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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

“Watch” Out: Apple Designs Another Product

Rumors have been swirling around the media that those geniuses at Apple are creating a new device known colloquially as an

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

From Sweden with Love: Propaganda Para-Bears “Drop In” on Belarus

Last week, a Belarusian border guard was sentenced to two years in a maximum-security correctional facility after an incident last year where he failed to report a Swedish plane illegally crossing the border into Belarus. The sentence was the first jailing by military tribunal in connection with the invasion of teddy bear paratroopers. On July 4, 2012 the unnamed border guard in question violated procedure and did not notify his unit officer that a small plane had entered Belarusian airspace after crossing over the Lithuanian border. The light plane carried two Swedish nationals and 879 teddy bears, which were air dropped into the central town of Ivyanets, each carrying pro-democracy messages such as “We support the Belarusian struggle for free speech.” Tomas Mazetti and Hannah Frey were the two Swedish citizens who carried out the stunt in order to publicize the struggle for human rights in Belarus. Both Mazetti and Frey worked for a Swedish advertising company, Studio Total, which said it was inspired by Belarusian pro-democracy activists who were carrying teddy bears with protest slogans.

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Uncategorized | Feb.28, 2013

PC’s Team Effort to Fight Cancer

Each participant in Relay For Life has a story. It begins when that friend, parent, relative, coach, neighbor, or teacher is diagnosed with cancer. It is a distressing, disappointing, and altogether life-changing moment for the patient and all of his or her loved ones. For some, this moment is a distant, painful memory. For others it is a reality difficult to grasp.

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

Controversial Olympian on Trial for Murder

Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who earned international fame when he ran in the 2012 Summer Olympics with both legs amputated, has been charged with the Valentine’s Day murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. As he pleas that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder, fans across the world can only close their eyes and mourn the death of the 29 year old model. Pistorius was born without a fibula in each of his legs and before his first birthday both of his legs were amputated. With his mother’s motivation, he trained at a maximum level all of his life using prosthetics that emulated the legs of a cheetah.

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

These Idle Hands

  Gale had been sitting for three weeks now. No wonder he’d become so twitchy. He knew he shouldn’t complain. He was lucky to be alive. That car crash could have killed him. But most days, the loss of his leg felt like only a step down from death. The fact that his injury had been so stubborn didn’t help matters any. He couldn’t start the fitting for a prosthetic until the doctors were sure the injury had fully healed. Almost there, they said. You’ll be back on your feet in no time, they said. Gale wasn’t sure he believed them anymore.

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

European Football Leagues React to Offensive Taunting

The sounds of gas chambers, monkey cries, and fireworks going off, large groups waving swastikas, jeering opponents, and cries for players to “go back to the zoo where they came from­-no, you are not at a neo-Nazi rally; you are actually at a soccer match. Soccer, or football as it is known around the world, has been credited with its ability to provide a platform for dialogue and interaction among individuals with different cultures, economic backgrounds, and political situations. It has been called the universal language, for it is one of the only games where all 11 players on the pitch can come from different countries, speak different languages, and still work together to successfully win a game. Football has been used as a successful platform to launch political movements, education programs against HIV/AIDS, and as a tool to combat social issues such as homelessness, drug addiction, and gang violence. Even in our own backyard, it is being used to help kids get better grades in school at Pawtucket’s very own Project Goal.

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb.28, 2013

The Importance of Dialogue

 

  I am someone who believes that intellectual conversations create a stronger community and in college a better learning environment. The recent explosion of emotion over the issue of diversity is both positive and negative. We need an open

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Sports | Feb.28, 2013

Do Not Call It a Comeback

Ask many of my friends around campus, and they will say that I am always willing to tell someone “I told you so.” I do it frequently, mainly because I am right nearly all the time, and because I am not shy about complimenting myself. Most people who know me will confirm this. So, faithful Cowl readers…I told you so. Back in October, I wrote a lengthy column about how the Friars will be resurgent this year, and how they have a chance to make major leaps. And while this prediction seemed more than aggressive following losses to Brown and Boston College, the Friars have finally rounded into the form I predicted and are making me look smarter than usual. PC has won five of their last six games. They have won three road games and taken down two ranked teams. They beat Villanova on the road, something that Syracuse and Louisville have failed to do this year. They beat up the Irish so bad that South Bend was debating on changing their name to the Whimpering Irish (slight exaggeration but you get the point). Even in their previous loss to UConn, one could argue that the Friars outplayed the Huskies.

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Uncategorized | Feb.28, 2013

Tangents& Tirades

    The Groundhog Was Wrong Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that

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Uncategorized | Feb.28, 2013

Tangents& Tirades

    The Groundhog Was Wrong Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that

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