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clarisse angkasa a secret color for web

One Minute Early

I’m going to tell you a secret

I am going to tell you a secret. It is a secret because it is not the kind of information that I would normally go spreading around; it is not the kind of information you will go spreading around. On June 1, 2016, I went to board a plane at  Boston Logan International Airport destined…

michelle ng hoax at the oscars

Hoax at the Oscars!

How The Best Picture Screw-Up Really Went Down

INT—BOARDROOM: Boardroom of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Beverly Hills. The Oscars are next week. Seated around the table are a dozen representatives who make up the Board. Each representative is 89% white and 73% male, and they are all exactly 63 years old. At the head of the table is OSCAR,…

michelle ng dreams and how we interpret them

The one who dreams

my journeys from wake to sleep

I can’t remember when or where exactly, perhaps it was during a comedic program or on an entertainment website, but I once came across this figure or cliché of “the kind of person who talks about their dreams.” One website I found that discusses this figure is Cracked.com. An article called “5 Things You Love…

jenice kim the lives i will never live

The Lives I will Never Live

A Sophomore’s Struggle with the Open Curriculum

When I was first considering applying to Brown, I heard of the Princeton Review’s famed “Happiest Colleges in America” list, in which Brown consistently places in the top 10. I remember wondering why students at Brown were so happy, and a few Google searches told me that one main reason was the open curriculum. With…

katie cafaro cecilia


“i was writing the monster out”

i. WRITE On Saturday morning, I woke up with a certainty: There is a monster inside of me that spills out through my handwriting. When I started learning Japanese, I thought, for a page or two, that my cryptic handwriting was language-specific. My very first scribbles in Japanese foreshadowed the later revelation that to write…