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Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

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Aman ’20: Brown should use its housing fee to subsidize laundry

September 20, 2019 0 comments

At Wednesday’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting, Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 made two suggestions on how to subsidize laundry for students with demonstrated financial need.

Simshauser ’20: On Italy’s football pitches, racism finds a refuge

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Simshauser ’20: On Italy’s football pitches, racism finds a refuge

September 19, 2019 0 comments

The season had hardly begun when Italian football’s most vile tradition reared its head. On Sept. 1 — just the second matchday of Serie A (Italy’s top league) — Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku readied himself for a penalty against rival club Cagliari.

Meszaros GS: Everyone needs to get vaccinated, take it from someone with HPV

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Meszaros GS: Everyone needs to get vaccinated, take it from someone with HPV

September 19, 2019 0 comments

There is currently a vaccine that could help prevent certain types of cancer, but many people are turning it down. The vaccine fights strains of the Human Papillomavirus, which can cause cervical, penile and anal cancer, but some students are still unprotected despite the fact that it’s been around for decades.

Kramer ’20: Brown is accessible, but not enough

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Kramer ’20: Brown is accessible, but not enough

September 18, 2019 0 comments

There is a lot of rhetoric about increased awareness of social injustices on Brown’s campus.

Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

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Reed ’21: The excessive authority of regulatory agencies

September 17, 2019 0 comments

Last week, after a number of high-profile stories of teens hospitalized with lung illnesses related to vaping, President Trump announced his intention to direct the Food and Drug Administration to ban most flavored e-cigarettes.

Klein ’20: Who will win the World Series?

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Klein ’20: Who will win the World Series?

September 16, 2019 0 comments

The Major League Baseball regular season is reaching its final stages, and as we start to look at the playoff picture, it is clear that four teams have separated themselves from the rest of the league.

Flynn ‘20.5: We should decriminalize psychedelics

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Flynn ‘20.5: We should decriminalize psychedelics

September 13, 2019 0 comments

Last week, Johns Hopkins Medicine launched the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. The Center, which is the second of its kind in the world to open, will study the medical uses of psychedelic drugs such as LSD (acid) and psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushroom or “shrooms.”

Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

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Fernandez ’21: Puerto Rico: A story of resistance.

September 12, 2019 0 comments

This summer Puerto Rico made headlines around the world as hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets in massive mobilizations. The U.S. press covered the initial stages of protest, but failed to stick with the story as the resistance evolved.

Aman ’20: Dear Blueno should not be an academic advisor

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Aman ’20: Dear Blueno should not be an academic advisor

September 11, 2019 0 comments

“Are there any CS classes that are for people who have zero foundation and just wanna give it a try to see how it is? scared of being destroyed by cs 15.”

Hall ’20: Principles of Economics should teach the nuance of human rationality

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Hall ’20: Principles of Economics should teach the nuance of human rationality

September 11, 2019 0 comments

Every year, around 400 undergraduates sign up for the introductory course Econ 0110: “Principles of Economics.” Nearly four out of every five students in the current iteration of this course are first-years. For them, it may be their first serious exposure to economic policy.