With the long-awaited reveal of the Spring Weekend lineup tomorrow, I wanted to find out who BlogDH was crossing their fingers and praying to the BCA gods for. Some are going big (it’s our 250th Anniversary, after all) while others are feeling more
hipster obscure, but in the end we all just want to know, who will it be? Check out the trends below. (Personally, I’m putting my money on The xx, Arctic Monkeys, or Beach House, but if Fleetwood Mac or Kanye West come out, I may or may not fangirl.) -Naiyah Ambros
Lots of Vampire Weekend…
Jason Hu: Realistic–Azealia Banks, Nico Jaar, OK Go. Unrealistic–Beyonce, Vampire Weekend.
Frida Perez: Vampire Weekend/Chromeo.
Sydney Mondry: Alt-J, Disclosure, Vampire Weekend, Beyonce (duh), and MILEY!!!!!
Jacob Koffler: Dream lineup–Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Chance the Rapper.
Lupita (left) and Monica (right) are known for their dark, wavy, side-swept hair, their almond-shaped eyes, and their distinct facial shape/adorable chin. They were extremely enthusiastic about meeting their doppelgangers, and looked as though they were having more fun during their interview than Bradley Cooper did participating in the “selfie of the century.”
Lupita: [Upon approaching Monica] Oh my god, this is too funny.
BlogDH: Did you guys know it was each other?
Monica: Not really. But someone showed me you [Lupita] on Instagram and were like, “Look! She looks like you!”
L: No… once someone saw me, and they, like, called me your name… they were like “Monica!”
M: Oh my god, that’s so funny.
M: Where are you from?
L: I’m from Texas.
M: Wait, me too!!!
L: Wait, maybe we’re long lost sisters. [Pause] You look good!!!
M: Thanks, you too!!!
L: Now I can compliment you and, like, compliment myself too.
M: Yeah, it’s fun.
L: Do you like Ryan Gosling?
M: I think he kinda has a weird face.
L: I’m kinda in love with Ryan Gosling.
M: I like his movies though.
L: Are you by any chance addicted to coffee?
M: Not really. Caffeine doesn’t have an effect on me… but I like it!
I picked a bad weekend to go out of town. This past weekend was chock-full of once-in-a-lifetime events that I will tell my grandchildren that I missed. What I didn’t miss, however, were the massive amounts of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts telling me exactly how much I missed. I spent a substantial portion of the weekend trying to weave together many statuses, tweets, and photos posted by fellow friends, acquaintances, and classmates. After some serious cyber-sleuthing (read: Google), here is what I was able to deduce:
No one seems to be sure if Brown is married or celebrating a birthday. Anniversary and birthday are not interchangeable words. Which one are we celebrating here?! The University labelled Brown’s semiquincentenary an anniversary…but there was birthday cake. Or was it an anniversary cake? Either way, this place is 250 (+?) years young and apparently we must celebrate accordingly. And when I say accordingly, I mean from March 2014- May 2015. I guess we really are the fun Ivy.
Friday night was a tame mixture of Spring Weekend and Sochi. The Main Green was said to be so loud that no one could even hear President Paxson’s speech. The muddiness may have also contributed to a Spring Weekend foam party-like feel, but instead of getting pink eye, students’ shoes just got a little dirty. In addition, the 250+ flames/lights/blazing balls of fire were said to be extremely inconsistent and constantly changing colors and intensity; however, many were unsure if this was intentional or a #SochiProblem. We at BlogDH want to know whose idea it was for this fire-lit “250+” on University Hall and can we have whichever Blue Room muffin they were eating at the time?
Before this week, we’re sure you never thought that shoes could be a window into the
sole soul. Since its recent launch, however, Shoes of Brown—Brown’s latest community Facebook page—has created a space for Brown students to think critically about the sheer profundity of shoes: as a commodity, as a means of self-expression, and, perhaps most importantly, as a tie to other Brown students. These themes appear to resonate with members of the Brown Community; the page has earned 400+ “likes” in its first few days of existing on the interwebz.
Like the several other pages that “showcase” members of the Brunonian sphere (i.e. Humans, Jews), Shoes of Brown promises to give shoes a voice by “showcasing your favorite shoes at your favorite university.” Below, we include some posts of your favorite shoes at Brown. We also sit down with the page’s creator, who has chosen to remain anonymous, to gain further insight into the impact that shoes have at Brown. We hope that such a feature will allow you to walk a mile in these Brunonians’ shoes. These are their stories. Continue Reading
Monday, March 10:
Event: Alumni Career Panel with BJWA
Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
Join the Brown Journal of World Affairs in their 20th anniversary celebration! If you’re interested in IR, politics, journalism, law, or econ, check out this panel of accomplished alumni editors from a variety of backgrounds.
Event: Les Miserables in Concert
Location: Granoff Martinos Auditorium
In a very limited engagement, a group of students partaking in a GISP called “Les Miserables: In Text and Production” will be putting on three concert performances of the iconic musical. Tickets are available for purchase and payment ($5 for students, $7 General Admission) between 7 and 7:45 at the door before each performance. If you’re interested in seeing more from this talented group, check out their Kickstarter, too.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew is presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday. There were no reports of bad weather and no answers as to why the plane, traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, vanished from radar screens an hour after it took off. Adding to the confusion, an Italian and an Australian on the manifest match the names of two passports stolen in Thailand. Vietnamese officials spotted what they suspect to be one of the doors of the missing Boeing 777 early this evening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defended pro-Russian groups in Crimea, having increased Russian military presence in the area. Ukrainian interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he would not give up “a single centimeter” of Ukrainian territory. He will be visiting the United States this week to discuss the crisis in Crimea.
A new study released by Ohio State University researchers suggest that many of the long-term benefits of breastfeeding may be an effect not of breast milk itself but of the good health and wealth of women who choose to breastfeed.
Designer Nickolay Lamm created a “Normal Barbie” using the average proportions of a 19-year-old woman. To find out more about Lamm’s project, check out his crowd-funding video, entitled “Average is Beautiful” here.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) presidential straw poll, garnering 31% of the vote. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) finished second with 11% of the vote.