Last Call: Chantel Whittle

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.

Then + Now

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.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… bringing more people of color into the theatre community and the spaces we (#)occupy. This includes Rent  [Ed: a Musical Forum show Chantel directed last spring] and TPOC in the Upspace [Theater People of Color]. Continue Reading

Free food digest: April 10, 2012

Eat free or dine trying.

Conversation on The Man Who Loved China with Prof. Joseph Chen
5:45 p.m.
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
7 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum

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 
10:30 p.m.
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.

Free Food Digest: April 3, 2012

Eat free or dine trying.


 American Studies Open House
82 Waterman Street, American Studies building
6 p.m.

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
Salomon 001
7–8 p.m.

This Janus Conversation, “Voter Turnout and Public Policy: Do Voters Win?’ will feature free Nice Slice, which is always a win.

Queer Community Forum
Arnold Lounge
7–8:30 p.m.

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…)

PollerBears: Spring Weekend Anticipation Edition

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

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As for our last poll: Continue Reading

Class of ’15er much too cool for freshman year, becomes sophomore

Is she cool? Is she lame? We’re talking about Pepper Ann ’15, who, thanks to a rare exception recently made by the Office of the Registrar, will now be known as Pepper Ann ’14. “Pepper Ann was far too cool for a first-year,” said one registrar official familiar with the grade change case, adding, “She marches in her own parade.”

Yet though Pepper Ann is reportedly “like, one in a million,” the precocious freshman sophomore appears to be her own biggest fan; most students interviewed for this article were not familiar with her name. Only one freshman expressed vague recognition, asking, “Is that that girl from gym class?” more commonly known as BodyRox.

University Library launches new “fun” public relations campaign

“Having fun really shouldn’t be too difficult once one has obtained a library card,” said one University librarian at a press event for the Library’s new public relations campaign. The musical campaign is meant to combat the Rock and SciLi’s “boring” and “oppressive” reputations and to encourage the widespread use of library cards.

Librarians recruited a group of anthropomorphic animals and TAPS concentrators to film the video, which it intends to stream on all those awkward televisions in the Ratty and Campus Center.