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Opinions

Opinions pieces published in The Herald — which include columns, op-eds, letters to the editor, and editorials — are written independently of news coverage. More information on the difference between these formats can be found at https://www.browndailyherald.com/submissions/.

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

Columns

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As the University returns to COVID-19 Campus Activity Level 1, current students once again cannot access many of the campus resources that make a Brown education such an asset in the professional world.

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

Columns

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

November 22, 2020 3 comments

Since the 2016 election, in which Trump overwhelmingly won rural white voters, a common question has been: How can Democrats win the white working-class and rural vote back? Traditionally the party of the working class, Democrats have become an increasingly urban and suburban party, and lost rural voters because of it.

Shanmugam ’23: Why the new administration’s approach to China will make America safer, stronger and richer

Columns

Shanmugam ’23: Why the new administration’s approach to China will make America safer, stronger and richer

November 22, 2020 0 comments

In his tell-all book The Room Where It Happened, former National Security Advisor John Bolton reveals the chaos of the Trump administration’s inner circle. He also exposes an incoherent foreign policy towards China that conflicts with the narrative of hard-nosed toughness that the White House has sought to create.

Editors’ note: The Herald announces 131st Editorial Board

Editors' Note

Editors’ note: The Herald announces 131st Editorial Board

November 20, 2020 3 comments

The Herald is proud to announce the members of its 131st Editorial Board, who will oversee the paper through its 130th year. The 131st Editorial Board will be led by Editor-in-Chief and President Kayla Guo ’22, a Public Policy concentrator from Muttontown, New York.

Editorial: A Letter to the Class of 2024 in the Time of COVID-19

Editorials

Editorial: A Letter to the Class of 2024 in the Time of COVID-19

November 19, 2020 0 comments

To incoming first-years:  As you prepare to join our campus ranks in a semester like no other, we write to share words of wisdom (we hope) that may help guide you through the months ahead.

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

Op-eds

Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

November 19, 2020 0 comments

Taking my first college class, a seminar on essay writing, completely online has left me wondering how different my experience was from an in-person one. I found myself even less motivated than I was my last semester of high school when the pandemic first hit.

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

Columns

Schmidt ’21: Distrusting COVID-19 science is a disease in itself

November 18, 2020 3 comments

The immediate and negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are innumerable: serious illness, worsening mental health, economic downturn and more.

Ruzicka ’21: Debunking common misconceptions about removing Roman-style statues at Brown

Columns

Ruzicka ’21: Debunking common misconceptions about removing Roman-style statues at Brown

November 18, 2020 14 comments

Recently, there has been a strong movement to remove Roman-style statues from Brown University’s campus. Throughout conversations surrounding the removal of these statues, many misconceptions have flourished.

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

Op-eds

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

November 17, 2020 1 comment

Following a turning point in American history, President-elect Joe Biden must prepare to enter an ideological arena that has been freshly impacted by the controversial appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which created a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority.

Gaur ’21, Fung ’22: Brown displaces Providence communities. What do we owe them?

Op-eds

Gaur ’21, Fung ’22: Brown displaces Providence communities. What do we owe them?

November 17, 2020 6 comments

Take a walk through Fox Point, the neighborhood immediately southeast of Brown University, and you can almost hear lingering echoes of the once-thriving Portuguese and Cape Verdean neighborhood.