THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 40 Issue 3

Mar 03, 2020

From the Editors

Q: Help. I am sad. Can’t shake the feeling. Work is tough, unrelenting, etc.  I know that I cannot live without work. But also I’m frigging tired of working: I want to live.   

A: Cut past the furniture music. The biggest problem you’re facing right now is that you (and we) keep swimming through cardboard boxes that you (and we) can’t see. Take the polyethylene glycol from your standard 50-caliber eye drop vial and open your eyes.

 

Q: Alright. Boxes, huh. Are you saying that I should–

A: Yes! The subjunctive. It’s all about imagining what could be. Already integrated in that one word––the tug of possibility and doubt, pulling at each other like two horses running in the opposite direction, tied together by a jumper cable. Don’t fry your horses, but remember to maintain an unflinching DC current.

Arts

Unmasking Artistry

Inspecting the King of Mask Singer under the American Gaze

Arts, Mar 03 2020

by Anabelle Johnston

I have spent many afternoons with my grandfather watching K-dramas I cannot understand, appreciating the joy he derives from listening to …


Ephemera


Features

Cavell’s Horse, Derrida’s Cat, and Other People

The challenge and reward of interspecies negotiations

Features, Mar 03 2020

by Irina V. Wang

My first galvanizing career goal was to become an Olympic equestrian, which was not unusual among my prepubescent peer group. It …

Tuning Out Reality

A Farewell to The Real Housewives

Features, Mar 03 2020

by Cecelia Barron

I was 10 when I witnessed a physical fight for the first time. It occurred at a country club. Upset by …


Literary

3 Stories

Literary, Mar 03 2020

by Nicolaia Rips

Candles, Please “Exhale.” The crowd—upwards of forty years old and clad in a variety of branded spandex—sighs. “Tighten your left buttock.” …


Metro

Detention, Incarceration, Deportation

The Wyatt Detention Center and the national prison-industrial complex

Metro, Mar 03 2020

by Leela Berman

PLACING THE WYATT IN CENTRAL FALLS The Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is located across from a park. A wide expanse …


News

Keeping an Open Mind

A glimpse at the fight to decriminalize psychedelics

News, Mar 03 2020

by Will Allstetter

For most, magic mushrooms carry connotations of hippies, music festivals, and perhaps a previous roommate. But, in recent years, there has …

Week in Bureaucracy

News, Mar 03 2020

by Alex Valenti & Ben Bienstock

Antiques Rhode Show From lawmakers’ struggles to understand Facebook during Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearings to Rudy Giuliani’s horizontally inserted AirPods, we …

Race for Ward 1

The Independent's guide to the candidates

News, Mar 03 2020

by Peder Schaefer

Blue, yellow, and white campaign signs mark homes and businesses up and down Wickenden Street in the Fox Point Neighborhood of …


Science & Technology

The Leadership Function

Systematizing entrepreneurship in the university

Science & Technology, Mar 03 2020

by Izzi Olive

Meritocracy is perhaps the most embedded of our various apologies for capitalism, and so its logic is familiar enough. With it, …


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