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Steinman ’19: Lead on, Hollywood

March 18, 2018 0 comments

It’s taken fourteen months, but President Trump has finally figured out what’s wrong with America. In a recent 5:25 a.m. tweet following the Oscars, he declared: “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore — except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

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Miller ’19: Award shows are partisan echo chambers

March 18, 2018 0 comments

On Sunday, March 4, the 90th Oscar award ceremony took place, featuring a star-studded guest list, much laughter, long speeches and, of course, politics.

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Samilow ’19: Academic boycotts are bad for the academy

March 16, 2018 0 comments

A Supreme Court justice once said, in the context of the death penalty, that when a judge feels unable to apply a law because of his or her personal views, it’s time to resign and either launch a political campaign or lead a revolution.

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Savello ’18: Rethinking TA sections

March 16, 2018 0 comments

As is natural for a second-semester senior, I have begun to reflect on my academic endeavors and evaluate which experiences I’ve found valuable at Brown — and which ones I’ve found not so valuable. Out of all of my experiences, I’ve found mandatory TA-led discussion sections the most in need of improvement.

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Johnson ’20: We need a more diverse CS faculty

March 15, 2018 0 comments

In late February, the computer science department announced that Seny Kamara will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure as of July 1, 2018.

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Mulligan ’19: ResLife must start prioritizing upperclassman housing

March 15, 2018 0 comments

Brown recently announced plans to build a “wellness dorm,” The Herald previously reported.

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Aman ’20: Ban the box

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Recently, momentum has grown around the movement to “ban the box” — the checkbox that asks if one has a criminal conviction on initial job applications.

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Simshauser ’20: States’ Rights, Revised for Liberals

March 7, 2018 0 comments

In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, gun control has once again been pushed to the forefront of public discourse.

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Savello ’18: Thesis writing — passion or pressure?

March 5, 2018 0 comments

The summer before my senior year, I swore to myself I wouldn’t write a senior thesis. I wanted to spend my final year at Brown making the most of my classes and activities — not stressing over a random 40+ page research paper I had no interest in writing.

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Flynn ’20: What would John Stuart Mill say?

February 28, 2018 0 comments

When speaking on Feb. 13 at Brown, conservative journalist and author Guy Benson faced pushback from students who expressed disappointment with the decision to invite him to speak on campus.