Last Call: Doreen St. Felix

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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.

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Then + Now

People might know me as… The Girl With a Hoop Earring. My cumin addiction is big talk around town, too. Also, I spend a lot of time editing The College Hill Independentwhich was recently shortlisted for a Pulitzer. So that’s that. But if you want the real me, the serious, the unadulterated, the “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman” thing, check @dstfelix.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Black Girls. That’s the title of my nonfiction thesis. It’s a collection of essays—about my mother, Lauryn Hill, Michelle Obama… there’s even a little thing about Lil Kim in there too. Why did people stop listening to her? And I’m most proud of black girls. The beautiful women walking around this campus, they make me proud to be a part of that sisterhood.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… face down, ass up, in the downward dog position. I think it’s super important that one center oneself before engaging in any shishinou. That’s French. I also just made that word up. So after aligning my chakras, I love to just roll down to the west side on my bike, Isis, and find a dance party. 

The best class/professor at Brown is… the class you make outside of the classroom with your intelligent, wondering, and off-beat friends.  Continue Reading


Last Call: Lindsay Sovern

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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.

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People might know me as…
The student who works in the History Department who will tell you how to find the bathroom. But I’ve really been working on crafting my mysterious senior persona this year, so I hope that’s kicking in.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of…
At my most sentimental I think I’m probably most proud of the friendships and communities I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of and build here. In less sentimental moments I’m just proud that I finished my thesis.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself…
Having dinner and drinks with friends and then either going to a party or chilling at home. There have also been plenty of Friday nights when I did my homework or just wanted some time to myself. Continue Reading


12 Days of Spring Weekend: A very important message from Dave Binder

Dave Binder is a Brunonian legend and a good friend of BlogDailyHerald. Coming on his 28th year performing during Brown’s Spring Weekend festivities, he’s practically royalty. So when we touched base with him and asked if there was anything he wanted to share with the very Brown students who will be bowing at his feet on Sunday afternoon, he told us to relay this exclusive and important message to you all.

Happy Spring Week! Trust the process, and you’ll be sure to have the time of your life.

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(To newbies/freshmen: read up on Dave Binder here.)


Last Call: Daniel Pipkin

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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…
That guy always running to or from a meeting… OR that guy giving tours to prospective students.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself…
At the English Cellar Alehouse, Spats, the GCB, or all three. 

The best class/professor at Brown is…
POLS 1480: Theory of International Relations with Ulrich Krotz. It made me fall in love with IR. Continue Reading


Last Call: Kate Brennan

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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 back here on Saturday!

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Then+Now

People might know me as…
Someone once told me they identified me on campus as the girl with the shiny black combat boots. But, probably, the girl who directed Hair.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of…
Directing Hair with Musical Forum. For sure. Hair is a show that has lived in my soul since the first time I saw it performed. To be able to unleash it here is something I will forever be grateful for. I can’t take all of the credit for it, though. Everyone involved contributed something so special to the process. I guess what I am most proud of is bringing all of those people together with the goal to create something meaningful and beautiful.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself…
Definitely starting the night with some performance on campus—a cappella concert, theater, comedy, etc. One of my favorite aspects of Brown is how much we support and appreciate each other’s work. Probably freshman and sophomore year I would have gone out to a party afterwards. Now, I’d probably go to a friend’s house to drink cheap wine and talk with people that I love! My house has this outdoor screened-in porch with Christmas lights, plants, and a futon. We’ve named it the Moon Room and it’s the absolute bomb. As soon it gets warm out I’ll be spending every night in there. Continue Reading


Sans Meal Plan: Egg white vegetable frittata and sweet potato wedges

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It’s a widely known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is meant to provide the fuel that jumpstarts your day—whether it’s a meal to pregame a 9 a.m. midterm, or a bite at 11 a.m. before a Sunday spent in the Rock (Ed. Way too real.), it’s important that your body gets the nutrients it needs to keep you going. We love breakfast so much that we even made it for dinner.

This week, we whipped up an egg-white vegetable frittata accompanied by baked rosemary-paprika sweet potato wedges (we’ll call them wedges, but they’re really just fries). This is the perfect meal if you want to throw something together that’s quick, easy, and uses those veggies in your fridge while they’re still in their prime. There’s a lot of room for creativity, too—throw in any combination of vegetables, cheeses, or meats that sounds best to you. Yes, it might be considered breakfast, but who’s complaining? Check out the recipes after the jump.

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