Author Archives for Nicole Martinez

My Life As a STEM Major


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I wake up every morning at 6 am. Sike!👏 👏 👏 👏  I never went to sleep ‘cause the grind 👊 don’t 😈  stop👏! Camped out in the basement of the Sci Li all night, working on that problem set. My body is deteriorating but Orgo waits for no one! 👩‍🔬🏃 I step... Read More


Choose Your Own Spring Break Adventure


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Spring break is just around the corner folks! I hope you’ve all figured out your plans! If not, I’ve crafted this handy choose your own spring break adventure guide. Explore at will.   It’s FINALLY spring break! You close your laptop and summersault out of the lecture hall. You breathe... Read More


Donald Trump’s Oscar Reaction Tweets


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So the Oscars were this past weekend. Lots of drama, cookies falling from the ceiling, mildly racist jokes by Jimmy Kimmel, robbing of Lin-Manuel’s EGOT, and the revolutionary win of Moonlight. Our so-called “president” has yet to tweet about any of the events of the night, but when he does, I... Read More


Which Rib Editor Are You?


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  Have you ever spent hours scrolling aimlessly through the Rib, admiring the genius we have created, and ultimately wondering: which Rib editor am I? Like, really, which Rib editor do I embody? Wonder no longer, dear readers, I have compiled a comprehensive quiz that will tell you which of... Read More


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