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Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

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Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

April 7, 2020 0 comments

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang ’96 leads a rallying cry against racism. Only instead of simply denouncing the recent rise of anti-Asian sentiment in America, he goes one step further. 

Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

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Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

April 6, 2020 0 comments

It’s been repeated so many times that it’s become cliche: We are living through unprecedented times. After sending home the vast majority of students living on campus and urging those living off campus to leave, the University has tasked professors with moving their courses online.

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

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Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 0 comments

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

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Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

March 19, 2020 3 comments

As soon as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s triumph on Super Tuesday became apparent, progressives at Brown and online began bemoaning the result. Once again, the Democrats were running a boring centrist who was certain to lose to current President Donald Trump.

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

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Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

March 13, 2020 2 comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has quickly developed into a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions. The virus is said to cause mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most cases, resulting in severe respiratory illness in particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals.

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

March 12, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 24, The Herald reported that seven former players on the women’s basketball team alleged that their coach Sarah Behn “repeatedly made remarks about players’ weights, used language that they described as vulgar and singled out players for criticism.”

Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

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Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

March 10, 2020 0 comments

“So, as you all probably know, the coronavirus has hit Rhode Island.”Immediately after this announcement by my professor, I walked briskly up Thayer Street to CVS with the intention of buying multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and soap to stock up.

Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

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Douglas ’20: Don’t Panic President Paxson, COVID-19 is not here (yet)

March 9, 2020 4 comments

On Friday, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced that the University will cancel all non-academic events with over 100 people, among other precautions. These events include a University-wide dance and a chance for admitted students to visit Brown’s campus.

Hall ’20: Disastrous coronavirus response shows the failure of conservative policies

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Hall ’20: Disastrous coronavirus response shows the failure of conservative policies

March 9, 2020 0 comments

As the University’s travel and event policies constrict under the threat of a new coronavirus outbreak, it can be easy to get distracted by chatter over whether or not classes will be canceled, rather than stepping back and looking at the epidemic in a broader context. Yet even a cursory […]

Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 2

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Reed ’21: The Case Against Bernie Sanders, Part 2

March 6, 2020 3 comments

In the first part of this two-part series, I argued that Bernie Sanders’ devotion to the cause of socialism has blinded him to the human cost of regimes that have implemented the kinds of policies he favors.