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The Low-Tech Future of the Future of Learning

News, Mar 27 2020

by Asher Lehrer-Small

At Springfield High School in Southern Vermont, the entryway stairs not only lead students inside the school building—they serve as a …

Week in Worship

News, Mar 27 2020

by Amelia Anthony & Alisa Caira

SOYlent Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. This time mimics the same long 40 days in which Jesus …

Criminalizing Peaceful Protest

Anti-ICE Activist Sentenced to 30 Days in Bristol County Jail

News, Mar 23 2020

by Sara Van Horn

photograph by Steve Ahlquist content warning: police violence In New Bedford District Court on Monday, activist Sherrie Andre was found guilty …

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 Animal Magnetism

News, Mar 06 2020

by Hannah Gelman & Ricardo Gomez

MUST PAY TO PAW-TY On February 16, crowds of eager New Orleanians gathered in the French Quarter to watch the 28th …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Building Movements, Building Power

An interview with political activist Linda Sarsour

News, Feb 15 2020

by Zach Ngin & Sara Van Horn

Linda Sarsour is unequivocal. Whether addressing a crowd at a Bernie rally or explaining the salient points of Kingian nonviolence in …

Unchartered Territory

Charter changes illustrate the tightening restrictions placed on academic life in China

News, Feb 15 2020

by Emily Rust

Toward the end of 2019, three Chinese universities made international headlines for an event that some deemed a matter of semantics …

Week in Being Sweet

News, Feb 15 2020

by Amelia Anthony & Ella Rosenblatt

THREE LIVES SAVED, NO SECOND DATE? Valentine’s Day creeps closer and you’re still waiting for your Datamatch results. So you swipe. …

Two Rallies

News, Feb 14 2020

by Anchita Dasgupta & Peder Schaefer

University students organize against the rise of fascism in India As New Delhi witnessed Brazilian dictator Jair Bolsonaro, Chief Guest of …

Week in Keeping Busy

News, Feb 14 2020

by Muram Ibrahim, Harry Levine, Bilal Memon & Nick Roblee-Strauss

MEGAN THEE STALLION + G-EAZY = <3 Celebrity gossip rarely startles us anymore. Impeachment proceedings and foreign assassinations have occupied our …

Chile Despertó

Paula Pacheco Soto on the Chilean student movement in historical perspective

News, Dec 06 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser, Izzi Olive & Paula Pacheco Soto

October 26 Chile has long been heralded as one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America and an example of …

Week in Comfort Food

News, Dec 06 2019

by Gemma Sack & Alan Dean

Movable Feast “Everybody get their plates, sit down, and eat,” commuters heard, loud and clear, in a subway car in New …

Save the BCSC

Alumni Stand in Support of Student Activism

News, Dec 06 2019

by Concerned Brown Alumni

We, the undersigned alumni of Brown University, write to express serious concern with the troubling atmosphere and recent heartbreaking student experiences …

Week in Climate Apocalypse

News, Nov 22 2019

by Gabby Bianco & Dana Kurniawan

ANT-EAT-ANT WORLD The scene is set: a Soviet nuclear bunker. The land is desolate. A few radioactive tumbleweeds are the only …

Building Republic

Kyrgyz Systems of Accountability

News, Nov 15 2019

by Erika Undeland

On March 24, 2005, my mother and father cheered as demonstrators took over the White House of the Kyrgyz Republic. They …

Week in Unlikely Vessels

News, Nov 15 2019

by Tammuz Frankel & Roxanne Barnes

RUNNING ON WATER Last month, a pair of sneakers embedded with vesicles of holy water sold out within minutes of its …

Brunt of the Blade

Aspirational recycling in a post-National Sword world

News, Nov 01 2019

by Anabelle Johnston

For decades, barges of recyclables slowly dragged across the Pacific, acting as overrun vessels of the United States’ environmental hope. This …

Fire Power

PG&E and the California wildfire crisis

News, Nov 01 2019

by Ricardo Gomez

Images of firestorms, burning hills, and charred neighborhoods in California are becoming the horrid icons of the future’s climate. The state’s …

Week in Ornaments

News, Nov 01 2019

by Deborah Marini & Alina Kulman

BRAINTREE's Monster house Halloween is under siege, and it’s a whole lot more personal than Starbucks’ red cups. The battleground for …

Speaking Up

Negotiating Tulsi Gabbard’s place in the media landscape

News, Oct 25 2019

by Olympe Scherer

Some have never heard of presidential candidate US Representative Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]. Others complain she’s making too much noise. In August, …

Week in Pulling Out

News, Oct 25 2019

by Emily Rust & Olivia George

RECIPE FOR DISASTER Forget pumpkin spice—it’s peach mint season. Earlier this month, NBC’s Ken Dilanian made Twitter aware of a recent …

Levin’s Legacy

To Fund Communities or Jails?

