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Guan ’27: Americans shouldn’t romanticize Canada

As a Canadian, I get a kick out of telling fellow students where I’m from. While some reactions to my nationality are muted, other reactions are much more intriguing. Recently, it’s become common for someone to say that I’m “so lucky” to be Canadian and that they want to move to Canada to ...


Aizenberg ’26: Don’t follow the news

Statistician Nassim Taleb often points to an allegory of a fragile bridge. Regardless of what car drives over it, it will eventually break. The Swiss author Rolf Dobelli adds on to that: When the bridge collapses, what does the news focus on? It reports on the driver, on his life and on his family. ...

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Rahman ’26: The education crisis facing American boys

Today’s higher education landscape looks drastically different from that of our parents. In a dramatic reversal of the United States’ higher education gender breakdown, 59.5% of college students today are women. While both men and women this century are more likely to attend college than in the ...

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Wellisch ’26: Time flies, but that’s not a bad thing

As I come to the final weeks of my first year at Brown, I am struck by how fast the semesters flew by. It feels like yesterday my parents were frantically moving me into my dorm and I was nervously trying to meet people during orientation. After going through the arduous application process, this first ...

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