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Sacks ’22: Institutional neutrality comes before viewpoint diversity

Last month, my friend and former peer Thomas Bickel ’22 advocated for greater intellectual diversity at Brown. While I too consider viewpoint diversity vital for the academic health of the University, a different approach would produce better results. Bickel glosses over the most important aspect ...


Lin '23: Brown is no place for hate

As a bright-eyed first-year, I was tripped and pushed on Thayer Street by a man calling me an anti-Asian slur. I was harassed and threatened by six teenagers on a bus who shouted that I had caused COVID-19. Hate crime figures have risen dramatically nationwide, increasing 13.4% in 2020 according ...

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Brandt ’24: Brown requires a culture change around civic engagement

Brown students pride themselves on being politically minded. As a school, we’ve had a long history of protest over the decades, continuing to the present day. However, those feelings don’t necessarily translate into voter turnout. In 2018, a measly 45.1% of eligible Brown students voted in the ...

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Schiller ’25: When are overheard words stolen?

“Then they set the corpses on fire. … My sister was still alive after being shot seven times. As for me, a bullet went through my left cheek. I can’t smile. My face won’t let me.” If you found this quote disturbing, good — that was its intent. It is taken from “DMZ Colony'' by ...

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Fang ’26: The dangers of eco-fads

On move-in day at Brown and college campuses across the world, millions of students race through superstores looking for dorm supplies. The items they purchase reflect the latest environmental trends. “Climate neutral certified,” one shirt promises. “Powered by plants,” a laundry detergent ...

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