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Articles by Aidan Calvelli (9)

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.

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

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Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 2, the Sastifactory/No Credit deadline passed without much fanfare. Forty-nine years after its inception, the S/NC option is so ingrained in the Brown experience that it doesn’t stand out as abnormal.

Calvelli ’19: #BCG: Ban Consulting Groups

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Calvelli ’19: #BCG: Ban Consulting Groups

September 24, 2018 0 comments

When fall dawns on campus, you’re sure to see two things: first years with lanyards around their necks and upperclassmen in business-casual-but-don’t-worry-I’m-still-chill outfits flocking in hordes to consulting recruiting events.

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

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Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

September 12, 2018 0 comments

“Shopping period” has always struck me as being too consumerist a term, too readily embracing a transactional conception of education. An education has to be earned, not bought.