Op-eds

Shorter ’17: UCS needs to be transparent

September 28, 2016 0 comments

The decision to close the Undergraduate Council of Students meeting to create a “safe space” for the student government is extremely troubling.

Jacobs ’18: Avoiding the free speech debate

September 26, 2016 0 comments

With its immediately provocative title, “Should Free Speech be Limited on College Campuses?” was marketed as a two-sided exploration of a relevant subject.

Hyland GS: This is about Tyre King

September 19, 2016 0 comments

This is about Tyre King, the unarmed black child Columbus, Ohio police killed last week.

Tisch ’17 and Kaufman ’17: Spring Weekend is not for everyone

April 14, 2016 0 comments

We seldom consider that Spring Weekend itself can be a tremendous source of stress for other individuals who are part of our community.

Galvan ’16: Why I am pro-life

April 13, 2016 0 comments

In high school, I never took the time to think through the issue of abortion properly, listening to mantras like “my body, my choice.”

Rose ’19 and Braga ’16: Faculty should be more politically diverse

April 11, 2016 0 comments

The Herald investigated the campaign donations made by faculty members and found that faculty members unanimously supported Democratic candidates.

Heck P’16: SJP should apologize to Brown’s LGBTQ community

April 7, 2016 0 comments

Brown Students for Justice in Palestine has insisted that its opposition to the sponsorship by Moral Voices of Janet Mock’s lecture was not anti-Semitic.

SJP: Petitioning against Hillel is not anti-Semitic

March 21, 2016 0 comments

Two weeks ago, a coalition of students wrote to Janet Mock, petitioning her to reconsider the Brown/RISD Hillel sponsorship of her March 21 talk.

Peters and Vann ’17: Storytelling to transform gender norms

March 21, 2016 0 comments

We believe in the power of stories, for better or for worse. In our society, the voices that most need to be heard are too often silenced.

Bennett ’16: Pinkwashing is a poor reason to reject the Mock event

March 18, 2016 0 comments

Last week, a petition began circulating online that demanded the acclaimed trans activist Janet Mock disassociate her lecture from its sponsors.