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Columns

Caleb Apple: Political Calculus

Marysol Fernández: La Resistencia

Bliss Han: For the Culture

Beth Pollard: Stirring the Pod

Andrew Reed: On Liberalism

Emilia Ruzicka: Blueno’s Spotlight

Donnie Sahyouni: The American Tradition

Rachael Schmidt: The Fourier

Arjun Shanmugam: Brunomics

Matt Walsh: Created Equal

Recent Columns

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.

Walsh ’23: Dear donors: I don’t want a state-of-the-art building. I want functional facilities.

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Walsh ’23: Dear donors: I don’t want a state-of-the-art building. I want functional facilities.

April 9, 2020 3 comments

Every Brown student has had first-hand experience with the abysmal quality of some of the facilities on campus. While most of us have returned home for the rest of the semester and no longer have to deal with these facilities for the time being, now it is still worthwhile to […]

Schmidt ’21: The coronavirus is the great equalizer of science

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Schmidt ’21: The coronavirus is the great equalizer of science

April 8, 2020 0 comments

At the forefront of everyone’s minds right now is the ever-developing COVID-19 pandemic. What started as a faraway problem in January in some people’s minds has shaped up to be a global health crisis with both immediate and long-term consequences.

Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

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Ren ’23: Andrew Yang is wrong: Asian Americans do not have to prove their “American-ness”

April 7, 2020 0 comments

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang ’96 leads a rallying cry against racism. Only instead of simply denouncing the recent rise of anti-Asian sentiment in America, he goes one step further. 

Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

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Aman ’20: Professors: Prioritize compassion over rigor

April 6, 2020 0 comments

It’s been repeated so many times that it’s become cliche: We are living through unprecedented times. After sending home the vast majority of students living on campus and urging those living off campus to leave, the University has tasked professors with moving their courses online.

Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

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Reed ’21: Coronavirus reveals the cost of voters prioritizing ideology over competence

April 2, 2020 0 comments

If it weren’t already evident, the COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated the greatest problem in American politics: Both sides think the other is irresponsible, both sides think the other is incompetent and both sides are right.  

Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

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Apple ’21: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton 2.0

March 19, 2020 3 comments

As soon as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s triumph on Super Tuesday became apparent, progressives at Brown and online began bemoaning the result. Once again, the Democrats were running a boring centrist who was certain to lose to current President Donald Trump.

Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

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Schmidt ’21: The U.S. healthcare system is a failure, and the coronavirus proves it

March 13, 2020 2 comments

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has quickly developed into a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions. The virus is said to cause mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in most cases, resulting in severe respiratory illness in particularly vulnerable populations such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals.

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

Aman ’20: The University should hold coaches accountable

March 12, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 24, The Herald reported that seven former players on the women’s basketball team alleged that their coach Sarah Behn “repeatedly made remarks about players’ weights, used language that they described as vulgar and singled out players for criticism.”

Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

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Brody-Heine ’22: COVID-19 reveals the weaknesses of our health care system

March 10, 2020 0 comments

“So, as you all probably know, the coronavirus has hit Rhode Island.”Immediately after this announcement by my professor, I walked briskly up Thayer Street to CVS with the intention of buying multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and soap to stock up.