Last Call: Sami Horneff

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2012 up and leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class 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. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here.

Then + Now

People might know me as…The short Chattertock or that musical theatre girl who was in Spring Awakening

Chelsea’s QuestionWhat was the most rewarding part of Spring Awakening this semester? The fact that it actually happened! It started as this crazy idea, and we had no idea if it would materialize or not. There were so many times along the way I wanted to give up and cancel the whole thing, but the cast and crew really persevered. Doing Spring Awakening taught me that with a little dedication and positive energy, you can really accomplish anything.

Chelsea’s (2nd) Question: Literally, what was the best day of your life ever? Chelsea asked this question because I’m one of those people who will consistently claim that something is “the best thing that ever happened to me” or that it is “the best day of my life.” Hyperbolic as it may be, it usually does feel that way at the time! After thinking long and hard, I’ve decided that the literal best day of my life ever was probably one of the days I spent on vacation in Paris while I was studying abroad in London. It started with beautiful April weather, pain au chocolat, and a picnic in the Tuileries Garden and ended with museums and a trip to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. Although this was a wonderful day, I’d like to think that the real ‘best day of my life ever’ hasn’t happened yet (unless you count the day I sang the bungins)!

Tell us about your time recording music for Kidz Bop…I spent most of Middle School and the first few years of High School recording in the studio for Kidz Bop. I ended up singing on seven Kidz Bop CDs, including 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Halloween, and Latin (I know…Latin). It was actually a really cool experience. I was working with a lot of the kids who were either currently on Broadway or had been on Broadway in the past. I sadly got fired from the job by the time I was 15 because I sounded too old, but I’ve still retained my “Kidz Bop Shout” and will sometimes insert it into particularly energetic Chattertocks arrangements. Continue Reading


Last Call: Chelsea Garber

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2012 up and leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class 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. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here.

Then + Now

People might know me as… captain of the rugby team, original short-haired Chattertock, Econ 11 TA

Lorena’s QuestionIf you got the chance to do one thing over from your Brown experience, what would it be? If I could do Brown again, I would do it with a trademark. Some people on campus are just huge characters, you know? My preliminary idea is running everywhere in moon boots, but I’d worry that the tread would wear down too quickly, so I’ll have to think on it…

You play women’s rugby. What’s the worst injury you’ve ever gotten? In March of my junior year I shattered my nose on a teammate’s/opponent’s knee/head. (Even after careful film review, it’s unclear exactly what went down). But I had my nose reconstructed and had four-inch splints sewn through my septum. It was looking great after recovery, and I even joked that the “excuse for a nose job” made my nose look better than ever. But then I broke it again in January at All-American camp and have had some minor fractures since then so now it is forever crooked.

What is something about rugby that you’d never know unless you played it? How empowering it is. Most spectators just see rugby as an 80-minute brawl, or as my dad said once, as the barbarian version of soccer. But there is something so beautiful and primal about the physicality, that someone has to physically take me down to stop me from scoring. Also, rugby is the ultimate team sport. We literally sacrifice our bodies for each other on the pitch, and that creates a bond that is truly unmatched.  Continue Reading


Our Pic(k)s: The week we realized we had a lot of reading to do

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Ruth appreciation flash mob!

The audio didn’t really come through on our impromptu recording of Brown’s dance group flash mob at the campus celebration for President Simmons, so, for the full effect, play this link to Beyonce’s “End of Time” while you watch the video.


Time-waster of the day: April 25, 2012

Animals who contemplate the meaning of life? Sounds like a standard afternoon in the Rock…but with furry things!


A Thousand Words: Spring Weekend

For those of you who need a little help remembering the concerts, we’ve got you covered. For those of you who need a little help remembering everything else, we got that too.

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