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PC Celebrates 100th Charter Anniversary

by Meaghan Dodson ’17 News Co-Editor “Forever” is a powerful word. It is a word that connotes commitment, perseverance, and continuity; in other words, it demands nothing short of everything. To say that something is “forever” is to make a bold and confident assertion about its future. And yet, a century ago the founders of Providence College did make this ... Read More »

Diversity Lecture

by Daria Purdy ’19 News Staff Diversity has been a flashpoint issue on the Providence College campus for the last year. After an alleged incident against an African-American student at a party last year, students protested against the treatment and exclusion of people of color at PC. Additionally, protest broke out last year following the publication of an article by ... Read More »

Housing Changes Coming for 2017

by Gabriella Pisano ’18 News Staff There are many factors that affect what an average college student worries about throughout the day. Keeping up with classes, spending time with friends, and participating in extra-curriculars constantly preoccupy the mind of the student. With all these concerns floating around, the Office of Residence Life is doing its part to make housing one ... Read More »

Day One Supports Survivors of Sexual Assault

by Sabrina Guilbeault ’18 Assistant News Editor In effort to create greater advocacy for victims of sexual assault, Providence College has partnered with Day One: The Sexual Assault & Trauma Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the prevalence of sexual abuse and violence, as well as to offer support to those who have been affected by it. ... Read More »

Friar Flashback: Very Superstitious…

  by Marla Gagne ’18 News Co-Editor Cursed Circle: One day Wanda Ingram ’75, senior associate dean of undergraduate studies and freshman class dean, was beginning her first year at Providence College, the newly co-ed school. As she walked with fellow classmates into Raymond Dining Hall, she noticed the people around her quickly moving to avoid something on the floor. ... Read More »

SSA Bundles Up Blessing Bags for Homeless

by Marla Gagne ’18 News Co-Editor Saturday morning, Katharine Comber ’18, Emily Ventura ’18, and Grace George ’19 drove to Walmart armed with a list of supplies and a budget of $250. They slowly checked the items off their list—chapstick, cough drops, gloves, and Valentine’s Day candy—and left with armfuls of bags. But these supplies are not going home— they ... Read More »

Flu 101: How to Stay Protected This Winter

by Meaghan Dodson ’17 News Co-Editor For Providence College students, the month of February signals that the semester is well underway. Students have memorized their class schedules, figured out homework and gym routines, and—more often than not—kept an eager eye on the weekly snow forecasts. All too frequently, however, February also announces the arrival of something a little less welcome: ... Read More »

Club Spotlight: SEAC

by Sarah Gianni ’18 News Staff Last week the city of Providence experienced a mild 50 degree day followed 24 hours later by a blistering cold snowstorm. Changes in the environment have been apparent all across the country, and it is imperative to start paying attention to them. At Providence College, the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) is not only ... Read More »

Congress Updates

by Tim Sullivan ’17 Student Congress Publicity Chair Speaker Congress welcomed Jennifer Dorn ’18, campus coordinator for Teach for America (TFA). Dorn was lucky enough to join the TFA team to help recruit PC’s best and brightest aspiring teachers. The program requires participants to commit two years after college to teach students in impoverished school districts where 80 percent of ... Read More »

Off-Campus Beat: North Korea Launches Missile

by Daria Purdy ’19 News Staff Tension increased this past week between North Korea and the United States and its allies as North Korea successfully tested a new nuclear missile. The new missile is called the Pukguksong-2, and it was launched Sunday about 310 miles into the Sea of Japan. The distance is short of the estimated rage of the ... Read More »