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Rosenbloom '13: Overlooking personal responsibility

In her recent column, Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa '11 castigated Brown marijuana users, arguing that their consumption funds gang violence in Mexico ("4/20 and the drug war," April 18). Her column incited a strong backlash from readers because no one wants to hear that the Brown community has a hand in gang ...


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Tobias '12: 'Next year at home'

Swarms of prospective students descended on campus this past week. Walking between classes, I found myself doubling back to get around groups of 50 or more high schoolers, parents in tow, listening attentively to a hoarse Brown student yelling ineffectively at the top of his lungs.


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Johnson '11: Thanks for all the fish

My four years at Brown have been a welcome experience of maturation, and like fine wine and deliciously stinky cheese, the school only improves with age. From the moment wide-eyed first-years walk up the impossibly steep College Street and through the gaping Van Wickle Gates, there is something about ...


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Collins '11.5, Consiglio '11 and Yu '11: Save our sports

On April 21, the University released its Athletics Review Committee's report, which outlined a variety of proposals for the Department of Athletics. The committee recommended that the wrestling, women's skiing, and men's and women's fencing teams be eliminated. The 17-page report outlines the committee's ...


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Sheffield '11: Mediocrity of the middle

Enough with fake reasonableness. The idea that the position in the center is always the right one and the one we should always take is as pervasive as it is wrong. The mediocrity of the middle pervades in news, politics and everyday life. It is bad enough when we are discussing value judgments — ...


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Fast '12: In the drug war, keep your eyes on the real killer

Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa '11 recently opined in The Herald that the breakdown of the rule of law in Mexico at the hands of vicious drug cartels can be blamed unequivocally on common cannabis users like the ones who appeared Wednesday on the Main Green ("4/20 and the drug war," April 18). While a subsequent ...


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Wicken GS: Knowing and kneeing

Human knowledge, dear reader, is a funny thing, and our pursuit of it is even funnier, especially when we are wearing flip-flops. We spend a large proportion of our waking hours trying to come to know things. And yet we never seem to know that we know something until we realize that, without knowing ...


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Uhrick '11: The gender wage gap

I remember sitting in one day on one of those ad-hoc social experiments that professors often conduct to prove a point. The professor asked the women in the lecture hall who wanted to have children to raise their hands. A handful went up. The professor then asked for the same show of hands from the ...


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Moffat '13: Reefer madness

On the evening of Sept. 7, 2010, a crowd of at least 50 Brown students huddled in Wayland Arch, all raising their hands in unison. After an hour-long debate, they were answering the question posed by the Janus Forum, "Should marijuana be legalized?" The affirmative response was nearly unanimous.


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Najera GS: Untangling your mind

I want to explicate what many Brown students already know — that the classroom does not have to be composed of four walls. The stories students and faculty bring to Brown are one example. From traveling in South America to working in the community, it is clear that growth emerges everywhere. This ...


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Ortiz-Hinojoso '11: 4/20 and the drug war

Brown students are generally very socially conscious, as far as college-age students go. We protest sweatshop labor, the lack of government transparency, funding for unethical projects and the lack of funding for ethical projects. We encourage the purchasing and consuming of locally grown, organic and ...


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Nicholson '12.5: An apology for higher education

Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and famed foreseer of the first tech bubble, has made another prediction. No, he has not anticipated another Internet bubble implosion or an over-evaluation of emerging markets. According to Thiel, the newest bubble ready to burst is the "higher education ...


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Trupin '13: The African student's burden

As we anticipate the arrival this fall of the most geographically diverse group of admitted students ever to enter Brown, a moment presents itself to reflect on the aims of internationalism at Brown and on the experiences that face students from abroad. Specifically, I want to talk about what awaits ...


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Wicken GS: Trousers and traumas

This week, dear reader, I want to talk to you about something uncharacteristically serious. And not in the fun way, where I pretend I'm going to talk about something weighty, feint in a semi-grown-up direction and then make a joke about trousers.


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Johnson '11: Drive home safely, Glenn

Society scored a huge victory Wednesday when Fox News Network announced it is taking the hatchet to Glenn Beck's television show. In recent weeks, as the economy continued to create jobs, the esteemed Beck became increasingly erratic, spouting more and more ridiculous anti-Semitic drivel in an effort ...


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