Even when the wallet is thin the creative mind can get busy.
BY ASHLEY DONAHOO
Every person walking on earth has gone through their own good times, and bad. Every day is a new page in your own, personal book.
I grew up as an only child, and had a strong relationship with my mother. When I was seventeen, my mother was diagnosed with Leukemia.
BY SUZANNE KAROIKI
Not much is known about which Valentine the eponymous holiday is named after and the exact origins are shrouded in mystery, but this hasn’t stopped Americans from spending $4.3 billion on jewelry, $2 billion on flowers, $1.7 billion on candy and countless hours online either posting pictures of their beloved for the envy of others or griping about what a materialistic, vapid hellhole of a holiday it is. There are many different types of people on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few:
BY SAMANTHA FOSTER
“I’m sorry...I just don’t feel the same way” is what your love interest tells you, making those two hours of picking out the right outfit and fixing your hair utterly pointless.
“Thank you for your interest in our company but unfortunately we have no open positions.” says the person on the other line of the phone after you’ve spent days working up the courage to call.
BY INDIA ANDREWS
The Rhode Island Pride takes place every year in Providence during the middle of June, the National LGBTQ Pride Month. This event creates opportunities for the LGBTQ community to promote equal rights and diversity through public education and the arts.
BY SAVANAH HIPPERT
Much of my childhood is a blur; but as you know, I was seven when mum and dad got divorced. When mum, CJ, and I were on our own and I had occasional visits with dad, you’d sometimes come into the conversation.
Dad couldn’t take care of you all by himself, so he brought you to the animal shelter to try to find a new loving family for you to spend the rest of your days with.
BY THOMAS AGUILAR
The sound of footsteps and chatter coming from the top of the staircase is apparent. The first image that appears when firm-footing returns gives reason to all the excitement. A bright blue chest sits sliced in half diagonally. Remnants of earthy and contrastingly bright colored clothing seep out of the broken drawers, acting as the guts of the once beautiful dresser. This introductory piece, created by artist Liz Shepard, acts as the foundation of what can be seen at the Interior Effects exhibit curated by Lisa Crossman.
BY SUZANNE KARIOKI
LGBT+ movies are often downers - by the end of the film, someone dies, either because of AIDS, murder or suicide. Things are looking up with the release of cheerful teen romcoms like indie film GBF (2014) and Fox’s Love, Simon (2018). Netflix, in its endless quest to dominate in the war between streaming services, released Alex Strangelove (2018) in April, only a month after Love, Simon. Alex Strangelove is a coming-of-age story about a teenager with a Five Year Plan who finds himself stumbling into adulthood rather than triumphantly strolling into it.
BY JACK GALLANT
Why did you come to Massachusetts?
I grew up in Centralia, Washington. I played sports, specifically basketball and had many friends. However, my best friend moved to New Jersey the summer before our senior year. I originally came to the east coast for an internship in New York. Then I was looking for schools to transfer to.
BY: NICHOLAS GIRARD
Everyone carries their own baggage and what sets people apart is how they carry it. Mental health and self care is very important for college students, as they are forced to adapt to new lifestyles. If given the opportunity, would you vocalize your feelings for anyone to hear?