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Mark Liang: On writing

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Mark Liang: On writing

May 24, 2019 0 comments

I have this weird ritual at the end of every year. Instead of packing clothes for home as many folks do, I fill my suitcase with books and course packets, napkins and brochures, letters received and written — piles of printed material that I collected over the academic year.

Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

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Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

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On Earth Day this year, my friends and I stood on the Main Green for a few hours and asked passersby to guess the age of our planet.

Emily Miller: Indelible ink

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Emily Miller: Indelible ink

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When Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his presidential candidacy, few knew where to turn for in-depth analysis of his political philosophy or personal beliefs. The New York Times struck gold when the editors dusted off the opinions columns Buttigieg had written 16 years prior for the Harvard Crimson. 

Saanya Jain: Making choices, taking chances

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Saanya Jain: Making choices, taking chances

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I have spent this semester counting my lasts — granola bowls, John Street basement concerts, all-nighters in the Rock. At each occasion of arithmetical gymnastics, one question inevitably arose: Would I do it all again the same way?

Benjamin Potee: Graduating into cataclysmic climate change

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Benjamin Potee: Graduating into cataclysmic climate change

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Part of graduating is accepting unpredictability. Our graduating class will be forced to reckon with an emerging source of uncertainty: our changing climate and subsequent impacts upon societies, populations and individuals.

Rebecca Okin: On ‘using everything’

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Rebecca Okin: On ‘using everything’

May 24, 2019 0 comments

Gertrude Stein has watched over me for the past four years. Or more specifically, her words, etched into the English department building at 70 Brown St., have: “And then there is using everything.”

Julianne Center: Dreams and diagnoses

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Julianne Center: Dreams and diagnoses

May 24, 2019 0 comments

I joined The Brown Daily Herald because I wanted to be Rory Gilmore. It was as simple as that. I was a small-town-girl from Southern California, and I knew no one who had navigated the brick-patterned halls of the Ivy League beside my dear friend Rory.

Aidan Calvelli: UNIV0100: How to Fall in Love

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Aidan Calvelli: UNIV0100: How to Fall in Love

May 24, 2019 0 comments

You’re supposed to learn all sorts of things in college: how to read more critically, solve for a p-value, live on your own, manage your time efficiently or maybe even shotgun a beer.

Suvy Qin: Home within me

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Suvy Qin: Home within me

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A seatbelt soaked by tears; a bright yellow Penske truck packed full of things; two days of driving into the heart of the Midwest from the bayous of Louisiana. These are my memories of moving away from the first place I called home.

Kasturi Pananjady: On gratitude and uncertainty

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Kasturi Pananjady: On gratitude and uncertainty

May 24, 2019 0 comments

In 2015, New Jersey’s Star-Ledger published an obituary for Vishal Bokka Reddy ’12, “a software engineer, a neuroscientist, a linguist who spoke four languages, a flutist and a humanist.”