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Tess Lyons


Ecstatic Ekphrastic

Public art is meant to inspire conversation, and What Cheer Writers Club and The Avenue Concept recently teamed up to formalize that exchange in an event called Ecstatic Ekphrastic. The two arts organizations selected four pieces of Avenue Concept-installed art — “Condemned” by Richard Goulis, “Misty Blue” by Andrew Hem, “Night Flight” by Lauren YS […]

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Getting Loud: Gen Z: We Want to Live make their voices heard

A group of students led by 15-year-old co-founders Jaychele Nicole and Isabella James is making their voices heard under the moniker Gen Z: We Want To Live. George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked Nicole’s and James’ anger and fueled their desire to create an organization for youth that fights for change […]

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College of Corona: How are students in higher ed dealing with shutdowns?

COVID-19 is causing global shutdowns, but these closures affect more than businesses or already planned weddings. Colleges have felt the brutal impact of coronavirus, but more importantly, the students have. Physically showing up to class is a thing of the past, and classes now are being held online. It seems like a simple fix, but […]

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COVID-19 Archive: RI Historical Society and Providence Public Library are collecting stories from the coronavirus

The coronavirus has brought with it feelings of loneliness. Social isolation, social distancing … every word after social translates to not seeing others and not leaving your home. We’re all feeling the effects of the quarantine and experiencing the tough transition into this new lifestyle.  Here’s where Becca Bender, archivist for the Rhode Island Historical […]

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