THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 34 Issue 4

Mar 03, 2017

From the Editors

Today, we are reflecting on what Donald Trump’s travel ban means for members of our community.

For Khaled Almilaji, a doctor from Aleppo, Syria, Trump’s travel ban meant that he couldn’t come back to Providence to finish his Masters in Public Health at Brown University. It also means that he is unable to reunite with his pregnant wife who lives in the United States. Khaled traveled to Turkey to assist with humanitarian work for his home country. He was about to take a plane back to Rhode Island when he found out that the US Consulate had revoked his student visa. This happened on January 17, 2017. He remains in Turkey.

Help us bring back Khaled to Providence. Use the hashtag #KhaledBackToBrown and find the petition demanding his return at goo.gl/forms/nfjUgzE0L98jlif82

– CRS

Arts

Bedside Theater

Emma Sulkowicz and the politics of healing

Arts, Mar 03 2017

by Becca Hansen

At the Healing Touch Integral Wellness Center in Philadelphia, visitors come prepared to discuss their relationships, insecurities, deepest anxieties, and whatever …

What's So Funny?

On Migos, anti-Blackness, and representation

Arts, Mar 03 2017

by Noah Ezer

I. “My nigga just focus, I’m tryna paint you a picture. We stuck in the moment.” – Vince Staples, “Señorita” In …


Ephemera


Features

Criteria for Membership

Racialized anti-gang policies target undocumented immigrants under Trump

Features, Mar 03 2017

by Neidin Hernandez

Daniel Ramirez Medina was asleep in the living room of his father’s home in Des Moines, Washington on the morning of …

In Chile, a People's History

Memorializing state violence on their own terms

Features, Mar 03 2017

by Ilgın Güney Korugan

The 38th building of Londres Street in Santiago de Chile has an important place in the memory of many Chileans. Over …


Literary

Quarters

(Excerpt from “On Currency”)

Literary, Mar 03 2017

by Stella Akua Mensah

Oftentimes, people tell women not to wander off. When we are small, they mean to stay in the yard, and now …


Metro

Raising Prices, Closing Doors

RIPTA fare hike impacts Rhode Island's most vulnerable

Metro, Mar 03 2017

by Zack Kligler

content warning: mental illness, isolation, state-violence Blossom Segaloff lives on the East Side, in a small apartment in an affordable housing …

Forging Home, Forging Intimacy

ProvSlam and the next generation of youth poetry

Metro, Mar 03 2017

by Chris Packs

“I’m so excited, and you should be too.” Cutting through the animated flow of chatter, Charlotte Abotsi, the master of ceremonies …


News

Keeping the Fire With Us and the Resistance in Us

Reflections on the #NoDAPL movement

News, Mar 01 2017

by A collective of Native Americans at Brown (NAB) who went to Standing Rock

In response to the proposed construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in April 1, 2016, owned by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., …

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. …


Science & Technology

All Fun and Games

Embodiment, empathy, and combat in e-sports

Science & Technology, Mar 03 2017

by William Samosir

Upton, New York, 1958. Engineer physicist William Higinbotham repurposes one of Brookhaven Laboratory’s military computers, giving birth to the first video …


X

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X, Mar 03 2017

by Jo-Ann Huynh




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