THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 36 Issue 5

Mar 09, 2018

From the Editors

this past weekend three different men, on three separate occasions, called
to me across a room full of people. i swear their voices all sounded the
same with my name on their lips.

eye contact. i turned every time—the ever eager subject responding to
my hail. YOU. HEY. GIRL. HEY. LADY. YOU. WOMAN. HEY. YOU. each time i was stunned, and somewhat affronted. i know them all, but not well. ballsy
bold, i thought. you're making a scene. not self-conscious? unimaginable.

after it happened for the last time on sunday afternoon, i decided this
sort of social bravado had but one explanation: a figure from my past
(or future) was inhabiting the body of these men, calling out to me,
desperately trying to warn me.

of what? another storm to rip open my kitchen window? tiny hands?
pregnancy? (mom, is that you?) or, could it be, could it really be, the last
gasping breath of white-cis-hetero-patriarchy, making itself known to me
one final goddamn time?

me too, fuckers.

– EW

Arts

Bodies of the Water

The Bogotá River and Tequendama Falls

Arts, Mar 09 2018

by Maria Camila Arbelaez Solano

Pollution Two great floods are burned into my memories of those days. Memory, for a child immigrant, often feels like a …

Love Never Fails

Car Seat Headrest and my twin fantasies

Arts, Mar 09 2018

by Cate Turner

The February release of Car Seat Headrest’s Twin Fantasy (Face to Face) wreaked more psychological havoc on me than any other …


Ephemera


Features

Imagining the Black Cowboy

Recovering an alternative history of the West

Features, Mar 09 2018

by Babette Thomas

On a Wednesday afternoon, I’m sitting in the conference style classroom of my workshop in front of a dark wood table …


Literary


Metabolics

Lessons on Corporeal Grammar

Metabolics, Mar 09 2018

by Anna Hundert

There’s something unfailingly secure about reciting charts of conjugated verbs. Something about the rhythm, the way everything seems to fit neatly …


Metro

Selling Small

(Mis)Adventures in branding the Ocean State

Metro, Mar 09 2018

by Lucas Smolcic Larson

In March 2016, Rhode Island made an ill-fated foray into the wild world of state-branding. Lawmakers put $5 million into the …

Breaking Time

An interview with novelist Max Winter

Metro, Mar 09 2018

by Liam Greenwell

Max Winter does not know why he was fired from the Brown Bookstore two weeks after Exes, his novel, was bought …


News

Week in Strange Competition

News, Mar 09 2018

by Sarah Van Horn, Sydney Anderson & Eve Zelickson

Fighting for Fitness When it comes to national security threats, you’ve heard of North Korea, you’ve heard of Russia’s troll farms, …

Head-to-Toe in All American

The paradigm of the exemplary immigrant

News, Mar 09 2018

by Wen Zhuang

A clear voice amid the static: “I will be rewarded. I worked my hardest and I will be rewarded.” The pronouncement …


Science & Technology

Tractor Hack

The fight for the right to repair

Science & Technology, Mar 09 2018

by Julia Rock

Tom Schwarz is a farmer in Bertrand, Nebraska, where he lives on the same farm his family has owned for five …


X

Derby

X, Mar 09 2018

by Zak Ziebell




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