THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 34 Issue 9

Apr 14, 2017

From the Editors

It’s lovely outside! Evade responsibility and spend as much time as possible in nature. Use your laptop to press flowers. Ditch your phone and tell time with sundials! Just plant a stick in the ground and see where its shadow falls. This seems much better than phones anyway, ‘cuz no one has to pay a stick bill every month! (Unless you are just plain stupid?!!!)

Speaking of sticks, I always thought it odd that the popsicle wasn’t invented until 1905, when eleven-year-old Frank Epperson left a cup filled with powdered soda, water and a stirring stick on the porch overnight. Freezing a sweet liquid seems far less complicated than making bread or cheese, which predate it by millennia. But it still shows that everything worth discovering can be discovered from the comfort of your own porch!

Whittle on, friends!

– LH

Arts

Stripping Metaphors

Edith Södergran undoes prejudice

Arts, Apr 14 2017

by Tatiana Dubin

“Warm words, fine words, deep words … They are like the scent of a flower in the night That one cannot …

Lost in the Mall

On the writer’s residency at the Mall of America

Arts, Apr 14 2017

by Signe Swanson & Will Weatherly

content warning: anti-Black policing “You'll need the tools for survival / And the medicine for the blues / Sweet treats and …


Ephemera


Features

On Fathers

Features, Apr 14 2017

by Jacqueline Gu

After "mothers and fathers" by Irene Hsu content warning: racism, xenophobia The ones who know how to keep spices for years, …

Vision

A tool for the colorization of dance

Features, Apr 14 2017

by Anh Vo

In the West, concert dance has historically been linked to the theatre and the proscenium stage—the most common structure in a …


Literary

Etymology for Catastrophe

Literary, Apr 14 2017

by Kelton Ellis

Amid early springtime’s hesitant snowmelt a planet rearranges into loving explosions, confessing no objective but to glower, then to fade. Sprained …


Metro

When Will the Sentence End?

A call to end public housing discrimination in Rhode Island

Metro, Apr 14 2017

by Sophie Kupetz

Edwin Rivera is an active member of Behind the Walls, Providence grassroots organization Direct Action for Rights and Equality’s (DARE) prison …


News

A Crowded Field

The upcoming Iranian election

News, Apr 13 2017

by Golnoosh Asghari

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested Ali Ahmadnia and Ali Heydar Valizadeh in mid-March. The two managed channels on Telegram, …

Week in Intractability

News, Apr 14 2017

by Katrina Northrop, Patrick Orenstein & Sam Samore

GETTIN’ EDEN The setting: a former World War II training ground in rural Scotland. The objective: to create a new society …

At The Presiding Moment

US media’s coverage of Trump’s strike in Syria

News, Apr 14 2017

by Sophie Kasakove, Jonah Max & Will Tavlin

In the wake of last Thursday’s supposedly retributive airstrike against the Syrian Army and Bashar al-Assad, the Trump administration’s actions were …


Occult

Beneath the Surface

Imagining a future for the unclaimed dead on Hart Island

Occult, Apr 14 2017

by Dolma Ombadykow

content warning: state violence On March 31, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio backed a ten year plan to close …


Science & Technology

Unusual Suspects

New characters in skincare

Science & Technology, Apr 14 2017

by Fatima Husain

In the opening monologue of the 2000 film American Psycho, investment banker Patrick Bateman explains his morning skincare routine, which includes …


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