Overheard abroad: BlogDH presents the study-abroad conversation generator


If you’re a junior, odds are one of your friends or acquaintances just got back from studying abroad. They made Facebook albums with stupid names that feature pictures of them in front of French landmarks or playing with children in India or drinking lots of legal beer. They’ve told you all the “cah-razy” things they did after drinking absinthe in Prague or staying out until 6a.m. in Berlin. You pleasantly nodded and remarked on how interesting their experience was for the first two weeks, but now you’re getting pretty sick of it. Why not just replace your friend with a random study abroad phrase generator (since that’s all they are now anyway)? Well, if you want to, Blog’s got you covered.

When I lived in Paris I always used to drink wine next to the Eiffel Tower with this artist you probably haven’t heard of .

Blog bulks up: Spring tanks, big guns, and relevant workouts

Because this concert is gonna be a WORKOUT.

Because this concert is gonna be a WORKOUT.

Welcome to the 12 days of Spring Weekend. ‘Tis the season to listen to Kendrick Lamar on repeat, to follow the exploits of Furby, and to drink beer at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. But most of all, it’s the season to wear tanks. A lot of us feel the need to get in killer shape, fast. After a long winter of bulky sweaters and heavy coats to cover up our scrawny, weak arms, some of us are slowly starting to panic about the prospect of taking off our sleeves. If this is you, never fear! Blog is here to help you get in shape, while still you keep in the Spring Weekend spirit. Check out some Spring Weekend-themed workout suggestions after the jump. Continue Reading

A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: The Brown Folk Festival is this weekend


Before campus gets completely overrun by nervous high school seniors for ADOCH, unwind a little at the Brown Folk Festival. Perfectly timed with this bizarrely sudden start of spring, the festival is this Saturday, the 13th from noon until midnight. Assuming that the weather stays as lovely as it has been, the festival will start on Lincoln Field Simmons Quad and move to Sayles at 6 p.m. Beyond the awesome music and the opportunity to show off your folksy dance skills, there will be local food and craft vendors, awesome student designed t-shirts on sale, and jam circles.

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Brown Folk Festival seeks T-shirt artists

Even Marcus Aurelius thinks you should be getting involved with the Folk Festival.

If you’ve ever dreamed of growing up and becoming the person who designs the official 2013 Brown Folk Festival T-shirts, you’re finally in luck. This annual music celebration is being held on April 13th, and those organizing the festival are looking for a talented artist to help them out this year.

The requirements:

  • Pick ONE background color
  • Use up to TWO additional colors for the design itself
  • Include the terms “Brown Folk Festival” and “April 13”
  • Submit a Photoshop or Illustrator document, color-separated by layer
  • Submit to brownfolktee@gmail.com by March 23

If you’re feeling a little lost, go ahead and check out some past winners at the Brown Folk Festival website.

Folk yeah!

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SUPER Heavy Petting on Wriston today!


Heavy Petting is back and it’s not just adorable dogs this time; it’s a full-out petting zoo. Taking a cue from our friends in Canada, the University knows that there is no better cure for stress during midterms than adorable animals, so they’ll be bringing baby pigs, bunnies, and other cute fluffy creatures to Wriston Quad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Enjoy!

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Long distance lovin’: Valentine’s Day in a LDR

Love through cyberspace and time.

Love is in the (virtual) air

I think we can all agree that Valentine’s Day is usually much more depressing than it is enjoyable. When you’re a kid, you’re sad because that girl with the blonde hair and 10 Tamagotchis got more cards with Spongebob or puppies on them than you. As an adult, you’re in a relationship and experiencing some sort of a crisis about whether or not you should be together. It goes something like this:

  • Does he really not believe in commercial holidays or does he not respect me enough to celebrate with me? And do I really want to date the pretentious cheapskate who doesn’t believe in commercial holidays?

Or like this:

  • Does he really think that a V-Dub cupcake is a substantial gift?

Or you’re horribly, horribly alone.

Maybe that’s just me. But it’s universally acknowledged that February 14th can lead to pretty nasty feelings. Perhaps one of the worst situations to be in on Valentine’s Day is in a long-distance relationship. LDRs are tragically common among college-goers and if you, like many, will not be with your significant other this Hallmark holiday season, never fear! Blog is here to give you some suggestions on how to make this Valentine’s Day less lonely:

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