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Editorial: To mask or not to mask? Ask students.

The campus mask mandate is ending today. Save for a few settings, including classrooms where instructors decide otherwise, vaccinated individuals no longer have to wear masks in public spaces. For some, this is a cause for celebration. At long last, we are moving forward in this pandemic, finally ...


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Liu ’25: Literature needs more non-white sad girls

From Sylvia Plath to Lana Del Rey, many women artists have embraced a keen sort of sadness that feels both delicately feminine and inseparable from their womanhood. It is not the kind of sadness that can be gone and forgotten after a few good cries. It is all-encompassing: an illogical, inexplicable ...


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Letter: Now is the time pedestrianize the streets of Brown

To the Editor: The Feb. 14 column by Gabriel Sender ’25 calling for the pedestrianization of Brown and Thayer streets is an ambitious and important proposal from a number of perspectives. The elimination of personal vehicles in and around campus is an idea that has been bandied about for ...


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Editorial: Required courses must be accessible

For many students, vying for a spot in a popular class is a shopping period tradition — begging professors for overrides, getting their names onto waitlists and crossing their fingers that a spot will open up. Some amount of competition is expected, as spaces are limited. But when these highly ...


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Bahl ’24: The drawbacks of our modern media habits

On a trip home this weekend, I — for the first time in a long time — found myself sitting down to watch something on an actual television screen. I had never seriously considered buying a TV for college, but it was jarring to me how little I noticed the absence of one. I initially thought to ...


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Letter: Cutting cars from Thayer will cut out the community

The myopic, albeit well-intentioned, view of Gabe Sender ’25 in his Feb. 14 column on closing Thayer and Brown streets to vehicular traffic touched a nerve. Local homeowners in Providence have long used Thayer Street to visit restaurants, the Avon Cinema, the post office, FedEx and more. For those ...


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McGrath ’24: A love letter to Wordle

With 9 a.m. classes every day this semester, my morning routine reminds me daily of just how loud everything becomes when you’re trying to get ready in silence. Normally, this involves stumbling to the communal shower and back, trying in vain to apply some mascara in the dim dorm lighting and making ...



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