Vol. 36 Issue 7

Mar 23, 2018

From the Editors

On the night of March 18, a self driving car struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Uber’s human safety driver failed to override the automated sensing system that was supposed to recognize the crossing pedestrian. Over the past few years, Arizona has allowed Uber to test its new technology unregulated on the state’s roads.

What is unclear to us is why anyone, besides Uber executives themselves, want self-driving cars at all? Does anyone stand to benefit from a more precarious working class?  What was once a gimmick is now a threat.

If we are to be test subjects in Uber’s grand design, we ask for some compensation.



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Arts, Mar 23 2018

by Eliza Chen

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by Jeremy Wolin

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Literary, Mar 23 2018

by Tatiana Dubin

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To the Benefit of Few

The histories of the Providence Preservation Society

Metro, Mar 23 2018

by Kerrick Edwards & Ilan Desai-Geller

102 Benefit Street, the Gershom Jones-John Howland House, is built on land that was first developed by Abraham Whipple, a captain …


Week in Messy Politics

News, Mar 23 2018

by Julia Rock, Julia Petrini & Will Weatherly

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Who is Deemed Worthy

How America has delegitimized Black youth activism

News, Mar 23 2018

by Mia Pattillo

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Science & Technology

A Threatening Isolation

An evolution of attitudes toward bacteria in research and medicine

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by Sam Fredericks

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