• welcome home, son

    adopting a dog during the pandemic

    April 23, 2020 |
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    We had already been planning to do it. It was going to be after graduation, when my brother and I officially returned home for the summer and our whole family could spend lazy hours playing fetch in the backyard. We weren’t going to do it in April, not a mere two months after our beloved […]

    woods and waves

    building stills to slow down the times

    April 16, 2020 | , ,
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    I – “Downward Spiral”—Danny Brown    So, it’s a global pandemic. You’re given two options: become a master chef, or turn happy hour into a tad too many happy days. Which to choose? Think fast, it’s the end times! Or, ponder it a minute; it’s not like you’re pressed for time and have to be […]

    nerve-ous breakdown

    social media & 2016’s nerve

    March 12, 2020 | ,
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    Shit’s tough, man. I’m a thesis-writing, job-hunting senior struggling to eke out a meaningful existence amidst the death throes of his final semester. Moments of quiet are plentiful—more than ever before—but rarely do they offer my tortured mind any rest. Sunrise to sunset, each day is spent processing and reprocessing my choices from the previous […]

    what doesn't close

    a confrontation with solitude

    April 30, 2020 |
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    Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I lay like a starfish on my bed, taking up the whole dang queen with my pointed limbs. Then, I pretend there is a half-bubble surrounding my bed, a little dome in which only my bed and I exist. I become my own world. Suddenly, grass is sprouting up in […]

    things you miss

    a tribute to sophomore year

    April 23, 2020 |
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    I miss the tops of my friends’ heads. I didn’t realize how much time I had spent looking at them until I was home, looking up from my laptop to think or pause or let distraction envelop me, and there was no one there. I miss the side-parted hair and the keyboard clatter. The sixth […]

    how to socialize in the age of social distancing

    10 fun ways to remotely hang out with your friends

    April 2, 2020 |
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    So my strife with the universe seems to continue and has unfortunately become more extreme since the last time I wrote to you. Things have taken, to put it lightly, one hell of a turn since the last issue. Ah, yes, remember when we were all back at Brown? COVID-free, complaining about midterms? Good times. […]

    muffin march madness

    March 13, 2020 |
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    Have you ever stepped into an incredibly packed Blue Room at 10 a.m. craving a sweet treat, yet been totally overwhelmed when you saw six types of muffins to choose from?  Never fear, for Muffin March Madness is here to answer all of your burning questions about these iconic baked goods. And, of course, to […]

    overheard at brown


    “Right now, this campus is one collective brain cell.”

    “I can cram 12 different restaurants in five different locations into two days. That’s fine.”

    Hot Post- Time Machine


    “As I step into the night and am greeted / by the quiet lull / of an empty campus and the stars speak / to me / Words of beauty, revealing / what is missed / in the frenzy”

    —Raelee Fourkiller, “home is?” 03.15.19

     

    “But at the end of it all, I still have my closest friends who have carried me through everything, a thicker skin, and a collection of stories that weren’t funny at the time but I swore I’d laugh at later. Now, at least, I really am laughing.”

    —Caroline Ribet, “brown bear loners” 03.15.19

    top ten moments (@195 angell)


    1. The evening we introduced the crew to White Cheddar Cheez-Its
    2. Literally whenever Sydney or Nicole brought in baked goods
    3. Anytime we hit 4 a.m. delirium because of a misplaced comma
    4. Spring Weekend Edition 2019 (iykyk)
    5. post- talent show (we’re not just editors, you know)
    6. That prod when RISD layout turned our assignment board into calligraphy
    7. The time Amanda waged a style war against New Yorkers in the office (“in line” vs. “on line”)
    8. Thursday, 2/13/2020 (the night we initiated our new post- babies)
    9. When the ghosts of post- visit
    10. All of it—the whole damn thing

    past issues

    Feature

    welcome home, son
    April 23, 2020
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    changing my major
    April 9, 2020
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    shadowing, safety, and shortages
    April 2, 2020
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    Arts and Culture

    woods and waves
    April 16, 2020
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    nerve-ous breakdown
    March 12, 2020
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    from the mess to the masses
    March 12, 2020
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    Narrative

    what doesn't close
    April 30, 2020
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    things you miss
    April 23, 2020
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    elegy for a lost semester
    April 16, 2020
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    Lifestyle

    how to socialize in the age of social distancing
    April 2, 2020
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    muffin march madness
    March 13, 2020
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    midterms playlist
    March 6, 2020
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    past issues