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Columns

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Augustus Bayard: The Public Sphere

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Emilia Ruzicka: Blueno’s Spotlight

Jackson McGough: The Rate of Change

Jaehyun Hong and Jordan De Padova: In Limbo

John Wrenn: Liber Brunonia

Nidhi Bhaskar: Intersections

Marysol Fernández: La Resistencia

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Recent Columns

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

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Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

March 2, 2021 2 comments

In recent years, we have witnessed a political realignment, with ancestral Democrats in rural areas voting Republican, while traditionally Republican suburbanites vote Democrat.

Shanmugam ’23: Family planning programs change lives, but not necessarily by reducing fertility

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Shanmugam ’23: Family planning programs change lives, but not necessarily by reducing fertility

February 26, 2021 0 comments

Because of factors such as poverty, sexism and cultural and religious stigma, women in low-income countries often struggle to access reproductive health services. Just 59 percent of women in these nations give birth in health facilities, for instance, and 218 million of them need contraception but lack access.

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

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Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

February 25, 2021 15 comments

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.

Schmidt ’21: Can LAMP testing for COVID-19 light the way to the end of the pandemic?

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Schmidt ’21: Can LAMP testing for COVID-19 light the way to the end of the pandemic?

February 24, 2021 0 comments

It has been over a year since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, and in a month, it will be a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

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Wrenn GS: Brown’s war on drugs

February 24, 2021 1 comment

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 treatments…

McGough ’23: There will always be police

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McGough ’23: There will always be police

February 22, 2021 0 comments

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 sin reared…

Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

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Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

February 21, 2021 0 comments

With students living in Brown-leased hotels and apartments downtown, the Brown shuttle is an integral part of student  access to campus. The Brown shuttles have expanded their routes this semester, but many riders still don’t know that shuttle drivers are not included in Brown’s routine COVID-19 testing program.

Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

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Bayard ’24: Republicans have been indifferent to the truth long before Trump

February 18, 2021 4 comments

“How do you know a politician is lying?” asks one folksy joke. “His lips are moving,” goes the punchline, playing off the conventional wisdom that all we can trust politicians to do is be untrustworthy.

Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

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Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

February 16, 2021 4 comments

“When the pandemic is over” has been our country’s wishful refrain throughout the course of COVID-19 — but at every stage of the crisis, the “when” has changed. In the naive days of March and April, we thought we’d gain normalcy by summer.

Three members of Boundless, a student urban exploration group operating in the mid-2000s, gaze out on Providence from the roof of the Sciences Library on the misty midnight of April 28, 2007.

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Wrenn GS: Brunonia’s Oldest Tradition

February 12, 2021 1 comment

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.