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Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

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Hong ’24 and De Padova ’24: Reflections on First-Year Fall

November 19, 2020 0 comments

Taking my first college class, a seminar on essay writing, completely online has left me wondering how different my experience was from an in-person one. I found myself even less motivated than I was my last semester of high school when the pandemic first hit.

Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

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Bhaskar ’21: Religion, controversy and the Supreme Court

November 17, 2020 1 comment

Following a turning point in American history, President-elect Joe Biden must prepare to enter an ideological arena that has been freshly impacted by the controversial appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, which created a 6-3 conservative-liberal majority.

Gaur ’21, Fung ’22: Brown displaces Providence communities. What do we owe them?

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Gaur ’21, Fung ’22: Brown displaces Providence communities. What do we owe them?

November 17, 2020 6 comments

Take a walk through Fox Point, the neighborhood immediately southeast of Brown University, and you can almost hear lingering echoes of the once-thriving Portuguese and Cape Verdean neighborhood.

Powell ’22: Where do we go from here?

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Powell ’22: Where do we go from here?

November 5, 2020 1 comment

Tuesday marked a milestone for many undergraduates at Brown. While most did not physically vote on Election Day, this election was the first time that many of us had the privilege and power of casting a ballot to decide the next President of the United States.

The statues must go: Brown should not celebrate colonialism

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The statues must go: Brown should not celebrate colonialism

November 1, 2020 31 comments

You may have heard that Decolonization at Brown (DAB) is trying to remove some statues. Decolonization at Brown is a student group committed to reimagining Brown by decolonizing our academics, spaces and relationships.

Arenberg: What to expect as Election Day approaches

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Arenberg: What to expect as Election Day approaches

October 30, 2020 0 comments

This is the most consequential election of our lifetimes.  This election features candidates as polarized as any in American history.  This election has exhibited the highest level of voter enthusiasm perhaps ever — more than 79 million Americans have already voted. This election will be a landslide for Democrats. 

Carroll ’21: Response to Sachar ’20: The Problems with CCB’s Claim to Student Government Status and Why it Should Matter to Students

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Carroll ’21: Response to Sachar ’20: The Problems with CCB’s Claim to Student Government Status and Why it Should Matter to Students

October 18, 2020 2 comments

Beginning last year, Brown’s Class Coordinating Board began rebranding itself as a student government.

Adam Furman ’22: It’s time for campus to reopen for more in-person interactions

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Adam Furman ’22: It’s time for campus to reopen for more in-person interactions

October 18, 2020 7 comments

The University’s COVID-19 testing program has been a definitive success. With only a couple dozen positive cases, the University conducts hundreds, if not thousands, of tests each day.

Bhaskar ’21: Brown should not remove statues of Roman emperors from campus. Here’s why.

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Bhaskar ’21: Brown should not remove statues of Roman emperors from campus. Here’s why.

October 18, 2020 36 comments

In late September, a group of Brown University students, faculty and administrators held a virtual town-hall to discuss the implications and future treatment of several monuments that currently occupy Brown’s campus.

Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

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Groboski ’24: Are Our Politicians Ready to Take Climate Change Seriously?

October 13, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 19, 2020, Americans watched in shock and horror as the Metronome Climate Clock was unveiled in New York City. The display, which displayed warnings like “The Earth has a deadline,” was programmed to highlight the existential threat that climate change poses to our species’ survival.