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Ivy Chang '10: We're all mad here

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday morning, despite arriving ten minutes before class, I can barely find a seat in the filled-to-capacity auditorium where Abnormal Psychology is taught. What exactly is it about classes dealing with mental illness that draws so many people?Well, we're curious. While it's ...


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Tyler Rosenbaum '11: Poor old Rhode Island

When I was at the Empire State Building last week, I noticed an interesting mural. It was a stylized map of the northeast, the point of which undoubtedly was to portray New York at the center. All the states but one were labeled. Can you guess which was left behind?Anyone who's ever lived in Rhode Island ...


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Editorial: Dropped call

Professors in the physics and engineering departments must have been surprised when they arrived at their building last spring and found the parking lot closed to accommodate a crane. They must have been even more surprised to find out that the crane was there to install a T-Mobile cell phone tower ...


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Editorial: The sauce

Brown's athletics department recently partnered with an outside company, Nelligan Sports Marketing, to increase advertising sales and sponsorships. The company has done well for us so far, bringing in corporate sponsorships from Dunkin' Donuts, AT&T, Domino's Pizza and Taco Bell. Sponsorship funding ...


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Letter: Think before you eat

To the Editor:In Fatima Aqeel's '12 recent article ("For the love of animals, and of meat," Oct. 15), there were some nuanced insights made about differing views on animal rights, and for that the members of the Brown Animal Rights Club are grateful.  There were also some insinuations about BARC ...


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Brian Judge '11: A sense of humor no one likes

So in case you pizza-eating, Mac-using, lecture-going bourgeois rabble haven't heard, there is this really funny blog/book called "Stuff White People Like." The premise of it is that if some clever guy in horn-rimmed glasses can describe things you like as being cliche, then you aren't a unique snowflake ...


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Kate Fritzsche '10: Feminism is not dead

During our four years on campus, many students create new identities, and they find themselves drastically changed by the time of graduation. One of the experiences most central to my identity change in college has been coming out as a feminist. It sounds simple, but there are many reasons why I hope ...


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Editorial: Food for thought

Last week's contract negotiations between the University and Brown Dining Services workers made for a surprisingly tense drama. BDS workers threatened to strike on Parents' Weekend, and the two sides came to an agreement at 2 a.m. the night before the strike would have begun. Students held multiple ...


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Anish Mitra '10: Stuff Brown students should like

Recently, post- Magazine did a six-part series entitled "Stuff Brown Students Like." Gmail, celebrity children, spandex, Nice Slice, shopping period and even ‘spicy with' were all on the list, and rightly so. To their credit, post- was spot-on, and I hope they continue the series.


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Ethan Tobias '12: Another fair contract

Last Thursday morning, I approached the Ratty with dread, worrying that those doors would be clamped shut. There had been a serious threat that dining services workers might strike leaving students unfed. Luckily, contract negotiators had reached a settlement the night before and my growling stomach ...


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Andrea Matthews '11: What the president needs from you

I remember the scene at Brown University when Barack Obama won the presidency of the United States. From Salomon 101, where the Democrats were hosting a returns-watching party, there was a deep primordial roar. Then, students and streakers rushed onto the Main Green. Hundreds gathered to sing, embrace ...


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Editorial: Top 50

The U.S. News and World Report college rankings are a subject of scorn for most Brown students. Unable to believe that we're the "worst" Ivy (yes, Cornell was a spot above us this year), we fulminate about how the rankings overweigh endowment size and ignore Brown's unique academic philosophy. So we ...


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Editorial: Going green

According to the College Sustainability Report Card released earlier this month, Brown is about as eco-friendly as universities get. Consider some of the initiatives that contributed to our A-minus grade this year. We've committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 42 percent below 2007 levels ...


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Ethan Hammerman '13: Don't take me out to the ball game

Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd … " Don't you just hate that song? I mean, peanuts and Cracker Jack? If I go to a baseball game, I at least want a soft pretzel or hot dog for my troubles, not any of these chintzy, salty, dusty snack foods.Now, I really hate some things ...


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Editorial: Transparency and the endowment

Brown made the grade for the second consecutive year, scoring an A-minus on the College Sustainability Report, an assessment of environmental practices at hundreds of colleges. Brown's grade was set back slightly by the B's it received in two categories: Administration and Endowment Transparency. Regarding ...


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Letter: Columbus Day protestor showed hypocrisy

To the Editor:As a member of the Undergraduate Council of Students last year, I was present as Jerry Wolf Duff Sellers '09 came before that body to advocate changing the University's recognition of Columbus Day, on the basis that it memorializes racial injustice and perpetuates harmful historical inaccuracies. ...



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