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Kevin Roose '09.5: As the world interns

If there's one thing I've learned, it's that Brown students love unpaid internships. We love unpaid internships the way Romeo loves Juliet, the way Joanie loves Chachi, the way Angelina Jolie loves adopting third-world babies. Every June, thousands of us leave College Hill and spread across the nation ...

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Kevin Roose '09.5: The case for the A

If newspaper columns were given letter grades, I'm pretty sure this one would get an A. How could it not? A's The Herald reported yesterday, a full 75 percent of the letter grades given in Brown's humanities departments last year were As, with the number of A's in other disciplines ranging from 58 to ...

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Kevin Roose '09: The Parents Weekend gospel

The priests shall blow for them a signal to form the divisions of the battle line. The columns shall be deployed at the sound of the trumpets, until each man has taken his station. Then the priests shall blow another signal on the trumpets, signs for confrontation. When the infantry has approached the ...

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Kevin Roose '09: The sound of snobbery

I've got a confession to make. At Brown, this confession is akin to admitting at a PETA convention that you harbor a secret hankering for kielbasa, but I'll make it anyway: I'm not a huge fan of National Public Radio.

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Kevin Roose '09: The unreal OC

Once in a while, a truly terrible idea comes along. Not just a bad idea - like Coca-Cola Blak or any movie starring the Wayans brothers - but a shockingly flawed concept that manifests itself in ridiculous, awful, nauseating products made for mass consumption. What makes things worse is that their idiocy ...

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Kevin Roose '09: A call to action

We, the Brown student body, do many things really well. We sing, we paint, we juggle, we write and we compute, all with the same aplomb that got us here in the first place. But, without a doubt, what we do best is waste time. Reading period and finals are nigh upon us, which means that we'll be spending ...

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