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.
In case you were too busy fighting through the crowds for a taste of red velvet cake to take in the moment, our ace photographer Danielle Perelman ’17 was on the case. From perches in Faunce and shockingly near President Paxson’s podium, she snapped these awesome photos and many more. Click on the thumbnails for zoomed in versions of the images.
We can neither confirm nor deny that any Blog writers were involved in that dance party that was going on at a window on the 3rd floor. You all know you saw it.
Someone better climb up there and move the hour hand up.
working drinking off your 600 lb. cake hangover, remember that the clock jumps from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. tonight. Out with Standard Time, and in with Daylight Savings! That means one fewer hour of sleep, one fewer hour of studying tomorrow, and a 50% chance that spring might actually come. Try not to miss ALL of your meetings on Sunday.
Someday, I plan on starring in the movie of my life. Obviously, my friends would be my Oscar-worthy co-stars, and my years at Brown would be packed with awesome action scenes. The camera would zoom in on me dancing on tables at Fratty in the Ratty, kicking ass in intramural soccer, and killing my problem sets on the 4th floor of the SciLi—okay, so some scenes might not be as action-packed, but the movie would still be awesome.
My friends and I would dominate the movie set, but if we were the only people present, something would be missing. The scenes would only be complete with a crowd of background actors and actresses: my Brown extras.
Your Brown extras are the extra people who fill up your daily Brown experience with familiar faces. We all have our own Brown extras. You can picture that tall guy who works at the Blue Room who you keep seeing at sports parties, or that kid who sings a cappella who you pass on Thayer every day, or that blonde, freckled girl who is always on the elliptical when you go to the gym (but really, who are you??). You feel the urge to smile and say hi, because you know their faces as well as you know how to navigate the Ratty at noon, but then you remember that you don’t actually know them: they’re just your extras.