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Samantha is an opinions columnist for the Herald from Long Island, New York. She is concentrating in Hispanic Literature and Culture and is currently writing her senior thesis about Puerto Rican poetry. Samantha has interned for Mentor New York, a non-profit organization that matches student mentees with mentors, and FreshDirect, a food delivery company based in New York City. Outside The Herald, she can be found looking for new restaurants in downtown Providence, writing short stories and weightlifting.

Articles by Samantha Savello (28)


Savello ’18: ‘I can’t study abroad’

September 14, 2016 Comments are Disabled

As classes start up again this fall and you begin to reunite with your friends and classmates, you might notice that some familiar faces are missing.


Savello ’18: Drug use realities and campus enforcement

April 26, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Recent events — namely April 20 (4/20) and Spring Weekend — inevitably brought up the topic of substance use among students.


Savello ’18: In favor of the gap year

April 13, 2016 Comments are Disabled

It’s that time of year again. College decisions have just been released and decision day is right around the corner for next year’s incoming undergraduates.


Savello ’18: The ethical quandaries of alternative spring break

March 24, 2016 1 comment

While alternative spring breaks are more productive than Spring Breakers-esque trips to Miami, they might not necessarily be as selfless as they seem.


Savello ’18: Success: not a numbers game

March 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled

If you ask Brown students why they like their school, chances are the S/NC option and related academic freedom will be within the top five reasons.


Savello ’18: Unmasking the Ivy League: eliminating competitive stress culture

February 26, 2016 Comments are Disabled

I recently attended a conference called “Unmasking the Ivy League,” the first ever Ivy-wide mental health conference.


Savello ’18: Brown should support ethnic studies curriculum push in Providence

February 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

This January, the Providence Student Union launched the #OurHistoryMatters campaign, with the primary goal of adding an ethnic studies course.


Savello ’18: Redefining the ‘usefulness’ of courses at Brown

February 3, 2016 Comments are Disabled

You’re only a few days into shopping period, and you’re already tired.