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Mike Johnson '11: This TV has words on it!

I will admit this immediately: This column is self-serving, commercialized and part of the liberal communo-fascist capitalistic tendencies of Brown, Inc. As a writer, I feel compelled to ignore any sense of political correctness, preferring instead to send my meager sentences out into the free marketplace ...


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Susannah Kroeber '11: One campus, divided

After the recent election, you might think that I'm about to talk about politics. Nov. 2 was a great upheaval, a polarizing election, and we need something similar here at Brown. One of the greatest issues today is the fact that people on both ends of the political spectrum do not regularly engage in ...


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Lucia Seda '12: Checking into 'Places'

Lately, the Social Network par excellence (a.k.a. Facebook) has been the epicenter of numerous changes that range from aesthetic modifications of profile pages to the introduction of new features for registered users. One of these is the "long awaited location feature, Facebook Places." With this new ...


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Deniz Ilgen '13: Advising - Is less really more?

Advising at Brown is much more laid-back than I had initially expected it to be. Students are rarely required to meet with their advisors and don't have to get involved with advising unless they choose to do so. Adam Davis '13, believes that "the advising experience at Brown is largely student-initiated," ...


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Sarah Yu '11: The graduate repining experience

The last 24 hours of my life have been filled with forgetting. No, I did not have any unfortunate experiences at Sex Power God, nor did I accidentally walk into a men's bathroom. Rather, I had begun the mind purging process that is necessary after any exam that requires one to "study" by rote memorization. ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Kertzer's Brown, Inc. legacy

Announcing the end of a 45-year transformation from one of the University's foremost student radicals to a bureaucratic Brown, Inc. acolyte, President Ruth Simmons took the opportunity last week to praise departing Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 for what will likely be his last administrative pet ...


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Sarah Rosenthal '11: History - a history

Walking past the recent Sophomore Concentration Fair in Sayles Hall, I thought about what I would say to any potential history concentrators. Something along the lines of, "Want a concentration that will kick your ass every day of the week, will leave you pale and sickly from hours in the library and ...


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On punishing ignorance

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once quipped that "man is condemned to be free, because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything that he does." But while some in the face of this truth use their freedom to illuminate the human condition, others among us use it to wear T-shirts ...


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Hunter Fast '12: On punishing ignorance

French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once quipped that "man is condemned to be free, because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything that he does." But while some in the face of this truth use their freedom to illuminate the human condition, others among us use it to wear T-shirts ...


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Kurt Walters '11: Of Four Loko and liberty

If you've been conscious on a college campus or visited CNN.com in the last month, you've probably heard of Four Loko, a popular new drink combining malt liquor, caffeine and somewhat questionable fruit flavoring. After a media firestorm was set off over the alleged danger of these drinks following ...





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