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Han ’23: Let’s make alternative meat mainstream

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Han ’23: Let’s make alternative meat mainstream

November 1, 2019 0 comments

Burger King has recently made headlines — as well as literal lines outside their stores — with their Impossible Whopper, which consists of a plant-based patty that tastes and “bleeds” like real meat. It was recently reported that this new burger fueled Burger King’s best quarter of growth in four years.

Kinnard ’14, Van Houten ’14, Moffat ’13, Barkan ’17,  Nieves-McGoldrick ’12: Drug checking services must be reinstated on Brown’s campus to protect students

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Kinnard ’14, Van Houten ’14, Moffat ’13, Barkan ’17, Nieves-McGoldrick ’12: Drug checking services must be reinstated on Brown’s campus to protect students

October 30, 2019 0 comments

Roughly a decade ago, members of Brown’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapter began offering a free harm reduction service to fellow students in the form of drug checking kits.

Lehrer-Small ’20: Funding for club sports is an equity issue

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Funding for club sports is an equity issue

October 29, 2019 0 comments

Every September, dozens of students flood the Brown athletic fields for ultimate frisbee try-outs wearing sports clothes and nervous smiles. Some are juniors or seniors, many are first-years looking for a community. On the sideline, new players rifle through a trash bag filled with spare cleats.

Meszaros GS: The historical case for astrology

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Meszaros GS: The historical case for astrology

October 27, 2019 0 comments

Questioning the validity of astrology and its place in modern conversations may seem straightforward — after all, as Jamie Flynn ’20.5 stated in his recent opinion, “astrology is pure pseudoscience.”

Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

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Shanmugam ’23: Regulate tech giants, because they can’t police themselves

October 24, 2019 0 comments

In 2018, it was revealed to the public that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had illicitly harvested the personal data of millions of Facebook users.

Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

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Reed ’21: Preventing a new era of hyper-surveillance

October 24, 2019 0 comments

“He thought of the telescreen with its never-sleeping ear. They could spy upon you night and day.”

Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

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Ren ’23: The persistent problem of college rankings

October 22, 2019 0 comments

With college application season in full bloom across the country, many university applicants will come into contact with college rankings. US News, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal publish some of the more well-known lists, though many more exist.

Simshauser ’20: The NBA’s hollow commitment to justice

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Simshauser ’20: The NBA’s hollow commitment to justice

October 22, 2019 0 comments

During Adam Silver’s tenure as commissioner, the National Basketball Association has enjoyed the distinction of being the most socially aware major sports league.

Kramer ’20: Brown students are over-committed

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Kramer ’20: Brown students are over-committed

October 22, 2019 0 comments

Brown students try to do it all, and maybe they should be doing less. Upon entering Brown, it is easy to get pulled into the hegemonic standard of student involvement on campus. One has to merely step foot in the club fair during the first weeks of the semester to get a sense of how involved Brown students really are.

Klein ’20: Who will win the NBA Finals?

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Klein ’20: Who will win the NBA Finals?

October 21, 2019 0 comments

The NBA season returns Tuesday night to much anticipation, since, for the first time in a while, the league truly feels wide open for a variety of contenders.