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Theater students push boundaries

Studying abroad, exploring independence and breaking away from the “Brown bubble” are not unusual activities for students, but they can take unique forms in the world of theater. Undergraduates are taking their futures into their own hands — producing and directing their own plays and even traveling ...


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Desire and psychological turmoil riddle ‘Phaedra’

The age-old story of unrequited love is brought to life in Jean Racine’s “Phaedra,” a classic French Neoclassical tragedy that captures a woman’s torturous desire for her stepson. The power and destructiveness of this passion are reimagined in the current production of the play, put on by Sock ...


The Setonian
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Film fest brings taste of France to Cable Car

It is 6 a.m., and a young woman is just rising from bed. Her name is Sidonie Laborde, and she is the queen’s reader in 18th-century Versailles. And so begins “Les adieux a la reine” — “Farewell, My Queen” in English. The film, directed by Benoit Jacquot, tracks the life of Marie Antoinette ...


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Brown Derbies out-sing competition to win first place

The Brown Derbies took home first place in a quarterfinal round for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, held at Salomon 101 Saturday night. The top two groups from each of five quarterfinals will move to the Northeast region semifinal round to be held March 23 at the Massachusetts ...


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New mural explores cultural identity and social justice

Students wandering through the lower lobby of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center this week were invited to roll up their sleeves and open their minds to a community mural that encapsulates the diversity of cultural experiences on campus. The project, sponsored by Brown-RISD Hillel, was open for ...


The Setonian
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Loui’s hold on Brunonia community spans decades

When students hear the word “Loui’s,” any range of images may come to mind — warm toast and eggs, a study crunch capped off with 5 a.m. breakfast or even a wild night on the town ending with brunch. Regardless of the memories Loui’s Family Restaurant holds, the diner is a landmark in the Brown ...


The Setonian
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Course dissects TV program ‘The Wire’

It is easy to label a class based on a television program as nothing more than a fun fifth course. But Professor of Comparative Literature Peter Saval’s COLT 1440A: “Storytelling in the Wire” deserves a disclaimer: It does not revolve around couches and popcorn. As students in the class said they ...


The Setonian
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Art shows love’s evolution

Come February, one can hardly enter a drug store without experiencing a visual assault of walls lined with mass-produced cards, chocolates and pinks of every shade — ubiquitous evidence of the commercialism with which Valentine’s Day has come to be associated. But the Valentine — and romance itself ...


The Setonian
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Pitch perfect: Exploring a cappella audition traditions

The “midnight meeting,” an a cappella tradition often thought to be shrouded in mystery and intrigue, will be held Thursday to determine which auditioners have earned a spot in one of Brown’s 11 a cappella groups. With every a cappella group member in attendance, this week’s meeting, the culmination ...


The Setonian
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Six U. students join RISD museum tour program

Next month, visitors to the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design will be able to glean a unique insight into the world of art with specialized tours led by a new group of student tour guides. Each year, the museum invites college students from Providence to join its Gallery Lecturers ...


The Setonian
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Slavery Center presents first film of spring series

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice kicked off its spring event series­ — “Ships of Bondage, Freedom and the Knowledges of the Enslaved” — Wednesday with a screening of the documentary “Traces of the Trade.” In addition to a film screening every Wednesday in February, the center ...


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Students dig Brunonian threads

With a knack for colorful, street art-inspired designs, Danny Sobor ’15 incorporates Brown-specific cultural references in prints that can be found across campus. Sobor said he came to Brown with a developed interest in screen printing and stenciling — he designed and sold T-shirts in his hometown ...


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Designers push fashion boundaries in showcase

When searching for the newest trends, one may not have to look much farther than the designs of students right on campus. A year after their designs were showcased at the StyleWeek NorthEast SEED show, Austin Snyder ’13 and Brown-RISD Dual Degree student Caitrin Watson ’13 have continued their ...


The Setonian
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Festival exposes playwriting process

The evolution of a play from simple words on a page to full staging, costumes, lighting and set is a lengthy process for playwrights. The month-long, fourth annual “Writing is Live” festival, which began Jan. 31, allows students in the MFA Playwriting program and undergraduate playwrights to showcase ...





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