• Will Nussbaum


    how a song from 1972 restored my faith in the future

    February 18, 2021
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    When I returned home after uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 forced the university to shut down in-person operations, I was lost. In all honesty, this feeling wasn’t entirely on account of the sudden onset of a global pandemic, or the combined strain and anxiety of packing up my college life and moving back home in the […]

    the end of history

    grappling with uncertainty in turbulent times

    November 12, 2020
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    In 1992, Andre Agassi beat Boris Becker in a five-set quarter-final at Wimbledon, before going on to win the tournament. That same year, Francis Fukuyama published an expanded version of his book-length essay, The End of History?, which argued that the fall of the Soviet Union signaled the final stage of human civilization: Now unopposed, […]

    mid-semester playlist

    songs to get you through these times

    November 5, 2020
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    We are over halfway through the semester. You might be feeling the midterm slump, the impending doom of winter, or the stress of the current election. These are strange times indeed, and it can be hard to find motivation or hope. The one thing that I can always rely on to inspire and heal is […]

    the joys of public transit

    a guide to RIPTA-friendly destinations

    October 22, 2020
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    the joys of public transit: a guide to RIPTA-friendly destinations   Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) buses are a common sight to any Brown student who has walked by the tunnel on Thayer. However, it seems that this is where familiarity with the buses stops for most students at Brown. I’ve spoken to countless […]

    off-campus oversights

    mistakes and lessons learned

    October 15, 2020
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    With the whole pandemic situation, I found myself trading in a Young O suite for an off-campus place. Now, looking back, I cannot imagine being cooped up in a dorm room (serious respect for everyone currently on campus). Living off campus has been great and I am realizing there is more to College Hill than […]