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Fatima Aqeel '12: For the love of animals, and of meat

It is somewhat strange that I can never associate a cooked chicken on my plate with a walking, clucking chicken that I would otherwise never hurt with my own hands. It just doesn't inspire the same warm fuzzy feeling. No doubt, organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Brown ...


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Mike Johnson '11: A plea for the removal of strings

I may be naive to hope that alumni still read the Brown Daily Herald in its online format on a regular basis, but perhaps members of the nefarious Corporation or our esteemed President still find time to peruse these pages, because as classes resume, exams loom and the leaves change color, quibbles ...


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Mary Bates GS: Should I stay or should I go?

For most of your time in graduate school, there is little time for self-reflection. It is easy to get caught up in the details of completing your degree and forget about the big picture — that is, until you schedule that dissertation defense. Suddenly, the end is in sight and you have a decision ...


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Sean Quigley '10: R.I.P. cloves

Indonesian spices and tobacco make for an excellent smoking experience. Indeed, even those who look askance at regular cigarettes typically enjoy the unique aroma created by the product that incorporates those two elements: the clove cigarette. Crunchy types especially are known to travel about with ...


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Will Wray '10: A simple kind of man

You may know him from Robert Redford's hagiography "Motorcycle Diaries." You may have inherited a little secondhand respect from Johnny Depp's medallion, Angelina Jolie's tattoo or Rage Against the Machine's deeply confused, anti-authoritarian lyrics. Jean-Paul Sartre called him our era's perfect man; ...


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Ethan Tobias '12: Fall Weekend, reimagined

With shopping period firmly in the rear-view mirror and tons of exams to study for and papers to write, the relief that is "Fall Weekend" could not come sooner. Yet "Fall Weekend" has been plagued by heaps of controversy surrounding the naming and meaning of this one day off from classes.


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Jonathan Topaz '12: A lopsided tradeoff

The next time that the Brown administration wants to cut an extremely popular program that accommodates struggling students and employs hundreds of others, perhaps they should take a simple poll first.This is the question that should have been posed to the Brown community: would you prefer to be tutored ...


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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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