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Divya Santhanam: Idlies for the collegiate soul

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Divya Santhanam: Idlies for the collegiate soul

May 24, 2019 0 comments

I used to have a blue lunch box. I can’t remember the exact shade of blue, but I remember the coarseness of its fabric as I opened it on the first day of senior kindergarten. It had enough space for a Ziploc bag and a stainless steel, or as my mother would say, ever-silver thermos.

Maya Singh: Pondering the path ahead

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Maya Singh: Pondering the path ahead

May 24, 2019 0 comments

When I first walked through the Van Wickle Gates three years ago, it was in the company of a much smaller, and perhaps more eclectic, group.

Ruth Foster: Open curriculum 2.0

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Ruth Foster: Open curriculum 2.0

May 24, 2019 0 comments

We’ve spent four years (or maybe a little more) wandering around in the open curriculum. For some of us, the course has been relatively straightforward. But I think for most of us, these precious years at Brown have brought about a great deal of questioning and a generous helping of difficult choices.

Clare Steinman: Holding greatness close

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Clare Steinman: Holding greatness close

May 24, 2019 0 comments

On the sweltering evening of last year’s Campus Dance, as the Class of 2018 prepared to take the stage for their Senior Sing, I found myself in conversation with an alum visiting Brown for his 30th reunion.

Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

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Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

April 24, 2019 0 comments

When we think about climate change, we should think about the Younger Dryas. You probably haven’t heard of the Younger Dryas, a cold period that started 12,900 years ago — at the end of the last glacial period — with a 10˚C cooling over two centuries, and ended 1,200 years […]

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

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Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Last week, I read a column in The Herald titled “Brown is hard. It should be harder,” which advocated for intensified grading practices on campus.

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

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Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

April 22, 2019 0 comments

I’m in the late innings of the last start of my career, and the manager is coming out to get me. I’m done, he says, and I can hit the clubhouse and start preparing for graduation while some rookie takes over where I left off.

Klein ’20: Why the Rockets can beat the Warriors

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Klein ’20: Why the Rockets can beat the Warriors

April 22, 2019 0 comments

As the first round of the NBA playoffs continues, it is becoming clear that the Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

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Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

April 19, 2019 0 comments

We all know the stereotype of the stressed out, overworked college student. Since you’re at Brown, it probably has applied to you — if not as a permanent character trait, then as the version of yourself that springs forth when you’ve got two midterms next week.

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.