Author Archives for Nicole Martinez

Interview with Brown Statues


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It’s a cold, bleary day on Brown’s campus. The wind whips through the trees, the weak sun struggles to peek through the clouds. On the Main Green, the fake tree with the rock statue stands alone. Always alone. Such is the life of most statues at Brown now, since Blueno’s... Read More


Oh, Icarus: A Cautionary Shopping Period Tale


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Shopping period during my first year was uneventful as one might expect. As a baby college student, I got to every class 30 minutes early, I scrambled to download my readings before the second week, and shopping multiple classes at the same time? Out of the question. I was a jaded junior at the... Read More


White People and Me


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There’s a lot of things I don’t understand about white people. Don’t get me wrong, I like white people! No, yeah, some of my best friends are white people! They love it when I make white people jokes. And like, I’ve got plenty of jokes. But there’s just so much they do... Read More


Carrie and Harrison: I deserve this


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November 15th. It started off like any other normal day, didn’t it?  I had eggs and toast for breakfast (perfect energy boost). It was a rainy day, classic Providence. I went to class, went to work, wanted to die at least twice, etc. Then, it happened. I opened Twitter to... Read More


Conspiracies On The Hill


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You know, I really love a good conspiracy theory. Aliens in Area 51? Um, yes bitch, the truth is out there! Did Bush do 9/11 (and did Dick Cheney subsequently make money off the Iraq War?) Hell yeah! Is everyone who remembers it as Berenstein and not Berenstain from a parallel universe? Of... Read More


Binge-Watching For Dummies


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There’s nothing I find more comforting than the burn of my laptop on my thighs after it’s been playing thirty straight episodes of Bob’s Burgers. The gentle whir of the wheezing fan, the screen’s blue light burning my retinas into oblivion, it’s all heaven to me. To me, binge-watching is a... Read More


The Hunt: Life Off Meal Plan


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I used to live a blissful life. Every day, food was gifted to me without a second thought, like the sacrifices made to the Greek gods in the good old days. I dined on warm, delicious pho during the day and engorged myself on spicy withs well into the night.... Read More


My Life As The Sidekick Archetype


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We’d all like to imagine that we’re the protagonist of our own life story, the misunderstood complex hero on our tumultuous journey, the daring lead on the quest for greatness. I’d been living my life under this impression for some time until I looked in the mirror one day and... Read More


The Final Frontier: College Internships


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Captain’s Log 0001: A New Journey  It is 11:43 pm. I have arrived at the location of my summer internship: Amherst, Massachusetts. Population: 37,000.  The streets are empty save for a few squirrels spotted here and there. The house I will be staying at is very different, almost foreign from the suburban home... Read More