, at least ten minutes early.

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News | May.04, 2012

Tom Nailor

   

The movie The King’s Speech centers on King George VI (played by Colin Firth), who struggled with a stammer. At one point during the movie, without giving too much away, Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue asks Colin Firth’s character why he should listen to him, and Firth replies emphatically, “Because I have a voice,” his stutter noticeably absent.
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News | May.04, 2012

Meg O’Neill

My last song, huh?

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Jenn DiPirro

Recently, I have found myself sitting and doing nothing a lot more. I sit on benches outside of the library, the front staircase of Accinno, and the Huxley wall just to stare and take mental photographs of this place I have called home for the past four years. The thing I am going to miss most about being a member of this community is actually being here physically. When you are busy, you take for granted the beauty of this place, so lately I have been trying to notice it more.

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Margaret Barresi

I wanted to be a big girl.

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Dennis Lynch

  I’ve been a member of The Cowl for less than a year, so this swan song may be a bit less emotionally stirring than those of my more experienced colleagues, who have put countless hours into bringing you this newspaper over the past year and for the majority of their college careers. I’d like to thank them for their hard work in creating this newspaper each week, from Chris and Catherine, the Editor and Associate Editor in Chief, to the Editors of each section, especially Valerie and Christine for putting up with my shenanigans this year. They leave The Cowl in the capable hands of Arman and Dara, as well as the rest of the new batch of editors.

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Kelly Smith

  If you are reading this, it means I have passed my biology class and will, in fact, be graduating from Providence College. I spent approximately seven months on The Cowl and perhaps this is some kind of new record. During that time, I used the puzzles as an outlet for my terrible (beautiful) need to pun. I would like to give a shout out to discoveryeducation.com and to a drunken 412 rant to Arman and Catherine about my love for crosswords, both without which, the puzzles would not exist. And also to Anderson Cooper because he deserves it.

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Uncategorized | May.04, 2012

Alexis Smith

It has been such an amazing four years at this incredible institution. With so many experiences my time on The Cowl has been the best of all. After writing for the sports section for four years I have seen a side of PC that not many people get to see. The most prominent was seeing the personalities of athletes and coaches. I have covered the games of the swimming and diving team and the men’s ice hockey team, but I have met players from the tennis, field hockey, and the lacrosse team as well. I am not going to paint them all in a pretty picture, but the ones that I encountered were completely different from the rumors I was hearing on campus in my freshman year.

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