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Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

Fifty years since Richard Nixon declared drug abuse “public enemy number one,” much of America now reflects with horror. The ruthless criminalization of certain substances has entrenched systemic inequalities, ostracized addicts, criminalized recreational users and withheld life-altering medical ...


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McGough ’23: There will always be police

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original ...


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Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

On Feb. 14, 2020, outgoing Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 called for the removal of Iowa and New Hampshire’s vaunted statuses as the first states in the presidential primary. While much of the focus this past cycle on these early states was on the Iowa debacle, it is ...


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Wrenn GS: Brunonia’s Oldest Tradition

Since our University first crowned campus with its Edifice (now University Hall), a league of extraordinary Brunonians have sought to summit its roofs, survey every nook and sneak through its tunnels. Whatever force compelled Amos Hopkins, class of 1795 to climb up to the cupola of University Hall in ...


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Sahyouni ’21: Big Tech shuts down the marketplace of ideas

Over the past few years, the feud between conservatives and Silicon Valley tech giants like Google, Facebook and Twitter has moved to the forefront of political discourse. That battle reached a boiling point in the aftermath of January 6, 2021, when a mob comprising roughly 800 of the 30 thousand attendants ...


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Hong '24: The Nuts and Bolts of First-Year Orientation

As a first-year, I often hear upperclassmen ask, “What is it like? How are you taking it?” Although I can’t speak for my entire class, here’s my take as a first-year on campus: From my one online class in the fall to a full course load on campus, my first-year spring has been challenging so ...



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