June 23, 2017

Posts from "Opinion"

  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    My Two Cents: The Grammys

    The 2010 Grammy Awards were admittedly heavy on country music this year, claiming in the first half of the ceremony “never in history has country music been so popular.”

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    Tangents and Tirades

    This weeks Tangents and Tirades provided by the Commentary Staff

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    President’s Many Words Don’t Pack a Powerful Punch

    During the 2008 campaign, MSNBC talk-show host Chris Matthews claimed he was so emotionally struck by an Obama speech that a “tingle went down his leg.” Matthews seemed no less impressed with the president’s delivery of last week’s State of the Union address, the first of Obama’s term. Offering commentary after the conclusion of the speech, Matthews noted that he “forgot Obama was black for an hour.”

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    Exposing the Myths and Fallacies of The Monologues

    What do actresses Rachel McAdams, Calista Flockhart, and Roseanne Barr have in common? They have all performed in Eve Ensler’s infamous play The Vagina Monologues. Every year, throughout the months of February and March, college papers across the country publish articles condemning or promoting the play.

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    Laughing in the Face of Leaving

    In mid-May, nearly a quarter of us will abruptly become former Providence College undergraduates. Broadly considered, this is a good thing. Seen on the horizon at three and a half months’ distance, however, this development is deeply unpleasant to behold. We are to be swiftly, albeit quite ceremoniously, exiled from our accustomed haunts of the past four years and severed from those with whom we have lived and studied, eaten and slept, pondered and prayed.

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Apple’s Much Hyped Tablet Disappoints

    John Vaghi / Editor-in-Chief Yesterday, the pioneers over at Apple revealed their latest industry changing innovation, the iPad; a 1.5 pound touch screen device whose features include a screen that measures 9.7 inches diagonally, 16, 32, or 64 gigabytes of…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Juiced Jerks, but Genuine?

    Last Thursday, viewers across the country tuned in to the season finale of the show that everyone’s fist-pumping about. Two questions burned within us: What went down between Snooki and Mike in the hot tub, and what will become of Ronnie and Sammi’s flourishing romance?

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Haiti Putting American Woes In Perspective

    If you have been paying attention to politics recently you probably know that if you want everybody in America to have health insurance, you are a pink-o, death-panel loving socialist. If you do not you are a red-necked, uneducated, Glenn Beck-loving villain. In this political age where even the smallest difference of opinion causes a wave of media blitz with talking heads trying to tear the faces off their rhetorical opponent, it is unlikely that there is anything that could bring about unity among Americans.

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Studio Insider: A Behind-The-Scenes Take on Good Tunes

    So you’re driving in your car and you turn on the radio (do people still use radios?) and you hear a brand new song. It’s pretty catchy, so you look the artist up and buy the CD, or maybe purchase the single on iTunes. You listen to it on repeat, burn it on mix CDs, share it with your friends…but have you ever wondered what goes into making that great sounding single that you love so much?

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Senator Brown Throws A Wrench In Democratic Effort

    The election of Scott Brown as Massachusetts’ next United States Senator is the beginning of the end for the obsessive fascination tied to President Barack Obama’s rise to office. Unless he makes some swift moves to regain both popularity and political traction, Obama’s presidential significance will rest somewhere close to Millard Fillmore’s. History remembers accomplishments, not broken promises, but President Obama has not yet accomplished anything and it is beginning to take its toll.

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