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Pelsinger ’20: My time at UCS

Op-eds

Pelsinger ’20: My time at UCS

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Serving as the Vice President of Brown’s Undergraduate Council of Students has been a joy and a privilege — one I will never forget. This semester I have a class, “AFRI 1030: Contesting the Carceral State,” that conflicts with UCS general body meetings and could not be accommodated logistically.

Simshauser ’20: The government’s natural disaster

Columns

Simshauser ’20: The government’s natural disaster

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Hardly a week has passed since President Trump agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen the government, ending the prolonged 35-day shutdown at least for a brief spell. An unmitigated political and practical disaster, Trump’s accession has done little to slow his rising disapproval ratings.

Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

Columns

Fernandez ’21: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico raises controversy over Miranda’s role in politics

February 5, 2019 0 comments

On Jan. 11, Lin-Manuel Miranda starred in his hit musical “Hamilton” on the opening night of the almost three-week fundraising performance series in Puerto Rico. “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico was marketed as a huge effort to support the island’s people…

Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

Columns

Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Last month in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s ban on the participation of most transgender individuals in the military to take effect — another unfortunate and harsh blow to transgender people in the United States.

Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

Columns

Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

February 4, 2019 0 comments

On a foundational level, we all have an understanding of right and wrong and are able to identify these behaviors in others. This rings particularly true when it comes to celebrities or public figures. Though it’s often hard to believe, they’re people just like us — the major difference being […]

Letter: Brown Spectator revival should embrace spirit of open-mindedness, intellectual rigor

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Brown Spectator revival should embrace spirit of open-mindedness, intellectual rigor

February 1, 2019 0 comments

As the former Editor of The Brown Spectator who revived the publication as an undergraduate student, I read with interest Anuj Krishnamurthy’s op-ed, “Bring Back the Brown Spectator.”

Klein ’20: Super Bowl preview

Columns, Sports

Klein ’20: Super Bowl preview

February 1, 2019 0 comments

The Los Angeles Rams will take on the mighty New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday. This marks the third consecutive Super Bowl appearance for the Pats, who continue to dominate the AFC, maintaining their powerhouse status.

Krishnamurthy ’19: Bring back the Brown Spectator

Columns

Krishnamurthy ’19: Bring back the Brown Spectator

January 31, 2019 0 comments

In the spring of 1986, the Brown Spectator published its inaugural issue. Proclaiming itself “The Right Alternative” to existing student publications, the Spectator aimed to provide an outlet for conservative and libertarian thought on a campus the journal’s staff alleged to be overwhelmingly liberal.

Secondo ’16 GS: A homecoming meditation

Columns

Secondo ’16 GS: A homecoming meditation

January 30, 2019 0 comments

During my second semester as an undergraduate, it clicked. Brown is more than a place of learning; it is also an idea: a celebration of free inquiry and the pursuit of knowledge deployed in service of making our world a better place.

Calvelli ’19: Job advice from an unemployed senior

Columns

Calvelli ’19: Job advice from an unemployed senior

January 30, 2019 0 comments

I graduate in four months and have no idea what I’m doing next year. As so many fellow ’19-ers know, it is a terrifying feeling. The comfort and regularity of college life are rapidly giving way to an impending unknown where the only certainties are skyrocketing rents and more expensive access to the New York Times.