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Litigating Choice

Second-Wave Feminism, Alan Dershowitz, and the 1986 ‘Brown University sex ring’

Features, Sep 25 2020

by Izzi Olive

content warning: discussions of rape and consent One day in 1983, when my mother was a Brown University sophomore, her roommate …

Dear Dear

Reading ancestors into being

Features, May 02 2020

by Ben Bienstock

I know my great-great-great-great grandmother’s handwriting well. The stroke of her t comes after the vertical without crossing, leading the eye …

Music, Mischief, and Blisters

Wedding season commences in Sudan

Features, May 01 2020

by Muram Ibrahim

Drumbeats loud enough to ripple through the Nile, caterers pressed to make over 200meals, children running around, ruining their fancy dresses …

The EXTRA! Files

Features, May 01 2020

by Alana Baer, Ben Bienstock, Sarah Goldman, Tara Sharma, Ivy Scott, Wen Zhuang, Kion You, Leslie Benavides & Ella Spungen

Volume 40 of the College Hill Independent marks, strangely enough, our 30th anniversary. Thirty years of Metro reporting, 600 Weeks Reviewed, …

Should Poetry Be Everywhere?

In defense of the home, being just that and nothing else

Features, May 01 2020

by Wen Zhuang

There is perhaps no better time for mandatory solitude than right now. We have all become master pretenders, comfortably encased in …

On Huikau

Tensions simmering in the melting pot

Features, May 01 2020

by Jacob Alabab-Moser

I have photos that help me recall the day my Aunty and Uncle took me to the summit of Maunakea around …

When We Are Apart We Are Not Alone

A conversation with Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

Features, May 01 2020

by Zach Ngin, Sara Van Horn & Alex Westfall

In the first issue of the semester, we published areflection on Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s The Undercommons, a book that …

Get it in Writing

Maximalist Journaling in Crisis and Calmness

Features, Apr 24 2020

by Amelia Anthony

cw: abuse, gaslighting If someone you are about to date for a long time mentions that they have previously read their …

Gold, Alone

On finding beauty in moments of solitude

Features, Apr 23 2020

by Marie Lachance

I took a photo of the crown before I knew what it meant. It looked like a flimsy grade-school art project, …

Sitting Places

An incomplete list of seats

Features, Apr 17 2020

by Maddie Mahoney

DINING CHAIR Do you ever sit in someone else’s kitchen while they cook for you? You drink half a glass of …

Human Heart

Features, Apr 17 2020

by Bowen Chen

Jan 28, 1986, 11:38 AM Hundreds of students have gathered in the Concord High School auditorium, eyes glued to the television …

White Terror

Notes on Race and the Politics of Fear in America

Features, Apr 09 2020

by Osayuwamen “Uwa” Ede-Osifo

content warning: anti-Black violence, police violence +++ I, without a thought of conquest, find myself among a people whose culture controls …

Holding Space for Uncertainty

A Conversation with Writer Maggie Nelson

Features, Apr 09 2020

by Mia Pattillo & Mara Dolan

These are certainly peculiar times. Many of us are spending more hours of the day with ourselves than ever before. We …

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 …

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 …

Windows

The Stories We Tell

Features, Mar 07 2020

by SG

[CW: intergenerational violence, eating disorders, depression] I was five when I was first shown the window behind which my grandfather sat, …

A Love Letter to Spontaneity

Features, Mar 07 2020

by Nell Salzman

My friend is a chronic soul-searcher. His favorite pastime is to sift through the empty shells of people around him, trying …

Cabbage: A Cultural History

Features, Mar 07 2020

by Alex Alverson

“Cabbage guy,” or the cabbage merchant, is one of the most iconic characters in Avatar the Last Airbender, an animated TV …

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 …

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 …

Divine Narration

The ethics and ethos of modern astrology

Features, Feb 15 2020

by Anabelle Johnston

By no fault but my own, I have retained very little from my sixth-grade science class. Even so, I vaguely remember …

