As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at everything that has happened this year — through BlogDH posts, of course. While it’s hard to imagine that 2015 is almost here, it’s even crazier that Brown has already begun welcoming the Class of 2019 (is that even a real year?!).
This past year, we made a bucket list of 100 things a senior needs to do before graduation, and we helped you get through finals with drunk-writing advice and BlogDH monster cookies. We flogged everything from wet denim to not throwing your trash away, and from the Sayles Hall bathrooms to the entire Grad Center Gym (we really like flogging things). We got drunk, sober and high with Buddy Cianci and space, and watched guys get drunk and read Cosmo. We brought you top-notch playlists with Blogify and told you what to do every week, and we added our coverage of national and global events with important hashtags, from #AYOTZINAPA to #BrownStandsWithFerguson.
We’ve done a lot this year, and you all were with us every step of the way. We present our 10 most read posts of 2014:
SPG has been a staple Brown tradition for over a decade, and its cancellation this year sent waves across campus. The future of the dance is not set, but the 2014 Queer Alliance board’s decision to cancel it made the community rethink safe spaces at Brown.
Sara Overstreet was a junior from San Jose, studying English and IR. We continue to extend our deepest sympathies to her friends and family.
Arguably just as exciting as the SW’14 artist lineup was the accompanying tank lineup, which featured everything from schwasted school crests to dreams of Beyoncé. Maybe for SW’15?
We asked for submissions in memoriam of St. Louis, and many community members shared their heartfelt remembrances.
Sextion continues to be one of our most popular columns; you all especially loved this V-Day edition. We hope you had some fun with it!
Last spring, we went all-out Mean Girls on you to celebrate the iconic film’s 10th anniversary. You all listened, and came out in pink droves to our screening of the movie. We know — we’re not a regular blog, we’re a cool blog.
Our friends over at Harvard did it, so we had to do it better. We found the 15 — literally — hottest freshman at Brown, using the metrics of sweat, feverishness, and number of layers. 2014 really brought the heat.
The most anticipated release of the year, the SW’14 lineup didn’t disappoint. It featured Lauryn Hill, Chance the Rapper, Diplo, and Andrew Bird, and we gave you in-depth profiles of each artist. You all nearly broke the internet with over 21,000 pageviews, 1900 Facebook likes and 29 tweets.
What better place to showcase your wittiness than your Facebook album title? Apparently, our readers either really appreciate puns or are desperate for some album-titling inspiration. We can’t wait for the 2015 puns: “freshman ’15,” amiright?
And the winner is… well, now we know what you all are into. We hope these tips continue to serve you well in 2015!
2014 has been an incredible year. Thank you all for reading, sharing, and laughing along with us. But, to borrow one more quote from our favorite movie, we can’t help it that we’re so popular. Happy Blogidays and Bloggy New Year, and we can’t wait to see you in 2015!
In Blog We Trust.