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A Budding Movement

grinding the message of legalization

“Let me take a look.” I pass him the flimsy sheet of printer paper. At once, his eyes light up. “Holy shit,” he says, eyes still locked.  “Wait, can I see?” asks a girl on the couch. I hand it her way. She pauses for a moment. Then, the predictable. “This is unbelievable. How do…

Massive Distraction

misplaced productivity

Mondays at 10 a.m., you’ll find me crumpled half asleep in the back of a lecture hall (next weekend I’ll catch up on sleep for sure) with two windows open on my laptop. One, a crisp document, detailing the economic difficulties of 17th-century warmongering Spain; the other, a Game Boy emulator where I’m beating the piss out…

We Are the ________

finding a face for the occupy movement

I was about to say that I’m getting sick of hearing about the Occupy movement, what with its hobo-in-a-tent aesthetic and its frightening love of Guy Fawkes masks. (I never will get over that one.). Then I kick myself in the face because I know in my heart of hearts that getting sick of Occupiers…

Vickie’s Secrets

My semester a-bra-ed

My routine every Wednesday for the fall semester of 2010 was as follows: I would get up and stuff my laptop (17 inches, no less), various folders, a black dress with leggings, and black flats into my tiny backpack before heading off to my five classes. The last got out at 5:20 p.m., at which…

Charting a New Rhode

TFA in the Ocean State

  The Case for Passion: Why in the Face of the Public Education Crisis, We Can’t Discount Teach for America There’s been a lot of enthusiastic talk lately about Brown’s growing relationship with Teach for America. As an English concentrator who has worked as a substitute teacher in the New Hampshire public school system and…