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Sarah Rosenthal '11: Smells like team spirit

It was a special night. For one night, and one night only, the too-tight pants of hipsters would be replaced by the too-tight pants of football players. A student body that treasures its apathy and ironic detachment would embrace an American pastime with corny whole-heartedness. Under the glare of the ...


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Sissi Sun '12: Transfers appreciate Brown's non-corporatization

Four weeks into the fall 2010 semester at Brown, the group of new students specially invited to President Simmons's August 29 welcome speech seemed to be gradually adjusting to the new community. Among this new student group is not only Brown's freshmen, but also the University's newly-admitted transfer ...


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David Sheffield '11: Inviting ignorance

Brown hosts many talks throughout the year. The lecture board brings in well-known speakers, departments hold colloquia and numerous groups and organizations get interesting people to talk about various subjects. This makes the University a livelier place — one with an exchange of ideas and discussion. ...


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Deniz Ilgen '13: Show some spirit

The first athletic event I attended this semester was a men's soccer game against Providence College. Not a particularly zealous fan of soccer, I didn't expect to be enraptured for the entirety of the game. However, as the clock counted down, I found myself unable to tear my eyes away from the field. ...


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Mike Johnson '11: From one lemming to another

Welcome to the recession. In just the three short weeks since we all arrived back on campus, we've seen an explosion of money-related articles and opinions columns published in The Herald. Brown students are pinching their pennies, and whenever one slips through our collective fingers, we're going to ...


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Hunter Fast '12: A field guide to Thayer Street

On Thayer Street, the last remnants of warm weather often herald a panoply of activists handing out literature for causes reputable and otherwise. Thayer has recently played host to demonstrators for eight-time Presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche.


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Chris Norris-LeBlanc '13: Brown's conquistadors

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. After him came Vasco da Gama, Cortés, Pizarro and a whole slew of other Spanish and Portuguese explorers who set off to find the "New World." In high school we learned that these were great men — fearless explorers, pioneers of their time. They set ...


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David Sheffield '11: God and man at Brown

In 1764, a group of Baptists founded the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Two and a half centuries later, we've changed the name and have few remaining vestiges of our former religious affiliation. The location of commencement, our motto and our seal are among ...


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Terrence George '13: A lesson in responsibility

I started saving for college when I was three years old. Granted, I had no clue what college was for, nor did I know where I wanted to matriculate, but I wanted to go to college. I was a toddler on a mission, and dollar by dollar, I knew I was drawing closer to my goal.


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Deniz Ilgen '13: Tradition: good or bad?

While Brown has been doing an excellent job of renovating the campus by remodeling the Blue Room and beginning construction on the Metcalf Lab, it needs to seriously consider refurbishing certain older dorms around campus. Not everyone enjoys waking up to scratched, dirty walls or viciously beaten up ...


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Susannah Kroeber '11: America's better angels

Cynicism runs rampant at Brown. We are taught to question everything we hear in the classroom, and we often turn this cynicism into inaction, into a belief that the really big issues are the ones we shouldn't work on by virtue of how monumental the problems facing us are. Dr. Eboo Patel, in his talk ...


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Kshitij Lauria '13: Refactoring the Refectory

If you really love the food at the Ratty, you can stop reading right now: we have fundamental disagreements that no opinions column of mine can change. I spent all of freshman year avoiding the Ratty, camping outside the V-Dub waiting for the doors to open, going through my flex points way too fast, ...


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Anthony Badami '11: Arguing against Elginism

The view of Athens from atop the Acropolis, more accurately known as the Citadel of Athens, is heart-stirring and breathtaking. The matrix of bleached-white stone which comprises the city below provides an impressive foreground, while the surrounding cerulean sea is pleasant and welcoming in comparison, ...





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