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Quentin is an opinions columnist for The Herald and hails from Montgomery County, Maryland. He serves as a student co-coordinator for BWell’s Masculinity Peer Education program and is Vice President of Brown University’s NAACP chapter. Most likely concentrating in History and Public Policy, you can probably find Quentin reading in the Rock, speedwalking across campus or in his room catching up on TV shows.

Articles by Quentin Thomas (18)

Thomas ’21: Defining manhood for ourselves

Columns, Opinions

Thomas ’21: Defining manhood for ourselves

March 3, 2020 0 comments

In a previous column for The Herald, I called for a men’s revolution: a dramatic shift in our definition of masculinity. Since then, more people seem to have come on board with the project of reexamining traditional manhood. Even so, many men seem unsure about how to move forward. 

Thomas ’21: The case for learning a second language

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Thomas ’21: The case for learning a second language

February 13, 2020 0 comments

A lifelong goal of mine is to become bilingual. Since coming to Brown, and especially since exploring more of the world and spending a semester abroad, I’ve come to see the value of knowing more than one language. In fact, I would argue that everyone should learn a second language.

Thomas ’21: Leaving your comfort zone: the case for studying abroad

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Thomas ’21: Leaving your comfort zone: the case for studying abroad

January 30, 2020 1 comment

Every semester, a new host of American students decide to leave their college campuses and study in another country. For the 2017-18 academic year, more than 340,000 students studied abroad. Last year, I was one of those students.

Thomas ’21: Extinguishing burnout

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Thomas ’21: Extinguishing burnout

April 3, 2019 Comments are Disabled

There’s a saying at Brown: it’s midterms season until it’s finals season. And while this may seem like an exaggeration for comedic value, it’s much closer to reality than one might think.

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

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Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

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Thomas ’21: The siren’s call of the online celebrity

February 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On a foundational level, we all have an understanding of right and wrong and are able to identify these behaviors in others. This rings particularly true when it comes to celebrities or public figures. Though it’s often hard to believe, they’re people just like us — the major difference being […]

Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

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Thomas ’21: Cancelling cancel culture

November 6, 2018 7 comments

The practice of “cancelling” is becoming increasingly common. By cancelling, I mean the process by which people mark someone as problematic and withdraw any and all prior support to ignore and exclude this person.

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 2 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

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Thomas ’21: The wake-up call of the 2018 U.S. Open

September 16, 2018 1 comment

There were a lot of storylines that could have been written following the the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles final.

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Thomas ’21: Deriving meaning from different perspectives

April 15, 2018 1 comment

In recent weeks, ideological diversity has become a major topic of discussion on campus. The Herald has certainly facilitated this larger discussion, publishing a wide range of op-eds about free speech, the SPEAK coalition and Jeb Bush’s upcoming lecture.