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Articles by Rachael Schmidt (9)

Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

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Schmidt ’21: Professors should stop scheduling exams at night

October 10, 2019 0 comments

Nothing is worse than a night exam. Many classes, especially large lectures in STEM fields, schedule exams late in the evening. At their worst, these exams can span from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schmidt ’21: Pre-med students should take social sciences classes

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Schmidt ’21: Pre-med students should take social sciences classes

September 27, 2019 0 comments

Pre-med students coming into Brown often have their class list already mapped out for the next four years.

Schmidt ’21: How to make orientation introvert-friendly

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Schmidt ’21: How to make orientation introvert-friendly

September 8, 2019 0 comments

Brown orientation provides an opportunity for new students to meet each other and to explore the myriad of social and extracurricular opportunities Brown has to offer.

Schmidt ’21: Uproot weed-out classes

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Schmidt ’21: Uproot weed-out classes

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Financial Accounting. Organic Chemistry. Introductory Calculus. No matter the concentration, there will always be that one class that grinds your gears. They are coined “weed-out” classes.

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

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Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

March 8, 2019 1 comment

We don’t have all the answers when we first get to college. For most students who intend to concentrate in STEM fields, the difficulty level of academics increases exponentially from high school to college.

Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

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Schmidt ’21: Displacing thousands of residents? There’s an app for that.

February 7, 2019 2 comments

Many Brown students concentrating in computer science hope to travel to Silicon Valley this summer to intern for a variety of tech companies and startups. But do these students realize the amount of space that they would take up by joining the tech industry in cities like San Francisco?

Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

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Schmidt ’21: Bridging the research gap for STEM students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

If you are a STEM concentrator at Brown, research is key. The sooner an undergraduate gets into research, the better and more competitive their resume will be.

Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

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Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

November 14, 2018 0 comments

An amazing opportunity for Brown students is the exposure to people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and getting to learn from their experiences.

Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

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Schmidt ’21: TWTP rightfully asks tough questions of students

October 23, 2018 0 comments

To prepare for the drastic change in social climate between my previous schooling experiences and Brown, I applied to the Third World Transition Program, a four-day pre-orientation program dedicated to talking about systems of oppression and fostering an environment of open discussion.