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The Business of Language

BY ELIZABETH STANFIELD For many college students, and Brown students in particular, summer internships are of the utmost, make-it-or-break-it importance. For the months leading up to the summer, students go...

Floating Marvel, Sinking Antiquity

BY PIPER FRENCH The first thing I hear walking out of the train station is American, Midwestern American coming from five overweight blond fellow citizens. Venice, inflated before me, collapses....

Together, We Commence

BY ELIZABETH STANFIELD Brown is a strange place to call home. Students commence their time here fully aware that they will leave, mindful that after four years they will be...


Harbin, China: A Fresh Start

The well-known Saint Sophia Cathedral on a smoggy day. BY BAILEY HU “You’re going to study in Harbin?” My aunt asked in me in Chinese, her expression a mixture of...

China’s Coffee Revolution is Brewing

 Siphon coffee is one of the most interesting ways of brewing coffee. Utilizing the physics of vacuum filtration, the syphon allows for a cleaner, less-bodied taste than French press while...