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Spring Weekend playlist

Spring Weekend is right around the corner, and I’m pretty sure most of y’all joined me in heaving a collective sigh of relief when word came that it won’t be indoors.

OK, maybe not all of that happened (or maybe it did; I respect your energy), but you were still pumped. What better way to celebrate than to listen to a Spring Weekend-themed playlist? Would recommend for a pre-party, to learn some lyrics, and maybe to nostalgically jam to when the weekend’s over.

Follow us on Twitter for live updates on the performances, and have a great weekend!


Death by Chocolate Cake

I’ve only met one person who doesn’t like chocolate, so I’m assuming that the information I’m about to give is crucial to most. The best chocolate cake in Rhode Island is in your midst, as Gregg’s Restaurant has several locations (Providence, Warwick, East Providence, and North Kingstown). Go to one.

Gregg’s Restaurant is your classic family diner, featuring home-style meals and friendly servers. What makes Gregg’s different from the rest is their chocolate cake, aptly named “Death by Chocolate Cake,” which made me realize that this is how I’d like to die.

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Grandma and her chocolate cake not pictured

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Color Me ‘Cuffed

As college students, a lot of us are thinking about sex. I mean, obviously. That being said, I have a feeling there’s something we think about way more often than we talk about:

Don’t really know why the spinning is happening, but I dig it.

Yup, that’s right: sex toys.

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GET

What we’ve all been waiting for

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Bear Bucks.

GET IT?

Now we can!!!!

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Athlete OTW: Simon Jones ’16

The simple word “fencing” brings all manner of images to mind. From white picket fencing, which represented the suburban American Dream of the 1950s, to border fencing, which has become the most divisive issue of the 2016 presidential campaign, fencing resonates deeply with the soul of the American public.

The sport of fencing doesn’t have quite such a universal national appeal. But that’s certainly not the fault of Simon Jones ’16. On the contrary, Jones is doing everything he can to make fencing more exciting to a national audience, starting by qualifying for three NCAA championships in his four-year career with the Bears.

Jones, who fences “epee” — which, despite widely held public belief, is not an electronic toilet device, but a type of fencing — recently qualified for his third NCAA championship as a Bear, and placed 12th in the competition, earning his second All-American honor.

Born in Louisville, Colorado — which holds the prestigious distinction of the No. 2 spot on the “best-known towns named Louisville” list — Joneshas now completed his career as a student-athlete, but he’s not done with the Brown Bears: He’ll return next year as an assistant coach for the fencing team.

Jones’ life has been built around fencing: He’s fenced in the junior olympics and nationals as well as Junior World Cups in Slovakia, Sweden and Finland. And now, as his career with the Bears concludes, he leaves Brown a three-time NCAA finalist and two-time All American.

For reaching his third NCAA championship in his final days as a Bear, Jones has been named The Herald’s Athlete Of The Week.

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Rhode Island tourism campaign wins at failing

The creative team tasked with rebranding Rhode Island recently rolled out the first pieces of the state’s new tourism campaign. While the team, led by Milton Glaser (creator of the I <3 NY campaign of the 80s), hoped to bring some positive attention to the biggest little state of the union, its efforts turned out bad. Like, really bad.

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