Weather you like it or not: Jo’s and Andrews to close early tonight


The chef has spoken! Winter Storm Quintus is expected to hit Browntown in the afternoon today and stay through Sunday morning. As a result, both Jo’s and Andrews Dining New Gate will be closing at 11:00 p.m. To avoid being left with the late night munchies, I highly recommend utilizing Foodler, a website that allows you to have your knock-off spicy withs (weeth?) (and other foods too!) all in the comfort of your dorm. Stay warm, and avoid making fruitless treks tonight!


Get your 20 seconds of fame in Brown 250+ & Me

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Have you ever wanted to star in your own video? Do you love Brown? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should participate in Brown’s first ever crowdsourced video compilation project called Brown 250+ & Me! As part of Brown’s 250th Anniversary Opening Celebration, Brunonians around the world have been invited to make a 10-20 second video to be included in a video that will premiere March 7, 2014.

Here’s what you need to do to get involved:

  1. Choose a way of making the video. Vine, Instagram, your webcam are all acceptable forms of recording.
  2. Set the stage. Wear Brown swag, grab some friends, or smile big. Whatever you do, be creative.  Make sure to avoid excessive background noise and shakiness of the camera.
  3. Figure out what to say. You should mention your name, class year, and current location. After that, you can say pretty much whatever you want! If nothing else, shouting “In Deo Speramus” wouldn’t be a bad idea.
  4. Submit the video. You can either email the file to Brown250@brown.edu or upload on whichever platform you choose using #Brown250.
  5. Rejoice. You now have 10-20 seconds of fame that is available for viewing pleasure for forever starting March 7, 2014.

If you have any other questions, feel free to email Brown250@brown.edu.

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Poster signing for BDS staff

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A previous version of this post did not include a picture of Manny Gomes Jr. (pictured above), the BDS worker who recently passed away. “He worked behind the scenes at the Refectory, a really wonderful person to be around,” Aaron Fitzsenry, culinary manager for retail dining, wrote in an email to BlogDH. BlogDH sends its thoughts and best wishes to the Gomes family and the BDS staff during this difficult time. 

Let’s face it, the past two weeks have been rough. But it is exactly in these times of strife that the Brunonian community needs to come together the most. Wednesday, the BDS staff lost a beloved member of their organization. While we may be fired up about other happenings on campus, this loss is something that deserves to be recognized, especially because of its effect on the staff who take care of us every day.

In an effort to show them our gratification, BlogDailyHerald is holding a poster signing in the Underground today from 2-4 p.m. We often forget to show appreciation for the people who have fed us through blizzards, hurricanes, and lunch rushes on a day to day basis. They see us on our best and worst days and provide us with food to get us through rough times. But we must remember that they are also people–people who have feelings that deserve to be recognized, especially in a time like this.

Our goal is to show the BDS staff that we are here for them in the same way they are here for us. We may not be able to provide the nourishment that they can, but we can still reach out to them and show them we care in different ways. Besides signing the poster, definitely make sure to show your appreciation to the workers when you see them. People need people, and the little acts of kindness we can do will go a long way.

Let’s start off November the right way. Please join us in the Underground this afternoon.


Harry Potter spinoff exists!!!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL. REPEAT: THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

Harry Potter fans, it’s time to shake off that Post-Potter depression and start rejoicing! Yesterday, Warner Bros. announced a new partnership with the woman behind all the magic to create a more in-depth film series on the Wizarding World. Inspired by the fictional textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the series will follow Newt Scamandar, the textbook’s author, and his adventures in New York seven decades before The Boy Who Lived came to be. Although this new series will have nothing to do with the golden trio, we can rest assured that with J.K. Rowling’s creative mind, it will be just as satisfying. And just for some extra feels, continue celebrating with the original cast after the jump. Continue Reading


What’s up with Thayer Street?

Since the demise of Tedeschi and the entrance of Gourmet Heaven last school year, Thayer Street has remained mostly unchanged… until now!

Much like Providence’s weather, Thayer has once again proven that it can change in a matter of days. As seen above, hookah ‘n’ smoothie shop Sahara, Ben & Jerry’s, Squires Salon, and other buildings with historical value have all been shut down and fenced up in just two days. As reported by the Brown Daily Herald, the company that brought us 315 Thayer (aka Gilbane Building Company) is the one responsible for the demolition of buildings in order to construct a new apartment complex on 257 Thayer.  Continue Reading


Did you really read Morning Mail? Hillel hosts Bruno’s Bar Mitzvah Bash tonight!

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Ever wanted to attend a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, but never had any Jewish friends to do so? Now’s your chance to attend one and party it up like it’s Purim all over again. Despite the fact that Bruno’s clearly older than thirteen, Hillel has decided to throw him the best middle school party you’ve ever been to.

Although I have never heard of these games (Coke and Pepsi, wha? [Ed.-This is Coke and Pepsi. It’s the best.]), it’s sure to be a fun time. Bonus: they’re having free giveaways throughout the night! Extra bonus: the event is free! So ditch those grimy college parties and revert back to your maybe-not-so glorious days with Hillel from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Mazel Tov, friends!