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Kundra '21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

“My body, my choice.” Growing up, my mom was always quick to remind me of this fact. “You have the right to make decisions about your body,” she would say. “Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do with it.” January marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ...


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Editorial: Brown, be kind

As we approach COVID-19’s anniversary on College Hill, the University is better equipped than ever before to handle a pandemic. From the automated COVID-19 test reminders to the plexiglass dividers in the dining halls, Brown has created its own “new normal” to keep members of the campus community ...


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Mackie '59: Cliff Stevenson and the coaching road less chosen

It was 1960, and Brown was trying to gain a foothold in the newly-minted athletic Ivy League. Overmatched in facilities, financial resources and athletic pedigree, one question dogged the program: Do we really belong in the Ivy League? Historically, Bruno had been an outlier, faring poorly when taking ...


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Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

In 1968, Black students at Brown staged a walkout to protest, among other inequalities, the disproportionately white student body. They demanded that incoming classes be at least 11 percent Black, so as to reflect the United States population at the time. Since then, BIPOC students of all races have ...


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Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

The Brown Students for Life made an important contribution to campus debate late last month when they hosted Stephanie Gray Conners, a seasoned pro-life advocate, to defend the view against an audience overwhelmingly opposed to her stance. At the event itself, Conners fielded several reasonable and ...


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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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