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Drechsler '15: UCS categorization process is equitable

Last week, The Herald published an opinions column (“Abolish the UCS categorization system,” Feb. 14) criticizing the Undergraduate Council of Students’ categorization system. Zach Ingber ’15 argued that abolishing the UCS categorization system would improve extracurricular activities on campus. ...

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Drechsler '15: Economists have ethics

In a recent Herald column (“Economists need ethics,” April 3), Andrew Powers ’15 argued the Department of Economics should require students to take an ethics class as part of the required course load, comparing the study of economics to biological weapon research in its necessity for an ethics ...

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Drechsler '15: Brown's High Holy Day policy

I can fortunately say that as a Jew on Brown’s campus, I never feel unwelcome or ostracized. Of course, there are subtle, everyday ways in which I am different: I call my roommate’s Christmas lights “holiday” lights, I avoid eating bread around Passover and I say the word “schlep” more often ...

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Taking Sides: Should students take unpaid internships?

Dreschler '15: Yes Every year around this time, students descend into applications for that three-syllable word that makes most of us shutter with dread: internships. For many, that means brushing the dust off resumes, updating cover letters with over-exaggerated examples of leadership and calling ...

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Drechsler's Rebuttal

Maggie Tennis '14 conflates two issues: that political donations are a form of free speech and that corporations have "personhood" and are protected by the Constitution. These do not necessarily coexist.

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Drechsler '15: Is money a form of free speech?

Those who argue that the spending of money should not be protected as free speech often begin by highlighting the insane amount of money spent on campaigns and the constant bombardment of political ads on the airwaves of swing states. While I, as a New Yorker, am gladly free from such promotion, I cannot ...

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Drechsler '15: Throwing a bone to finance

Coming into the 2012 elections, Republican nominee Mitt Romney most likely expected his success to be one of his strongest assets. He probably did not expect that his experience would one day become part of his greatest vulnerability, wrapped up in an ill-judged statement about the "47 percent" and ...

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