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Susannah Kroeber '11: How far should democracy go?

Once you look beyond apple pie, Thanksgiving and the consumer culture of the Christmas season, there are few things that are more American than sports. The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in America, and March Madness, the World Series, and NBA and NHL playoffs do not disappoint sponsors ...


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Will Wray '10: Tobin plays hardball

Rhode Island's own Bishop Thomas Tobin went head-to-head with Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball last Wednesday. While it is uncertain who won the confrontation, it is quite clear that Matthews was wrong. Whatever Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is, he is not a good Catholic. Bishop Tobin is ...


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Anish Mitra '10: Top three movies to live your life by

Movies are amazing because we get to live vicariously as some of the most evil, kind, adventurous, intelligent and/or entertaining characters of all time. Through their trials and tribulations on screen, we can learn from their mistakes and successes alike and apply those lessons to our own lives without ...


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Editorial: The price of tuition

We remember watching an interesting exchange (at Providence Place Mall during the Iron Man premiere) between Christine Everheart, a ravishing reporter, and Tony Stark. In reference to Stark's career as a weapons engineer, Everheart mentioned one of his nicknames: the Merchant of Death, to which Stark ...


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Fatima Aqeel '12: To go or not to go (to class)

Several high schools, mine included, have a requirement for the number of days of school a student attends. The student's failure to meet this requirement is ultimately recorded on his or her transcript, and this then finds its way to the colleges to which the student applies.Why did the school think ...


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Corrections

Due to an editing error, a photo caption on yesterday's front page ("Supercomputer welcomed with optimism," Nov. 23) incorrectly identified the figure shown cutting the ribbon at a ceremony for the computer's opening as Gov. Donald Carcieri ‘65. That person should have been identified as the University's ...


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Scandalous

If there's one thing we're sure about, it's that most Brown students don't want their ability to party on campus shut down by the Providence Police. We came too close for comfort last week, when PPD Chief of Police Dean Esserman was quoted in the Providence Journal saying "The position this department ...


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Jared Lafer '11: The one that got away

The open curriculum provides us with a framework for incomparable academic freedom. We can take basically whatever course we want, choose our grading system, add and drop courses on a whim and create courses and concentrations if the current availabilities don't meet our fancies.


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Ethan Tobias '12: Bicycle bewilderment

It is not surprising that many students bike around campus. The bicycle is the most efficient means of transportation ever invented. For environmentally conscious Brown students, biking is a way to avoid having a car or renting a Zipcar. For those who have jobs, volunteer off-campus or are in a rush, ...


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Editorial: Scandalous

If there's one thing we're sure about, it's that most Brown students don't want their ability to party on campus shut down by the Providence Police. We came too close for comfort last week, when Providence Chief of Police Dean Esserman was quoted in the Providence Journal saying "We're against anything ...


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Anthony Badami '11: A death in Bobst

It was in the early hours of a Tuesday morning this month that Andrew Williamson-Noble, a 20-year-old student at New York University, leapt to his death from the 10th floor of the Bobst Library. He was found on his back, with nothing but a suicide note left in his dorm to give his grieving family and ...


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Editor's note

An article in last Monday's Herald ("Taking dance to another level," Nov. 16) contained a number of passages that presented as direct quotations language that differed from the wording originally used by the individuals quoted.


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Ever vigilant

Sean Hannity is fond of proclaiming America the "greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the Earth." Bill Maher has an interesting response: "America must stop bragging that it's the greatest country on Earth and start acting like it."Obviously Bill Maher's job depends on his saying ...


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Editorial: Fighting words

Dear Columbia,We're better than you. Yup, we said it — better. Better at sports, better at academics, better at life. We square off in football this weekend and, to be 100 percent honest, nobody really thinks you have a chance.


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Jonathan Topaz '12: Killing the boredom-killing business

In the satirical movie "Network," Howard Beale, an established and respected nightly news anchor, is fired for his newscast's poor ratings. In his farewell address, Beale goes on a shocking tirade and consequently earns the name "mad prophet." Beale starts a new show, which quickly becomes the most ...


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Reviewing the Review Board

Academic research involving human subjects — from a straightforward interview to advanced biomedical testing — raises a host of difficult technical and ethical questions. To ensure that students and researchers on Brown's campus work effectively and conscientiously, and to comply with federal ...


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Seven reasons to oppose the public option

Brown students agree that there is a problem in the current U.S. health-care system: It isn't meeting its tremendous potential to deliver quality, affordable and timely treatment. In response, Congress is likely to adopt one of the following methods: institute the public option, or change the arena ...


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Having the courage to be free

There are two types of people in politics: those who accept the burden of freedom and those who cling to the comfort of their own delusions. Contemporary American politics and culture has been a feeding-frenzy for the desperate fury of weak (not stupid) people who would rather believe in absurdities ...





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