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Highpointing in RI (Doris Liou)

Local Maxima

the story of rhode island’s summit

“It’s called highpointing,” an internet stranger explains on Reddit. “Pretty simple. You try to get to the highest point of each state in the U.S. There’s usually a geocache up top.” According to the Highpointers Club of America, 286 people have summited all 50 U.S. states since 1966. Doing so requires climbing some of the…

motorcycle (Chieh En Lee)

a journey on thayer

“HARD WORK”

At the start of the fall semester, I set out to write an article about the motorcycle riders who frequent Thayer Street, and let me tell you, it has been quite the journey. In researching for this article, I came across some interesting characters, receiving everything from crude date requests to Instagram direct message spams,…

Circle Dancing (Linda Liu)

circle dancing

aluminum foils

There is hardly a piece of public art on this campus that isn’t a little bit strange. There’s Blueno, a giant blue teddy bear with a lamp impaling its spine up through its head. On the Main Green, there’s a fake tree with a large rock sitting comfortably on its tallest branches. Sure, there are…

Obsession Taylor Swift (Jennifer Xiao)

the way i loved you

a memoir of taylor swift’s (former) biggest fan

These days, any mention of Taylor Swift impales me with a sense of loss. It is with great sadness that I admit that I am a bitter, disillusioned ex-Swiftie. “Have you heard her new song?” someone will chime. I, who had once asked such questions, must admit that I have not. Instead, I find myself…

WBRU-(Caroline-Hu)

razed from the radio

can wbru find a new voice?

During the last days of August, alums and reporters streamed in and out of the WBRU building at 88 Benevolent St. Phone calls, texts, and tweets bombarded the radio station. Gifts like cookies and even a pinata streamed in as well. By the end of the day, seven times the normal number of people were…