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Alas, the classes for the semester are winding down, and it’s time for us to get on our study grind. As we head into reading period and our parent publication winds down production, BlogDailyHerald will be here day in and day out with miscellany, musings, catharses, dogs, information about the Naked Donut Run, and updates about our Neopets account.
Like our Facebook page to break effectively and efficiently: We’ll be making the transition from time-wasters to study breaks. Same objective (now more than ever, obviously), but more in quantity. We’ll keep throwing the fun content at you all reading period long.
Happy studying (and breaking)!
The Herald reported on Tuesday that the men’s crew team discovered a body in the river by India Point Park. Officials ID’d the body Thursday morning as Brown student Sunil Tripathi, the ProJo reported. He was last seen on the night of March 15.
On the Help Find Sunil Tripathi Facebook page, the Tripathi family expressed its grief, but thanked the several thousand people who maintained hope and helped to lend a hand in the process: “Your compassionate spirit is felt by Sunil and by all of us.”
President Christina Paxson informed the community of the Sunil’s death a little after 11 a.m. on Thursday. President Paxson’s email included details of Sunil’s hobbies, time at Brown, and details about grief support. “Sunil will be remembered by all who knew him for his gentle demeanor and generous spirit,” she wrote.
BlogDailyHerald is taking submissions from friends, family, and other loved ones for a memorial to Sunil Tripathi. We will publish the submissions on our site. Please send messages, photos, or artwork to blog(at)browndailyherald(dot)com.
We here at BlogDH send all of our love and good thoughts to the Tripathi family.
Read President Paxson’s full email after the jump. [Read more →]
As many of you probably know, there was a fire in a Jameson 3rd floor room Monday night at around 7:00 p.m. Rumor is that it started when a lit candle caught a curtain, but we’re not here to speculate about that. Though no one was hurt, the fire, of course, has affected many more students than just the resident(s) of that room. A couple of hours after firefighters had put out the blaze, Res Life sent out an email telling students from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of Jameson to “relocate for the evening.” According to the same email, students had an opportunity to grab their things and prepare for one of numerous slumber parties throughout the rest of Keeney that night.
Until earlier today, however, students were still unsure when they would be back in their rooms. According to a second email sent out this evening, people on the 1st and 2nd floors would be allowed back into their room on Friday, April 26 once necessary repairs were complete. They had until 9 p.m. tonight to pick up whatever they needed. Those who live on the 3rd floor would be back in their rooms by Monday, April 29. Res Life has offered students “temporary housing” – if they aren’t down for a longterm sleepover at a friend’s, in which case they can still pick up an extra mattress – and has gone the extra mile to send students a list of instructions for making property damage claims for damaged belongings (check after the jump).
In light of the recent SWUG-craze, I’ve decided to prepare the underclassmen for another senior epidemic: senior scrambling. Most fervent in the spring time, when everyone is already wearing less clothing, the scramble does not discriminate. So what exactly is it?
Senior scramble (noun): The realization in one’s senior year that graduation is impending and you have limited time to DFMO at Whiskey, get some on the 13th floor of the SciLi/roof of the OMAC, or hookup with your classmates/teammates/TAs (Professors?). As a result, you act on your hook-up impulses. It is paired with a mentality that since you are graduating, you essentially don’t give a f&*k and will hook up aggressively with anyone and everyone you deem even remotely attractive. Usually a one-night endeavor, it does not include any sort of commitment, feelings, or attachment.
Can also be used as a verb: “I’m going to scramble so hard in Jamaica.”
Although this phenomenon occurs at every school, Brown students unanimously use and are aware of the term “senior scramble.” (Note: if you tell your friends from home that you scrambled, they’ll probably say, “You ate scrambled eggs last night? What? That’s weird drunk food.”) Scrambling goes back almost as far as the tradition of walking through the Van Wickle Gates. So how do you prepare yourself for the upcoming scrambling that will inevitably occur during Spring Week? You simply go with the flow and stop caring. [Read more →]
After months of anticipation and longing, we’ve finally traded in our longsleeve shirts for our tanks, purchased our fannypacks, and begun listening to Kendrick Lamar and A-Trak on repeat, over…and over…and over again. Guess what, Brunonia? We’re in the homestretch now: 12 Days of Spring Weekend, our favorite series of the year, is officially back in action.
For the next 12 days leading up to the main event(s), BlogDailyHerald will be here day in and day out to impart our Spring Week
end wisdom and give you pointers about how to make your Spring Week (un)forgettable. We’ll be coming at you with artist profiles, epic advice, weather forecasts, and repeat performances from Spring Week MVP Furby and last year’s Spring Week Rookie of the Year Michael Jordan.
Put on your rage hat, update your iTunes library, and start hydrating. It’s go time.
Today at 5 p.m., a new class of high school hopefuls received some great news from our Admissions Office. First off, we at BlogDailyHerald congratulate you on your acceptance to Brown University’s Class of 2017. But now comes the hard part: realizing that Brown is a significantly better place than every other school that sent you an acceptance letter. For some, this may be difficult. Concerned that your inner hamster’s ironic mustache is merely peach fuzz? Start reading The Indy. Unsure of the awesome (and sometimes ridiculously named) course offerings for next year? There’s a Mocha for that. Dying to know if Brown students are actually as nice and caring as everyone says they are? That’s what Brown University Compliments is for. Need to check out your class? Hail Mark Zuckerberg! There’s an Official Facebook Group for admitted students. Check out five simple reasons why Brown is great after the jump.
Happy Spring Break! Just like you, BlogDailyHerald is taking a week-long hiatus to shelve our stress, relax, and catch up on sleep (we need a break too!). We’ll be slowing down production, but be sure to check out our Facebook page for more frequent (read: miscellaneous) updates…and don’t forget to order your Bear Head spring tanks before March 31!
We’ll see you right back here next week. Warning: We’re probably going to be really jealous of your tan.