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Simpson '20: In Response to Dean Zia

I believe that in times of crisis the true character of each and every individual comes to light. Leaders are tested, communities are strained. But in times of hardship, one can truly find out where one’s allies rest. I think the word ally is critical here; when true hardships arise, individuals need ...


Glickman '23: What the Grade Option Debate is Really About

As spring break comes to a close and we resume classes this week, the fervor around the grading option debate continues to increase. The three options most widely debated amongst students at Brown are implementing Mandatory S/NC, extending the grade option deadline (as the University recently affirmed ...


Arnold MA'19: What’s it like to be ‘Black Like Me?’

Recently, I participated in a screening of the film “Black Like Me.” The event was hosted at Brown University’s Manning Chapel by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life. The 1964 film is based on the true story of John Howard Griffin who decided to temporarily change his skin pigmentation, ...


Heffernan: Gender bias in the critique of Coach Behn

The Feb. 24 Brown Daily Herald article announcing that the Brown Band will not perform at women’s basketball games to protest the head coach was chilling. Citing and reporting “allegations circulating” and “things we were hearing,” the band and The BDH threatened the career of a well-respected ...


Apple '21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

Democrats in many states have committed to defending voter rights and increasing turnout as Republicans make efforts to disenfranchise voters. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, recently launched Fair Fight, an organization working to build voter protection in states ...


Garcia '14: Don’t forget about Doug Jones

Last Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) shocked the world by standing up to President Trump. Of that, there’s no doubt. Unfortunately, we have grown accustomed to Republican Party members who support and defend their leader at any and all costs — either because they fear his fury, or because, as ...


Apple '21: Rhode Island Democrats are no true Democrats at all

With Democrats in control of all three branches of the Rhode Island state government, Rhode Island appears to be a true blue state and a progressive model to the rest of America. Yet Rhode Island is in crisis: it has the worst infrastructure in the country, and its 2019 Fiscal Year budget called for ...

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