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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

Jackson McGough: The Rate of Change

Jaehyun Hong: In Limbo

John Wrenn: Liber Brunonia

Nidhi Bhaskar: Intersections

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Meghan Murphy: Big World, Smallest State

Recent Columns

Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

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Bhaskar ’21: Contemplating the future of academic objectivity

April 9, 2021 5 comments

Over the past two years, identity politics have trickled into the curricula of university settings worldwide. At face value, such movements appear well-intentioned.

Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

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Schmidt ’21: The science of isolation and why first-years at Brown need more support

April 5, 2021 0 comments

The first-year experience at Brown for the class of 2024 is unique in that its challenges are unlike anything many upperclassmen have experienced before, with one of the primary difficulties being social isolation from their peers, whom they have only been allowed to meet through Zoom.

Murphy ’23: ‘An existential threat’: how anti-Chinese discourse in foreign policy lends itself to anti-Asian hate

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Murphy ’23: ‘An existential threat’: how anti-Chinese discourse in foreign policy lends itself to anti-Asian hate

April 4, 2021 1 comment

On March 16, 2021, after a year in which the United States saw anti-Asian hate crimes rise nearly 150 percent, a white gunman murdered six Asian women in three Asian-owned spas after allegedly saying that he would “kill all Asians.”

Pipatjarasgit ’21:  Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: Should Brown really be asking its current students for donations?

April 1, 2021 1 comment

It struck me as odd that although I had not yet walked out the Van Wickle Gates, I was already being asked for money. But the more I looked into the Brown Senior Class Gift, the more I became shocked at what I saw. 

Hong ’24: Brown should require COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall

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Hong ’24: Brown should require COVID-19 vaccinations for the fall

March 30, 2021 9 comments

Recently, Rutgers University announced that, religious and medical exemptions aside, it will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall. Even with the end of the pandemic in sight, Rutgers has not taken for granted that its health situation on campus will get better. […]

Allums ’21: No more settling: the time for student loan forgiveness is now

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Allums ’21: No more settling: the time for student loan forgiveness is now

March 29, 2021 8 comments

When Sanders officially dropped out of the race in April 2020, it became increasingly clear to Weinberg, as well as other like-minded Gen-Z youth and millennials, that “settling” for Biden as the frontrunner was a necessary evil to prevent the far worse threat of a second Trump term. 

Wrenn GS: The surveillance school

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Wrenn GS: The surveillance school

March 28, 2021 1 comment

In the past several years, it has been fashionable to gawk in horror at China’s “social credit system,” an all-encompassing integration of surveillance, finance and state.

Walsh ’23: Not your parents’ youth sports

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Walsh ’23: Not your parents’ youth sports

March 24, 2021 0 comments

In just about every facet of American life, the pandemic has worsened existing inequities — and youth sports are no exception. Even before the pandemic, the professionalization of sports had been making youth athletics less equal. But COVID-19 has driven yet another wedge between rich and poor youth athletes by […]

McGough ’23: Lights, camera, congressional inaction

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McGough ’23: Lights, camera, congressional inaction

March 22, 2021 1 comment

After rioters finished desecrating the Capitol on Jan. 6, millions watched as a cohort of Republicans continued their attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. With no evidence, they repeatedly rose to object to the count in closely decided states.

Schmidt ’21: It ain’t over ‘til it’s over: Vaccinated people still need to exercise caution

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Schmidt ’21: It ain’t over ‘til it’s over: Vaccinated people still need to exercise caution

March 21, 2021 0 comments

There is some hope on the horizon more than a year after the World Health Organization formally declared COVID-19 a pandemic.