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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…

Prince-Engineering (Doris Liou)

facade and soul

brown’s changing architectural landscape

Clad in glass panels and metal fins, Brown’s new Engineering Research Building is unmistakably a product of our times. Aesthetically, it is in the same family as other neomodern works on campus, but details such as the ventilation systems on its brow, or the laboratories which glow softly within, highlight the building’s function as a…

A Solitary Nature (Katie McLoughlin)

a solitary nature

in between lives

Everything about autumn feels like a slow exhale. Summer is the stress of shoulders up to my ears: a time of constant social obligations because no warm night can go to waste, renewed body image issues, and summer job responsibilities that consume life for three months until they disappear in my mind where memories go…