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Op-eds

Harris ’22 and Iqbal ’24: American response to Uyghur genocide

Opinions

Harris ’22 and Iqbal ’24: American response to Uyghur genocide

June 10, 2021 1 comment

Since 2014, the Chinese government has executed a relentless campaign of mass detainment, high-tech surveillance and religious persecution against Uyghur and other primarily Muslim groups in Xinjiang Province (often referred to as “East Turkestan” by Uyghurs).

Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

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Hodges ’22: In support of a tax on sugary drinks

June 7, 2021 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply harmed Rhode Island’s economy and a quarter of households are now experiencing hunger. Even as businesses start to reopen, an unprecedented number of Rhode Islanders still rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families, and food bank usage grew by 26 percent in the past year.

Fuad ’23 and Sloan ‘23.5: Opacity, delays and power imbalances thwart Brown’s PPSD Fund Committee

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Fuad ’23 and Sloan ‘23.5: Opacity, delays and power imbalances thwart Brown’s PPSD Fund Committee

April 8, 2021 0 comments

In 2007, Brown drew national attention for promising to account for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. One of these promises brought forth the Fund for the Education of the Children of Providence, a $10 million endowment for the Providence Public School District that Brown intended to fill through […]

House ’20: Steven Pinker and who decides how campus culture should be repaired

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House ’20: Steven Pinker and who decides how campus culture should be repaired

March 25, 2021 0 comments

I am not the target audience for this. I found this thought echoing around my head as I read Andrew Reed’s March 12 column “Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture.” The piece has a pretty veneer and frames itself as hopeful, but concerned. I am not convinced its true purpose is quite so positive.

Herce ’22, Torres ’22, Castañeda ’21.5: Here we go again (showcasing our resiliency in the face of adversity)

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Herce ’22, Torres ’22, Castañeda ’21.5: Here we go again (showcasing our resiliency in the face of adversity)

March 24, 2021 3 comments

Content warning: This op-ed includes mentions of depression and suicidal ideation. Brown’s administration, despite receiving multiple learning opportunities to improve its behavior, continues to make decisions that severely undermine the quality of student life. This leaves already exhausted and emotionally drained students feeling like they have little choice but to […]

Carroll ’21 and Allums ’21: The case for reparations at Brown University

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Carroll ’21 and Allums ’21: The case for reparations at Brown University

March 23, 2021 0 comments

Right now, Brown undergraduates are voting on historic referenda that call upon the University to identify the descendants of slaves it harmed during its involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and to provide reparations to those identified descendants.

Lin ’23: Contact Your Representative (Civics 0010)

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Lin ’23: Contact Your Representative (Civics 0010)

March 23, 2021 0 comments

The storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 was a misguided attempt to use political violence to sabotage the democratic process. It clearly failed: Joe Biden is now president, and the instigators of the insurrection are being investigated. Effecting political change requires communication and collaboration with policymakers ― not just […]

Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

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Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Constitutional disputes, student government power struggles and member misconduct — these are the barriers holding Brown’s undergraduate student government back from fulfilling its purpose. Brown’s student government cannot fight for students if we spend our time fighting each other.

Hack ’21: Brown is stranding its students by failing to provide outdoor social options during winter months

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Hack ’21: Brown is stranding its students by failing to provide outdoor social options during winter months

March 14, 2021 4 comments

On one of my first days as a freshman at Brown, I remember standing in line for the dining hall by myself. I was petrified to go in alone.  I found comfort when the first-year in front of me told me he didn’t know anyone, either. Neither did the guy behind me. We all ate together.

Kundra ’21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

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Kundra ’21: Abortion is an equal rights issue

March 8, 2021 1 comment

“My body, my choice.” Growing up, my mom was always quick to remind me of this fact. “You have the right to make decisions about your body,” she would say. “Never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do with it.”