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Articles by Michael Fitzpatrick (8)

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: The dog days of summer

July 26, 2010 0 comments

For those Brown students who are not native Rhode Islanders, even a short trip home during the school year is a major affair. My three-day visit this past weekend was no different, as I interrupted a rather taxing internship in New Mexico to take care of some business as home. 

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: Thank you for not smoking

February 18, 2010 0 comments

What you put into your body is your business, but what you put into the air is everyone’s business.

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: Today, PLME killed my dreams. FML.

November 18, 2009 0 comments

A few friends of mine really got shafted last week. As students enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education, they discovered that their guaranteed acceptance into Warren Alpert Medical School will be rendered null and void if they send out applications to any other medical schools.

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Fitzpatrick ’12: Good without God

November 10, 2009 2 comments

If you plan on visiting New York City over the Thanksgiving holiday break, I insist that you ride the subway at least once. While you’re at it, take a good look at the ads — you may read something thought-provoking.

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: How I learned to stop worrying and love the moon bomb

October 20, 2009 1 comment

On Oct. 9 at 7:31 a.m. EDT, the world witnessed a momentous occasion: NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) fired two large projectiles into one of the moon’s polar craters to study the composition of the lunar surface.

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: The vegetarian delusion

October 6, 2009 4 comments

Anyone who wandered through the Main Green this past week was granted a rare opportunity to see some profoundly horrifying images: a seal being brutally clubbed to death for its fur; an innocent piglet being castrated; a poor cat being pinned down on a dissecting table.

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Michael Fitzpatrick ’12: (Don’t) stop the presses!

April 22, 2009 0 comments

I learned to read when I was three. I still remember reading nightly with my father, sitting in his lap with a book in my hands and a blanket around my shoulders. I was brought up on “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Goodnight Moon” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” I wonder what books my sons and daughters will learn to read first, if they read books at all. I might be sitting with a child in my lap, pointing at lines of text on a computer screen instead of words on a page.

(Comic) Strip Tease

January 30, 2009 0 comments

When it comes to the newspaper, I’m not a particularly difficult person to please. I love crossword puzzles, editorials, columns and comics. But since the start of the new semester, I have noticed a large decline in the number of comics. I’m slightly disappointed.