News, Oct 11 2019

by Julia Chang, Eli Hadley, Sophie Kupetz, Mayo Saji & Misty Wilson

New York City Council Member Stephen Levin B’03, is trying to push through an $11 billion jail expansion plan in New …

Shifting Gears

The United Automobile Workers strikes General Motors

News, Oct 11 2019

by Cate Turner

On September 15, nearly 50,000 United Automobile Workers (UAW) union members formed picket lines outside of General Motors factories across the …

Week in Tête-à-Têtes

News, Oct 11 2019

by Ricardo Gomez & Hal Triedman

THE NAMESAKE Name recognition is important in politics. Regardless of a politician’s public favor, constituents must know who they are before …

Not For Sale

Beyond Greenland's media moment

News, Oct 04 2019

by Emily Rust

“Essentially, it’s a large real estate deal.” In the middle of August, the world was witness to yet another media circus …

Week in Civic Engagement

News, Oct 04 2019

by Kion You & Noah Mlyn

I ONLY SEE ONE RACE: THE HUMAN RACE To understand Woonsocket’s City Council meeting on Monday, September 16, we can begin …

Our House? Not Quite.

A look into Bolsonaro's policies and the Amazon

News, Sep 27 2019

by Auria Zhang

On August 19, São Paulo, Brazil went dark at 4 PM. Drivers in Brazil’s most populous city were forced to turn …

Week in Veneers

News, Sep 27 2019

by Loughlin Neuert & Nickolas Roblee-Strauss

LOOKING PRESI-DENTAL The 2020 presidential race has opened with such an oversaturated field of candidates that sometimes distinguishing between them all …

Social Determinants

The DRC Ebola outbreak, explained

News, Sep 20 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Izzi Olive

“They were dying slowly—it was very clear. They were not enemies, they were not criminals, they were nothing earthly now—nothing but …

Week in Vape Nations

News, Sep 20 2019

by Alan Dean & Ricardo Gomez

CLOUDLESS SKIES ABOVE SALT LAKE CITY The emergence of damning new evidence demonstrating the danger of vaping and e-cigarettes feels like …

Francoists in the Shadows

The far right in Spain's main conservative party

News, Sep 13 2019

by Clara Gutman Argemí

Vox, the nationalist, anti-immigration party that broke into Spain's Congress of Deputies last April, may be new to the Spanish political …

Week in Invasion of Privacy

News, Sep 13 2019

by Gemma Sack & Roxanne Barnes

SHE KNEW HE WAS TROUBLE “I think he knows his footprints/On the sidewalk/Lead to where I can’t stop/Go there every night,” …

Week in Video Giants

News, Apr 19 2019

by Alan Dean, Ricardo Gomez, Bilal Memon, Peder Schaefer & Aayushi Khowala

Stuck in the Tape Deck If the mediocre 2013 Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick The Last Stand had been released in 2004, …

Towards a New Collective Memory

News, Apr 19 2019

by Wen Zhuang & Dana Kurniawan

On October 31 of last year, the campus of South Asia University (SAU) in New Delhi, India, glowed pink and blue. …

Keep Your Tongue in its Cage

Protest art and revolution in Kuwait, Sudan, and Egypt

News, Apr 12 2019

by Mohannad Jabrah

On February 25th, the Kuwaiti government abruptly announced that it would be cancelling a performance by Mashrou’ Leila, a five-member Lebanese …

Week in the Sky

News, Apr 12 2019

by Sara Van Horn, Roxanne Barnes & Kevin Dong

WOW! AIRLINE FAIL! For months, the fiscal winds had been changing for WOW Air’s fleet of pink aircraft: fourth quarter reports …

Against Forgetting

Enforced Disappearances, Visual Archives of Loss, and Collective Mourning in Kashmir

News, Apr 12 2019

by Tiara Sharma & Kanha Prasad

Mughal Mase sits at an APDP demonstration, holding a photo of her son. Photo taken as part of a series by …