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Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

The Brown Students for Life made an important contribution to campus debate late last month when they hosted Stephanie Gray Conners, a seasoned pro-life advocate, to defend the view against an audience overwhelmingly opposed to her stance. At the event itself, Conners fielded several reasonable and ...


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Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

Fifty years since Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one,” much of America now reflects with horror. The ruthless criminalization of certain substances has entrenched systemic inequalities, ostracized addicts, criminalized recreational users and withheld life-altering medical ...


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McGough ’23: There will always be police

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original ...


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Wrenn GS: Brunonia’s Oldest Tradition

Since our University first crowned campus with its Edifice (now University Hall), a league of extraordinary Brunonians have sought to summit its roofs, survey every nook and sneak through its tunnels. Whatever force compelled Amos Hopkins, class of 1795 to climb up to the cupola of University Hall in ...


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Sahyouni ’21: Big Tech shuts down the marketplace of ideas

Over the past few years, the feud between conservatives and Silicon Valley tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter has moved to the forefront of political discourse. That battle reached a boiling point in the aftermath of January 6, 2021, when a mob comprising roughly 800 of the 30 thousand attendants ...


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Reed ’21: Biden’s uninspiring vaccine goal

Following his inauguration last week, President Joe Biden released his “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.” Part of the president’s plan calls for 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to be administered within his first 100 days in office. 100 days, 100 million ...


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