Columns

Miller ’19: Prospective students should not be a bargaining chip

Opinions

Miller ’19: Prospective students should not be a bargaining chip

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Peaceful on-campus protests were once deemed radical, and today many are still hailed for forcing the mainstream to wake up and challenge its beliefs.

Richardson ’20: The problem with the Kaepernick process

Opinions, Sports

Richardson ’20: The problem with the Kaepernick process

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality against the black community became iconic when he knelt during the national anthem before kickoffs in 2016.

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

Opinions

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

April 17, 2019 0 comments

In a February letter to the Providence Journal, President Christina Paxson P’19 claimed that “Brown’s central administration was not aware that some staff in Advancement was providing logistical support” for the now infamous Granoff dinners.

Mulligan ’19: Bathroom blues

Opinions

Mulligan ’19: Bathroom blues

April 16, 2019 0 comments

On March 8, International Women’s Day, I walked into one of two single-stall, gender-inclusive restrooms on my floor, and discovered dried urine on the toilet seat. I sighed.

Secondo ’16 GS: Four more years

Opinions

Secondo ’16 GS: Four more years

April 16, 2019 0 comments

We are currently only a little over 18 months away from the reckoning of the 2020 election, and the chances of kicking the Flaming Dorito out of the White House are already dwindling. Let’s go through a quick checklist. First, as always, “it’s the economy, stupid.” For the exhaustive laundry […]

Schapiro ’19: Spend senior spring watching the Mets

Sports

Schapiro ’19: Spend senior spring watching the Mets

April 15, 2019 0 comments

It is the second semester of my senior year, which had me thinking last week about what I did during the spring of my senior year of high school. Specifically, I went to 14 Mets games and wrote about the Mets every other night for a blog my friend and I had started, and still managed to pass all my classes.

Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

Opinions

Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

April 14, 2019 0 comments

Most Americans believe in meritocracy. Polls show Americans, more than most people in other countries, say intelligence and hard work, rather than birth and background, are what really count if you want to get ahead. Perhaps they’re right.

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

Opinions

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Imagine a speaker at a college campus stepping out on stage, grasping the mic, and saying “Preferential treatment, real or suspected, for students based on wealth or privilege is corrosive to our community.” Everyone applauds. Then they add, “Did I say corrosive? Sorry, I meant ‘the core of.’”

Meszaros GS: Reduce recommendation letter requirements

Opinions

Meszaros GS: Reduce recommendation letter requirements

April 10, 2019 0 comments

One of the most stressful parts of the University experience isn’t taking midterms or writing final papers: it’s applying to jobs, internships and graduate school. Often, employers and schools ask students to provide numerous recommendation letters supporting their applications.

Hall ’20: Green New Deal is rational, not radical

Opinions

Hall ’20: Green New Deal is rational, not radical

April 9, 2019 0 comments

When Hurricane Michael hit Florida in October, following a pattern of increasingly powerful storms, I was of course worried for my grandfather.