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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 0 comments

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

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Steinman ’19: The Blue Wave needs an agenda

November 12, 2018 0 comments

With the Democrats’ long-expected reclamation of the House of Representatives last week, President Trump and his allies certainly anticipate the beginning of a fierce Democratic backlash.

Miller ’19: The burden of winning a House majority

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Miller ’19: The burden of winning a House majority

November 12, 2018 0 comments

Democrats achieved a resounding victory in the 2018 midterm elections, which will allow them to seat enough party members to assume control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.

Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

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Simshauser ’20: The fantasy of voter fraud, the reality of voter suppression

November 5, 2018 0 comments

When polls for the midterm elections close tomorrow, the significance of the results will be placed within the parameters of national politics. “Will the House accelerate the Russia investigations?” “Has the Republican hold on the Senate come to an end?” “Can Democrats halt the Trump agenda?”

Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

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Aman ’20: It’s time to rethink the wage gap

November 5, 2018 0 comments

If I had 80 cents for every time I saw an infographic with a drawing of a partial dollar bill proclaiming, “Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes!” I would be decently rich.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 0 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

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Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

October 15, 2018 0 comments

If you’re a sophomore or a junior, you’re probably already in the process of looking for a place to live next year. The current state of apartment hunting in Providence is reminiscent of the recruiting cycle — it happens earlier and earlier every year, and chances are that all of […]

Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

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Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

October 8, 2018 0 comments

With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, much of the optimism for Democrats has been focused on the House of Representatives.

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

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Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

September 17, 2018 0 comments

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a quarter of college sophomores reported that they are not energized by their classes or do not feel at home on their campus.

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

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Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Certain dorms at Brown are designated as quiet spaces. Certain dorms are sub-free. There’s Environmental Housing and International Housing and, as announced last semester, there are plans to build a somewhat nebulously-defined “wellness dorm.”