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Donnie Sahyouni, a senior concentrating in computer science, is a staff columnist at The Herald. From rural Illinois, he appreciates not having to drive 15 minutes to the nearest grocery store in Providence. Donnie writes on topics in American politics in his bi-weekly column: The American Tradition. Outside of The Herald, Donnie can be found on his bike, watching sports or playing poker.

Articles by Donnie Sahyouni (8)

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

February 25, 2021 15 comments

The Brown Students for Life made an important contribution to campus debate late last month when they hosted Stephanie Gray Conners, a seasoned pro-life advocate, to defend the view against an audience overwhelmingly opposed to her stance.

Sahyouni ’21: Big Tech shuts down the marketplace of ideas

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Big Tech shuts down the marketplace of ideas

February 5, 2021 5 comments

Over the past few years, the feud between conservatives and Silicon Valley tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter has moved to the forefront of political discourse. That battle reached a boiling point in the aftermath of January 6, 2021, when a mob comprising roughly 800 of the 30 thousand […]

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

November 9, 2020 8 comments

After a long and restless week of counting votes, all major news networks are projecting that Joseph Biden Jr. will be elected the 46th president of the United States of America.

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Even during a presidential election cycle that has been more devoid of policy discussion than any in recent memory, it’s not a surprise that both candidates have made their fair share of lofty promises, the bulk of which I’m sure they cannot keep.

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

April 26, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 challenges the United States with the greatest health crisis in recent history, many American news outlets have devoted a worrying amount of coverage to bickering over what to call the virus.

Sahyouni ’21: Down with the Death Penalty

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Down with the Death Penalty

February 28, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The question of whether our government should be in the business of putting violent criminals to death, once a hotly debated social issue, has been strangely absent from political discourse in recent years.

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

Op-eds, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Questioning an assault weapons ban

April 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the midst of seemingly perpetual mass shootings including the massacres in Parkland, Sante Fe and Christchurch, there are increasingly strong calls to outlaw the purchase of high capacity magazines and the so-called “weapons of choice” for mass shooters: assault weapons.

Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

Op-eds, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: CS ‘grind’ is unhealthy and unproductive

March 18, 2019 2 comments

As computer science students on this campus know all too well, any trip to the Center for Information Technology is bound to be accompanied by the murmurs and moans of concentrators buried under heaps of assignments.