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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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Michelle Uhrick '11: IR is the University's cash cow

It's common knowledge that the international relations department is a flagship institution at Brown. The department peaked as the single most popular concentration among graduating Brown students in 2005, and since then has hovered around third place. However, this common knowledge is mistaken.


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Sarah Yu '11: Get a room ... off campus

I am back this fall for my final year on campus, only this time, I'll be living off-campus. That's right: I'm in the process of fulfilling my final test toward becoming an independent young adult, mastering the ability to live, cook, clean and pay rent and bills all on my own.


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Manas Gautam '12: In defense of Brown, Inc.

In his recent column ("Brown, Inc.", Sept. 10), Simon Liebling '12 made it very clear that he has forgotten Brown University's primary objective — education. It is not to provide healthcare to Dining Services or to take care of Rhode Island's destitute, but to provide an education and a remarkable ...


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Terrence George '13: What Brown can learn from Prop 8

As is commonly analogized, Brown is like a self-contained bubble, set apart from Providence and its people. This bubble does much to sequester students from the realities of the outside world. Though some lament the bubble's tendency to insulate Brunonians from the pitfalls of urban living, little is ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Brown, Inc.

We return to campus to find the latest evidence of the Building Brown binge, the fresh paint and scaffolding like broken bottles shattered across the floor — evidence of an administrative addiction out of control.


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Mike Johnson '11: David Bowie loves Brown

As the class of 2014 walked through the Van Wickle Gates, tanned on the Main Green and emerged convocated, the rest of us settled into our dorm rooms and picked out the classes we'll take. But this isn't last semester's Brown — widespread changes are already taking hold.


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Deniz Ilgen '13: Brown: clean campus?

As a naive, wide-eyed freshman moving into Keeney, I was extremely unprepared for the interesting events that were to come in my college experience. Upon arriving at Brown, I was impressed by its beauty and superb maintenance; the fall foliage of the trees seemed to perfectly complement the brick buildings, ...


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William Tomasko '13: Segal for Congress

Tuesday, November 2 seems as if it will be a bleak election day for progressives. Democrats look likely to lose a substantial number of seats in Congress. In fact, Republicans could take control of both the House and the Senate.


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Hunter Fast '12: Sweatshops and you: a practical analysis

The Brown Bookstore's recent cancellation of its merchandising contract with Nike has returned to prominence the debate over low-wage labor in developing countries. The cancellation stemmed from alleged illegal labor practices on the part of two Nike subcontractors based in Honduras.


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Susannah Kroeber '11: When freedom falls victim

The United States' founding was one of setting a new expectation for the protection of individual and group freedoms, surpassing the so-called assurances of freedom in European monarchies. The revolutionaries sought to create a republic far freer than any other state.


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Yue Wang '12: Questionable democracy in the classroom

The beginning of a new semester is always marked by the frenzied course shopping season that lasts for a couple of weeks. Each shopper usually asks herself: Does this class conflict with my overall schedule? Does it really interest me? And increasingly, whether we like the way the professor, or sometimes ...



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