BlogDH Presents: Finals Bingo

The only thing that gets us through the onslaught of finals is complaining about them. In fact, scientific studies (i.e. my observations from the SciLi basement) have shown that most students spend more time talking about how awful finals are than actually studying.

So don’t just listen to your friends whine, turn their whining into a procrastination technique and play Finals Bingo. Keep it open next to your blank Word doc essay, and let the complaints fly. For added fun, keep track of which friend says the most of these and crown them Master of Complaining. Game on.

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Get your friends to download the other boards (below) and see who’s the first to catch ’em all.

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Writing your resume: A Mad Lib

If all you got out of the career fair was lots of swag but no job or internship, ’tis the season to frantically send out applications like you’re graduating tomorrow (or last week, for some of us). So let’s get to it: you’re going to need some jobs to apply to, a probably-copy-and-pasted cover letter, and of course, a résumé resume.

In theory, resumes are a concise way to tell a potential employer how awesome you are and how well you would fit the job. In practice, they can be sterilized, CareerLab-edited bullet-point lists that use buzzwords to catch the eye of overwhelmed recruiters. So we’re here to spice up the resume game.

Fill out this mad lib and we’ll generate a ready-to-go personalized resume for you that we guarantee* will get you all the jobs!

*BlogDailyHerald cannot guarantee that any opportunities will arise from this post, and acknowledges that sending out this resume may be detrimental to your chances of becoming employed.

First name, Last name

What your parent(s) called you when you were little

Your first AIM screen name (ex. horseluvr1994)

Verb without the vowels

Silicon Valley company

Plural noun

Edible or drinkable noun

Art form (plural)

Facebook relationship status

Name of high school friend’s parent

Type of business

Verb phrase ending in “up” (ex. screwed up, vommed up)

Past tense verb

Phrase meaning “no worries”

Summer camp activity

Brown buzzword (noun)

Washed-up celebrity

Item found in the Brown bookstore (plural)

Old white male first name

Business buzzword (noun)

Noun ending in -ment

Controversial politician

Number

Action performed at Ultra nightclub

A random Wikipedia page

Reptile

Profession

Instagram photo edit category

Body part

 


Email: @hotmail.com

Experience:

, May-August 2015

  • Worked on an startup that has now become the of .
  • Used communication skills to order on Seamless for my bosses.
  • Created a feature for users to automatically upload representing their lifestyle.

’s , June-August 2014

  • important tax documents.
  • Frequently on the social media page.

Education:

Brown University, 1764-Present

  • GPA:
  • Selected coursework: Intro to , Unpacking the of
  • Picketed for university divestment from .
  • Research Assistant at the W. Brown center for and human .

High School

  • Weighted GPA: ; Unweighted GPA: 3.7
  • Captain of the Team
  • Winner of the 2012 -Bee

Skills:

  • Technical: Experience with C++ and .
  • Personal: Certified in -first aid; attention to ; work well with face-to- interaction.


Students who do cool things: Sebastián ( )tero ’18, musician and rap artist

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Sebastián Otero Oliveras ’18, who goes by the stage name Sebastián ( )tero, is a Puerto Rican musician who has made a name for himself as a rap artist on Brown’s campus. Alongside being a Brown student, he wields his music as a tool to create positive impact. Otero’s songs are rooted in his Puerto Rican identity in both their content and rhythmic inspiration, and he interprets this in different ways across genres. In his words: “I see myself first as a musician, then a rapper. I use rap as one tool to make music, to express what I want to say.”

You might recognize Otero’s music from his performances on campus. Otero is part of richard, a soul/hip hop group that he describes as “like a basement, very sweaty, very energetic.” In addition, he is half of a collaborative duo with Francis Torres ’16, who is also from Puerto Rico. The pair performs acoustic music influenced by Cuban and Puerto Rican sounds, and has a more calm and relaxing feel.

He began his music career young, learning the violin at four years old with the Suzuki method. While the violin is still one of his greatest passions, he has since branched from classical music into jazz  and song composition on the guitar. “I try to integrate the violin, singing and rapping,” he says. Continue Reading


Course-superlatives

SPRING2016: Course Superlatives

Pre-registration is upon us once again. In case you haven’t even thought about pre-registering because it’s freaking November and who are you to think more than an hour in advance, here’s your warning: Seniors register at 8 a.m. Tuesday (tomorrow), juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday and first-years on Friday.

Whether you’re deciding between that upper-level CS class and an experimental literary arts class or an 8 a.m. Monday lecture and a Friday afternoon seminar, BlogDH is here to help. Just remember: the secret to a great schedule is selecting courses based on their name alone.

