BlogDH Presents: Brunonia

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We go to a pretty amazing and interesting school, don’t we? Thinking about Brown in the same way Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein think about Portland, BlogDH is producing Brunonia, a webseries that holds a mirror up to College Hill to have a laugh about the place we call home. Check back tomorrow night to see the first episode of Brunonia right here on Blog!


Last Call: Doreen St. Felix

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here.

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Then + Now

People might know me as… The Girl With a Hoop Earring. My cumin addiction is big talk around town, too. Also, I spend a lot of time editing The College Hill Independentwhich was recently shortlisted for a Pulitzer. So that’s that. But if you want the real me, the serious, the unadulterated, the “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman” thing, check @dstfelix.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Black Girls. That’s the title of my nonfiction thesis. It’s a collection of essays—about my mother, Lauryn Hill, Michelle Obama… there’s even a little thing about Lil Kim in there too. Why did people stop listening to her? And I’m most proud of black girls. The beautiful women walking around this campus, they make me proud to be a part of that sisterhood.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… face down, ass up, in the downward dog position. I think it’s super important that one center oneself before engaging in any shishinou. That’s French. I also just made that word up. So after aligning my chakras, I love to just roll down to the west side on my bike, Isis, and find a dance party. 

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A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: Thursday’s Graffiti Panel

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Graffiti artists are known for keeping low profiles and staying out of the public eye, but next Thursday night the Center For the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime exception. Clear your schedule at 6:00 p.m. and head to the Carmichael Auditorium at 85 Waterman (just next to Faunce) to hear some of the most renowned Los Angeles graffiti artists talk about their art, and the relationship between graffiti and the city. Panelists include:

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Originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala, Cache is known for his iconic chickens that color walls throughout Los Angeles and speak to the greater human experience. His work has been featured in exhibits throughout the country and focuses on reviving neglected urban areas and questioning consumerism.

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Happy 25th birthday to Game Boy and its creepy advertisements

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Yesterday, one of the most influential pieces of technology in the gaming world celebrated an important birthday— the Nintendo Game Boy turned 25 years old. What once started as a black and white brick that could only play Tetris has developed into an interactive gaming experience. Because of the Game Boy’s legacy, Nintendo went on to create the Nintendo DS, a touchscreen version of the Gameboy that can access the internet, play music, and even take pictures. Thanks to Nintendo, thousands of kids can now search for porn play against each other around the world from the palms of their hands.

The Nintendo Gameboy has become a mainstay in modern gaming, and has a rich history. Throughout the last 25 years, the different versions of the Gameboy have sold over 200 million units. What a lot of people may not know is that during these 25 years, there have been over 700 games created for the original Game Boy, 450 for the Game Boy Color, and an astonishing 1000+ for the Game Boy Advance.

Another thing that Nintendo came up with are a ton of weird, obscure, and even creepy advertisements for the Game Boy. These are our two favorites:

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If you have ever played a handheld game, you can probably thank Nintendo. The Game Boy has been instrumental in creating an entirely new industry. Here’s to another 25 years.

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Welcome to Brown, pre-frosh!

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The Hogwarts Express Amtraks, buses, cars, and bicycles (shout out to the local kids) are arriving — ADOCH has begun! There will be hordes of high school seniors on campus for the next few days deciding whether or not to make Brunonia their home for the next four years. Hosts, show your pre-frosh a good time (though not too good a time), and sell your school as best as you can.

To the pre-frosh: Welcome. Meet BlogDailyHerald. We’re the site that will tell you who the 15 “hottest” (literally) among you are, kick conservative correspondents’ asses, console those among you that didn’t get in early, and show you everything you learned in your first year, all for you. In short, we’re your one-stop shop for everything you need to know — and a lot of things you would never, ever, EVER need to know — about Brown and the community in which you’ll be living. We really, sincerely hope that each and every one of you decides to choose this school for your college experience. Keep reading our site for more information about Brown as the school year wraps up!

With love,

BlogDailyHerald

PS – We’ll be at the ADOCH activities fair tomorrow evening. Come say hi!

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8 reasons Brown Folk Fest is the best

Brown University Folk Festival (a.k.a Folk Fest for the hip folks), Spring Weekend‘s obscure sister—and what  took over Ruth Simmons Quad on Saturday, is one of the most awesome things at Brown. Here’s why if you missed it this year, you should definitely go next year.

1. It’s freeNothing is free. Ever. Enjoy it.

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2. Absolutely no one has heard of the bands…so you know for sure that kid who always pretends to know hipster music is lyingAnd it’s a cool way to listen to music you normally wouldn’t have!

3. That being said, the musicians are all amazingly talented. Including some of Brown’s own (including my personal favorite from the day, the amazingly talented Lizzie Davis.).

4. It’s what we all imagine Brown in the 1960s was like. I have no basis for this statement. But look at how much fun these people are having!

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