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Editors’ note: The Herald’s new website

The Herald is excited to launch a newly redesigned website today. In an era when the bulk of news is consumed online, and in our first website rework since 2015, we sought to update our site’s design and enhance reader engagement by increasing its accessibility and building in more space for innovative ...



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Editors’ note: Changing deadnames and pronouns

In order to respect individuals’ current and lived identities, The Herald has adopted a new policy regarding requests from transgender or nonbinary individuals to replace their deadname and/or change their pronouns featured in previously published work on The Herald’s website. Upon receiving such ...



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Editors' Note: A socially distanced goodbye and thank you

Every year, The Herald's Commencement Magazine collects the memories and reflections of the senior class. This year, that collection is inevitably shaped by the grief and loss COVID-19 has caused. Since last March, many Herald articles have sought to document the major, disparate hardships created by ...

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Editors’ Note: 2020 in review

A year of loss that challenged everyone around the globe made no exception for the Brown community and The Herald’s own newsroom. In 2020, the nation faced a (still) raging pandemic and an economic recession, a racial reckoning that spurred the greatest civil rights movement in decades, hurricanes ...


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Editors’ Note: The Herald's 2019 in review

From a turbulent political climate and several campus activism campaigns to star-studded campus visits and business turnover on Thayer Street, the University community experienced various scales and styles of change in 2019. Shake Shack opened for business and Shiru Cafe closed its doors less than ...


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Editors’ note: What we’re thankful for

195 Angell. Broken chairs and no concussions. Computers that always crash and then sometimes wake up. The old printer, for dying, and the new printer, for barely staying alive. Expo markers. The coffee cups we forget to recycle and the chargers we abandon. Google Calendar for keeping our lives in order. ...


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Editors' Note: The Herald's new print design

The Herald is back for a new academic semester with significant changes to our print design for the first time in four years. Over the past six months, a team of talented designers and editors have worked tirelessly to update our fonts, alter spacing and add design elements to the physical paper. These ...


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Editors' Note: Transparency at The Herald

In a March 12 letter, Jack Wrenn GS urged The Herald to consider creating a public editor position to increase transparency with readers. A public editor, Wrenn contends, would serve as a liaison between The Herald and its readership — hearing community concerns, explaining editorial policies and ...


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Editors' Note: A snapshot of The Herald’s 2018

In 2018, Thayer Street evolved, the 128th editorial board printed their first issue of The Herald and Datamatch circulated through campus. The location of the proposed Performing Arts Center changed, students gathered in solidarity with Parkland victims and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor came ...


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Editor's Note

The 128th Editorial Board published its final issue of the semester today, which marks our last issue as an editorial board. The Herald will continue to publish breaking news and updates online during finals and over winter break. The paper will resume publishing for the spring semester Jan. 23 under ...


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Editors' note: What we're thankful for

Early reads, creative ledes, chairs with wheels, free drinks and meals. Late night chais, Baja’s spicy fries — with salsa verde. Screaming cowboy memes, Diane forever and Alice, Alice and more Alice. Working WiFi, Vivi tea and snow days. Maisie and Michael. Thank you notes, approved pull quotes, ...





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