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Articles by Lauren Pischel (21)


Thayer St. shop pierces the spirit

April 15, 2009 0 comments

Alongside the jewelry in the display cases of Rockstar, the piercing shop on Thayer Street, there hangs a picture of a man with long spikes protruding from each side of his chest. The spikes project upward and cross each other to form a halo around the man, Fakir Musafar, who is one of the founders of modern piercing and has trained all of the body piercers who work at Rockstar.

At trendy Gap store, clothing by RISD students

March 13, 2009 0 comments

The Rhode Island School of Design collaborated earlier this year with Gap, the clothing retailer, to produce a series of unique cardigans that sold out hours after they were put on display at the G.

Gala to be held on campus this year

March 9, 2009 0 comments

The annual Gala organized by the Key Society will be held on Pembroke Field and not off campus this spring.

For transfers, home is where the vacancies are

February 25, 2009 0 comments

When Grace Jun ’11, a spring transfer, arrived at her new room in Slater Hall, she found it already occupied. “It looked like a double, but two people already lived there,” Jun said.

Filling the gap: students take years off in Israel

February 18, 2009 0 comments

When Sara Glick ’10 arrived on College Hill freshman year, it was not her first time living away from home. After graduating from high school, Glick spent a year in Israel to learn more about her Jewish heritage.

Spring is near: Brown tweets toward Web 2.0

February 10, 2009 0 comments

Students procrastinating in the library and Brown administrators may now speak in the same character-limited language: Twitter.

Brown lags in black enrollment

February 4, 2009 0 comments

Brown ranks second-to-last in the Ivy League in the percentage of black students enrolled in the Class of 2012, according to a recent study published by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Musical students build up fame, 99 cents at a time

January 28, 2009 0 comments

The iTunes Store greets viewers with the usual charts of top artists and songs. But closer inspection reveals Brown undergraduates have also found a niche on the popular downloading site. “Having music on iTunes – it’s an amazing way to market your music because everyone knows iTunes,” said singer-songwriter Kayla Ringelheim ’11, who has a full albumand several additional tracks on iTunes.

Providence’s ‘Dancing Cop’ directs traffic, breaks it down

January 21, 2009 0 comments

In mid-December, when students headed off to hit the books, they may have found a surprise outside of the Sciences Library. The police officer at the corner of Thayer and Waterman streets was not just directing traffic – he was dancing. For two days during the holidays, Tony Lepore – Providence’s “Dancing Cop” – brings his tradition of directing traffic with style and break dance moves to Brown’s campus.

Best friends, roomies and loved ones: voting for the other guy

October 29, 2008 0 comments

When Caitlin Clark ’11 purchased an inflatable John McCain doll for her common room, seven eighths of her Chapin House suite approved. But Whitney Sparks ’11 was quick to remind her roommates that they lived in a “bipartisan suite.

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