• Will Nussbaum

    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 […]

    am i home?

    musings on a space-based emotion

    October 8, 2020
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    The first home I knew lasted the longest. This home, located on a quiet street on the outskirts of Boston, changed as much as I did over the past 18 years. It shaped my conceptions of the word “home” as much as I changed its walls and furnishings. It was there that I learned what […]