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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...

Paradise Island: From Pieces to Peace

BY NITYA AMALEAN It was midnight on March 28th, 2007. The entire city of Colombo was alive with vigor and exuberance. The nation was awake and watching the Cricket World...