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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Shoes of Brown: The Facebook page with soles

1904148_271240356374927_159885156_nBefore this week, we’re sure you never thought that shoes could be a window into the sole soul. Since its recent launch, however, Shoes of Brown—Brown’s latest community Facebook page—has created a space for Brown students to think critically about the sheer profundity of shoes: as a commodity, as a means of self-expression, and, perhaps most importantly, as a tie to other Brown students. These themes appear to resonate with members of the Brown Community; the page has earned 400+ “likes” in its first few days of existing on the interwebz.

Like the several other pages that “showcase” members of the Brunonian sphere (i.e. HumansJews), Shoes of Brown promises to give shoes a voice by “showcasing your favorite shoes at your favorite university.” Below, we include some posts of your favorite shoes at Brown. We also sit down with the page’s creator, who has chosen to remain anonymous, to gain further insight into the impact that shoes have at Brown. We hope that such a feature will allow you to walk a mile in these Brunonians’ shoes. These are their stories. Continue Reading


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BlogDailyHerald Presents: Brown’s 15 hottest freshmen

Last week, Harvard’s Fifteen Minutes magazine released its list of the 15 hottest students in Harvard’s freshman class. The internet responded accordingly. First, Gawker offered its perspective on the situation, hoping to gain clarity on “exactly what medical steps are being taken to correct their thermoregulatory disorders.” Then, Fifteen Minutes’ parent publication, The Harvard Crimson, released its list of the 14 coldest freshmen at Harvard, satisfying the curiosity of those who desperately wanted to know what was taking place at the “other end of the spectrum.”

The sheer absurdity of Fifteen Minutes’ list got us thinking, too. At first, we were confused. On what basis and/or metrics does one rate another’s “hotness”? Is it their physical appearance? Their body temperature? The degree to which they’re hot and bothered? Determined to apply a similar framework in a Brunonian setting, we went out on a search for Brown’s 15 hottest freshmen, and we found them. Our metrics? These freshmen had to be as toasty as Flatbread Co.’s wood-fired ovens—drenched in sweat, feverish, thirsty, red-faced, and clad in multiple layers.

We now present to you the Brown Class of 2017’s 15 hottest freshmen. (See full profiles after the jump.)

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