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NewportCliff Becki Shu

romance, riches, and rocks

cliff walk has it all

No matter the circumstances, the task of conceiving a Valentine’s Day date idea is daunting. The date must be thoughtful but not overwhelming, romantic but not cheesy. The task is even more difficult for couples who have been dating for months or years (an eternity in Brownland time) and have already hit all the affordable…

fig 1 oreos

quantum entanglement

analysis of the mega stuf to double stuf cost to stuf ratio in the standard nabisco® oreo® chocolate sandwich cookie tray and its potential as a chocolate substitute

Introduction Since the conception of Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, the Feast of Saint Valentine has been an occasion for people young and old to procure love with chocolate.[1] In young college-aged people, the drive for such love is particularly acute. But college-aged peoples are increasingly unable…

ClarissaLiu_Chess

forbidden fruit

a.i. bites off more than we can chew

In today’s computer age, there is a theory among the chess community that the game is dying: The current world champion doesn’t stand a chance against a chess engine installed on a smartphone, and everyday computers map out corners of the game’s theory that no grandmaster a century ago could comprehend. The most powerful supercomputers…

Highpointing in RI (Doris Liou)

local maxima

the story of rhode island’s summit

“It’s called highpointing,” an internet stranger explains on Reddit. “Pretty simple. You try to get to the highest point of each state in the U.S. There’s usually a geocache up top.” According to the Highpointers Club of America, 286 people have summited all 50 U.S. states since 1966. Doing so requires climbing some of the…

motorcycle (Chieh En Lee)

a journey on thayer

“HARD WORK”

At the start of the fall semester, I set out to write an article about the motorcycle riders who frequent Thayer Street, and let me tell you, it has been quite the journey. In researching for this article, I came across some interesting characters, receiving everything from crude date requests to Instagram direct message spams,…