May 24, 2017

Posts from "Opinion"

  • 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 | Feb.04, 2010

    10 Goals for 2010: Study Habits to Text Habits

    Jenn DiPirro ’12 / Commentary Staff I have decided to make it my personal vendetta to try to help myself break a few bad habits. I have made a list of goals that I will strive to carry out in…

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    Misery and Cowardice: Present and Accounted For

    My general problem with accounting majors may be biased. I’ll say that right away. Those I am closest to are two of my best friends and also my roommates, so I am constantly exposed to their almost perpetual complaints and expressions of the most loathsome hatred for their accounting homework.

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    A More Sensitive Approach to Teen Moms

    I had teen pregnancy on my mind when I first sat down to read the Jan. 28 article “Dropping the Bomb on Teen Moms” by Viviana Garcia ’12. With the season finale of Teen Mom and another season of 16 and Pregnant in the works on MTV, I approached Garcia’s article with interest.

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  • Opinion | Feb.04, 2010

    Faith Matters

    It’s perfectly natural to struggle with your faith from time to time. Everybody—from the most devout believers to those who have a more casual relationship with the Church—has moments when God can seem to be absent from their lives.

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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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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Dropping the Bomb on Teen Moms

    I have to admit, with so much work in the evenings, it’s difficult to find time to plop down in front of TV, but even I have been subject to a few head-turning experiences in the past few months. The most striking has been the surge of TV shows touching on the topic of teen pregnancy. There was a recent movie on Lifetime based on the 2009 scandal at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts when it was discovered that 17 girls made a “pregnancy pact.”

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Tangents and Tirades

    Commentary Staff The Infamous Jim. There is a mysterious physical trainer on campus that I’ve heard so much about but have never seen. Hasn’t anyone else heard of this guy? He supposedly makes people stronger and gets them in good…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Times of Our Lives: Why Does Every Moment Have A Label?

    Guest Commentary / Talia Pinzari ’10 I recently read an article on the absurdity of the term “real time.” We use it in reference to our culture’s desire for instant gratification—Twitter updates, live broadcasts, instant messaging—you name it. Time, though…

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  • Opinion | Jan.28, 2010

    Faith Matters

    Fr. James Cuddy, O.P. / Contributing Writer As I write, I’m watching many of our students storm the floor at the Dunk to celebrate the basketball team’s victory over UConn. A convincing win over a ranked opponent is just what…

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