Last Call: Katharine (Kappi) Patterson

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 2015 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. 

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Then + Now


People might know me as… The once-off substitute captain of the runners-up in the 2013 Intramural Inner Tube Water Polo league.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Only getting called out in junior year for shamelessly making up my own nickname and successfully getting it used ubiquitously.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… Meticulously cutting holes in F’real loyalty cards so as to gain free F’reals after only buying one from Campus Market.

The best class/professor at Brown is… Design and Analysis of Algorithms, taught by Paul Valiant. 

Three things you wish you knew freshman year… 1) The Blue Room didn’t invent the breakfast bagel. They are actually a pretty common food. 2) It’s called an eraser in America. Don’t loudly ask for a rubber in VISA 100. 3) Be on the lookout for a new startup called Snapchat around September 2011. Don’t ask questions – just invest in it immediately.

Ratty vs. V-Dub? Ratty. There’s only one place you can put M&M’s on a pizza.

The best random thing you did in your time at Brown is… Go back in time to pose for this photo in the Ratty.



One thing you wish you had done… Noah Fradin.

 After graduation, you plan to… Invent a phenomenal public transport system and get rid of all cars.

 What’s the hardest class you’ve taken at Brown? If you could do it over, would you still take it? Design and Analysis of Algorithms, taught by Paul Valiant. Yes, twice.

What’s been the most rewarding extracurricular that you’ve been a part of during your four years? Why? Wickenden Pub raffle nights. Literally rewarding – excellent odds. 

One piece of advice for underclassmen? Take pictures on disposable cameras all four years (thanks, Erika).

Who are you tagging next? Danny Sobor.

Question for Danny? If you had to rename the USA, what would you call it?

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