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Bahl ’24: The drawbacks of our modern media habits

On a trip home this weekend, I — for the first time in a long time — found myself sitting down to watch something on an actual television screen. I had never seriously considered buying a TV for college, but it was jarring to me how little I noticed the absence of one. I initially thought to ...


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McGrath ’24: A love letter to Wordle

With 9 a.m. classes every day this semester, my morning routine reminds me daily of just how loud everything becomes when you’re trying to get ready in silence. Normally, this involves stumbling to the communal shower and back, trying in vain to apply some mascara in the dim dorm lighting and making ...


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Bahl ’24: Make tech adaptable to foster inclusivity

When I try to check in for international flights online, I’m not always able to. The country of birth listed on my passport — Hong Kong — is only sometimes listed as an option when selecting a country, depending on the airline. When it isn’t, I have to head to the airport early, explain to ...


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Levine ’23: Learning a language means learning a culture

The first thing I noticed about the woman behind the counter at Copenhagen’s Immigration Services was her Bruce Springsteen graphic tee. “I like your shirt,” I said as I handed over my passport. She looked me directly in the eye: “He is the love of my life.” We sat with this for a moment. ...


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Bahl ’24: Salary versus science when choosing a career in tech

Like many other computer science concentrators at Brown, I began searching for a summer internship early last fall. In the weeks leading up to winter break, I saw many of my peers notify their LinkedIn connections that they would be spending their summers working for top tech companies. To my surprise, ...


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Simon ’25: Let’s press play on political fantasies

My winter break was quiet, a blur of long walks and at-home COVID-19 tests. But what ended up defining it more than anything else were countless episodes of “The West Wing.” A political drama filmed mostly in the early 2000s, “The West Wing” follows the fictional administration of Democratic ...



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