THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 37 Issue 3

Sep 28, 2018

From the Editors

Nearly every night without fail, my grandmother’s words ring in my ears as I try to fall asleep, “You don’t sleep with your phone by your head, do you?”

“No, grandma, of course not,” I always say.

“Good. The government wants to get you, ya know.”

“Yes, grandma.”

“Also cancer.”

“I know, grandma. Don’t worry, I always turn my phone off 30 minutes before I fall asleep and leave it on the other side of the room.”

This is a lie.

Nearly every night without fail, I fall asleep with my phone directly next to my ear. When I feel especially guilty, I throw it to the foot of my bed and hope I can hear my alarm in the morning. When I feel especially lazy, I leave it resting on my forehead and try not to think about brain tumors.

– IS

Arts

Some Notes on Weather, Potentialities, and Limitations

Arts, Sep 28 2018

by Wen Zhuang

Preface I recently acquired my first raincoat. It happened at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier in Southeastern Iceland. “If you …


Ephemera


Features

Critically Making a Campus

RISD’s Prov-Wash gets a new look, but for whom?

Features, Sep 28 2018

by Jeremy Wolin

“Have you been? It’s very space-agey,” I overheard in my first week back in Providence. 20 Washington Place, better known to …


Literary

Health Services

Literary, Sep 28 2018

by Luke Perrotta

“Oh, honey.” The paper crinkles when I hop up on the shiny patient bed and face the nurse, whose nametag screams …


Metro

Escaping the Textile World

Nudity and community in northern Rhode Island

Metro, Sep 28 2018

by Kayli Wren

The campsite is quintessential New England. Cornfields in the distance, wooden cabins nestled between tall oaks and pines, a cluster of …

S.T.D. Free?

An inquiry into safe sex among young Rhode Islanders and the state of sex ed in RI public schools

Metro, Sep 28 2018

by Ivy Scott

“If I drink Mountain Dew after having sex, will that prevent pregnancy or HIV?” a teenager earnestly asked in one of …


News

Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Life and Death in Nebraska

News, Sep 28 2018

by Julian Fox

cw: graphic depictions of death, racial violence On the night of September 1, 1994, local news anchors Loretta Caroll and John …

Week In Running

News, Sep 28 2018

by Harry August, Ella Comberg & Lucien Turczan-Lipets

Uptown Rats, Not So Whitebread World Billy Joel pointed out that the differences between the girls of the Upper East Side …


Science & Technology

Forest for the Trees

"Tree mortality” and fire management in the Sierra Nevada

Science & Technology, Sep 28 2018

by Julia Rock

In March of 2017, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a workshop in Washington D.C. titled “A Century …


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