• caroline ribet

    brown bear loners

    March 15, 2019
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    From a casual survey of basically everyone I know, I’ve found that dating at Brown University is tough. No one seems to be doing it right. Between Datamatch, Tinder (and the long list of other, increasingly popular dating apps), casual, serious, or in-between relationships, official dates, and weekend hookups, it’s hard to know what you’re […]

    my year of adulting

    February 1, 2019
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    My year of “adulting” began when I moved into my off-campus apartment in June, and I realized I needed wifi. When I signed the lease, I was thinking about affordability, proximity to campus, and whether or not the rooms had natural light—not so much about how I would check my email, access Canvas, or stream […]

    chronicles of shabbat

    November 30, 2018
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    My family is Jewish, but I’ve never really understood what that means. Before Brown, I could count the number of times I had been to a synagogue on one hand. I wasn’t bat mitzvahed; I knew only a handful of Hebrew and Yiddish words. At home, we insist Christmas is just like any other day. […]

    my code is bigger than your code

    November 1, 2018
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    def overheard_at_the_CIT():         quote1 = “Even people who study English go to the career fair.”         quote2 = “I haven’t read things in a long time.”         quote3 = “Yeah, I mean, she’s getting that amount. And so I negotiated to try and get it too, but the recruiter isn’t      […]

    the false dichotomy

    September 20, 2018
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    On October 31, 2017, a person drove a pickup truck onto a bike path in downtown New York City, killing eight people and injuring 11. The driver had come from Uzbekistan in 2010 and was a legal permanent resident of the United States. Segments of the media immediately connected this tragic event with “radical Islam.” […]