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Kundra '21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

“My body, my choice.” Growing up, my mom was always quick to remind me of this fact. “You have the right to make decisions about your body,” she would say. “Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do with it.” January marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ...


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Mackie '59: Cliff Stevenson and the coaching road less chosen

It was 1960, and Brown was trying to gain a foothold in the newly-minted athletic Ivy League. Overmatched in facilities, financial resources and athletic pedigree, one question dogged the program: Do we really belong in the Ivy League? Historically, Bruno had been an outlier, faring poorly when taking ...


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Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

In 1968, Black students at Brown staged a walkout to protest, among other inequalities, the disproportionately white student body. They demanded that incoming classes be at least 11 percent Black, so as to reflect the United States population at the time. Since then, BIPOC students of all races have ...


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Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

On Feb. 14, 2020, outgoing Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 called for the removal of Iowa and New Hampshire’s vaunted statuses as the first states in the presidential primary. While much of the focus this past cycle on these early states was on the Iowa debacle, it is ...


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Bhaskar '21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

Following a turning point in American history, President-elect Joe Biden must prepare to enter an ideological arena that has been freshly impacted by the controversial appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which created a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority. Amidst bipartisan ...


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Powell '22: Where do we go from here?

Tuesday marked a milestone for many undergraduates at Brown. While most did not physically vote on Election Day, this election was the first time that many of us had the privilege and power of casting a ballot to decide the next President of the United States. This election carried special significance ...





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