Finals in Friartown – Games of Thrones Style

Finals in Friartown – Games of Thrones Style

Posted by: on May 2, 2016   |Comments (0)|Staff

1. When your DWC professor gives the essay ahead of time.

 

2. When the line at Dunkin Donuts goes past the bookstore.

3. When you go to bed before 2am.

 

4. When classmates brag about how easy the final was.

 

5. When you attend a study session and know all the answers.

6. When you find an open seat in Club Phil.

 

7. When you start talking about the final with other students in the class and you realize you did not get the same answers.

 

8. When the highlight of your day is the free food from BOP’s study breaks.

 

9. When you walk out of your last final.

 

Best of luck with finals! Love, OAS

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Best Burgers in Providence

Posted by: on March 14, 2016   |Comments (0)|Staff

ShaneQuinnGUEST BLOGGER: SHANE QUINN, ’15
Hello! My name is Shane Quinn. I am a Grad Student from Waterford, Ireland. I am currently studying in order to attain my masters in counseling here at Providence College. I was part of the PC class of 2015, studying psychology as an undergraduate. I am a GA in the Office of Academic Services, providing academic support to students. I am starting my 5th year competing for our famous track team and will be competing in the 2016 indoor & outdoor track seasons. I enjoy soccer, TV and movies. Most of all, I enjoy just lounging around watching all three, regaining my strength before having to go run around in circles! Check in with me at PC Smartypants for tips to academic success.
It’s March time! And with our renewed love for the New England outdoors, why not comfortably leave your dorm and make your way to some of my favorite places to eat in Providence.

abbeyThe Abbey is one of PC’s tastiest and most convenient choices for off-campus dining. With a massive menu to choose from, it’s the Abbey’s special burger selection that takes the fancy of many PC students. They have 14 signature burgers to choose from, each one with it’s own unique structure. Located on Admiral, the Abbey is a second home for the PC community!

Another burger choice! Luxe burger has an equally tasty burger selection to the Abbey. However with Luxe, you can customize that burger.

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What are your favorite places to eat?

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South Park Knows What I’m Thinking

Posted by: on October 13, 2015   |Comments (0)|Staff

ShaneQuinnGUEST BLOGGER: SHANE QUINN, ’15
Hello! My name is Shane Quinn. I am a Grad Student from Waterford, Ireland. I am currently studying in order to attain my masters in counseling here at Providence College. I was part of the PC class of 2015, studying psychology as an undergraduate. I am a GA in the Office of Academic Services, providing academic support to students. I am starting my 5th year competing for our famous track team and will be competing in the 2016 indoor & outdoor track seasons. I enjoy soccer, TV and movies. Most of all, I enjoy just lounging around watching all three, regaining my strength before having to go run around in circles! Check in with me at PC Smartypants for tips to academic success.

 

 

Last month saw the start of South Park’s 19th season. The show has managed to stay as popular as ever, seeing as each episode is a satire of current events, thereby always being relevant. Their use of ridiculous humor to intelligently expose a lot of today’s society has always resonated with me. This particular season has, so far, managed to touch on a few of the issues that have been force fed to the American public in the last few months. I find that when I am over-exposed to certain news stories/topics, specifically the ones about political issues and celebrity news, I tend to poke fun at them.

Season 19 Episode #1: The season premiere was a Caitlyn Jenner special. The episode title “Stunning and Brave” suggests that Trey Parker and his team of writers would poke fun at the former USA Decathlon Olympic gold medalist herself. Thankfully, they actually left her be. Instead, they made a laughing stock of the people who aggressively support her. These are the people who are so keen on letting the world know that they themselves are cool, liberal and accepting. For me, these people cloud my Facebook page with posts, not about the importance of equality, rather, posts about how they support equality. If you feel the same way I do, give this episode a watch, hilarious!

Episode #2: “Where My Country Gone?” is the name of this episode, and pokes fun at America’s most controversial presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Although many people do actually relate to Trump’s no-nonsense, blunt attitude in politics, some of what he has talked about is beyond the point of laughing stock. Especially his wish to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. In this episode, South Park put the shoe on the other foot, having the Canadians build a wall to keep the Americans out! To be fair, this outlandish idea is very easy to laugh at, and I’m sure they will do so again in the coming episodes. For those people who support Trump and think this is a great idea, look at how ridiculous it sounds when another country does the same thing.

