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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/.

Columns

Brian Judge ’11: A sense of humor no one likes

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

I hereby present for the consumption of all hypocrites, capitalist/chauvinist pigs, etc.: Stuff that Brown students who write “Stuff that Brown Students Like” like.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Think before you eat

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In Fatima Aqeel’s ’12 recent article (“For the love of animals, and of meat,” Oct. 15), there were some nuanced insights made about differing views on animal rights, and for that the members of the Brown Animal Rights Club are grateful.  There were also some insinuations about BARC which are not accurate.

Columns

Tyler Rosenbaum ’11: Poor old Rhode Island

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

When I was at the Empire State Building last week, I noticed an interesting mural. It was a stylized map of the northeast, the point of which undoubtedly was to portray New York at the center. All the states but one were labeled. Can you guess which was left behind?

Columns

Ivy Chang ’10: We’re all mad here

October 26, 2009 1 comment

Almost every Tuesday and Thursday morning, despite arriving ten minutes before class, I can barely find a seat in the filled-to-capacity auditorium where Abnormal Psychology is taught. What exactly is it about classes dealing with mental illness that draws so many people?

Columns

Will Wray ’10: Undergraduate Central Planning Board

October 26, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Clerestory, Issues, Jug, VISIONS, Ziggurat, Catalyst, Journal of World Affairs, Watershed, Contemporary, Awaaz, African Sun, the Round. Can you identify more than a few of these student published magazines? You should be able to: You are paying for them.

Editorials

Editorial: Food for thought

October 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Last week’s contract negotiations between the University and Brown Dining Services workers made for a surprisingly tense drama. BDS workers threatened to strike on Parents’ Weekend, and the two sides came to an agreement at 2 a.m. the night before the strike would have begun. Students held multiple rallies in support of the workers, one of which featured a giant puppet caricature of an administrator clutching dollar bills in each of his hands. 

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Investment transparency is in everyone’s best interest

October 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

As members of the Open the Books! Coalition, we are disappointed with the Herald’s editorial on the endowment (“Transparency and the endowment,” Oct. 20) that claims that more investment transparency is “undesirable.”

Columns

Anish Mitra ’10: Stuff Brown students should like

October 23, 2009 2 comments

Recently, post- Magazine did a six-part series entitled “Stuff Brown Students Like.” Gmail, celebrity children, spandex, Nice Slice, shopping period and even ‘spicy with’ were all on the list, and rightly so. To their credit, post- was spot-on, and I hope they continue the series.

Columns

Kate Fritzsche ’10: Feminism is not dead

October 23, 2009 2 comments

During our four years on campus, many students create new identities, and they find themselves drastically changed by the time of graduation. One of the experiences most central to my identity change in college has been coming out as a feminist. It sounds simple, but there are many reasons why I hope that other Brown students will come to the same realizations that I have.

Columns

Ethan Tobias ’12: Another fair contract

October 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Last Thursday morning, I approached the Ratty with dread, worrying that those doors would be clamped shut. There had been a serious threat that dining services workers might strike leaving students unfed. Luckily, contract negotiators had reached a settlement the night before and my growling stomach was soon alleviated. The experience showed me how important it was for Brown Dining Services workers to receive a fair contract from Dining Services. Now it is time that students receive that same fair treatment.