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Columns

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Emilia Ruzicka: Blueno’s Spotlight

Jaehyun Hong and Jordan De Padova: In Limbo

Marysol Fernández: La Resistencia

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Poom Andrew Pipatjarasgit: From the Quiet Green

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Recent Columns

Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

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Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

November 11, 2020 0 comments

Eight months have passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, but sometimes it feels like we never left March. Among fear, anxiety and mind-deadening boredom, the pandemic has upended our sense of time.

Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

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Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

November 10, 2020 0 comments

2020 was supposed to be a banner year for Democrats. Not only were they predicted to defeat Trump, but they were favored to take the Senate and hold the House. For the first time since 2009, Democrats could have had a trifecta in the federal government.

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

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Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

November 9, 2020 8 comments

After a long and restless week of counting votes, all major news networks are projecting that Joseph Biden Jr. will be elected the 46th president of the United States of America.

De Padova ’24: The first-year plan could be a blessing in disguise

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De Padova ’24: The first-year plan could be a blessing in disguise

November 9, 2020 1 comment

In early July, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent out the email announcing Brown’s 2020-21 calendar: A three-semester academic year in which first-years would be on campus only during the spring and summer semesters.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

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Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Shanmugam ’23: Combating today’s challenges requires a large national debt. That’s okay.

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Shanmugam ’23: Combating today’s challenges requires a large national debt. That’s okay.

November 4, 2020 1 comment

In her righteous crusade for the Green New Deal, a $10 trillion dollar spending package meant to address climate change and its disastrous effects, there is one question that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) can’t seem to escape.

Ruzicka ’21: Return to Campus? Better Decide Quickly

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Ruzicka ’21: Return to Campus? Better Decide Quickly

November 3, 2020 0 comments

On Oct. 29, 2020, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent an email announcing that the University is planning to welcome back the entire undergraduate community to campus for the spring 2021 semester.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The benefits and limitations of Dear Blueno for academic advising

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: The benefits and limitations of Dear Blueno for academic advising

November 3, 2020 0 comments

Most Brown students active on Facebook know about Dear Blueno, where anonymous posts can be used for anything from political rants to trolling, from complaints about Brown to requests for relationship help.

Performance spaces at Brown have historically been inaccessible to student groups — it’s time for the PAC to change that

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Performance spaces at Brown have historically been inaccessible to student groups — it’s time for the PAC to change that

November 1, 2020 0 comments

Construction for Brown’s new Performing Arts Center is well underway. Students are eager to return to campus once it is safe to do so, and reconnecting with performing arts groups will be a priority for many seeking to rebuild their college communities and make up the time lost to COVID-19.

Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

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Reed ’21: Trump may lose, but he’s not going away

October 30, 2020 0 comments

If President Donald Trump is defeated in this election, he is going to leave office. Despite what some alarmists in the New York Times might say, he will not try to retain power; there will be no coup d’état.