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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

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.

Walsh ’23: To better address inequality, target zoning

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Walsh ’23: To better address inequality, target zoning

October 28, 2020 0 comments

In the story of income inequality in the United States, the orthodox view is to blame the top 1 percent. Indeed, this exclusive group has experienced disproportionate gains in income and wealth since the advent of Reaganomics, while everyone else has seen either modest growth or stagnation.

Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

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Schmidt ’21: Get real — the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t coming soon

October 27, 2020 1 comment

The world is coming to terms with COVID-19 and establishing a “new normal” for continuing with everyday life. Naturally, many people — especially in countries hardest hit like the United States — are wondering if there is an end in sight to the pandemic.

Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

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Sahyouni ’21: Don’t Wait for Washington to Solve Your Problems

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Even during a presidential election cycle that has been more devoid of policy discussion than any in recent memory, it’s not a surprise that both candidates have made their fair share of lofty promises, the bulk of which I’m sure they cannot keep.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: Change final grade submission rules and deadlines: they’re unrealistic and confusing.

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Pipatjarasgit ’21: Change final grade submission rules and deadlines: they’re unrealistic and confusing.

October 22, 2020 0 comments

Toward the end of each semester, Dear Blueno becomes filled with many variants of one type of question: When will final grades be submitted to Banner? Why hasn’t Professor so-and-so submitted grades yet?

Hong ’24: The challenges of engaging with digital communities

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Hong ’24: The challenges of engaging with digital communities

October 21, 2020 0 comments

In three days, 300 clubs, 300 Zoom links. A daunting Google Spreadsheet.  Over the three-day Brown Student Activities Fair, I joined a scant nine of the 300 some student activities links. I ended up leaving nearly all Zoom calls thinking, “I’d love to join on campus, but I won’t join virtually.”

Shanmugam ’23: Free trade is under attack

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Shanmugam ’23: Free trade is under attack

October 20, 2020 0 comments

Twenty years on, the 2000 Republican Party platform is surprisingly similar to its 2020 counterpart ― from its commitment to “rebuilding the American military,” to lamenting that the federal tax code “penalizes hard work.”

Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

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Apple ’21: Trust the Polls

October 19, 2020 1 comment

On Nov. 9, 2016, as much of the world reacted with shock and dismay to Donald Trump’s victory, people across the spectrum began to repeat phrases that continue to dominate the narrative of today, saying things like “the polls were wrong” or “don’t trust the polls.”

Han ’23: HBO’s best shows are more raw than ever

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Han ’23: HBO’s best shows are more raw than ever

October 15, 2020 0 comments

Nearly a year and a half ago, the dominant story in pop culture was the conclusion of “Game of Thrones,” a television show that had transcended what we thought television could be.