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Opinions

Opinions pieces published in The Herald — which include columns, op-eds, letters to the editor, and editorials — are written independently of news coverage. More information on the difference between these formats can be found at https://www.browndailyherald.com/submissions/.

Dardashti: Rosh Hashanah’s promise tells us, ‘you’ve got this.’

Op-eds

Dardashti: Rosh Hashanah’s promise tells us, ‘you’ve got this.’

September 8, 2021 0 comments

We’re already amazing and have got what it takes to make an impact on the world in unique ways; that we are held and loved in ways that we’ll never be able to understand, but can hopefully be blessed to feel; and that we’re in this together.

Simon ’25: A start to college more tentative than usual

Columns

Simon ’25: A start to college more tentative than usual

September 8, 2021 1 comment

The last night before I left home felt biblical. In the days leading up to my departure for my freshman year of college, my hometown was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida blowing up the East Coast. I remember winds and claps of thunder so loud they chased away sleep but felt dreamlike all the same.

Fleischmann ’22: The pandemic isolated us. Now, we can choose how to reconnect.

Columns

Fleischmann ’22: The pandemic isolated us. Now, we can choose how to reconnect.

September 8, 2021 1 comment

Most people, I expect, can feel the buzz around campus. Months after the first vaccines rolled out, the fog of COVID is finally lifting before the promise of a somewhat normal year. I moved into my apartment a few days ago and was shocked by what seemed like a universal […]

Editors’ Note: This fall, The Herald will print three times a week and publish online daily

Editorials, Editors' Note

Editors’ Note: This fall, The Herald will print three times a week and publish online daily

September 2, 2021 0 comments

The Herald will print three times a week this fall semester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — up from the once-per-week frequency implemented in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to publish on our website daily, and we will open our new office at 88 Benevolent St. for in-person production.

Palestine Solidarity Caucus: Brown can no longer be ‘progressive except for Palestine’

Op-eds, Uncategorized

Palestine Solidarity Caucus: Brown can no longer be ‘progressive except for Palestine’

August 3, 2021 30 comments

On May 15, the Palestine Solidarity Caucus first shared Brown Community’s Letter of Solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle, which condemns the May 2021 escalations in Israeli state and settler-mob violence against Palestinians across historic Palestine.

Simon ’25: Why Olympism isn’t curing us this time

Op-eds

Simon ’25: Why Olympism isn’t curing us this time

August 3, 2021 1 comment

The world is on fire, but it’s time to turn on the Olympics again. As our oceans rise and the spread of the Delta variant further exposes deep and defining geopolitical divisions, surfers, track stars and skateboarders from around the world have gathered in Tokyo.

McGrath ’24: All the web’s a stage: social performance and the rise of Internet slacktivism

Columns

McGrath ’24: All the web’s a stage: social performance and the rise of Internet slacktivism

July 14, 2021 1 comment

“The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information,” Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, told the BBC in 2003. “The idea was that by writing something together, and as people worked on it, they could iron out misunderstanding.”

Smith ’23: Brown’s plan to reduce campus red meat consumption without addressing poultry and fish lacks nuance

Op-eds

Smith ’23: Brown’s plan to reduce campus red meat consumption without addressing poultry and fish lacks nuance

July 7, 2021 4 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students noted in an April 30 email that Brown will charge a Red Meat Working Group with delivering recommendations for reducing red meat consumption on campus.

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

Op-eds

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

June 10, 2021 8 comments

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

Op-eds

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

June 7, 2021 1 comment

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.