Cara Dorris

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Articles by Cara Dorris (17)


Dorris ’15: The Ivy League lament

September 15, 2014 13 comments

Instead of recommending parents not send their children to the Ivy League, I’d argue that the better advice would be to not send your kid to college at all.


Dorris ’15: A perilous precedent

April 24, 2014 6 comments

The summer after her first semester as a transfer student, Lena Sclove ’15.5 was allegedly choked twice and raped by a fellow Brown student.


Dorris ’15: Why we won’t talk about class

February 12, 2014 25 comments

We don’t talk about class at Brown because it brings up images of a game — a fading one — sometimes called the American Dream.


Dorris ’15: Are you gluten-intolerant or just intolerable?

September 6, 2013 14 comments

“Lately it seems like the majority of people swinging around their quinoa-cookies are not diagnosed with anything — unless it has a DSM-IV code.”


Dorris ’15: An MRS degree from Brown

April 4, 2013 4 comments

Fully committing oneself to another person requires a self-awareness and lack of selfishness that most of us do not possess.


Dorris ’15: The misinformed oppositon to transgender health care

March 13, 2013 19 comments

One must meet rigorous requirements before undergoing sexual reassignment surgery. It is not something one decides to have on a whim.


Dorris ’15: The truth about torrents

February 14, 2013 5 comments

If suppliers are not catering to the market and there is no other way to access a product, then I believe torrenting can be justified.


Dorris ’15: Snap out of it

January 23, 2013 0 comments

Because that is what snapping does — it turns discussions into performances and discussants into competitors, with each person not trying to contribute to the conversation but to rouse the most snaps.


Dorris ’15: Why therapy is cool

October 21, 2012 20 comments

It’s midterm season again. Our stress levels are rising. As the week goes on, listen to the conversations around you. Haven’t you heard at least one person jokingly begin a sentence with “My therapist


Dorris ’15: What’s the skinny on Brown fat?

October 14, 2012 0 comments

Everyday I see some of the smartest women in the world agonize over fitting into size two pants.