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Jaclyn Katz


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Katz '14: The need for real conversation on gun control

On January 7, Austin-based talk radio host Alex Jones excitedly claimed, “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms,” during his appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight. While this comment was certainly entertaining — I highly recommend watching the entire clip on YouTube — what struck ...

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Katz '14: Why we need pluses and minuses

The average college student currently studies for a scant 14 hours per week — significantly fewer than in 1961, when the average was 24 hours, according to research conducted by University of California Santa Barbara professor Philip Babcock and University of California Riverside professor Mindy Marks, ...

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Katz '14: The means-ends relationship with our education

During the week preceding the Oct. 2 deadline to change course grade options, my peers engaged me in countless conversations over which grade option they should choose for certain classes, analyzing the pros and cons of each option and aggressively soliciting my opinion. During each of these discussions, ...

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Katz '14: Why Brown should have minors

Like most Brown students, before arriving on campus for the start of the semester, I spent time playing around on Banner. With two concentration requirements set, I had two courses to choose from among over 40 academic departments.  

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Katz '14: 'Freedom' taken too far

Apparently Abraham Lincoln needs to revise the Gettysburg Address. It says America is a "government of the people, by the people, for the people." It won't take him long to update it. Just insert "corporations" where "people" once was. Over two years ago, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, ...

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