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Letter: The case for studying literature at Brown

One of the few virtues of being old is having a personal sense of history. If I look back in time, it jumps out at me that no one needed to make the case for literature in the past because it was self-evident that literature was alive and well in the Brown curriculum: lots of enrollments, lots of ...


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Editorial: The Housing Lottery is a mess

The Housing Lottery starts this Thursday, adding another headache-inducing ordeal to a month already filled to the brim with projects, papers and tests. Selecting on-campus housing should be a fairly straightforward process. In reality, it is a mess. The buildup to selection day leads to breakdowns, ...


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Khan '24: This is Narragansett Land

This is Narragansett land. This is Narragansett land. This is Narragansett land.  I could say this phrase 1,000 times, and it still wouldn’t change the centuries of oppression the Narragansett tribe has faced in the Providence area. But saying it still matters ― in order to start ...


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Gupta ’22: Learning to acknowledge our loss

“I’m just thankful to end my Brown career with a semi-normal semester.” Every time I’ve been asked how my senior year has been going, that has been the answer. And it is certainly true. After missing a year at Brown due to coming in as a sophomore transfer student and then spending ...


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Bahl ’24: We need new design strategies for older adults

A few years ago, I saw one of my grandfather’s friends copying an email into a Microsoft Word document word-by-word so that he was re-pasting the entire body of text. I curiously asked what he was doing, and he said that he needed to print out the email so he was painstakingly transferring it over ...


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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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