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Divya is a staff writer covering diversity and student life. She’s a freshman from Singapore who is planning to concentrate in Philosophy and English. When not at the Herald, she is likely to either be pole dancing, trying to put new life into her old meme page, or screaming pointlessly about Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Articles by Divya Maniar (20)

Anderson .Paak’s album “Oxnard”  includes songs that speak to the current political atmosphere as well as danceable, upbeat tracks.

Arts & Culture

‘Oxnard’ rises with Anderson .Paak’s energy

November 26, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Anderson .Paak, who performed at Brown last year during Spring Weekend, recently released his third studio album, “Oxnard.” It is a fresh and upbeat follow-up to “Malibu,” released two years prior.

“Criteria of Beauty” aims to exhibit work that transcends societal boundaries relating to gender, sexuality and race.

Arts & Culture

RISD show challenges gallery structures

November 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“Criteria of Beauty,” curated by Qualeasha Wood and Dāa Guy, seniors at the Rhode Island School of Design, showcases work representing perspectives existing “outside the boundaries of whiteness, heteronormativity and gender binaries,” according to the exhibition’s wall text.

Part I of “On Protest Art and Activism” ran from Oct.1 to Oct. 23. Part II — considering the influence of women artists — will run until December 19.

Arts & Culture

“Protest Art and Activism” examines art world’s activism

November 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Co-organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery and the Brown Arts Initiative, “On Protest Art and Activism” is a series of exhibits currently on display at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Mitski, the New York City based singer-songwriter, performed at the House of Blues in Boston October 20 as part of her U.S. tour.  Her fifth studio album “Be The Cowboy” features three singles.

Arts & Culture

Mitski’s latest album offers listeners emotional complexity

October 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Mitski’s latest album “Be the Cowboy” distills complex emotions; in her clear voice, the artist captures love and loneliness.

Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan (left to right, above) starred in the film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which was the subject of a University panel last week. Professors and graduate students discussed how wealth, class and ethnicity were depicted in  the film, a romantic comedy that has sparked discussion since its release.

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University panel discusses film “Crazy Rich Asians”

October 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

he film “Crazy Rich Asians” has sparked discussions since its release. In efforts to create a space for open dialogue on how the film impacts and portrays both Asian American and wider Asian communities, student groups held a panel and critical discussion forum last Thursday in List Auditorium.

Florence and the Machine will be going on tour with their fourth album, “High as Hope.”  They will be performing in Boston this Friday, Oct. 12.

Arts & Culture

Florence and the Machine’s new album gives raw account of healing

October 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Florence and the Machine’s “High as Hope” is an invitation to come closer.

Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

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Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

April 26, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Herald’s spring undergraduate poll found that 13.3 percent of students have been prescribed medication for depression and 16.6 percent for anxiety.

At the TPS Teach-In Panel Monday, panelists discussed the challenges that temporary protected status-holders face in the current political climate, as well as methods to engage in effective activism.


Panel covers uncertainty of temporary protected status

April 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Central American United Student Association organized a Temporary Protective Status Teach-In Panel Monday evening as a part of CAUSA’s inaugural Central American Series.

University releases plan to support DACA students

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University releases plan to support DACA students

March 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Though a recent decision from the United States Supreme Court has paused the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the University has developed plans to provide support to DACA recipients and undocumented students on campus in the event of the program’s suspension.

Cornel West, public intellectual and professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard, discussed a range of philosophical quandaries and his intersectional view of societal injustices at his lecture Tuesday night.

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Cornel West lectures on humanity, politics, justice

March 6, 2018 4 comments

At Tuesday’s event, Cornel West spoke with conviction and compassion, demonstrating care for his audience. Even as the event reached its scheduled end, he remained committed to speaking to every audience member who had a question for him.