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Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

Columns

Gold ’19: Earth’s history shows we need a Green New Deal

April 24, 2019 0 comments

When we think about climate change, we should think about the Younger Dryas. You probably haven’t heard of the Younger Dryas, a cold period that started 12,900 years ago — at the end of the last glacial period — with a 10˚C cooling over two centuries, and ended 1,200 years […]

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

Op-eds

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

April 24, 2019 0 comments

I was surprised to read Aidan Calvelli’s ’19 opinion in last Friday’s Herald.

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

Op-eds

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

April 24, 2019 0 comments

In the midst of seemingly perpetual mass shootings including the massacres in Parkland, Sante Fe and Christchurch, there are increasingly strong calls to outlaw the purchase of high capacity magazines and the so-called “weapons of choice” for mass shooters: assault weapons.

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

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Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

April 23, 2019 0 comments

The Granoff dinner was an embarrassment for the University, and it is undeniably immoral that the uber-rich, like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, can pay or cheat their way into elite institutions and receive special benefits once admitted.

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

Columns

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Last week, I read a column in The Herald titled “Brown is hard. It should be harder,” which advocated for intensified grading practices on campus.

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

April 22, 2019 0 comments

I’m in the late innings of the last start of my career, and the manager is coming out to get me. I’m done, he says, and I can hit the clubhouse and start preparing for graduation while some rookie takes over where I left off.

Klein ’20: Why the Rockets can beat the Warriors

Columns, Sports

Klein ’20: Why the Rockets can beat the Warriors

April 22, 2019 0 comments

As the first round of the NBA playoffs continues, it is becoming clear that the Golden State Warriors will face the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

Editorials

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

April 19, 2019 0 comments

On April 1, The Herald reported that the University suspended its terminal master’s in history. That program had offered a year-long opportunity to earn a master’s degree for students not previously enrolled at the University; now, outside applicants cannot receive a standalone master’s in history degree from Brown.

Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

Columns

Calvelli ’19: Brown is hard. It should be harder.

April 19, 2019 0 comments

We all know the stereotype of the stressed out, overworked college student. Since you’re at Brown, it probably has applied to you — if not as a permanent character trait, then as the version of yourself that springs forth when you’ve got two midterms next week.

Schmidt ’21: Uproot weed-out classes

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Schmidt ’21: Uproot weed-out classes

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Financial Accounting. Organic Chemistry. Introductory Calculus. No matter the concentration, there will always be that one class that grinds your gears. They are coined “weed-out” classes.