• caroline ribet

    morning ritual

    more than the morning (coffee) grind

    April 25, 2019
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    For a long time, I woke up early. My dad, also an early riser, would almost always come to my door when he heard my alarm go off. He’d ask,“Would you like a coffee, CR?” It was too early to talk, but on those mornings we would drink coffee for a few minutes together, finding […]

    brown bear loners

    a reflection on dating and dating advice at brown

    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

    gerunds and the journey of growing up

    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

    hillel and heritage

    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

    tales of a history major lost in the cit

    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      […]