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Kramer ’20: Television’s false reality of sexual violence

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Kramer ’20: Television’s false reality of sexual violence

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In high school, I watched Law and Order: Special Victims Unit compulsively. I distinctly remember waiting for a new season to be released on Netflix with a sense of joyous anticipation.

Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

November 13, 2019 0 comments

For most of my career at Brown, I was a computer science naysayer. As an underclassman, I thought the only reason to learn to code was to pursue jobs at tech giants like Google or Facebook.

Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

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Gelfond ’23: Brown should lead in advocacy against college rankings

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The morning of Jan. 1, I woke up in a cold sweat. I had finished the majority of my regular decision applications (19 of them by that point).

Meszaros GS: Make Brown Blogs better

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Meszaros GS: Make Brown Blogs better

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The University provides students with a number of digital tools to supplement their academic work.

Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

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Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

November 12, 2019 0 comments

Around the anniversary of the extrajudicial murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger ’03 delivered a stirring speech on campus about the mounting threat to journalism at home and abroad.

Shanmugam ’23: Wealth taxes: politically flashy but problematic in practice

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Shanmugam ’23: Wealth taxes: politically flashy but problematic in practice

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Had Elizabeth Warren proposed her wealth tax — a levy on net worth paid only by the wealthiest households in America — ten or twenty years ago, popular opinion probably would have branded her as an unapologetic socialist, consigning her proposal to a different day, a different debate and a different Democratic Party.

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

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Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The other day during a math lecture, I raised my hand, and I asked a question — a stupid one. It was one of those questions that you regretted as soon as the words came out of your mouth.

Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

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Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

November 7, 2019 0 comments

The 2019 Major League Baseball season came to an end last week with the Washington Nationals completing their magical playoff run, defeating the powerhouse Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series.

Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

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Reed ’21: Maintain free-speech on Facebook … it beats the alternative

November 7, 2019 0 comments

Late last month, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech at Georgetown University outlining Facebook’s policy on political advertisements. In it, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would continue publishing political ads, even those that include misleading or demonstrably false claims.

Fernandez ’21: We must do more to foster student activism

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Fernandez ’21: We must do more to foster student activism

November 7, 2019 0 comments

University spaces have historically been central to political and social movements around the world. In the United States, activism in universities rises and falls across years in ways that mirror the political and social climate of the nation.