‘Twas the week before finals

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What makes a classic text “a classic”? In my indisputable, expert opinion it’s when a piece of writing so perfectly encapsulates a feeling that was previously thought to be indescribable. Speaking as a Jew, I can say that “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a classic because it is able to instill the feeling of what it is like to be a child on Christmas Eve. Inspired by this work, I have also attempted the impossible with what will soon be declared a classic, no doubt. Behold “‘Twas the Week Before Finals.

’Twas the week before finals, and all through the school,
All the students were freezing, for the SciLi was cool;
The notes were lined up on the laptop with care,
But so was Facebook, so you know they’ll look there.

The children were nestled, all snug in their beds;
But you’re not a child, and you feel almost dead;
Health Services says eat well and sleep tight,
But an Oreo and an Aderall also feels right.

The Naked Donut Run is said and done,
So you’ve nothing to dream of till holidays come.
Your friends, they are leaving and saying goodbye;
So you study alone, and then just get high.

You should have taken that class S/NC,
Relax, you over-achiever, you’ll still get a B.
“I won’t get a job, I won’t do my best!”
Relax, you monster: It’s only a test.

Your home friends take selfies and post them online,
Stop looking and study and you’ll be just fine;
My god, get off Buzzfeed or you’re going to fail,
Stop procrastinating by checking your mail!

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Epic Study Break: Holiday cheer to get you through finals

It’s that magical time of year again. The red holiday cups are in full rotation at Starbucks and Santa is ringing his bell for the Salvation Army. The end of the semester is close (enough) to taste, but not without getting through a busload of work. When exams are over, you’ll be experiencing stress of a different kind – the kind where you have to figure out what your parents actually want when they ask for “a good book.” It’s hard to remember what “holiday cheer” even means when you have a chemistry exam looming over your head. Here’s a little reminder:

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

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We feel your pain, we swear

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Dear Deferred ED Applicant,

Allow me to put words to your feelings.  You feel like you’ve been punched in the stomach.  Rather than feeling angry or upset, you’re merely resentful.  You poured your heart and brain onto a page, committed yourself to a school and the image of four years in Providence, among the antiestablishment youth and the trustafarians.  You waited patiently for 6 weeks, perhaps checking your account before the admissions date in the hopes that some large-scale computer glitch released decisions and you would be the primary beneficiary of a university oversight.  The moment of truth came and, alas, no decision. You don’t know if you should be upset or happy you weren’t openly rejected. Rather than make a decision on you, one not unlike a choice you recently made, the University has decided to continue your wait for five months.

I’ve been there. I like to joke that the wounds are still raw four years later. Questions and decisions start running through your head, primarily whether or not Brown is still your first choice.  Should you stick it to the administration for not seeing your inherent amazingness? Give them the figurative middle finger for their ambivalence and reluctance to welcome you with open arms? Don’t. Continue Reading


Welcome, Class of 2019!

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At 5:00 p.m. today, decisions for the 3,016 early applicants to Brown became available on the Brown website. Commence the stalking of current high school seniors’ Facebooks!

To the new members of the Class of 2019, we’d love to invite you to get to know us so you can learn more about life at Brown. We can’t wait to see you in the fall. The most incredible four years await you.

All our love,
BlogDailyHerald

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BlogDH and The Blue Room present: Monster Cookies

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In case you were wondering what exactly a “monster cookie” is, we decided to define it for you:

Monster Cookie (noun): An inordinately-large cookie in which three different small cookies of three different flavors are joined together in delicious harmony.

There’s nothing like finals to get your culinary creativity going. That’s why BlogDailyHerald and The Blue Room decided to team up to bring you a study treat of epic proportions. Starting today and running through exam period, the Blue Room will be offering two varieties of Special Edition BlogDH Monster Cookies in their pastry case of dreams.

The two (or really, six) flavors are:

Chocolate Chip /Double Chocolate / Peanut Butter

and 

Chocolate Chip / Double Chocolate / Chocolate Mint

Thought that the famous Blue Room cookies couldn’t get any better? Think again.

Image via Arely Diaz ’17. 


NDR. IS. HERE.

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Who’s hungry?