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Conrad '18: For the Brown bucket list — Volunteering

Brown is a place where you are empowered to do whatever you want. It’s fantastic. By all means, devote these four years to as wide an assortment of courses and activities as you see fit. But community involvement should always be a part of that. This is not a given for many of us, and I understand ...


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Galvan '16: Diversifying the conversation on sex positivity

In October, The Herald published an article entitled “‘Walk of No Shame’ celebrates sex positivity,” which described some Rhode Island School of Design students’ march to end slut shaming and promote sex positivity on College Hill. After reading the article and reflecting upon my own personal ...


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Jackson '16: Free speech isn’t without consequence

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen campus debate unfurl over whether a couple of recent Herald op-eds are a matter of freedom of speech. This discussion, stemming from The Herald’s offending many students of color by publishing two controversial op-eds in early October, pits a slippery-slope argument ...


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Rodriguez: On teaching, radical love and community

The teaching I do as a professor of American studies, ethnic studies and English finds me regularly engaged with matters at the core of whom we consider ourselves to be and how others consider us. This semester, for instance, I’m teaching an undergraduate course, ETHN 1890E: “Johnny, Are You Queer: ...


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Seoh '14: Not all free speech is created equal

Between 1839 and 1849, Samuel George Morton published results of an ongoing study on differences in brain size between races. His now widely discredited theory of craniometry asserted that different races had differing brain sizes that correlated directly with intelligence. He concluded that because ...


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Irving '16: Let’s make memories, not headlines

As I am sure many people now know, Malia Obama came to visit Brown during Fall Weekend. On Friday, a Snapchat photo of Malia at a party, standing in front of a beer pong table, was leaked to the press. The story was promptly picked up by Buzzfeed, Maxim and the Daily Mail, among many other major news ...


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Bewes, Ravindranathan: Žižek’s hypocrisy

Many of us here at Brown have read and admired philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s work through the years. Žižek’s critique of ideology — notably his elucidation of the paradoxes through which ideology may do its work (in “The Sublime Object of Ideology,” “Welcome to the Desert of the Real” ...


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Chokshi '18: To fellow Indian Americans trying to assimilate

Updated Oct. 16, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. I write this for you and only you. Others will watch. I cannot help that. When I read Daniella Dichter ’17 and Rohan Gulati’s ’17 white supremacist op-ed “Some speech hurts — and that’s okay,” and when I recognized the Indianness of Gulati’s name, I ...





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