THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

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Refrigerators in the Future

Literary, May 19 2020

by Catherine Habgood & Tara Sharma

The house is ours for one month, the insides cluttered with wind meters and amphibian figurines.We eat the breakfast at the …

University Students Demand an Equitable Pandemic Response

News, May 06 2020

by Brown U SEPR

On April 21, Brown University announced that it will temporarily house healthcare workers who are keeping the Brown and Rhode Island …

Dear Dear

Reading ancestors into being

Features, May 02 2020

by Ben Bienstock

I know my great-great-great-great grandmother’s handwriting well. The stroke of her t comes after the vertical without crossing, leading the eye …

Week in Ghosts

News, May 01 2020

by Alisa Caira

Nowis agood time for ghost stories. One might pass quarantined-induced time digging out old, spooky books from the attic​ ​or recounting …

Music, Mischief, and Blisters

Wedding season commences in Sudan

Features, May 01 2020

by Muram Ibrahim

Drumbeats loud enough to ripple through the Nile, caterers pressed to make over 200meals, children running around, ruining their fancy dresses …

The Urgency of Shame

A conversation with writer Garth Greenwell

Arts, May 01 2020

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Evan Lincoln

Near the beginning of Garth Greenwell's first novel What Belongs To You, the narrator checks into a seedy hotel on the …

The EXTRA! Files

Features, May 01 2020

by Alana Baer, Ben Bienstock, Sarah Goldman, Tara Sharma, Ivy Scott, Wen Zhuang, Kion You, Leslie Benavides & Ella Spungen

Volume 40 of the College Hill Independent marks, strangely enough, our 30th anniversary. Thirty years of Metro reporting, 600 Weeks Reviewed, …

Should Poetry Be Everywhere?

In defense of the home, being just that and nothing else

Features, May 01 2020

by Wen Zhuang

There is perhaps no better time for mandatory solitude than right now. We have all become master pretenders, comfortably encased in …

On Huikau

Tensions simmering in the melting pot

Features, May 01 2020

by Jacob Alabab-Moser

I have photos that help me recall the day my Aunty and Uncle took me to the summit of Maunakea around …

On Track?

Advanced academics and the pipeline to Classical

Metro, May 01 2020

by Mara Cavallaro

An increasingly broad body of social science research demonstrates that educational tracking—the separation of students by evaluated academic ability—disproportionately disadvantages low-income …

Doomed by Design

Unnatural disasters, from Katrina to COVID

Science & Technology, May 01 2020

by Maya Glicksman

Picture the forest from our favorite philosophical thought experiment—if a tree falls in the forest, but no one is around to …

American-ness, Ever-elusive

What does it mean to be Asian and American in the United States?

News, May 01 2020

by Karlos Bautista

As the number of coronavirus infections and deaths increases in the United States, so too do hate crimes against Asians in …

When We Are Apart We Are Not Alone

A conversation with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Features, May 01 2020

by Zach Ngin, Sara Van Horn & Alex Westfall

In the first issue of the semester, we published areflection on Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons, a book that …

Consider the Lobster (Again)

Climate change puts RI lobsters in hot water

Metro, May 01 2020

by Peder Schaefer

Peter Brodeur was only a few miles away from his home on the Narrow River in Narragansett, a seaside community in …

Providence

X, May 01 2020

by Eve O'Shea

Bridging the Gulf

MoMA PS1 and the Art of War

Arts, Apr 24 2020

by Lucy Duda

MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary outpost in Queens, occupies an outwardly unassuming space in a converted school building. …

Fire From Ashes

A conversation with sound maker Nicolás Jaar

Science & Technology, Apr 24 2020

by Alex Westfall

Collage by Alex Westfall /Photo courtesy of Nico Jaar with drawings by Somnath Bhatt A twinkling piano riff grows louder as …

Get it in Writing

Maximalist Journaling in Crisis and Calmness

Features, Apr 24 2020

by Amelia Anthony

cw: abuse, gaslighting If someone you are about to date for a long time mentions that they have previously read their …

O, It’s Manifold

Poems and Flash Fiction

Literary, Apr 24 2020

by Natalie Zummer

O, It’s Manifold I. They embalmed all the women in one Museum. Critics write, What a surfeit Of hidden beauty! Competence …

The EFF and the Anticolonial Struggle

What can students learn from South Africa's fastest-growing political movement?

News, Apr 24 2020

by Iryumugaba Biko

It has been nearly three decades since Black people in South Africa emerged victorious from the bitter struggle against apartheid through …

Week in State Feuds

News, Apr 24 2020

by Leela Berman

States whose biggest beef with each other typically involves passing a pigskin have gone one step further during this global pandemic …

Lost in Translation

Providence public schools, multilingual pedagogy, and the coronavirus crisis

Metro, Apr 24 2020

by Leela Berman

ENTERING: The language of achievement and deficit Two comprehensive reports researching the conditions in the Providence Public School District (PPSD) came …

A Socially-Distanced 2020 Census

How Rhode Island is attempting to count every single one of its residents

Metro, Apr 24 2020

by Kion You

The United States Census Bureau has historically declared April 1 as a national "Census Day," a time to unite the nation …

The In-Between Times

Literary, Apr 23 2020

by Miranda Luiz

My mother used to tell me that we feel the blues because we’re Jews. We connect to the sound of suffering. …

Gold, Alone

On finding beauty in moments of solitude

Features, Apr 23 2020

by Marie Lachance

I took a photo of the crown before I knew what it meant. It looked like a flimsy grade-school art project, …

Farm to Quarantine

News, Apr 17 2020

by Gemma Sack

I landed in Spain on March 3, the same day health officials reported the country’s first death from the coronavirus. At …

From Italy to New York

News, Apr 17 2020

by Victoria Caruso

The first six weeks I spent in Bologna were nothing short of a dream: I was studying abroad in the culinary …

The Breakers

Literary, Apr 17 2020

by Olivia Kan-Sperling

A proscenium play: Newport, Rhode Island. The set has lots of neo-baroque curlicues. Also metal pipes and gears, perhaps serving specific …

Sitting Places

An incomplete list of seats

Features, Apr 17 2020

by Maddie Mahoney

DINING CHAIR Do you ever sit in someone else’s kitchen while they cook for you? You drink half a glass of …

Bracing for Crisis

The EU turns a blind eye to overcrowded refugee camps in Greece

News, Apr 17 2020

by Emily Rust

“My name is Omar. I am from Syria. I am in Greece, on Leros island. This is the minor section, next …

Cities in Nonexistent Spaces

Notes on a virtual performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Lunar Opera

Arts, Apr 17 2020

by Seamus Flynn

I was late for the soundcheck. Fifteen minutes after the hour, I was still seeking the perfect position for my computer …

Amazon Strikes

Warehouse Workers in Staten Island Inspire Walkouts Across the Country

Science & Technology, Apr 17 2020

by Bilal Memon

It is often said that in times of crisis, people and nations show their true colors. Blurry lines sharpen as the …

Human Heart

Features, Apr 17 2020

by Bowen Chen

Jan 28, 1986, 11:38 AM Hundreds of students have gathered in the Concord High School auditorium, eyes glued to the television …

Week in Shared Enemies

News, Apr 17 2020

by Alan Dean

Of the many common turns of phrase flipped upside down by the current global pandemic, few have become as utterly meaningless …