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Articles by Aidan Calvelli (7)

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.