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Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

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Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Many undergraduates believe that they are strong writers; they got into Brown based partially upon their ability to write better than over 90 percent of other applicants, confirming their writing prowess and signaling that their craft need not be improved much further.

Shanmugam ’23: The Federal Reserve is powerless to stop the next recession

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Shanmugam ’23: The Federal Reserve is powerless to stop the next recession

January 23, 2020 1 comment

January 2008. Markets were in free fall as confidence in long-trusted yet misunderstood financial instruments had eroded. American communities entered a taxing saga defined by unemployment, chaos and class conflict.

Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

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Secondo ’16 GS: Reality distortion: the unnerving legacy of the 2010s

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Well, we made it — another 10-year demarcation that allows us to reflect on society and ourselves.

Ren ’23: The kids are alright

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Ren ’23: The kids are alright

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Growing up, I would often hear complaints, usually from adults much older than myself, about the sorry state of modern songwriting.

Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

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Lehrer-Small ’20: A collective alternative to the sophomore meal plan requirement

December 5, 2019 0 comments

The University’s new policy requiring sophomores to enroll in a meal plan has taken a lot of heat — and rightly so. After a long process of evaluating food security at Brown, the University ultimately reduced food options rather than deciding to help students make healthy choices.

Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

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Reed ’21: Please, Mr. Kanders, stay

December 4, 2019 4 comments

Last July, Brown alum Warren Kanders ’79 P ’23 stepped down as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art amid a storm of protests by the activist group Decolonize This Place.

Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

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Hall ’20: To the PTP: Don’t legitimize climate denial

December 3, 2019 0 comments

Peter Kropotkin was a Russian aristocrat, political agitant, contemporary of Marx and radical anarcho-communist. Besides being an all-time great class traitor, he also had a passion for science. My favorite work of his is a book called “Mutual Aid,” a collection of essays written during the late 19th century.

Aman ’20:  The value of group problem solving

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Aman ’20: The value of group problem solving

December 2, 2019 0 comments

Every Tuesday from 12 to 12:50 p.m., I attend section for MATH 0180: Intermediate Calculus. During these fifty minutes, we solve challenging problem sets in groups of two or three.

Klein ’20: Why the Lakers are the best team in the NBA

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Klein ’20: Why the Lakers are the best team in the NBA

December 2, 2019 0 comments

Prior to the start of this NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were widely expected to contend for a championship. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the floor, Los Angeles had the talent to compete against any team in the league.

Meszaros GS: Providence needs the circus

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Meszaros GS: Providence needs the circus

November 24, 2019 0 comments

Famed circuses Barnum and Bailey and the Ringling Bros. may have shut their doors for good, but the popularity of circus is actually on the rise.