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Topic: senior year

Commencement 2021 | George Daccache ’21: This Is Life as Transit

Columns, Opinions

Commencement 2021 | George Daccache ’21: This Is Life as Transit

April 29, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

I did not first move into Brown during a pandemic, but I might as well have. As most of us have found ourselves during the past 14 months, in that moment in September 2017, taking my very first steps on College Hill, I was completely alone.

Commencement 2021 | Augustus Kmetz ’21: Ever True

Columns, Opinions

Commencement 2021 | Augustus Kmetz ’21: Ever True

April 29, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

As a member of the Band — yeah, those sickos who wake you up early every Parent’s Weekend — I’ve heard a lot of Brown school songs (and occasionally remembered how to play them). Our fight song, Ever True to Brown, is fitting for our class of 2021.

Senior Column | Jordan Allums ’21: Beyond resisting, toward living as a Black alum

Columns, Opinions

Senior Column | Jordan Allums ’21: Beyond resisting, toward living as a Black alum

April 29, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

In high school, I once joked that I didn’t find out I was Black until my first day of sixth grade.  That is, of course, an exaggeration; my parents and my parents’ parents are Black, and I have never dissociated myself from my identity.

Senior Column | Sarah Martinez ’21: Letting go of the gold and accepting the value of the invaluable

Columns, Opinions

Senior Column | Sarah Martinez ’21: Letting go of the gold and accepting the value of the invaluable

April 28, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement MagazineThe age-old adage states that college is where you find yourself and your people. At 18, I wished fervently to “find myself” falling in love with math, championing the resolution of some low-level environmental issue, graduating with straight A’s in my […]

Senior Column | Krista Stapleford ’21: On painful beginnings and surprising self-acceptance

Columns, Opinions

Senior Column | Krista Stapleford ’21: On painful beginnings and surprising self-acceptance

April 28, 2021 1 comment
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

When I first arrived on Brown’s campus the day of first-year move-in, I wasn’t all that different from any of my peers chaotically flooding the University gates.

Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

News, University News

Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

April 28, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

Graduating seniors in the class of 2021 will conclude their time at Brown with a hybrid Commencement May 2, capping off over a year of virtual classes, social distancing and navigating a global pandemic.

Foster ’19: Don’t fall into the fall recruiting trap

Columns, Opinions

Foster ’19: Don’t fall into the fall recruiting trap

September 24, 2018 1 comment

The career fair is today. As Brown students weave through a sea of recruiters, they’re likely to see table after table of technology, finance and consulting companies. These large, moneyed corporations have something very attractive to offer students — certainty.

Columns, Opinions

Savello ’18: Thesis writing — passion or pressure?

March 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The summer before my senior year, I swore to myself I wouldn’t write a senior thesis. I wanted to spend my final year at Brown making the most of my classes and activities — not stressing over a random 40+ page research paper I had no interest in writing.

Columns, Opinions

Kumar ’17: Leaving Brown, and hate, behind

April 26, 2017 2 comments

With Commencement just 31 days away, many of my fellow seniors find themselves in the throes of a full-blown existential crisis. Last September, I wrote myself “A pep talk for senior year,” in which I found cause for optimism despite “a general sense that the world into which we were […]

Columns

Kumar ’17: A pep talk for senior year

September 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The beginning of my senior year at Brown is not going according to plan.