Articles by Andrea Matthews (6)


Andrea Matthews ’11: No radicalization without representation

March 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Consider this an open letter to the New York Times. For better or worse, I have grown used to both liberal and conservative political commentators making inflammatory and unsubstantiated statements and calling them “news.” Though it seems that not enough people are able to make a distinction between reporting and punditry, one would hope that one of the largest newspapers in this country would successfully avoid the overly-editorial, representatively voiced, agenda driven “reporting” conducted by television pundits who shall remain nameless.


Andrea Matthews ’11: Safer sex on a Saturday night

March 4, 2010 1 comment

A disturbing opinions column ran in the Daily Princetonian on Feb. 22 (“The real ‘Sex on a Saturday Night’ ” by Iulia Neagu). The thesis was that a girl becoming significantly intoxicated is “equivalent to agreeing to anything that might happen to her while in this state,” and that a serious injustice is done to men by women who — Neagu alleges — falsely cry rape when both parties had sex while intoxicated.


Andrea Matthews ’11: In which I bite the hand that feeds

February 26, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A few weeks ago, I attended a standard gathering of The Brown Daily Herald opinions writers and editors to lay down rules and explain the ways of the Herald world. Given that I seldom keep track of my fellow columnists, I was excited to see who else was writing. As I scanned the room, I couldn’t help but notice a trend. Looking around the circle of columnists, I saw a boy, a boy, another boy, another boy, a girl … boy … boy … boy … girl …


Andrea Matthews ’11: What the president needs from you

October 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I remember the scene at Brown University when Barack Obama won the presidency of the United States. From Salomon 101, where the Democrats were hosting a returns-watching party, there was a deep primordial roar. Then, students and streakers rushed onto the Main Green. Hundreds gathered to sing, embrace and shout, and I remember feeling tears in my eyes as I joined the crowd of the usually patriotically reserved in belting the national anthem.


Andrea Matthews ’11: A Portrait of the Consultant as a Young Man

September 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Whatever the justification, what convinced us that Brown offered the most suitable education available? How did we come to believe that $50,000 per year was an appropriate price to pay for it?


Andrea Matthews ’11: Brown’s brain drain

April 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In a few weeks, about a quarter of our population will process out of the Van Wickle Gates and into the real world.