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Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

Columns, Opinions

Thomas ’21: Brown must keep alive the legacy of the 1968 walkout — and act on it

October 18, 2018 2 comments

A few weeks ago, the University hosted the 2018 edition of the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. This reunion was particularly special as the year 2018 marks 50 years since the 1968 student walkout by black students from Brown and Pembroke College.

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

Columns, Opinions

Friedman ’19: Edge College Hill is not perfect — just pragmatic

October 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

If you’re a sophomore or a junior, you’re probably already in the process of looking for a place to live next year. The current state of apartment hunting in Providence is reminiscent of the recruiting cycle — it happens earlier and earlier every year, and chances are that all of […]

Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

Columns, Opinions

Simshauser ’20: Can progressive values flip Texas?

October 8, 2018 Comments are Disabled

With the 2018 midterm elections less than a month away, much of the optimism for Democrats has been focused on the House of Representatives.

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

Columns, Opinions

Johnson ’20: Charting your way out of the slump

September 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the consulting firm Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a quarter of college sophomores reported that they are not energized by their classes or do not feel at home on their campus.

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: A housing paw-posal

September 17, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Certain dorms at Brown are designated as quiet spaces. Certain dorms are sub-free. There’s Environmental Housing and International Housing and, as announced last semester, there are plans to build a somewhat nebulously-defined “wellness dorm.”

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

Columns, Opinions

Calvelli ’19: Shop for classes like you shop at Lowe’s

September 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

“Shopping period” has always struck me as being too consumerist a term, too readily embracing a transactional conception of education. An education has to be earned, not bought.

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

Sports

Schapiro ’19: We should all be soccer fans

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

I have one friend who is an enormous soccer fan, and for the longest time I didn’t understand what his passion was all about.

Sports

Nugent ’21: MLB’s playoff system needs to be fixed

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Baseball loves to laud itself for meritocratic policies, from a grueling 162 game season that exposes any weakness and only rewards true quality, to the extensive minor league system that provides easy replacement for any player not making the grade.

Sports

Klein ’20: Why the Red Sox won’t win the World Series

September 6, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Boston has certainly enjoyed a special summer of baseball, the title of this column notwithstanding.

Columns, Sports

Schapiro ’19: New England, enjoy it while it lasts

April 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

As I sit down to write, the Boston Red Sox have just been no-hit by Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics. But the setback is minimal.