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Articles by Allison Wentz (16)

Fresh veggies outlast winter cold in local market

April 10, 2008 0 comments

Downtown Providence isn’t where one would expect to find live bluegrass jams, crisp apples and fresh mussels. But at the Providence Wintertime Farmers’ Market, held Saturday afternoons at music venue and art gallery AS220, it’s standard fare.

Lending a helping hair

March 20, 2008 0 comments

Sayles Hall was filled with tables, hairbrushes, people and the continuous sound of hair dryers Wednesday as students came by the dozens to get their hair cut for the fifth annual Wigs for Kids fundraiser.

At annual SASA show, jokes and jumps

March 17, 2008 0 comments

Gwen Stefani met Bollywood at the annual South Asian Students Association culture show on Saturday night, as tunes from both were featured in the event, which was also filled with MTV hits, traditional South Asian music, carefully choreographed dance pieces and slapstick comedy.

Simmons’ schedule: ‘A riddle without an answer’

March 5, 2008 0 comments

When Community Assistant Julie Sygiel ’09 asked her residents last year at 111 Brown Street what activities they would like to plan for the Fall 2006 semester, all 13 students agreed – they wanted to dine with President Ruth Simmons.

Food is more than the sum of its parts, writer argues

February 22, 2008 0 comments

Michael Pollan has a simple nutritional tip: “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”

CSI: NY star Harper ’88 goes beyond the screen

February 13, 2008 0 comments

Hill Harper ’88 doesn’t believe Diddy’s rags-to-riches story. On a tour promoting his book, “Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny,” Harper told an audience that the successful rapper, whose real name is Sean Combs, rarely mentions his time at Howard University in Washington, D.

Social activist Angela Davis packs Salomon

February 8, 2008 0 comments

Racism has taken on “unfamiliar forms” in society today but still persists, social activist Angela Davis told an overflowing crowd in Salomon 101 Thursday.

Lupe Fiasco booked for Spring Weekend

February 5, 2008 0 comments

Rapper Lupe Fiasco is scheduled to perform Friday, April 11, as part of Spring Weekend, a spokeswoman for Atlantic Records, which represents the artist, confirmed.

Frosh factor finances in decisions

January 31, 2008 0 comments

Although 81 percent of students were accepted by their first-choice colleges, only 64 percent went on to attend that dream school, an annual survey on college freshmen conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles showed.

Community college transfer seeks brethren

January 28, 2008 0 comments

A professor at Rio Hondo Community College told Eric Rodriguez ’08 not to bother applying as a transfer student to Brown. But he did anyway, and after enrolling in 2006, he is one of the small number of transfer students who come to College Hill from community colleges.