Justin Brown

Class of 2009


  • Open-format documents benefit the tech community

    Collaboration on computer files has become commonplace across the Internet, especially in academic and office environments. Thanks to open-format programs like OpenOffice, documents that used to be constricted to a single operating system or program can now be opened and edited anywhere. Jack can send Jill a Word document or a PDF file without worrying whether or not Jill will be able to open it. ...

    Forum | November 19, 2007
  • Movie ratings doled out by MPAA trade association censor artists

    There are often battles between government agencies and free speech advocates over what should be allowed and what is punishable by law. You can swear all you want, but if it creates a public disturbance then you can get reprimanded for it. And yes, it is illegal to yell “FIRE!” in a crowded movie theater.

    Forum | April 9, 2007
  • To kill a Mumia: Racism still prevails in the U.S. legal system

    John Doe, an acclaimed journalist and scholar, is driving around Philadelphia one night when he sees his brother being arrested. He stops his car; the curtain falls. Curtain rises — more police arrive at the scene. The man arresting Doe’s brother is shot dead, and Doe is sitting on the curb, bleeding badly from a bullet wound. The police beat Doe brutally, smashing his head against the curb and a ...

    Forum | March 5, 2007
  • Just butt out: Cigarettes on campus should go up in smoke

    The proposed campus-wide smoking ban, to take full effect by 2010, would be a welcome change to this university — not because it cares about the health of those who choose to smoke, but for the benefit of those who choose not to.

    Forum | February 12, 2007
  • What do you think?

    Carrie Bradshaw, antiheroine

    Pillbox | February 12, 2007

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