Welcome, Class of 2018! Allow us to introduce ourselves…

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Dear Class of 2018,

Congratulations! Many of you have traveled long distances, both academically and geographically, to arrive at Brown. Before you walk through those Van Wickle Gates, we at BlogDailyHerald wanted to extend our warmest welcome.

Who are we, you may ask? BlogDailyHerald is Brown’s daily campus lifestyle blog, in other words, your guide to any and all things Brunonian. In the next few weeks – and the next four years, for that matter – turn to us when you’re left wondering: “Meikle-what?” or “Why are there people dressed up as pirates singing outside my window?” or even “It’s 1:50a.m., where in the world should I track down food in the next 10 minutes?” Allow us to help you seek out The 15 Hottest Freshman, find out what to do this week, or learn what Professor Wendy Schiller really thinks about Frank Underwood’s presidential regime. We work hard to have you covered on everything from breaking campus news, to restaurant reviews, to features on students, professors, and alumni.

Freshman year is a crazy amalgamation of “huh?s” and “oooh!s,” and flies by quicker than you can say “Brunonia” ten times fast. But in the meantime, enjoy the blur, and, in honor of our beloved past Dean of the College, we insist that you Keep Calm and Bergeron.

With much BlogLove,

BlogDailyHerald

P.S. Want to write for us? Email us at blog@browndailyherald.com or visit us at the Activities Fair to apply!


BlogDailyHerald Presents: Brown’s 15 hottest freshmen

Last week, Harvard’s Fifteen Minutes magazine 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.)

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