We present the Spring 2016 course superlatives:

Most…

…unsettling
AMST0912: Unsettled Things: Objects and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century America

…likely to have the best field trips
ARCH2744: Egyptian Art in New England Museums

…likely to have the most dangerous field trips
LITR1230: Latin American Death Trip

…optimistic
CLPS1720: Human Resilience

…pessimistic
PHP1680: Tobacco, Smoking, and the Evil Empire

…realistic
BIOL2350: The Biology of Aging

…ambitious
MUSC0221: Electroacoustic Improv Ensemble

…likely to bring out your inner child
PHYS0113: Squishy Physics

…reflective
MCM1700: Theory for Practice/Practice as Theory

…reflective, literally
ENGN1480: Metallic Materials

…likely to blow up Barus & Holley
PHYS1170: Introduction to Nuclear and High Energy Physics

…useful on a Saturday night
PHP1520: Emergency Medical Systems: An Anatomy of Critical Performance

practical for crossing Thayer St.
ENGL2901C: Pedestrian Theory: Walking, Working, Waking

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Students call for renaming of Fall Weekend to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today at noon, over 200 demonstrators gathered on the Main Green to stand in solidarity with indigenous people and urge the administration to officially change the name of Fall Weekend to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Native American students, faculty, and community members wore their people’s traditional regalia and others attending in solidarity wore red and black to commemorate the day. 

The event began with members of Native Americans at Brown (NAB) introducing themselves, speaking in their respective indigenous languages and English, and welcoming the protestors. The organizers of the demonstration, Sierra Edd ’18, Kara Roanhorse ’18 and Phoebe Young ’17, spoke about the purpose of the event and of NAB. Young said Native Americans at Brown exists “first and foremost to provide support for Native students on campus.” The demonstration also included calls to sign a petition asking the administration to rename Fall Weekend to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

Over the course of two hours, demonstrators gave speeches celebrating the resistance and resilience of indigenous people in America and discussing their hopes for the future. The leaders of the demonstration performed the Pequot Flag Song and led the crowd in a round dance before marching and chanting through campus to President Christina Paxson P’19’s house.

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While the relevance and significance of this demonstration was felt strongly on campus due to the events of last week, the movement for Indigenous Peoples’ Day is occurring nationwide. Edd stated that Native Americans at Brown have been planning this event long before last week, and that she felt the need for more awareness and support from Brown as early as the first day of school. Their intention is that the university will dedicate space and institutional support to native and indigenous people at Brown. In Floripa Olguin ’16‘s words, this in part means “institutionalized recruitment,” particularly of the Wompanoag and Naragansett tribes, as Brown’s campus itself exists within their tribal lines.

NAB’s hope is that the Brown community can use this demonstration as an opportunity for change and historical accountability. Olguin encourages us, as academics, to take on the “learning that is needed for growth, even if it is very different than folks are used to.”

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The best of the 2015 Better World by Design conference

The Better World by Design conference took Brown and RISD’s campuses by storm last weekend, bringing 700 attendees and volunteers together to hear from 50 incredible presenters. BlogDH had the honor of covering the three-day event from start to finish, and we live tweeted and intagrammed at you to share in the fun. Now that we’ve recovered from speaking in buzzwords like “design for social innovation” and “disruptive design,” we present to you a round-up of some of our favorite keynotes and workshops at the conference.

The conference opened on Friday with a presentation given by Annie Wu, a RISD alum and employee of Greater Good Studio in Chicago. Wu’s presentation centered on the principle of applying human-centered design to the often neglected, “unexotic underclass,” or those who lie outside the realm of the privileged upper-class that many startups tend to target. Drawing on successes and failures in her own work at Greater Good Studio, Wu’s message encapsulated the conference’s theme of access and perfectly set the tone for the events to come.

Later that day, RISD graduate Elio Icaza (’15) led a workshop on a project he’s been working on called Clear Canvas. The products of Clear Canvas are designed to help students collaborate in art and science classes. The workshop involved a clear white board, with a participant seated on other side. The participants would have to work together to draw an object, an idea or an emotion without talking. The workshop stressed mindful collaboration. By being able to see the person on the other side, the participants learned to respond to each other. This workshop was a lot of fun.

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Gavin Atkinson (Brown ’13, RISD ’15) and Lukas Winklerprins (Brown ’15.5) ran a workshop titled “Speaking in Brick – Lego as a Creative Tool”, where participants used legos to explain a community they were a part of and a mental state. The workshop was inspiring, as it allowed participants to formulate and express their ideas despite different points of view.

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