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Articles by David Sheffield (21)


Sheffield ’11: Mediocrity of the middle

April 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Enough with fake reasonableness. The idea that the position in the center is always the right one and the one we should always take is as pervasive as it is wrong. The mediocrity of the middle pervades in news, politics and everyday life. It is bad enough when we are […]


Sheffield ’11: Hello, soft-bellied targets

April 11, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The public’s conception of domestic terrorism has changed drastically over the past decade.


Sheffield ’11: Consumer protection at Brown

March 24, 2011 1 comment

This is not just a question of selling harmless placebos to unsuspecting students.


Sheffield ’11: Truthiness Tuesdays

March 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Maybe the Vatican will supply “Deus cinaedos odit” signs at the next anti-same-sex marriage rally down the hill.


Sheffield ’11: Nostalgia

February 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The 1960s and early 1970s were a very interesting time to be in college. Sure, being college-age could get you sent off to war, but that led to large demonstrations, which made the period unique. There was free love, drugs and protestors. The University changed its curriculum based on student […]


Sheffield ’11: Pirates of the Narragansett: curse of the Brown pearl

February 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Adding better services and paying with increased tuition would trick students to legally paying for their downloaded content.


Sheffield ’11: Be bold

January 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled

I urge you to take The Herald as an example. Consider changing your typeface.


David Sheffield ’11: URIN 0100: Introduction to waste disposal

December 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Etiquette, especially that at universities, has slowly declined over the years. Academic regalia has been confined to commencement rather than required attire year round and people will give you funny looks for showing up for dinner in a dinner jacket rather than for arriving without one. It is generally a good thing to discard these old norms. Wearing white after Labor Day hurts no one and holding the door for ladies is unnecessary and patronizing.


David Sheffield ’11: Your candidate, now with slightly less evil

October 28, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Today I bought a stamp from the post office, affixed it to an envelope and mailed my ballot off to the Burlington County Clerk’s office.

David Sheffield ’11: Make it better

October 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

National Coming Out Day had quite the buildup to Monday’s celebration of being open about one’s sexual orientation and gender. Rather than a rise in expectations or excitement, the buildup was of bodies.