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2009 MLB Playoffs: Do I feel lucky?

It's that time of year again! Baseball Playoffs!I know what you're thinking — okay, fine, I only got four of the eight playoff teams in my preseason predictions — this kid sucks at predictions. Blame the World Baseball Classic.But this year, we're in luck. Break out your baseball gear, you ...


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Ivy Chang '10: Honest to Blog

It's getting more and more difficult to attract the attention of kids these days. Now colleges, too, must make the effort to keep up with the times. The University of Pennsylvania invited actor Kal Penn to teach, Brown is adopting Tweeting in class and Harvard has even tried putting out a clothing line. ...


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Susannah Kroeber '11: A minor change, a major difference

Brown students defend the New Curriculum almost as if it were a graduation requirement. Against a hostile world of those who believe Brown to be a free-for-all education system, more representative of the late 1960s and 70s than modern-day America, Brown students stand together to advocate for a Satisfactory/No-Credit ...


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Jared Lafer '11: To test, or be tested

Brown is the bubble on College Hill, a sanctuary from the harsh realities of the world. But this supportive and welcoming veneer can often obscure us from the true purpose of college: Brown is one big testing ground.


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Anthony Badami '11: A retreat from anti-intellectualism

Jonah Fabricant's recent column ("A retreat from pedantry," Sept. 22) is a stupefying and wandering criticism of the use of academic jargon in friendly conversation. He calls it unnecessarily mystifying and invites his readers to retreat from such conduct. I am not of a similar mind. Instead, I invite ...


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Simon Liebling '12: Stand up for Dining Services

Brown students could stand to learn a lot from their peers at the University of California. Across the UC campuses last week, thousands of students walked out of classes alongside faculty and staff to protest the tuition hikes, budget cuts, furloughs and firings imposed by the administration in response ...


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Anish Mitra '10: The best we'll ever have

I know it's early, but I'm a senior and I want a truly memorable spring weekend.  Last year, the Nas concert was filled with energy, but a large portion of Brown students were still simply unfamiliar with the bulk of his discography.  I did not attend the Of Montreal concert, but I imagine ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: Not just a day off

Next week, Brown students may observe an interesting phenomenon. Students will change lab sections. The deadlines for papers will be extended. Tests will be given at alternative times. And for one full day the dining halls might seem a little less crowded. Do not panic! This is not an outbreak of pandemic ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Methinks he doth protest too much

I doubt that many administrators here at Brown would think of me as some sort of student collaborateur, working to shore up support among the serfs for our benevolent overlords. I've been known to have more than my fair share of grievances, many aired publicly on this very page.Like everyone else, there ...





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