At 5:00 p.m. today, decisions for the 3,016 early applicants to Brown became available on the Brown website. Commence the stalking of current high school seniors’ Facebooks!
To the new members of the Class of 2019, we’d love to invite you to get to know us so you can learn more about life at Brown. We can’t wait to see you in the fall. The most incredible four years await you.
All our love,
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The following is a real letter, and the attached document was sent by a real mother of a real Brown Jabberwock. She has consented to this publication. The identities of all parties have been redacted for reasons you will soon understand.
I am sending you this so that I can try to start to move on.
It has been a whole week, and I have not been able get a single other thing done, except think about the Jabberwocks.
One must admit when they have a problem.
CONFESSIONS OF A JABBERMOM:
- Cannot stop listening to Jabbertalk. Have had Higher Ground on iTunes for a year.
- A previously confirmed non-subscriber to social media, signed up for Facebook, just to follow the Jabberwocks.
- Signed up for a souped up YouTube app to have faster downloading of every Jabberwock YouTube there is. Have searched Jabberwocks, Jabberwocks Brown, and Jabberwocks Brown University…are there any more?
- Read every posting on jabberwocks.com since 2008.
- Made an Excel spreadsheet of all the 2013 Jabberwocks, including ranges, soloists, and arrangers.
- Downloaded the liner notes from Jabbertalk to make said spreadsheet.
- Looked up the exact ranges of baritone and bass on Wikipedia. Figuring out the bass part on the piano.
- Try to sing along with almost every song in alto.
- Had no idea the Jabberwocks were rated so highly and toured Europe.
- Dreams of someday hosting the Jabberwocks at her house on a West Coast tour. Worried that she might not have room for all of them. Trying to decide who else to invite to an intimate concert in her living room. Planning the menu.
- Downloaded the Jabberwock logo and considered making enclosure cards.
- Considered making stationery, or maybe a needlepoint pillow of the Jabberwock for the practice room.
- Named one of her tiny sheep Bandersnatch.
- Started to memorize Jabberwocky. Has a copy in her planner.
- Considered giving handmade jam to every member of the group. Or maybe regional honey from the farmer’s market would be better for their voices?
- Considered giving them all a copy of Musicophilia, by Oliver Sachs.
- Sent flowers to her Wockling’s grammar school music teacher.
- Considered sending a thank you note to the Chattertocks who helped her Wockling with his audition.
- Considered calling the Brown Athletic Department to ask if the Brown/Harvard football game footage includes the halftime show. And if so, can they email it?
- Studied a labeled photograph of this year’s Jabberwocks so she will be able to recognize them at Family Weekend.
- Considered starting a Facebook webpage for parents of Jabberwocks in order to anonymously dish and swoon, so as not to embarrass their sons. Can’t decide on a name: Jabberparents, Jabbermoms, Yammermoms, Jabberwonks. Don’t’ worry, won’t really do this.
- Probably should start a chapter of JA.
- Over the moon with happiness for her new Wockling.
Image via costume contest submission.
You came, you dressed up, you conquered. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to our Fourth Annual Halloweek Costume Contest! As always, you didn’t let the crap weather we’ve grown to know
and love deter you from going all out this Hallo-week, and we loved seeing your craftiness and creativity come to light. After much deliberation and heated discussion, the editors of BlogDH finally came to a decision about who deserved to be crowned the winner. Without further delay, behold this year’s costume conquerers.
Names: Sara P. ’15, Julia V. ’15, Zakary C. ’15, Jessica V. ’15, Henry W. ’15., Krishnanand K. ’15, Abi K. ’15, Jonathan N. ’15, Ali K. ’15, Caroline S. ’15, James G. ’15.
Description: Characters from the board game Candyland.
Congratulations, all – you killed the group costume game! As promised, their photos will be featured in every post that we put up today. Check out the runners up after the jump.
This afternoon, President Paxson notified the Brown community of the untimely passing of student Sara Overstreet ’16. Overstreet, a junior from San Jose, California, was concentrating in English and International Relations at Brown. According to Paxson’s email, she planned on continuing her cross-disciplinary studies in graduate school and eventually working for a think tank or non-governmental organization.
We at BlogDailyHerald would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Overstreet’s friends and family. Any remembrances and photos of Overstreet are encouraged to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may publish a memorial in her honor on our site.
In her email, President Paxson reminded the student body that the offices of Counseling and Psychological Services (401-863-3476) and Chaplains and Religious Life (401-863-2344) are always available to provide support to the Brown community.