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Simon ’25: A start to college more tentative than usual

The last night before I left home felt biblical. In the days leading up to my departure for my freshman year of college, my hometown was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida blowing up the East Coast. I remember winds and claps of thunder so loud they chased away sleep but felt dreamlike all the same. ...


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Senior Column | Liyaan Maskati '21: Brick by brick

Standing on the threshold of graduation, the path ahead seems rife with uncertainty. In our years at Brown, we’ve spent our time building ourselves into a community that supports, challenges and encourages us. That’s a hard thing to let go of as we leave College Hill behind.  Four years ago, I ...


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Senior Column | Celia Hack '21: Changing my metric of success

When I got into Brown, I was sitting criss-cross on my high school’s hallway floor, next to my best friend. I’d stepped away from the classroom with her to check my admission status. When I opened the page and saw I’d gotten in, my shellshocked scream was almost as much about my excitement to ...


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Commencement 2021 | Augustus Kmetz '21: Ever True

This piece was originally submitted as a speech for the Class of 2021's Commencement. Welcome, fellow graduates, parents, faculty, friends and alumni, and the person here because they thought this was a free vaccine line. I see you.  As a member of the Band — yeah, those sickos who wake you up ...






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