Opinions

Agnes Chan: Insecurities

Columns

Agnes Chan: Insecurities

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018I distinctly remember the dread that filled me when I sat down to write my “Why Brown?” essay five years ago. Scattered across my desk were brochures collected from dozens of college fairs, and my browser was clogged with 20 or […]

Gillian Lee: Seeking value

Columns

Gillian Lee: Seeking value

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018As an applied math-economics concentrator, I’ve spent my undergraduate career learning about different ways to quantify the difference between an expected value and a true value. I’ve spent hours poring over notes and problem sets on concepts from mean squared error, […]

Marisa Chib: Writing as writing, as rioting, as righting

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Marisa Chib: Writing as writing, as rioting, as righting

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018My first day at Brown, I remember excitement and nerves. The smell of a fresh coat of paint as I walked into my dorm, the flash of a camera bulb as I took my ID picture. But most of all, I […]

Soraya Ferdman: On discord

Columns

Soraya Ferdman: On discord

May 25, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018

This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2018When I left Puerto Rico to go to college, I had no intention of returning. I never felt quite at home there, in part because I did not look, speak or think like those around me. My mother is Iranian, my […]

Op-eds

Morley ’13: Rescind Junot Díaz’s Honorary Doctorate

May 18, 2018 0 comments

Díaz’s alleged abuse of the power endowed by literary recognition, even if not necessarily criminal, demands response from his enablers, hangers-on and mutual cultural beneficiaries.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Boycott Shiru Cafe

May 8, 2018 0 comments

This letter was published in The Herald’s Dec. 6 print edition, but was not published online. The letter is published here in its entirety. The Herald regrets the error.  To the Editor: The article “Cafe to connect students with sponsor companies” published in The Herald Dec. 4 described a new cafe which […]

Columns

Samilow ’19: The case against anonymous commentary

April 26, 2018 0 comments

President Trump has many betes noires — his enemies, some of his friends, germs and sharks, to name a few — but none is more despised than the “FAKE NEWS media.”

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Brown’s room and board charges transparent and low

April 26, 2018 0 comments

We write regarding Rebecca Aman’s April 24 column, “Why is Brown room and board so expensive?”

Op-eds

Esquivel ’21: Stop separating immigrant families

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The experience of growing up undocumented instilled in me a hyper-awareness of the fragility of my family’s place in U.S. society.

Op-eds

Dolan ’19.5, Triedman ’20: Ratty air conditioning plans need more accountability

April 26, 2018 0 comments

On April 23, in an editorial entitled “Ratty renovations a heartening sign,” the Editorial Page Board of The Herald praised the University administration’s recent commitments to address overheating in the Sharpe Refectory.