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Johnson '11: Thanks for all the fish

My four years at Brown have been a welcome experience of maturation, and like fine wine and deliciously stinky cheese, the school only improves with age. From the moment wide-eyed first-years walk up the impossibly steep College Street and through the gaping Van Wickle Gates, there is something about ...

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Johnson '11: Drive home safely, Glenn

Society scored a huge victory Wednesday when Fox News Network announced it is taking the hatchet to Glenn Beck's television show. In recent weeks, as the economy continued to create jobs, the esteemed Beck became increasingly erratic, spouting more and more ridiculous anti-Semitic drivel in an effort ...

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Johnson '11: Building a Brown community

In a recent discussion section of my history course, the teaching assistant running the section asked the class if we thought that there would ever be a community or political entity that would put an end to the strife that grips our world today. The argument ran that if there was no defined "other," ...

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Johnson '11: The money pit

Minden Hall stands augustly at the corner of Brook and Waterman streets, stoically watching over the enormous potholes in the middle of that intersection. Its large rooms and relatively secluded location on the other side of Thayer Street, away from the hustle and bustle of the main campus, make it ...

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Johnson '11: Walk a mile in my waterproof boots

It starts with a sinking feeling in your chest that moves all the way up to your throat. You're not sure whether to cry out in despair or to stoically weather the embarrassment. After a few seconds, a chilling throb of pain seizes your foot, making it seem to weigh six tons. What is drowned beneath ...

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Mike Johnson '11: This TV has words on it!

I will admit this immediately: This column is self-serving, commercialized and part of the liberal communo-fascist capitalistic tendencies of Brown, Inc. As a writer, I feel compelled to ignore any sense of political correctness, preferring instead to send my meager sentences out into the free marketplace ...

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Mike Johnson '11: Omens and prognostications

As September turns into October, and October meekly limps away into November, the nation prepares for its glimpse into the ugliest part of American politics — midterm elections. Historically a time of mudslinging and the bludgeoning of the majority political party, the midterm elections are a ...

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Mike Johnson '11: Keeping the faith

In his column "God and man at Brown" (Sept. 21), David Sheffield '11 claims, "A religious university is conflicted on a fundamental level." However, it is his column that is fundamentally flawed. Through the use of twisted logic and poor, if any, research, Sheffield claims that religious schools are ...

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Mike Johnson '11: From one lemming to another

Welcome to the recession. In just the three short weeks since we all arrived back on campus, we've seen an explosion of money-related articles and opinions columns published in The Herald. Brown students are pinching their pennies, and whenever one slips through our collective fingers, we're going to ...

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