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Another Shitty Day in Paradise

BY IAN SHANK Yesterday, still sluggish with sleep, I drowned my Macbook Pro. The day had begun like most. After opening my eyes to the same time-bending darkness that re-sedates me each morning, I’d stiffened into an even tighter fetal ball, wondering, as I often do at that hour, whether...

A Night in Umbria

BY JONATHAN NICHOLAS A blue sedan grinds to a halt beside me. Its brakes make sounds reminiscent of fingernails scraping a chalkboard. The passenger window lowers to reveal a bearded face that commands, “Get in!” We step forward somewhat reluctantly, open the door, and slide into the backseat. The beard...

Snapshots: Isle of Skye

PHOTOS AND WORDS BY REBECCA FORMAN In October, while I was studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh, my mother and I met up and drove, ferried, and hiked for 600 miles through the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye and its Cuillin Mountains in the Inner Hebrides.  When...

Impermanence is an Identity, Too

BY KRISHAN AGHI I‘ve lived in five countries, but have never stayed in a home for more than three years. I identify—strongly—as culturally confused. I look at my cultural and national identity as the result of a series of disconnected experiences, connected solely by the fact that they are mine....

Exploring Chile Through Photos

BY TOM SULLIVAN I broke the cardinal rule of study abroad.  During my time in Chile this past fall, I did not keep a journal.  Instead, I took over 4,000 photographs.  My love for photography brought me to amazing places and introduced me to incredible people.  I found myself tear-gassed...

Borderlinks: Humanizing an Issue

BY NICK ANDERSON Assumptions are easy and comforting to make, and are most often the product of incomplete or imperfect information or understanding. Over winter break, I joined eight other students from the Brown/RISD Catholic Community in an attempt to flesh out our understanding of the current immigration issues we...

Istanbul: A Difficult Question

BY KUTAY ONAYLI Photos courtesy of Önder Kaya.    A perk of coming from Istanbul is that new acquaintances almost always assume you will make an interesting conversation partner. Of course, international students from fascinating places all over the world are accustomed to hearing exclamations when they answer the question “So…where...