• Arya Okten

    WHY THE F@CK IS IT COLD AND SUNNY

    October 31, 2018
    article by Arya Okten

    I understand that the title may have betrayed a few aspects of my identity— yes, I’m from Florida; yes, I was born in California; yes, I’m obnoxious. But I resent that Providence’s temperature has been turned into a disgusting display of identity politics. I’m tired of my Northern brethren sneering at my plight— only after […]

    What Brown Founder Are You?

    September 26, 2018
    article by Arya Okten

    Pros and Cons of "The Rodent"

    September 26, 2018
    article by Arya Okten

    Pros:  The visceral reaction to “Rodent” is more analogous to the Sharpe Refectory experience than “Ratty.” A “rodent” was found dead in the building, not a “ratty.”  Anarchy for the sake of anarchy is, at its core, kind of fun.   I don’t really remember why it’s called the Ratty, at least this way I’ll have […]

    Things Nobody Has Ever Said at Brown

    September 19, 2018
    article by Arya Okten

    Why don’t we just call it the Sharpe? Thank god all this construction is going on, I don’t know what I would do if I saw an unblocked sidewalk. Instead of anger at the petty, personal inconvenience ambulance alarms cause for me over the weekends, I feel empathy and pain for those that called the […]

    To All the Classes I’ve Loved Before

    September 19, 2018
    article by Arya Okten

    You’ll never know how I thought of you, sitting in Physics, wishing I could be in you instead. During those never-ending nights at the SciLi, when I dreamed of all the euphorically early nights you could give me. I could never get you off my mind, as hard as I might. I remember dreaming of […]