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Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

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Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

May 23, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

My stomach full of pumpkin pie and turkey, I sat on the floor of my childhood bedroom writing and rewriting an email. Yes, it was Thanksgiving. But as an Opinions Editor for The Herald, I didn’t take days off.

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

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Sahyouni ’21: Don’t blame the people of China for the Chinese Communist Party’s coronavirus failures

April 26, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 challenges the United States with the greatest health crisis in recent history, many American news outlets have devoted a worrying amount of coverage to bickering over what to call the virus.

Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

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Klein ’20: NFL Draft Preview

April 22, 2020 0 comments

The 2020 NFL Draft will take place Thursday night to Saturday afternoon, and it is sure to capture even more attention than usual due to the current absence of live sporting events in the United States. For the first time ever, the draft will be conducted virtually.

Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

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Apple ’21: It’s Tammy Time!

April 21, 2020 0 comments

With Joe Biden all but confirmed as the Democratic nominee, speculation has turned to who his running mate will be. Since Biden made his promise to choose a woman as his vice president, the usual suspects have been bandied about: Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Stacey Abrams, Kamala Harris.

Douglas ’20: To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine

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Douglas ’20: To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine

April 20, 2020 0 comments

To the man who robbed my house during a quarantine: I can only imagine your dire circumstances. Stealing during any normal time is a dangerous move. You risk setting off an alarm; encountering lingering inhabitants; getting caught by the cops. It takes desperate circumstances to resort to such a hazardous decision. 

Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

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Hall ’20: Pandemic exposes America’s irrational obsession with growth

April 16, 2020 3 comments

In my last column, shortly before classes were canceled and campus closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I pointed out that the U.S. was setting itself up for a public health disaster because of the nearly absurd inadequacy of its response to the coronavirus.

Shanmugam ’23: Why the Sanders campaign fell short, and what it says about elections in America

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Shanmugam ’23: Why the Sanders campaign fell short, and what it says about elections in America

April 16, 2020 1 comment

On Feb. 21, Bernie Sanders tweeted a defiant message to political power brokers: “I’ve got news for the Republican establishment. I’ve got news for the Democratic establishment. They can’t stop us.” 

Apple ’21: Trump’s Lackluster Approval Bump

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Apple ’21: Trump’s Lackluster Approval Bump

April 14, 2020 0 comments

While many liberals have criticized Trump’s response to the coronavirus crisis — for calling it a hoax, comparing it to the flu and peddling hydroxychloroquine as a cure (although it is only in the process of being clinically tested), the list goes on — they seem even more bewildered by his approval ratings.

Ruzicka ’21: To Brown administrators: Don’t silence student voices

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Ruzicka ’21: To Brown administrators: Don’t silence student voices

April 9, 2020 0 comments

About two and a half years ago, I arrived at Brown as a first-year, flush with pride and new hope. Pride because I had heard from multiple people that Brown was not only an academically prestigious university but also one rooted in respect for input from the student body.

Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

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Douglas ’20: Thayer Street is struggling. Help before it’s too late.

April 9, 2020 3 comments

When I first returned to Brown last summer after a several-month break from College Hill, I didn’t first stop at the Main Green, Faunce House or my friend’s off-campus house — I made a beeline for the steak nachos at Baja’s.