Quentin is an opinions columnist for The Herald and hails from Montgomery County, Maryland. He serves as a student co-coordinator for BWell’s Masculinity Peer Education program and is Vice President of Brown University’s NAACP chapter. Most likely concentrating in History and Public Policy, you can probably find Quentin reading in the Rock, speedwalking across campus or in his room catching up on TV shows.

Articles by Quentin Thomas (14)

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

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Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 0 comments

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

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Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

February 4, 2019 0 comments

On a foundational level, we all have an understanding of right and wrong and are able to identify these behaviors in others. This rings particularly true when it comes to celebrities or public figures. Though it’s often hard to believe, they’re people just like us — the major difference being […]

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

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Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 0 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

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Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

September 16, 2018 0 comments

There were a lot of storylines that could have been written following the the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles final.

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Thomas ’21: Deriving meaning from different perspectives

April 15, 2018 0 comments

In recent weeks, ideological diversity has become a major topic of discussion on campus. The Herald has certainly facilitated this larger discussion, publishing a wide range of op-eds about free speech, the SPEAK coalition and Jeb Bush’s upcoming lecture.

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Thomas ’21: Being present for the future

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Course offerings for fall 2018 were released a few weeks ago on Courses@Brown. As I searched through the classes each department will offer next semester, I got excited thinking of all the various combinations of classes that I could take. The next day, I shared my excitement with a friend […]

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Thomas ’21: The case for a men’s revolution

February 28, 2018 0 comments

The idea of masculinity has been on my mind for some time now.

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Thomas ’21: Connecting the Ivory Tower to the real world

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The classes I’m taking this semester have me circling back to this one thought: How applicable is the stuff I’m learning in the classroom to the real world? We’re so fortunate to attend a place like Brown. Only a small minority of us will ever get the chance to receive […]

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Thomas ’21: The second semester slump

January 30, 2018 0 comments

The idea of the “sophomore slump” has significance outside of the college context: An artist’s second album might not be as good as their first, star rookies lose their luster and sequels are often worse than originals.