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Sorry, we’re closed: What’s affected by the snow

Congrats, Brown, on your first snow day of the year! Classes are cancelled, but the University remains an operational facility:

  • Public Safety and EMS remain on-call and available, at (401) 863-4111.
  • OnCall phone services for mental health emergencies (401 863-3476) and for sexual assault response (401) 863-6000 will be operational.
  • Health Services is open from 9 am to 4 pm for urgent care (not well-visits), and can be reached at (401) 863-3953.
  • For nursing advice call  (401) 863-1330.
  • The Ratty and the V Dub are open today from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm. Students not on meal plan may purchase meals individually, while the dining halls elsewhere on campus remain closed.
  • The Nelson Fitness Center and OMAC will be open till 7.

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Monday classes are cancelled!

Russell Carey, every Brown student’s favorite man, has come through yet again. Due to “severe winter weather,” Monday’s classes have been cancelled.

Only the Ratty will be open for dining and will be operating under normal hours, from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. A citywide parking ban goes into effect at 10:00 am Monday morning.

Considering that the forecast only calls for between 3 and 6 inches, this could indicate that the University is getting soft on snow days after last year’s snowpocalype(s).

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Pollerbears: Snow umbrellas?

After a spell of unseasonably warm weather, Providence has followed through on its reputation today with wet, instantly brown (get it??) snow. Snow this unpleasant begs the question: are you a buffoon if you use an umbrella? Let us know below.

Are umbrellas a thing in the snow?

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Keeping your New Year’s fitness resolution

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Ah it’s that time of the year again. Within the first couple of weeks in the semester, the Nelson is already drenched with teen spirit. Everybody wants to stick to what they resolved to do come midnight New Years Eve. And yet, so many will fail and revert back to old habits. Don’t be that person. Rise and flourish with Blog’s three-step guide on how to stick to your New Year’s fitness resolution.

1. Goals.

Let’s keep things real here. Without a goal, you’ll be walking around in circles and contemplating the meaning of life (and your resolution). The less abstract your goal, the better. Decide exactly what you want out of your New Years workout resolution. Are you looking to improve the pace on your morning jog? Trying to double your bench press, squat, and deadlift? A crucial component of setting goals is knowing where you are currently. Once your know where you currently stand, you can set a realistic goal so you won’t be frustrated a year from now.

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Sextion: What we’re reading

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Hey guys!

Now, I know you have plenty of your own school-related reading to do, but take a break from it for a little and read about way more interesting things sex:

You have probably heard someone, likely a woman, described as having “no chill.” In the youth culture of America, “having chill” has become somewhat of a prerequisite in the dating scene. But does “having chill” simply mean that you don’t express your emotions? In her article “Against Chill,” Alana Massey explains the ways in which “Chill” (she capitalizes it in order to make it “a thing”) is actually “a sinister refashioning of ‘Calm down!’ from an enraging and highly gendered command into an admirable attitude.” If you only have time to read one of the articles in this post, pick this one! It made me question and reject a fairly long-held aspect of my dating persona: my “chill.”

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The face I made when Massey explained to me that expecting people to be “chill” in relationships is just another instrument of the patriarchy!!

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Who you should root for in Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl is upon us yet again (sans Roman numerals this time) and odds are your favorite team won’t be there. This Sunday you will sit amidst plates of soggy, microwaved nachos, bitter Patriots fans, and the inevitable corny election-themed Super Bowl commercials, thinking about all the what-ifs. What if only Andy Dalton hadn’t gotten hurt? What if only Green Bay had won the coin toss against Arizona? What if Blair Walsh hadn’t missed the 27 yard field goal that a fat mechanic could have made?

Well, what if you could just suck it up, realize that only two teams can make the Super Bowl every year, and enjoy the game? Here are some reasons to root for either team. Take your pick.

Reasons to Root for the Denver Broncos

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