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From Tahoe to Rhino

After shredding the slopes at Lake Tahoe, a younger Joshua Bohar MArch 16 and his snowboarding crew made their way to a nearby lodge and casino to try their luck at the crowded poker tables.

Remembering the Strangest Fruit

Growing up as a Latino in the US, Vincent Valdez 00 IL has always been acutely aware of the stereotypes about young men of color in American society.

Raw Reality of Juvenile Justice

In pursuit of social justice, photojournalist Richard Ross often visits nightmarish places most people avoid at all costs – Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Syria and countless adult prisons and juvenile detention centers across the US.

MLK 14 Series

RISD’s MLK 14 events, an annual series celebrating the legacy of Dr.

An Artful Tribute to Dr. King

On Monday, January 21, a group of small artists clutching finger paints and pizza slices can’t be torn away from the scene unfolding at Dr.

The Revolution Starts Now

On Wednesday evening, Children’s Defense Fund founder and President Marian Wright Edelman implored RISD students, faculty and staff not just to celebrate the dream and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Picturing the True South

RaMell Ross MFA 14 PH has a knack for capturing the quiet moments that offer a rare glimpse into Hale County, a rural region of Alabama known for its antebellum houses and fields dotted with tufts of white cotton.

Eco-friendly Construction in Costa Rica

Coated in a layer of dust and sweat, Dakota Linkel 15 IA struggles to fit a square piece of metal mesh into the large window opening of a schoolhouse in the tropics.

Extraterrestrial Experimentation

Surrounded by scraps of splintered foam and crumpled coffee cups, students in Creature-Creation – a Wintersession studio offered by Film/Animation/Video and Big Nazo Lab – barely look up from their half-finished puppets as Faccia Verde Numero Uno, a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial, inspects their progress.