Episode #3: This episode takes a break from the political and social debates that have been going on for the best part of a year now, and addresses the big fat obvious elephant in every city, the Whole Foods. The parents of the town are trying to clean up South Park, and they believe that getting a Whole Foods will solve all of their problems. Often I have wandered into Whole Foods, seeing nothing but over priced food, skinny jeans, thick glasses, questionable hats and unfortunate amounts of facial hair and piercings. The part of Providence that many believe is the nicest is from Whole Foods up to the east side, certainly, it has the greatest hipster population. If you find yourself laughing at the image that Whole Foods brings upon itself, this episode is for you.

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Waterford Crystal and Family Guy

Posted by: on August 28, 2015   |Comments (0)|Student-Athlete

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GUEST BLOGGER: SHANE QUINN, ’15
Hello! My name is Shane Quinn. I am a Grad Student from Waterford, Ireland. I am currently studying in order to attain my masters in counseling here at Providence College. I was part of the PC class of 2015, studying psychology as an undergraduate. I am a GA in the Office of Academic Services, providing academic support to students. I am starting my 5th year competing for our famous track team and will be competing in the 2016 indoor & outdoor track seasons. I enjoy soccer, TV and movies. Most of all, I enjoy just lounging around watching all three, regaining my strength before having to go run around in circles! Check in with me at PC Smartypants for tips to academic success.

Greeting students, employees and Friar Fanatics across the land!  This blog entry is an introduction into the latest employee of Friartown’s Office of Academic Services, myself, Shane Quinn. I am employed as a Grad Assistant by OAS and will be providing academic support to students once the semester commences.  I was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 15th 1992 and grew up in Waterford, Ireland from 1995 onward.

Sketch of Waterford with Reginald’s Tower, 1900 A.D. The tower was built in the early 13th century

Sketch of Waterford with Reginald’s Tower, 1900 A.D. The tower was built in the early 13th century

About my hometown: Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland, and is known for its fantastic preservation of some of Europe’s most ancient architecture.

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The NYE ball, made from Waterford Crystal, in Times Square.

Waterford is also home to Waterford Crystal, one of Ireland’s most successful exports.

Hurling, Ireland’s national sport, is very popular in Waterford and is played at elementary and secondary school level, as well as at college. The club hurling scene in Waterford and indeed Ireland is very popular, having teams with kids as young as 6 years old on them, all the way up to senior level with adults.

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Waterford hurling match

About Me: My life has been about running track & cross country since I was 9 years old. Having competed at international level all the way up through the age groups, I was offered a full athletic scholarship to compete for the historic cross country and track team here at PC. So far, my highlights have been:

  • Division 1 All-American in cross country
  • 2 x Big East champion
  • 4 x Big East runner-up
  • 2 x New England champion
  • Captained the team to two national championship appearances in cross country, finishing 16th (2013) & 13th (2014) respectively.

Hobbies/Interests:

  • Huge fan of Arsenal FC. My favorite player being Dennis Bergkamp.familyguy

Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, Lost, True Detective, Family Guy, Friends, Father Ted & plenty more.

Favorite Movies: Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings, 21 & 22 Jump Street, Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight trilogy, Gladiator.

That’s all I can think to tell everyone now. I would love to get to know all those within the Friar Family. Please stop by room 221 of the Library, 2nd floor, in OAS and I would love to talk.

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The Quest for the College Cup

Posted by: on January 12, 2015   |Comments (0)|Student-Athlete

AnthonyGUEST BLOGGER:  ANTHONY MENDES
Hi everyone, my name is Anthony Mendes and I am an Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes in the Office of Academic Services. I work to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom through a combination of academic monitoring, skill development, and academic coaching. I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009 with a BA in History w/ American Studies and from Providence College in 2012 with a Master of Arts in History, currently I am taking classes at PC for a M.Ed. in Counseling with a concentration in higher education. 

 

Part of my job requires me to travel with various teams to provide academic support while they are on the road; some of the things we work on are class assignments, writing, and time management. Recently I traveled with the Men’s Soccer team to Cary, North Carolina for the final four of the NCAA College Cup.

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While with the team we were able to fit in multiple study hall sessions. We worked on a lot on preparing for the DWC tests and on writing. The guys had a very busy schedule between training, treatment, team meetings, press conferences, and – of course – the game. But through it all they worked very hard.

But, let’s be honest, you all care more about the actual game then what study hall is like.

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Providence faced the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday December 12th. For those who do not know, UCLA is a national powerhouse having won 4 national championships. Despite the odds stacked against them, the Friars played with heart and passion and produced one of the most thrilling – and gutting – soccer games I have ever seen. As you all know, unfortunately our boys lost 3-2 in 2OT. I am immensely proud of how hard this team played (and how hard they study). It was a great experience, and I hope to be back with the team in years to come.

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Go Friars!

 

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