Posts by Talia Kagan
Woohoo, we can’t believe it’s finals period already — this year really went by at (Semi)sonic speed… But don’t worry. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
Last Wednesday’s doughboys and flash mobs proved it: Ruth is leaving, and soon.
Now it’s time to face our collective Brunonian future: Pax City, which…officially begins July 1. The Herald already ran an interview with [Spoiler Alert] Chris, but our ink-stained brethren missed some of the truly important stuff. Like, what does she think about coffee milk? Luckily, Chris took the time to (diplomatically) answer our pressing inquiries:
Where did you get the (awesome) yellow scarf you wore to your announcement? [Read more →]
Yeah, yeah, #whatshouldwecallWHATEVER. We all know humor is funnier when it’s Brown-specific. (Or involves Furby. Preferably both.) Did you want to be the first to create a hilarious minimalist-themed Tumblr involving recognizable Brunonian situations and awkward GIFs? Too bad, suckers. We hit that shit a while ago, and then again, Gerald-style.
We weren’t alone. The internet is overrun with College Hill-appropriate time-wastin’ GIF lulz. There’s #WhatShouldWeCallBrown (which is awkwardly aligned in my browser… anyone else? Just me?) as well as #WhenAtBrown, whose creators are impressively on top of their Sunday night HBO programming. Props to both for some quality season-appropriate lulz. If you want to stay classy, there’s also BrownGIFs, which does that whole trendy, subtle motion thing.
Want to make your own GIFs? Cinemagram does the whole isolated aspect/nostalgic filter thing for free. Go make your own Faunce steps + iced coffee GIFs. But quickly. We’re already almost sick of them.
We already posted this a few weeks ago, but in case you still need to get a move on your Spring Weekend game, please do us all a favor and listen to our concert cheat sheet.
Eat free or dine trying.
Men’s Lacrosse against Providence College 7 p.m.
The first 50 students to show up to the men’s lacrosse game will get free pizza! (Or the first 25 depending on how hungry those early birds are…)
“Crisis in Syria: The Way Forward” discussion
Amnesty International and the Janus Forum are hosting this discussion on the situation in Syria featuring speaker Professor Huss Banai. Free falafel and free baklava (from East Side Pockets!).
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.
People might know me as… the loud girl in the Ratty; the girl who sings “Mary”; Chantel “muthafuckin” Whittle
Brian’s question: After you graduate, what are your back-up plans?… Rude… I’ll probably stay in Providence and work for a year. Do some local theatre. Hang out. MAKE MONEY TRICK.
Eat free or dine trying.
Conversation on The Man Who Loved China with Prof. Joseph Chen
Science Center, SciLi 3rd Floor
Pizza is available at 5:45, and the talk starts at 6. Joseph Needham, a British scientist and historian, loved China, but did he also love pizza?
Careers in International Development with the Develeopment Studies DUG
Students are invited to learn more about One Acre Fund, a startup that helps African subsistence farmers double their incomes, and to eat free pizza.
Bedtime Stories: Pajama Party
LGBTQ Center, Faunce
The Queer Alliance Community Committee is hosting this pajama party, featuring chill discussion. They’ve promised snacks, but haven’t totally committed to specific ones yet, though hot chocolate and s’mores were floated as possibilities… Footie pajamas, as always, are encouraged.
American Studies Open House
82 Waterman Street, American Studies building
There will be apple pie and ice cream at this open house for students interested in concentrating in American Studies. Apple pie! American Studies! We get it!
Janus Conversation with Professor Wendy Schiller
This Janus Conversation, “Voter Turnout and Public Policy: Do Voters Win?’ will feature free Nice Slice, which is always a win.
Queer Community Forum
This open discussion on queer life at Brown will also feature pizza, as well as Meeting Street cookies, which are a classic for a reason. (Sometimes we wonder what percentage of the Student Activities Fee is dedicated to subsidizing Meeting Street cookies…)
Spring Weekend act I'm most excited for:
- Childish Gambino. His lyrics really speak to my overeducated and culturally aware existence. (39%, 211 Votes)
- Glitch Mob. I just want to dance. (14%, 77 Votes)
- Cam'ron. Oh boy! (13%, 72 Votes)
- The Beets!!!!!!! (11%, 58 Votes)
- The Walkmen. So much nostalgia for the O.C. soundtrack... (10%, 52 Votes)
- What Cheer? Brigade. I only consume local music. (6%, 32 Votes)
- Twin Shadow. Do I need to explain it to you? (4%, 24 Votes)
- Sepalcure. Womp womp. (3%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 542
As for our last poll: [Read more →]