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Aman ’20: U. should cover students’ STI tests

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Aman ’20: U. should cover students’ STI tests

October 10, 2018 0 comments

At the start of the semester, I visited Health Services for my annual screen for sexually transmitted infections.

Foster ’19: Keep the pressure on Amazon

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Foster ’19: Keep the pressure on Amazon

October 9, 2018 0 comments

Last week, CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos announced a wage hike for all employees — everyone, even temporary employees, would make at least $15 an hour.

Steinman ’19: When writing a thesis, learn from your peers

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Steinman ’19: When writing a thesis, learn from your peers

October 9, 2018 0 comments

For many incoming students, the first tangible links to Brown are advisors, people who will be guiding and looking out for us from the moment we reach campus and begin to pick classes.

Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

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Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

October 8, 2018 0 comments

With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, much of the optimism for Democrats has been focused on the House of Representatives.

Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

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Cardoso ’19: In Brazil’s upcoming election, nothing less than democracy is at stake

October 4, 2018 0 comments

By any metric, the past few years have not been good to liberal democracy. As Larry Diamond, a Stanford University professor of sociology who specializes in democracy, famously noted, we may be in the midst of a global “democracy recession.” 

Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

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Fernandez ’21: Critiquing attitudes toward abortion in the U.S. and beyond

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Women’s reproductive rights are once more at the center of the political discourse in the United States.

Miller ’19: Secrecy reigns in U.S. intelligence

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Miller ’19: Secrecy reigns in U.S. intelligence

October 2, 2018 0 comments

In a post-9/11 world, in pursuit of its mission to thwart terrorism in the United States and ensure national security, U.S. intelligence agencies have become larger, more complex and, if possible, even more secretive.

Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

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Vilsan ’19: The simple pleasures

October 1, 2018 0 comments

He is nine years old, 10 at most. His feet dangle above the ground. His tiny arms rest uncomfortably on the dinner table. He is holding in his miniature hands the newest iPhone, swiping and scrolling as though it were second nature. Conversation swells around him, but he is unaware.

Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

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Friedman ’19: JUMP bikes are a boon for public transport — for some

September 28, 2018 0 comments

On Monday night, I test drove a JUMP bike on a journey from Wayland Square’s Starbucks to the Rockefeller Library. The bike shattered my expectations, especially after the electric pedal-assist kicked in and made the hill up Angell Street seem like an airport runway.

Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

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Clark ’19: A reminder of reality to those who judge

September 26, 2018 0 comments

Earlier this week, Aidan Calvelli ’19 wrote a column calling to ban consulting firms from campus, arguing that “the mad rush to help rich companies get richer obscures a search for employment animated by an independent quest for meaning and social fulfillment.”