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Topic: Opinions

Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

Op-eds, Opinions

Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Constitutional disputes, student government power struggles and member misconduct — these are the barriers holding Brown’s undergraduate student government back from fulfilling its purpose. Brown’s student government cannot fight for students if we spend our time fighting each other.

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

Columns, Opinions

Bhaskar ’21: Reconciling the pharmaceutical industry in the age of COVID-19

March 11, 2021 5 comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout progresses nationally, all eyes are on the industries responsible for creating and churning out the vaccine in such record time. Given the success of Operation Warp Speed, can we possibly praise the companies that took a huge gambit to provide us the vaccine? Or is […]

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: The Dems are still the party of the working class. They should champion its diversity.

March 2, 2021 2 comments

In recent years, we have witnessed a political realignment, with ancestral Democrats in rural areas voting Republican, while traditionally Republican suburbanites vote Democrat.

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

Columns, Opinions

Sahyouni ’21: Addressing common pro-choice arguments

February 25, 2021 15 comments

The Brown Students for Life made an important contribution to campus debate late last month when they hosted Stephanie Gray Conners, a seasoned pro-life advocate, to defend the view against an audience overwhelmingly opposed to her stance.

Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

Op-eds, Opinions

Apple ’21: The DNC needs to rethink the primary order

February 19, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 14, 2020, outgoing Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez ’83 called for the removal of Iowa and New Hampshire’s vaunted statuses as the first states in the presidential primary.

Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

Columns, Opinions

Walsh ’23: The government didn’t make us scared enough of COVID-19

February 16, 2021 4 comments

“When the pandemic is over” has been our country’s wishful refrain throughout the course of COVID-19 — but at every stage of the crisis, the “when” has changed. In the naive days of March and April, we thought we’d gain normalcy by summer.

Ren ’23: The power of saying “I don’t know”

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: The power of saying “I don’t know”

March 4, 2020 Comments are Disabled

I am guilty of it — giving opinions on things I know little about. Most of the time, the stakes are low. I argue with friends about sports teams that I never watch, music that I rarely listen to and shows that I have only ever seen once. My limited knowledge does little to prevent me from crafting oversized arguments.

Ren ’23: No more New Year’s resolutions for me

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: No more New Year’s resolutions for me

January 24, 2020 Comments are Disabled

For the past few years, I have made New Year’s resolutions. For the past few years, I have also failed my New Year’s resolutions.

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: Ask more stupid questions

November 8, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The other day during a math lecture, I raised my hand, and I asked a question — a stupid one. It was one of those questions that you regretted as soon as the words came out of your mouth.

Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

Columns, Opinions, Sports

Klein ’20: MLB free agent preview

November 7, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The 2019 Major League Baseball season came to an end last week with the Washington Nationals completing their magical playoff run, defeating the powerhouse Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series.