• Owen Rival

    the closer

    the pawsox legacy and the minor league experience

    April 25, 2019
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    On a sunny day in late March 1997, my parents put a baseball cap on my four-month-old head and drove me to Turner Field. The stadium had been built for ceremonies as well as track and field events for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, but had been recently retrofitted into a baseball […]

    5 reasons we love andrews

    happy fifth birthday to our favorite dining hall

    March 22, 2019
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    Andrews Commons recently celebrated its fifth birthday! Even if you missed out on the free cake, here’s a list of reasons why we love Andrews: The Food (duh): Orientation week was probably the last time you were genuinely impressed by the Ratty (ah, to be young and naive again). Little did you know, your life […]

    controlled chaos

    watching the lethal weapon series with my parents

    February 15, 2019
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    Content Warning: Mentions of suicide   I returned home last December to find my parents eager to do nothing but watch movies. I didn’t judge. I’m as solid a remote-holding companion as any, and the experience of the right movie can set a positive, unspoken mood that carries throughout the week. But at first, we […]

    the least romantic date in providence

    la poblanita, a taco restaurant in the back of a supermarket

    February 8, 2019
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    On the one hand, we in Generation Z are often thought of as activists—the outspoken salvation for millennials, who ruined the planet with avocado toast and Instagram “hot dogs or legs” photos. Yet our elders still pity us for our supposed ineptitude when it comes to relationships, platonic or otherwise; apparently, we’re too busy scrolling […]