THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Articles by Jack Brook

19 articles found.


Invenergy

The last stand of RI's fossil fuel zombie

Climate, Dec 07 2018

by Jack Brook

This article is the third installment of a month-long series, “Through the Muck,” tackling climate change in Rhode Island. Governor Gina …

Week in Hot Takes

News, Apr 12 2018

by Jack Brook, Marly Toledano & Lucas Smolcic Larson

With Flying Colors When Nick Burchill arrived at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel in April, 2001, he was carrying a suitcase full …

Call Against Arms

A new RI law restricts gun ownership for domestic abusers

Metro, Nov 10 2017

by Jack Brook

content warning: suicide, murder, infanticide In 2013, a Providence woman, fearing for her life, applied for a final protective order against …

Revolution Navigators

Empowerment and critical thought in the Rhode Island Urban Debate League

Metro, Oct 27 2017

by Jack Brook

Inside an auditorium in Brown University on Saturday afternoon, October 21st, the Joker, Darth Vader, and Rosie the Riveter listen to …

Week in the Home of the Whopper

News, Sep 22 2017

by Julia Petrini, Eve Zelickson & Jack Brook

Burger Kremlin? Step aside, loyalty cards. Cryptocurrencies are set to revolutionize reward programs by enabling trading of one’s accumulated assets online. …

In Pursuit of a Living Wage

When working hard isn't enough

Metro, Apr 07 2017

by Jack Brook

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell knows what it’s like to struggle to provide for herself and her family on a minimum wage salary. A …

The Indy Classifieds

Metro, Mar 24 2017

by Jane Argodale, Shane Potts & Jack Brook

PERSONALS—WOMEN SEEKING MEN Will You Be Mine, Lincoln Chafee? Me: An attractive and successful 31 year-old professional, recently moved to Providence. …

Restricting the Public

The Trump administration and the exclusion of trans people from public spaces

News, Mar 10 2017

by Jack Brook

content warning: transphobia Gavin Grimm had a speech written down, but he didn’t bother to look at it. When he took …

Week in Animal Disasters

News, Mar 03 2017

by Signe Swanson, Jack Brook & Sam Samore

NUCLEAR MELTDOWN IS (NOT) A BOAR It’s safe to say that the weather has been wrong these days on planet Earth. …

Providence, The Day After

Metro, Nov 11 2016

by Jack Brook

+++ The day after the election, Mary Piñeda, 28, worried about whether or not she would be able to stay in …

Week in Election Prep

News, Nov 04 2016

by Hannah Maier-Katkin, Jack Brook & Eve Zelickson

DUMB-SHINE STATE If there is anything we’ve learned to expect from a presidential election year, it is that Florida will inevitably …

Week In Alt-Right

News, Oct 28 2016

by Sam Samore, Jack Brook, Emma Phillips & Malcolm Drenttel

@JESUS An effective way to schematize nascent changes in conservatism in the United States, namely what one might call the transition …

Taking Action Towards Community Safety

Inside the movement to end racial profiling in Providence

Metro, Oct 21 2016

by Jack Brook

From the center of Burnside Park came the brash blasting of trumpets, the pounding of bass drums, the snapping of snares, …

Week in Animal Control

News, Sep 30 2016

by Jack Brook, Kelton Ellis & Andrew Deck

DOGGED LOVE Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? 11-year old Apollo, of Jacksonville, Florida, would beg to …

The Never-Ending Sentence

Rhode Island's Expungement Problem

Metro, Apr 29 2016

by Jack Brook

“I was young and dumb in the early ’90s and got into some trouble,” Michelle says, shrugging. By trouble, she means …

Week in Campaigning

News, Apr 08 2016

by Will Tavlin, Hannah Maier-Katkin & Jack Brook

Getting Colder Rhode Island kicked off its new tourism campaign last week only to face immediate international ridicule, accusations of financial …

Brand Name Reality

VR and Journalistic Ethics

Features, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook

Chris Milk believes we have found “the ultimate empathy machine” in the form of Virtual Reality (VR). Formerly a renowned music …

Week in Overreactions

News, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook, Alif Ibrahim & Julia Tompkins

Precious Memes The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, thought it would simply be another case of swiftly repressed political satire. …

"Gentrification is Breaking Our Hearts"

The Affordable Housing Crisis in Providence

Metro, Feb 18 2016

by Jack Brook

Roline Burgison has been forced to leave from over ten different houses in South Providence despite never missing a day of …