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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/.

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The advising tips we’re not told

Columns

Pipatjarasgit ’21: The advising tips we’re not told

November 15, 2020 0 comments

At Brown, we are told to take a variety of classes. We have been encouraged to explore the Open Curriculum. Our advisors suggest that we should meet with our course instructors in office hours for assistance throughout the semester. This is all generally good advice.

Walsh ’23: Widespread support for Trump shows that democracy is at stake

Columns, Uncategorized

Walsh ’23: Widespread support for Trump shows that democracy is at stake

November 13, 2020 0 comments

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump last Tuesday with both a healthy electoral college margin and a significant popular vote majority.

Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

Columns

Hong ’24: The coronavirus has warped time. Here’s what you can do about it.

November 11, 2020 0 comments

Eight months have passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, but sometimes it feels like we never left March. Among fear, anxiety and mind-deadening boredom, the pandemic has upended our sense of time.

Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

Columns

Apple ’21: Lessons from the Senate

November 10, 2020 0 comments

2020 was supposed to be a banner year for Democrats. Not only were they predicted to defeat Trump, but they were favored to take the Senate and hold the House. For the first time since 2009, Democrats could have had a trifecta in the federal government.

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

Columns

Sahyouni ’21: Biden is the Narrow Victor in the Presidential Race, but 2020 Was an Overall Win for Republicans

November 9, 2020 8 comments

After a long and restless week of counting votes, all major news networks are projecting that Joseph Biden Jr. will be elected the 46th president of the United States of America.

De Padova ’24: The first-year plan could be a blessing in disguise

Columns

De Padova ’24: The first-year plan could be a blessing in disguise

November 9, 2020 1 comment

In early July, President Christina Paxson P’19 sent out the email announcing Brown’s 2020-21 calendar: A three-semester academic year in which first-years would be on campus only during the spring and summer semesters.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Letter: A plea to reinstate Dr. Rick Bungiro

Letters to the Editor

Letter: A plea to reinstate Dr. Rick Bungiro

November 8, 2020 0 comments

I recently heard about the resignation of Dr. Rick Bungiro from the Division of Biology and Medicine and his subsequent request for reinstatement. I took two classes with Dr. Bungiro in the Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012.

Powell ’22: Where do we go from here?

Op-eds

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.

Shanmugam ’23: Combating today’s challenges requires a large national debt. That’s okay.

Columns

Shanmugam ’23: Combating today’s challenges requires a large national debt. That’s okay.

November 4, 2020 1 comment

In her righteous crusade for the Green New Deal, a $10 trillion dollar spending package meant to address climate change and its disastrous effects, there is one question that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) can’t seem to escape.