Posts by Alicia Chen
Here at the BlogDH, we want to highlight all the interesting things that the class of 2011 has been up to. To this end, we are (re)starting a series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment.
Specific Question: The BlogDH tagged George Miller and asked: What are the top three stories that the Herald covered during your tenure as Editor-in-Chief? That’s a tough question. I can think of three departures that were pretty important, though. The provost announced he’d be leaving. An alum brought down Keith Olbermann. And tableslips died … sort of.
People might know me as... the guy who only goes to the SciLi to print class reading and for a muffin. A former editor at The Herald. A fan of the cereal bar and the Grad Center Bar. An English and anthropology concentrator, because I couldn’t decide which was less useful.
On a Friday night, you might find me… at IHOP. I go international, like Brown.
The best class/professor at Brown is… Professor of English Geoffrey Russom. You missed your chance, though; he’s retired.
Three things I wish I knew freshmen year... Buses are fun, and free. More free than fun. The semester always ends sooner than you think. And you might want to hold on to some of those books, since you’re probably going to be assigned them again. [Read more →]
237 Meeting Street. Be there or be square (but only ’til 8 pm!). And yes, that is the Ben and Jerry’s line extending past Johnny Rockets.
Image via Ana Colón / BlogDailyHerald.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently proposed extending the dreaded MCAT by 90 minutes to a whopping 7 hours total. If implemented, this proposal wouldn’t take effect until 2015 (yet another reason to choose PLME).
They are considering adding more material about behavioral and social sciences.
As if being a pre-med weren’t rough enough.
Singer/Song-writer/Janitor/Artist/Model/Dishwasher Lissy Trullie is going to bat for the hipster crowd this Spring Weekend. With a tinge of world-weariness in her throaty voice, blunt pixie haircut, kohl-rimmed eyes, and second-skin skinnies, she calls to mind the too-cool RISD student you sat next to on RIPTA once. However, when asked, she seems genuinely perplexed at this image of her. She asks an ABC NOW correspondent, “I don’t seem grumpy to you, do I?”
Her songs are surprisingly catchy. “Ready for the Floor” and “Boy Boy” worm their way into your brain. You may find yourself humming along. And honestly, how can you dislike someone who regularly covers Biz Markie’s hit “Just a Friend” in concert? Trullie puts her own unique spin on it. After she sings, “I saw a fellow making out with my girl on the floor,” she tosses her hair in a nonchalant manner, suggesting she is thinking, “Whatevs.”
Some more of her songs after the jump:
It’s time to get geared up for round one. The first night of the Housing Lottery is upon us, and BlogDailyHerald is on the scene in Sayles Hall to provide LIVE coverage. We’ll be here ‘til the last number of the night (whattup 460, we see you) chooses a room or passes into summer assignment. You can follow the lottery as it happens on the online projection available on the ResCouncil website. We’re here to give you commentary on the human side of things: the screams of victory, the sighs of defeat, and everything in between. It’s going to be a long night folks, so bring some refreshments, get comfortable, and brace yourself for a truly wild ride.
25 ways to wear a scarf? Who knew. Are you more of a Modern One-Looper or do you go for something more ambitious like The Celebrity or The Waterfall? Watch and learn.
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Kai Huang tagged Amrin Khander.
Kai asked: What is the best kept secret at Brown? The Spring Weekend Line-Up. Until Diddy got a Twitter.
People might know me as…that girl they met that one time. Somewhere. Meiklejohn (Team Brescia!!). That girl who pre-ordered the Jay-Z book, “Decoded,” and stalked the mail room until it arrived. From Brown Lecture Board (Sanjay Gupta, M.D. –> April 27th). That girl whose hijaab has to match her outfit. Even at the gym. Former president of the Brown Muslim Students’ Association (Dave Coolidge ’01 ftw). St. George to the Dragon that is Awkward Silence. Former employee of the Democratic National Committee. My voice may be permanently damaged from doing the Dean Scream every morning. Info Session leader for prospective students. Fountain of sarcasm.
On a Friday night, you might find me… hanging out with the Core Four, watching a weird movie, catching up with friends.
The best class/professor at Brown is… SOC1620: Globalization and Social Conflict with Patrick Heller– so many classes want to be this class, but can’t.
Three things I wish I knew freshman year:
1) There’s a waitlist for “Persuasive Communication.” The wait is about six to seven semesters. Four or five if you’re lucky…or a persuasive communicator.
2) You don’t have to do ALL the reading. Short syllabi make professors anxious.
3) Living in Perkins is not the end of the world. Only its location is.
Ratty vs. V-Dub: Ratty, where else can I get an omelette for pretty much every meal? Also, Catering Prep shout out–best unit in BUDS ever, even though most people have no idea what it is.
One thing I wish I had done? gone to Fish-Co before “Po-po shut us down”
After graduation, I plan to… start medical school. I fear the real world, so it’s great that I’ve chosen a career where I get to be in school for almost eternity.
Next up, I’m tagging: Alex Morse, flaming hot redhead, politician-extaordinaire in the making, LGBTQ activist. David Ciccilline’s bffl. Question for Alex: Should we bring ROTC back on campus?
As Ward 4B knows too well, a lot gets lost in translation:
This “Bad Translator” widget takes advantage of these headaches of going from language to language to create hilarity.
“Read the Blog Daily Herald, rapscallions,” 10 translations later becomes,”Read the Blog every day pioneer of the thief.”
Try your own!
Here at the BlogDH, we want to highlight all the interesting things that the class of 2011 has been up to. To this end, we are starting a series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment.
First up, Kai Huang!
People might know me as… an awkward dining hall conversationalist, as a writer and performer with WORD!, as a boy in love, as a former Minority Peer Counselor, as a hip hop head, as the founder of Brown’s dating and matchmaking website www.prospectandmeeting.com, as an angry Asian man, as arguably the best salad chopper in Jo’s history, and as a premed who takes his shoes off in the library despite not having showered for almost a week.
On a Friday night, you might find me… spacing out in my room thinking about the future, dozing off in the Friedman while working on next week’s assignments, or once in a while making a completely unexpected appearance at some kind of social gathering, mostly to fulfill an obligation to a friend and to observe the behavior of my fellow college students.
The best class/professor at Brown is… probably Stephen Smith’s PHP0070 Cost vs. Care: The Dilemma for American Medicine. Unfortunately, it’s no longer being offered! Please get politicized about health care inequality in other ways. [Read more →]