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Articles by Camille Spencer-Salmon (8)

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: Defending the right to disagree

April 16, 2012 0 comments

  I challenge my fellow students – and myself – as incredibly fortunate human beings, to avoid fighting intolerance with more intolerance. We cannot congratulate ourselves on taking the moral high ground if this is not actually the case.

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: What does sexual consent even mean?

March 5, 2012 0 comments

  For many, college is a chance to swim in one of the biggest potential mating pools ever to be swum in — perhaps whilst talking up the honeys, you have phrased it in a different way. This, plus the alcohol that lubricates so many of our social interactions, makes the question of sexual consent incredibly important. The “one in four women raped in college” statistic is probably familiar to you, and during the orientation pipeline, you may vaguely remember a presentation about sexual conduct, alcohol and rape.

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: Before fixing the world, let’s fix the world’s housing

February 3, 2012 1 comment

  Kids in lead-infected housing — especially cheaper public housing — suffer permanent neurological damage as a result of exposure to the harmful metal.

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: Greater expectations

November 8, 2011 0 comments

While setting baseline standards is good, chances are the test your state required you to take did not measure how well you could synthesize new ideas, make inferences about relationships between different concepts or generally do much creative thinking.

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: Swimming in the flood

November 1, 2011 0 comments

Brown’s celebrated open curriculum affords us great power in directing our own education, but as we have all been told in some way or another many times, with great power comes great responsibility. Luckily, the University recognizes that higher education is serious business and therefore assigns each incoming student an […]

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: In defense of the SciLi

October 11, 2011 0 comments

The SciLi, more reliable than a lover, will hold you for hours.

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: A false choice

October 6, 2011 0 comments

I go to Brown’s Focal Point page a lot. It’s handy because, despite frequent navel-gazing, my thoughts­­ — and those of fellow students — about life goals usually don’t go further than “I am he as you are he as you are me … what?”

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Spencer-Salmon ’14: The problem with Thayer on a Friday night

September 22, 2011 0 comments

Why is it that, in a first world country where women supposedly have the same rights as men, our bodies are still considered fair game for public scrutiny — to the point where it’s considered normal to be harassed on the street when you’re just trying to get from point A to point B?