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Articles by Aidan Calvelli (13)

Aidan Calvelli: UNIV0100: How to Fall in Love

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Aidan Calvelli: UNIV0100: How to Fall in Love

May 24, 2019 0 comments

You’re supposed to learn all sorts of things in college: how to read more critically, solve for a p-value, live on your own, manage your time efficiently or maybe even shotgun a beer.

Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

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Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

April 19, 2019 0 comments

We all know the stereotype of the stressed out, overworked college student. Since you’re at Brown, it probably has applied to you — if not as a permanent character trait, then as the version of yourself that springs forth when you’ve got two midterms next week.

Calvelli ’19: The real problem with legacy admissions

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Calvelli ’19: The real problem with legacy admissions

April 3, 2019 0 comments

At Brown, student activists have long called for an end to legacy admission. And there has been righteous outcry over The Herald’s report that Brown’s Office of Advancement gives special access to children of “alumni, parents and friends.”

Calvelli ’19: How to write a cover letter

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Calvelli ’19: How to write a cover letter

February 28, 2019 0 comments

For us high-achieving college students, late February doesn’t mean winter: It means job and internship application season. (Unless, of course, you sold your soul to an on-campus recruiter last fall.) Like Halloween in fall, writing cover letters is the most haunting part of this season.

Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

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Calvelli ’19: I’d like to do more than ‘push back on that’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Anyone who’s taken a seminar at Brown knows the scene: some kid who clearly hasn’t done the reading raises their hand to say something ignorant and borderline racist. Another hand shoots up.

Calvelli ’19: Job advice from an unemployed senior

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Calvelli ’19: Job advice from an unemployed senior

January 30, 2019 0 comments

I graduate in four months and have no idea what I’m doing next year. As so many fellow ’19-ers know, it is a terrifying feeling. The comfort and regularity of college life are rapidly giving way to an impending unknown where the only certainties are skyrocketing rents and more expensive access to the New York Times.

Calvelli ’19: A recipe for success in college

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Calvelli ’19: A recipe for success in college

December 7, 2018 0 comments

First, brown one diced onion in butter in a large pot. Next, add about two pounds of chopped carrots, along with a tablespoon or two of minced ginger and a tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon or lemongrass.

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

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Calvelli ’19: Ode to the Sharpe Refectory

November 7, 2018 0 comments

College dining halls don’t often make the news. However, as this semester commenced, a nickname controversy catapulted the Sharpe Refectory into the headlines.

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Calvelli ’19: Let them wear lanyards

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Now in my fourth (and final) year at Brown, I thought nothing could surprise me. Naked people with donuts? Sure. Neil deGrasse Tyson chilling on Simmons Quad? Boring. Yet on a recent dreary mid-October day, I was proven wrong when I saw not one, but two first-years with lanyards around their necks.