Jenice Kim

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to throw a frisbee

brown bucket list #3

nice kimMy freshman year, in an introductory art class, I became captivated by Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawks, which portrays four people—a couple, a solitary man, and a waiter—in a downtown diner at night. It is cold and dark outside, but the diner is warm and well-lit. The details are brilliant, meticulous, but what makes this…

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The Joy of Rubik’s Cubes

And why you should learn to solve one, too

If you’re restless during midterm season and looking for an instant way to improve your quality of life, I have just the thing for you: a Rubik’s Cube. It might sound like a lame idea at first, but hear me out. The Rubik’s Cube is a famous 3-D puzzle game in which the goal is…

jenice kim _On Writing and the Words that Write Me

Don’t Make Waves

on writing as a “token minority”

I was walking into Faunce, planning to get a sandwich from the Blue Room, when a student approached me, “Excuse me, would you like to fill out a survey for the BDH?” “Sure, why not,” I replied, and was handed a clipboard with a piece of paper on it. Checking boxes can be hard when…

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The Lives I will Never Live

A Sophomore’s Struggle with the Open Curriculum

When I was first considering applying to Brown, I heard of the Princeton Review’s famed “Happiest Colleges in America” list, in which Brown consistently places in the top 10. I remember wondering why students at Brown were so happy, and a few Google searches told me that one main reason was the open curriculum. With…

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Perspective

Do You See What I See?

This past summer, I got LASIK surgery. The procedure took about twenty minutes the laser part taking fifteen seconds per eye. The doctors clamp open your eye, numb it, clean it, use an expensive machine to very precisely cut into your cornea with heat, spread some medicine on, and then move on to the next…