Are you ready for some football?

Are you ready for some football?

Posted by: on February 2, 2017   |Comments (0)|Staff

Yes, Friars, it is Superbowl time.  And no matter who you are rooting for – Falcons, Patriots, Lady Gaga, or some delicious wings, there is something we need to discuss.

I’ve been chatting with students all week about Sunday.  And no, it’s not about what team will win, but rather, how will they schedule their time to study this weekend and enjoy the game with their friends.  Most students use Sundays as a day to get much of their studying done, so I challenge all of you to plan ahead.

If you are watching the game with friends (I recommend going to McPhail’s) be sure to get extra work done on Saturday and Sunday morning.  The key to success in college is managing your time – you manage your time best when you plan ahead and follow a schedule.  Create a to-do list for the weekend and guess how long it will take to complete each task.

 

So, plan ahead, enjoy the game with your friends, and GO PATS!*

 

 

*Full disclosure: this article may be slightly biased. 

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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.

luxe

What are your favorite places to eat?

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The Importance of Exercise in College

Posted by: on January 25, 2016   |Comment (1)|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.

 

Many people decide that they will partake in some sort of exercise on a particular day. Unfortunately, with regards to going to the gym, going for a run, doing yoga or playing some ball, it is not the thought that counts!

We have all heard of people moaning about going to the gym, and we have all been that person who moans about going to the gym. Two excuses that you will commonly hear are: “I’m too tired to go to the gym” or “I don’t have enough time to go to the gym”. Occasionally, both are true. However, most of the time exercise can help with these problems.

According to researchers at the University of Bristol, employees who exercised before work or during lunch were better able to handle the day’s demands. General attitude and mood also improved. 72% of workers reported improvements in time management, 79% said mental and interpersonal performance increased and 74% said they managed their workload better. If exercise improves all of these aspects of your hectic college life, you can help create more free time! Going to the gym or going for a run can help turn what people consider 4 hours of study into 2-3 hours of your time. Being a current student athlete, I know for a fact that on my running days I can get much more done, as opposed to those few days that I don’t run!

I know from experience that exercise can help your workload in 5 specific ways: It can pump you, increase your confidence, increase your capacity to learn as well as building your momentum to be able to accomplish more throughout the day. It is a busy few weeks ahead here at Friartown, hopefully this post will encourage you to actively seek out exercising to help your motivation!

 

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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICECRE- no, movies!

Posted by: on November 17, 2015   |Comments (0)|Writing Center

MackenzieTavellaGUEST BLOGGER: McKENZIE TAVELLA, ’18
My name is Mckenzie Tavella and I am from Fairfield, Connecticut. I am a sophomore at Providence College and am an English: Creative Writing and Psychology double major. Some of my favorite things are Harry Potter, both the series and the films, Marvel Superheroes, and sketching Disney cartoons. I love music, art and writing. However, more than anything, I love dogs.

 

As I sit here and write this blog, my mind kept turning to one thing- movies. More specifically, the last of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part Two. I personally have never met a person who doesn’t enjoy watching movies, and if I were to meet such a person, it’s doubtful we would be close friends, but that is beside the point. Although it is convenient that the Providence Place mall has a movie theatre, both regular and IMAX, I wish that Providence College were to have one on campus. Of course I realize that this would be rather difficult and costly, but by this I am simply referring to a place with a large drop screen and a projector. McPhail’s could be this place since movies and TV have been played on their screen before, and they already have the free popcorn machine offered with beverage. However, there are always other various events occurring most weeknights in McPhail’s, making it occupied.

If there were a room solely dedicated to streaming movies on a big screen all night with a lot of floor space, students could get together and have a nice break from homework. Of course, if it were current movies that would be even better. However, a lot of students don’t have the luxury of a TV in their dorm room, but this would give them the opportunity to. In addition to this, I hate to bash Netflix but it is more of a TV show website, rather than a movie one. Of course, PC students with a large Mac have a disk player, but many now have the MacBook Air. Although I do love trips to the Providence Place mall, I don’t want to go there every time I want to watch a movie. Also, I tend to get strange looks when I travel with a blanket on the RIPTA, and carry it to the theatre. However, on campus, blankets would be encouraged at our movie nights.

The last debacle I can think of while going to the movies is something that is right around the corner- SNOW! Often times, the RIPTA doesn’t run in harsh conditions, but that doesn’t lessen my need to watch the Santa Clause movies with a hot cup of chocolate. Since it is rumored that we are supposed to have the worst winter yet, I think that this issue is a major one. Would I rather risk my life taking an uber (okay, that may be a slight exaggeration) or walking to a building on campus? I think I’ll take the later of the two choices.

GUEST BLOGGER: McKENZIE TAVELLA, ’18 My name is Mckenzie Tavella and I am from Fairfield, Connecticut. I am a sophomore... MORE