By Hannah Shenk   The day was cold and dreary, with skies of gray. As a group of Providence students walked to Connell’s with the lightest sprinkles of rain, a soft sound could be heard. It was a curious young cat. The small gray kitty padded after the students all the way from Reeve’s court down to a few blocks of houses. This was one of multiple encounters that Providence students have had with the furry felines that resided on campus. Many students encountered the cats, and had varying opinions: “I saw it once,” says Haley Aguirre, “I heard it meow, and I turnedRead More →

By Gaby Martinez There is much to be said about those who are ready and willing to take on the label of “feminist”.   Ownership of the term takes a certain amount of courage considering the unconscious consumption of stereotypes and recent scrutiny the Women’s Movement. Its loaded term now than ever and it’s difficult to see the end of the tunnel where this no longer a reality. As a consequence the movement has lost some traction, along with potential female recruits out of fear of being branded a hairy-pitted “feminazi.”Read More →

By Gaby Martinez Within the first month of this new year, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 are at an all time high. The widely acclaimed novel, often listed under “required reading” in many American high schools, has suddenly gained popular interest. It can be assumed that some of those who begrudgingly only read the first few chapters now have renewed motivation to finish the entire work. While this doesn’t indicate direct correlation and causation, it does demand some portion of our attention—at least for the sake of coincidence.   Like so many pieces of literature in the dystopian genre, Orwell’s 1984 has received its fairRead More →

By Maddie Silva We hear contradictory reports when we think of millennials political involvement. Do millennials care about politics? Or are they politically motivated and tired of the current political system? Why would that an apathetic generation be so opinionated about issues like foreign policy, criminal justice, and racial equality? A survey from the Harvard University of Politics found that Millennials have little trust in big government, but have more faith in community volunteering and entrepreneurship than most Americans.Read More →

By Gaby Martinez For anyone who is still feeling obligated to choose between the lesser of two evils come November 8th, there are a few other viable options for executive office on this years’ ballot. While aware that we could all have just as easily googled information on these candidates, it could be safe to assume that most of have not.Read More →

By Tina Snieder Recently, PBS network hosted a televised debate to discuss whether or not higher education is worth its ever increasing price. While those for higher education initially argued their case by pointing out benefits from education, such as the fueling of upward mobility and the fact that college “helps develop a sense of global awareness,” the discussion quickly turned economical.Read More →

by Kavin Carter     Over 45 students attended a student life leadership meeting last Friday night Feb. 25. The meeting’s purpose was to promote and encourage students to sign up for leadership positions on campus. Students at this meeting received information about several leadership positions including resident assistant, student activities, first year seminar mentor, and student government posts.Read More →