Before 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. Humans, Jews), 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
Last week, Harvard’s Fifteen Minutesmagazine 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.)
You know that construction project on Thayer with the fences and the bulldozers and the loud construction noises? You’re capable of reading the signs that cover its chain-link fences, so you’re sort of aware that this current hole in the ground will become “sophisticated and sustainable” off-campus student apartments at 257 Thayer Street. Yet with the recent public artwork (read: mustaches) that’s graced its promotional materials and the general lack of communication the project has with students more generally, your curiosity abounds. What’s the force behind this new building? What will these apartments look like? Who will live there? What’s its guiding ideology? To answer some of your most burning questions, and to prove that it’s ready to become a member of the College Hill community, the apartment complex has developed a Twitter account—@257Thayer—to engage with curious students in the digital space. We deconstruct its Twitter activity below:
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’re sure you’re scrambling to find the best dishes to make for your special someone… or for your special date with House of Cards. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate does. We pulled out all the stops with these no-bake Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles. At 28 calories each (!), these truffles are relatively healthy (and can be adapted to fit in to any person’s diet—vegan, gluten-free, etc.) but still incredibly rich, so you don’t feel you’re indulging too much. They only have five ingredients, so there’s very little prep time involved; there is, however, a little bit of waiting between preparing the mixture and enjoying the truffles. The anticipation makes these chocolatey treats taste that much better, trust us. We’ll explain.
This dessert is a Valentine’s Day must. Check out the recipe after the jump. Continue Reading
We’re off meal plan, and when it’s gross and cold out (I’m sorry, what exactly was coming from the sky this past week?) we can’t help but hole up in our apartments and take to the kitchen. Cold weather is the perfect excuse to eat some hearty root vegetables, and our favorite is the sweet potato. There are several ways that you can transform sweet potatoes into the perfect, satisfying meal—we opted for this delicious Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger recipe.
Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers with Crunchy Guacamole (Serves 3): (adapted from Made to Create)
What you’ll need:
1/3 cup quinoa
2/3 cup filtered water
1 cup cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium potatoes)
3/4 cup white kidney beans
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon chipotle or chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic power (or 2 cloves minced fresh garlic)
Yep. You read right. The Duck & Bunny, the famed brunch spot and snuggery, will begin serving its legendary brunch EVERY DAY (Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in honor of its fourth anniversary. It’s like the Groundhog Dayof brunch. The crepes. The cupcakes. The delicious cocktails (for those of you who are 21+). The incredible coffee and tea and finger sandwiches. Great things are happening. LONG LIVE BRUNCH #BLESSED.
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