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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

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Aman ’20: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test misses the mark

October 21, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a series of videos discussing her Native American heritage, as well a DNA test that concluded she had a Native American ancestor six to ten generations back.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

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Fernandez ’21: The language of Latinx

October 16, 2018 0 comments

A discussion I have been particularly interested in and that I have seen arise constantly among students and faculty at Brown is the discussion on the intricacies of language, especially in regard to its essential role in framing the way we view and interact with our circumstances.

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

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Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

October 15, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a sophomore or a junior, you’re probably already in the process of looking for a place to live next year. The current state of apartment hunting in Providence is reminiscent of the recruiting cycle — it happens earlier and earlier every year, and chances are that all of […]

Flynn ’20: Brown should calculate GPA

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Flynn ’20: Brown should calculate GPA

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Most undergrads who have applied to an organization outside of Brown — virtually everyone — have had to take the annoying step of calculating their GPA. In the spirit of its unique educational philosophy, Brown refuses to calculate GPA; but other organizations, obviously, do not share this philosophy.

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

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Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

October 12, 2018 0 comments

On Oct. 2, the Sastifactory/No Credit deadline passed without much fanfare. Forty-nine years after its inception, the S/NC option is so ingrained in the Brown experience that it doesn’t stand out as abnormal.

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.