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Articles by Johnny Ren (6)

Ren ’23: The kids are alright

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Ren ’23: The kids are alright

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Growing up, I would often hear complaints, usually from adults much older than myself, about the sorry state of modern songwriting.

Ren ’23: On feeling cold

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Ren ’23: On feeling cold

November 21, 2019 0 comments

I am your California stereotype: a warm-weather weakling who cannot handle any temperature under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I shiver at the slightest breeze. A beanie is perpetually glued to my head.

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

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Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The other day during a math lecture, I raised my hand, and I asked a question — a stupid one. It was one of those questions that you regretted as soon as the words came out of your mouth.

Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

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Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

October 22, 2019 0 comments

With college application season in full bloom across the country, many university applicants will come into contact with college rankings. US News, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal publish some of the more well-known lists, though many more exist.

Ren ’23: We should all go see a show

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Ren ’23: We should all go see a show

October 9, 2019 0 comments

On the fourth floor of Emery-Woolley Hall, I have met a great number of artists, whose sheer abundance seems to defy the limited space of the narrow residential hallways. A glance into the floor lounge may not reveal it.

Ren ’23: I did not like the first-year reading

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Ren ’23: I did not like the first-year reading

September 24, 2019 0 comments

This past summer, as anxiety and excitement for the coming year stewed within the hearts of Brown first-years all over the country and all over the world, we received a book in the mail. It was our First Readings, a novel called “The Idiot.”