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    blueno the transfer student

    reflections on “untitled (lamp/bear)” and the transfer student experience

    March 22, 2019
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    As a result of my upbringing, I’m fairly fond of bears. Being a native Californian and a former UCLA Bruin, it’s almost part of the job description. My childhood was marked by the grizzly proudly flying on the California flag and speckled with several frightening encounters with the real thing at Yosemite. However, there is […]

    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 […]

    (her)oes

    reflections of the comic book superheroines who shaped me

    March 8, 2019
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    Next to an out-of-business Herberger’s and a local deli chain, my hometown comic book store sits with cardboard cutouts of superheroes and logos decorating its windows. Above the door, a font reminiscent of the ’80s spells out “Granite City Comics and Games.” When I go back home, I drive past it every once in a […]

    forever leung

    community in faunce’s leung family gallery

    March 1, 2019
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    In the middle of campus lies a sort of oasis. Just beneath its heavy wood floors, the Blue Room buzzes with noise and energy. Just outside its tall glass windows, the Main Green is a pinball machine of students bouncing from class to class. Just above its high ceilings, the Providence gods sling every possible […]

    glaciers before they’re gone

    a hiker’s eulogy to 10,000 years of ice

    February 22, 2019
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    Te Moeka o Tuawe/Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand  Last Year, 28 percent melted Fox Glacier, a paradoxical drainage of ice some eight miles long, alights from the airy western slopes of New Zealand’s highest mountains (where it belongs), cedes to gravity, and allows itself to spill downward through valley and ravine […]