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Klein ’20: What has gone wrong for Team USA?

Klein ’20: What has gone wrong for Team USA?

September 6, 2019 0 comments

The first week of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup has proven troublesome for Team USA. Even though the group stage of the tournament was not expected to present much of a challenge, USA narrowly defeated Turkey on Tuesday by just one point in overtime.

Flynn ’20: Brown should ban laptops from the classroom

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Flynn ’20: Brown should ban laptops from the classroom

September 5, 2019 0 comments

Laptops are ubiquitous in Brown’s classrooms. Whether in a 100-student lecture or a small seminar, many students spend most of the class staring intently at the screen a few feet in front of them, rather than at the professor or the board.

Simshauser ’20: Out of Silicon Valley, a political challenge to an Uberized economy

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Simshauser ’20: Out of Silicon Valley, a political challenge to an Uberized economy

September 4, 2019 0 comments

When Uber was founded in 2009, its prospects for global recognition looked slim. It was a high-end cab service — on-demand black car rides for the Bay Area’s more ostentatious residents.

Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

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Meszaros GS: Disentangling grad school and alcohol culture

September 4, 2019 0 comments

Alcohol use and abuse is a noted problem for undergraduate students, but in my experience, it becomes an accepted and expected part of the culture in grad school.

Editors’ Note: The Herald’s new print design

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Editors’ Note: The Herald’s new print design

September 3, 2019 0 comments

The Herald is back for a new academic semester with significant changes to our print design for the first time in four years. Over the past six months, a team of talented designers and editors have worked tirelessly to update our fonts, alter spacing and add design elements to the physical paper.

Aman ’20: It’s time to make youth sports fun again

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Aman ’20: It’s time to make youth sports fun again

September 3, 2019 0 comments

In high school, I played three sports: cross country, swimming and track. Being a multi-sport athlete could be tough; at the beginning of each season, I would struggle to keep up with my teammates who trained year-round.

Mark Liang: On writing

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Mark Liang: On writing

May 24, 2019 0 comments

I have this weird ritual at the end of every year. Instead of packing clothes for home as many folks do, I fill my suitcase with books and course packets, napkins and brochures, letters received and written — piles of printed material that I collected over the academic year.

Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

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Rachel Gold: Speak to all pasts, and they shall teach thee

May 24, 2019 0 comments

On Earth Day this year, my friends and I stood on the Main Green for a few hours and asked passersby to guess the age of our planet.

Emily Miller: Indelible ink

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Emily Miller: Indelible ink

May 24, 2019 0 comments

When Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his presidential candidacy, few knew where to turn for in-depth analysis of his political philosophy or personal beliefs. The New York Times struck gold when the editors dusted off the opinions columns Buttigieg had written 16 years prior for the Harvard Crimson. 

Saanya Jain: Making choices, taking chances

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Saanya Jain: Making choices, taking chances

May 24, 2019 0 comments

I have spent this semester counting my lasts — granola bowls, John Street basement concerts, all-nighters in the Rock. At each occasion of arithmetical gymnastics, one question inevitably arose: Would I do it all again the same way?