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Articles by Sophia Seawell (32)

Arts & Culture

Italian cuisine falls short at Siena

December 6, 2011 0 comments

Few college students can afford to spontaneously jet off to Italy, but at least they can spend an evening at Siena. The restaurant, which was voted “Best Restaurant in Rhode Island” in 2008 and 2010, is appropriately located on Federal Hill, Providence’s Little Italy, and bills its fare as Tuscan soul food. But the food itself falls short of expectations — making the dining experience more hollow than soulful.

A variety of dancers charmed and delighted at the sold-out Fall Dance Concert, featuring everything from Indian beats to gravity-defying aerial arts.

Arts & Culture

Diverse dancers take to the stage

November 20, 2011 0 comments

As students who tried to purchase tickets may know, the annual Fall Dance Concert sold out — and with good reason. The production did not fall short of expectations, showcasing a diverse and talented group of choreographers and dancers.

Arts & Culture

Simultaneous national theater event explores gay relationships

November 10, 2011 0 comments

Gay marriage became legal in the state of New York July 24, 2011, and celebration erupted in LGBTQ communities across the country. But what about the places where gay marriage is not yet legal?

Metro

Seeing high demand, public colleges may up tuition

November 7, 2011 0 comments

The state’s public higher education system — though enjoying strong student demand — is feeling the squeeze of insufficient state funding and bracing for a possible new round of tuition hikes. At 43,499, enrollment in Rhode Island public colleges and universities is at nearly its highest point ever, and tuition […]

Metro

Education department hosts teachers from China

October 26, 2011 0 comments

As part of a program connecting Brown faculty and high school teachers from the Shenzen district in China, 23  teachers from Shenzen visited the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a public school in Providence, to observe American teaching and classroom organization styles yesterday.

University News

Fire survivor tells tale of overcoming trauma

October 24, 2011 0 comments

Gina Russo expected Feb. 20, 2003 to be a normal day.

Metro

Hundreds join Occupy movement downtown

October 16, 2011 0 comments

Several hundred protesters, including students involved in Occupy College Hill, joined the growing Occupy movement Saturday evening in Burnside Park downtown.

University News

Occupy teach-in draws full house in Salomon

October 12, 2011 0 comments

When Gandhi began his 100-mile march to the sea at Jalalpur, only 74 people set out with him.

Metro

Charter school proposal sparks protest, debate

October 12, 2011 0 comments

After an application to open a school in Cranston was rejected in early September, the nonprofit Achievement First initiated the application process for a charter school in Providence.

Metro

State economy struggles to recover

October 12, 2011 0 comments

Like an unwanted visitor, the recession arrived early and stayed late in Rhode Island.

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‘SlutWalk’ attendees confronted the view that women’s clothing choices cause rape.
Mayor Angel Taveras’ decision to issue dismissal notices is raising uproar over the extent of state policymakers‘ power to make sweeping changes in the face of sky-high budget deficits.
Protestors opposed last week’s firing of all Providence public school teachers at a rally yesterday. Mayor Angel Taveras issued the dismissal notices as a response to the city’s budget deficit.