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Summer, 2015: Oakland, CA

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

The Summer of 2015, I often walked around Lake Merritt to buy groceries. The last segment of my journey took me under an freeway overpass. It was an enormous shadow made of pillars and concrete. Over my shoulder, water sparkled underneath a blue sky.

Return To Ithaca: The Odyssey

Tom Allon | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Tom Allon

Returning to Ithaca after more than three decades stirs up many emotions and memories. But it's really my daughter's new memory-making that lies ahead and I must allow that to play itself out with me as a mere spectator.

Why I'm In Favor Of The Gap Year

Samantha Savello | Posted 06.28.2016 | College
Samantha Savello

Perhaps the most compelling reason for taking a gap year is that it offers a unique opportunity that will likely never reappear. For prospective students thinking about the next step in their lives: Don't rule out anything, including a gap year.

Raymond J. Barry's "Foreclosure" Play Shines Light on Conflict Between Creative and Survival Values at Greenway Court Theatre

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

There's nothing better than being enthralled by a good story, especially if the storyteller does it well, right? On most days at our local Hollywood...

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

The Smallest State's Tallest Peak: Is R.I.'s Jerimoth Hill America's Most Challenging?

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I've got big news for all you serious outdoor types: Maine's Katahdin isn't the climbing adventure you thought it was. Mt. Mansfield? Mt. Washington? These nubs are a walk in the park.

'Project Runway: Junior' Star Says Brown University Interviewer Was Anti-Gay, Racist

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices

A "Project Runway: Junior" contestant is speaking out against Brown University, claiming an alumni member used both racist and homophobic language whi...

The Act or the New SAT: Which One Should You Take?

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

With the new SAT coming out this March, a lot of students are feeling the test prep crunch even more than usual. The College Board has made some subs...

Before Trump There Was Buddy Cianci

Rhoades Alderson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Rhoades Alderson

Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., who served separate, decade-long epochs as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, each punctuated by a felony conviction, died last week at 74. He lorded over only twenty square miles, but across America political junkies smiled and shook their heads at the news. "F---ing Buddy."

Why Higher Education Needs Constructive Student Activism

Christina Paxson | Posted 02.02.2016 | College
Christina Paxson

We stand at a moment of opportunity. Colleges and universities cannot solve racism and discrimination globally, but we can be a vanguard in cultivating the thoughtful conversations which take place, often unseen, that can bring us to an upward inflection point.

How to Ace Your College Interview

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

It may seem like there's very little you can do while you wait, but if you're still in line for an interview at one of your top choice schools, this is one area where you can truly set yourself apart.

Why Brown University's $100 Million Plan to Improve Race Relations Falls Short

Joel Simundich | Posted 11.26.2015 | College
Joel Simundich

As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.

Here's How Brown Plans To Improve Race Relations With $100 Million

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.24.2015 | College

Brown University is devoting $100 million to improve race relations on campus. Christina H. Paxson, the school's president, unveiled a draft plan last...

It's Way Past Time for America to Face These Ugly Truths

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The nation's oldest colleges depended on direct and indirect wealth from slavery and the slave trade. Slaves helped build many university buildings including some at Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia.

A Statement From a Collective of Delegates Attending the 2015 Latinx Ivy League Conference at Brown University

Paola Muñoz | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Paola Muñoz

Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.

Students Demand Brown University Do More To Honor Native Americans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.12.2015 | College

Students staged a "die-in" at the Brown University campus Friday as part of a campaign urging the school to do more to honor Native Americans. The die...

Brown University Is Latest School To Revoke Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Yet another school has severed its ties with comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women. Brown Un...

Brown Supplements

Write for the Future | Posted 09.26.2015 | College
Write for the Future

I was eight years old when I described to my mom the kind of college I wanted to attend. She said I was describing Brown, and the school has been my first choice ever since. I have not upheld most of the ideas I had at that age. However, my feelings for Brown have only grown stronger.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

The Secret to One of the Toughest Supplemental College Application Essays

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.

Better Health, By Design

Footnote | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science
Footnote

The human element has always been as important to medicine as the scientific side. Design takes this human factor into account by analyzing how healthcare is provided and used and how the behavior of doctors, patients, and other actors promotes or impedes health.

Discovering My True American Identity

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2016 | College
Write for the Future

I lived in America for the vast majority of my life, but I never thought of my country as defining or vital in my personal construction of identity. However, being a part of an international school community of people from different parts of the world does not dissolve the idea of nationality.

Break the Rules and Get into Your Dream School

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 06.05.2016 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

If you blindly follow the rules you're actually going to end up looking like every other high achieving student out there. And many times all you get for your grueling work is a spot on your top school's waitlist.

The Politics of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The U.S. has the most powerful military in the history of the world, but it should not be utilized as a political tool or for retribution. The government and its leaders must do their best to make the right decisions, to be truthful with the American people, and to provide all the necessary support needed to fulfill the military's mission. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case.

Todd Haynes at Cannes: New Film 'Carol' Stuns With Elegance

Karin Badt | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.