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Shanmugam ’23: Tobacco use should be illegal

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Shanmugam ’23: Tobacco use should be illegal

November 20, 2019 0 comments

Google a list of the world’s most addictive substances, and some of what you’ll find is to be expected: illegal Schedule 1 drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin.

Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

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Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

November 18, 2019 0 comments

In her column last week, Rebecca Aman ’20 argued that Brown should change its Latin motto from “In Deo Speramus,” — meaning “In God We Hope” — to “Speramus,” — meaning “We hope.”

Aman ’20: Brown should change its motto

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Aman ’20: Brown should change its motto

November 14, 2019 0 comments

Brown University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, published in 2016, states that “All Brown students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious and political views, and other aspects of their identities, are accepted because of their enormous potential as scholars and leaders.”

Caira ’22: Dining Services must improve its selection for students with dietary restrictions

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Caira ’22: Dining Services must improve its selection for students with dietary restrictions

November 14, 2019 0 comments

This year for the first time, all sophomores, myself included, were forced onto meal plan as part of the University’s attempt to address food insecurity among students.

Kramer ’20: Television’s false reality of sexual violence

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Kramer ’20: Television’s false reality of sexual violence

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In high school, I watched Law and Order: Special Victims Unit compulsively. I distinctly remember waiting for a new season to be released on Netflix with a sense of joyous anticipation.

Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

November 13, 2019 0 comments

For most of my career at Brown, I was a computer science naysayer. As an underclassman, I thought the only reason to learn to code was to pursue jobs at tech giants like Google or Facebook.

Meszaros GS: Make Brown Blogs better

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Meszaros GS: Make Brown Blogs better

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The University provides students with a number of digital tools to supplement their academic work.

Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

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Secondo ’16 GS: The quiet defenders of democratic values

November 12, 2019 0 comments

Around the anniversary of the extrajudicial murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger ’03 delivered a stirring speech on campus about the mounting threat to journalism at home and abroad.

Shanmugam ’23: Wealth taxes: politically flashy but problematic in practice

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Shanmugam ’23: Wealth taxes: politically flashy but problematic in practice

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Had Elizabeth Warren proposed her wealth tax — a levy on net worth paid only by the wealthiest households in America — ten or twenty years ago, popular opinion probably would have branded her as an unapologetic socialist, consigning her proposal to a different day, a different debate and a different Democratic Party.

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

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Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The other day during a math lecture, I raised my hand, and I asked a question — a stupid one. It was one of those questions that you regretted as soon as the words came out of your mouth.