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Editorial: The future of affirmative action at Brown

The Supreme Court seems poised to ban affirmative action, the use of race-conscious considerations in college admissions. During hearings in late October, members of the court’s conservative majority made no efforts to hide their skepticism of affirmative action’s constitutionality as used at ...


Editorial: Brown, get boosted

COVID-19 is still going around. Despite declining case counts nationwide, our country currently faces about 55,000 new infections and hundreds of deaths a day. At Brown, many of us know peers who have recently ...


Editorial: At long last, Spring Weekend

Spring Weekend is back. This Friday and Saturday, for the first time since 2019, students will gather in person to hear performances from the likes of Flo Milli, Ari Lennox and Amaarae — screaming their hearts out to songs they may or may not know, taking a break from classes and work to hang out ...


Editorial: Broken elections, broken UCS

After years of apathy among students, this year’s student government election finally attracted attention — but for all the wrong reasons. On April 18, the Student Government Association announced that Chas Steinbrugge ’24 had won the race for president of the Undergraduate Council of Students. ...

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Editorial: To the class of 2026

Congratulations on your acceptances to Brown! We’re so excited to welcome you to College Hill. A new class of students is always cause for celebration. But this year, the changing of the guard feels especially meaningful.


Editorial: The Housing Lottery is a mess

The Housing Lottery starts this Thursday, adding another headache-inducing ordeal to a month already filled to the brim with projects, papers and tests. Selecting on-campus housing should be a fairly straightforward process. In reality, it is a mess. The buildup to selection day leads to breakdowns, ...


Editorial: To mask or not to mask? Ask students.

The campus mask mandate is ending today. Save for a few settings, including classrooms where instructors decide otherwise, vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks in public spaces. For some, this is a cause for celebration. At long last, we are moving forward in this pandemic, finally ...


Editorial: Required courses must be accessible

For many students, vying for a spot in a popular class is a shopping period tradition — begging professors for overrides, getting their names onto waitlists and crossing their fingers that a spot will open up. Some amount of competition is expected, as spaces are limited. But when these highly ...


Editorial: The S/NC deadline is not satisfactory

The deadline to opt for the Satisfactory/No Credit grading option is fast approaching, and as shopping period comes to a close, students are doing their best to make the right call. Taking a class S/NC can help alleviate students’ stress about grades when taking a course, allowing them to focus ...

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