On the Almost Liberating Possibilities of Moshing

A Personal Politics of Mosh Pits

Features, Feb 15 2020

by Jaime Serrato Marks

I was first introduced to moshing by the massive bruise on my coworker Dannyboi’s cheek. Dannyboi shuffled into the ice cream …

Nước is Water

Features, Feb 14 2020

by Agnes Cẩm Ngọc Trần

Nước is water. Nước is country. The streams and seas of nước that my parents crossed in 1979 to reach a …

Flights of Fantasy

On Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s Undercommons

Features, Feb 14 2020

by Zach Ngin

I’m trying to remember where I was when I first read The Undercommons. I don’t remember where I started it, but …

Buzzed

Haircuts as a catalyst for change

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Morgan Florsheim

It was a Wednesday afternoon in mid-March of 2013 and I was seated in a chair on the basketball court of …

The Making of a Ghost

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Star Su

Photographs are the closest thing we carry to memory. Though not pure representation, they can bring relief to a story, let …

There's No Place Like the Future

Dorothy’s ruby slippers and queer utopia

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Evan Lincoln

Every New Year’s Eve in Key West, the drag queen Sushi perches comfortably inside a glistening ruby high heel, so giant …

Queer Callouses

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Finch Collins

I got my favorite pair of Docs my sophomore year of high school—Pascals with portions of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden …

Measuring the Small Animal of My Body

Weight loss in the era of Fitbits

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Dana Schneider

content warning: body image When I was in the third grade, everyone got pedometers from our teacher. They were small and …

Reflections on Hong Kong

Features, Nov 15 2019

by Liana Chaplain, Miranda Van-Boswell, Anonymous & Flo Li

This week, Features and News collaborated to invite four students from Hong Kong to reflect on the country's ongoing and escalating …

23 Years in My Body

Reflections on a Civil War

Features, Nov 15 2019

by Rachel Rood-Ojalvo

content warning: eating disorder, bulimia, sexual violence i. When I was in 4th grade, I was friends with two girls in …

Paddling to the Source

The canoe in Canadian past and present

Features, Nov 01 2019

by Oren Karp

On day 19, my trip arrived at Wapekeka First Nation after weeks of sun, the most difficult leg of our journey …

The Perfect Companion

How sexbots yoke intimacy to exploitation

Features, Nov 01 2019

by Mia Pattillo

“Goodbye loneliness!” reads the homepage of RealDollX, where anyone can purchase a life-size, silicone, human-looking sex robot for the price of …

When Nezha Fell From the Sky

Features, Oct 25 2019

by Star Su

In my childhood, I watched Nezha. It was an animated series based off the Chinese myth of a boy named Nezha. …

The Power of Poultry

Pampered chickens, Silicon Valley wealth, and agrarian dreams

Features, Oct 25 2019

by Anna Pasnau

Ginger is eight years old. She’s survived two dog attacks, confrontations with a deadly ferret, multiple aggressive raccoons, and a hawk. …

Dirty Undies

Seeing and unseeing the thong in pop culture

Features, Oct 11 2019

by Isabel Guarnieri

I bought my first thong when I was 15. It was a cinnamon color with light blue polka dots, framed by …

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Seeing Korean and American in neither Korea nor America

Features, Oct 04 2019

by Kion You

“Each member of this shadowy network resented the others, who were irritating reminders that nothing was more American, whatever that means, …

iWork, uWork, WeWork

How the coworking industry is failing freelancers

Features, Oct 04 2019

by Amelia Anthony

I was one of 500,000 coworking Americans in 2017 when I had a summer job at a small coworking space in …

Body Talk

On wounds and the loneliest form of memory

Features, Sep 27 2019

by Parisa Thepmankorn

content warning:depictions of blood and wounds When faced with a missing person or examining an unnamed or unclaimed body, the police …

Collecting Sediments

Cappadocia and carving out homes

Features, Sep 21 2019

by Ella Rosenblatt

My mom’s name is Petra. Short for Petronella, it shares the Greek root “petros” with petrified, Peter, and petrol. Petros means …