THE COLLEGE HILL INDEPENDENT

Vol. 40 Issue 5

Mar 13, 2020

From the Editors

The task ahead of us remains the same. We have to fight to win justice and liberation for all people. We have to organize to win universal healthcare and a peaceful, livable planet. We have to join hands to build power to challenge this empire and its institutions: the presidency, the prisons, the banks that maintain it around the world. This has been and will be our task—until we win, which we will. But it is also our task to win by any and all means necessary; we must win when and where we can. That means the task ahead of us remains the same—to win the imperial presidency for a good man, an imperfect man. A man who will on some days let us down because the office we will put him in can never fully lift us up. A man who will not carry us into the future we will one day win, but who will get us closer. So don’t despair. This is what we have to do. We are going to win.

 

Arts

Haunted Paintings

The Female Ghost in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Arts, Mar 13 2020

by CJ Gan

​ The vocabulary of film discourse contains a rather reductive palette of praise, one critics love to slather on every striking …


Ephemera

"I Let The Establishment Into My Home"

a modern sob story

Ephemera, Mar 13 2020

by Sindura Sriram

I live in the little blue house on Kim Street with my mommy, my dad, and our small feline overlord. His …


Features

Politics is a Feeling

A conversation with writer Jenny Zhang

Features, Mar 13 2020

by Alex Westfall

There are mistakes in Jenny Zhang’s titles. The name of her 2012 poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find, misspells …

KAINAN SA DUWAR

Finding Home at a Filipino Restaurant in Amman

Features, Mar 13 2020

by Olivia Mayeda

Across the traffic circle, through screens of dust and exhaust, I could see that the long line of sandy buildings met …


Literary

love poem melting + Other Poems

Literary, Mar 13 2020

by Stella Binion

love poem melting in the swell of the moving shifting bits of I can’t hear anything but the wind running against …


Metro

Chalked Up

Introducing an Indy series on public education in RI

Metro, Mar 13 2020

by Deborah Marini, Ricardo Gomez & Miles Guggenheim

In 1993, the Public Education Fund—a nonprofit organization composed of Providence business leaders, educators, and citizens concerned about local schools—sponsored a …

School District Déja Vu

Two Education Reports, Two Decades Apart

Metro, Mar 13 2020

by Alicia Mies

This is the first installment in the Chalked Up Metro series The year was 1993. The Providence River was still covered …


News

A Panoptic Education

How Public Schools Teach Us to Watch Ourselves

News, Mar 13 2020

by Adrian Oteiza

What does it mean to fix the very system of public education in America? As engineer W. Edwards Deming said of …

Week in Necessities

News, Apr 10 2020

by Alana Baer & Kaela Hines

RED SCARE IN A RED STATE Last week, with 112 votes in favor, none against, and one abstention, the Scottish Parliament …


Science & Technology

Flesh Without Blood

Grimes, Digital Embodiment, and the Distinction Between Live and Recorded Performance

Science & Technology, Mar 13 2020

by Andy Rickert

​ Grimes delivered her performance at The Game Awards in traditional cyberpunk fashion. Hunched over a bulky computer terminal while lasers …




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