Alexa Pugh

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At celebration, state leaders discuss R.I. black history

February 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled

As legislators and local community leaders gathered at the State House for the third annual Joint Legislative Black History Month Heritage Celebration, Corey Walker, associate professor and chair of the department of Africana Studies, distilled the spirit of the night to a single question: “Is America possible?”

Hope students organize for salad

February 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Parents tell their children to eat their vegetables when they are young, but the students at Hope High School actually asked for them. On Jan. 9, Hope students traded in three days of cafeteria nacho service in exchange for a brand-new salad bar, the first in the Providence Public School District.  

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Paper dolls inspire human emotions

January 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Put away your Muppets lunch box and say goodbye to Kermit — there is a new kind of puppetry in town. The Puppet Summit, hosted at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Jan. 26-29, showcased four plays that explored a lot more than the woes of being green — namely, the emotional responses, or lack thereof, to genocide. 

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BDS surpasses ‘real food’ goal

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

According to Brown Dining Services, 36 percent of University food purchases currently meet at least one of the four “real food” criteria — local, fair, ecologically sound and humane — outpacing Dining Services’ original goal of reaching 35 percent by 2014.

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‘Stinky cheese’ and coziness at Farmstead

December 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

When I read that Farmstead, the cheese shop-turned-restaurant near Wayland Square, pledges to teach its costumers to “enjoy and imbibe in the once lost, yet re-discovered art of crafting true, artisan foods,” I was a little wary. It is a promise that sets the stage for some killer gastronomy, but whether it would be spoiled by snobbery remained to be seen.

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JCB invites students to check it out

November 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled

As one of the world’s most renowned repositories of rare books, the John Carter Brown Library has stood staunch and proud on the Main Green since 1904. But undergraduates need not be intimidated, said Edward Widmer, director of the JCB — the librarians don’t bite.

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At the JCB, cracking the Williams code

November 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Next spring, the mystery of a controversial historical figure, an aged tome and an undecipherable code will be solved — not in Dan Brown’s next novel, but within the hallowed halls of the John Carter Brown Library.

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Hip-hop jam showcases break dance movement

November 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Where can you find some good clean fun that appeals to the whole family, even a whole community? The last place you might look is a hip-hop jam like PROOV, an event hosted by Phi Kappa Psi and Ground Breakin’, Brown’s break dancing club, on Saturday night.

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Classic rock: Festival honors Liszt

October 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The term “rock star” invokes a variety of images — Bono trotting the globe dispensing humanitarian aid, Mick Jagger with a woman on each arm, Jimi Hendrix and his trademark bandana. But Franz Liszt? Many will be surprised to discover the famed composer and piano virtuoso is widely considered the first embodiment of the rock star persona.

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