BlogDH’s 10 most popular posts of 2014

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As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at everything that has happened this year — through BlogDH posts, of course. While it’s hard to imagine that 2015 is almost here, it’s even crazier that Brown has already begun welcoming the Class of 2019 (is that even a real year?!).

This past year, we made a bucket list of 100 things a senior needs to do before graduation, and we helped you get through finals with drunk-writing advice and BlogDH monster cookies. We flogged everything from wet denim to not throwing your trash away, and from the Sayles Hall bathrooms to the entire Grad Center Gym (we really like flogging things). We got drunk, sober and high with Buddy Cianci and space, and watched guys get drunk and read Cosmo. We brought you top-notch playlists with Blogify and told you what to do every week, and we added our coverage of national and global events with important hashtags, from #AYOTZINAPA to #BrownStandsWithFerguson.

We’ve done a lot this year, and you all were with us every step of the way. We present our 10 most read posts of 2014:

10. BREAKING: Sex Power God Cancelled

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SPG has been a staple Brown tradition for over a decade, and its cancellation this year sent waves across campus. The future of the dance is not set, but the 2014 Queer Alliance board’s decision to cancel it made the community rethink safe spaces at Brown. Continue Reading


Art School(ed): RISD’s Course Superlatives 2014-2015

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Art School(ed) returns with another round of Course Superlatives! Yes, BlogDailyHerald has already thoroughly explored Brown’s Fall 2014 courses, but today marks the first day of classes down the hill at the Rhode Island School of Design. If you’ve taken VISA 0100, you know the drill: you are free to peruse the artsy course selections available at RISD. This upcoming week allows Brown students the opportunity to cram a 5-hour studio class into an already-busy course load. Acknowledging the classic obstacles RISD will set before you (notoriously small class sizes, a neurotic premium on quality control, etc.), these Course Superlatives are here to help you navigate the art school’s course catalog and streamline your RISD assimilation process – in a format reminiscent of your high school yearbook. Without further ado, we present this year’s RISD Course Superlatives:

Punniest…

PAINTING 4406: PAINTING FOCUS: GO FIGURE

Most likely to improve your #TBT game…

PHOTOGRAPHY 5340: FAMILY ALBUM

Most useful for students who live off-campus…

CERAMICS 4122: TABLEWARE

Most alliterative…

HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE H713: ART IN THE AGE OF ALEXANDER

LITERARY ARTS E326: BIRDS IN BOOKS

ILLUSTRATION 3048: VOICE + VISION

Most twinning…

HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES S597: PROPAGANDA

ILLUSTRATION 3024: PROPAGANDA

Most foot-centric…

APPAREL 3052: *ITALY: SHOE DESIGN PERCEPTION, HISTORY & PROTOTYPING

TEXTILES W470: THE WOVEN RUG

ILLUSTRATION 3700: THE TWO-LEGGED PRINT

Most fun to say aloud…

HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES C350: THIS IS THE WOONASQUATUCKET: STORIES OF A LIVING RIVER

LITERARY ARTS E289: THINGAMAJIGIRL: OBJECTS, HUMANS, FEMININITY

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BlogDH’s 10 most popular posts of 2013

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2013 was certainly chock full of fun and happenings: we had 12 days of Spring Weekend and 12 days of Flogmas, costume contests, stickers, meetings with key administrators, a Community Forum (also with key administrators), same-sex marriage legislation in the state of Rhode Island, several rounds of BergeMash, a visit from Jesse Watters, Kendrick and A-Trak (and Big Freedia), a lot of Girls recaps, gastronomical adventures, fun whilst drunk/sober/high, and everything in between. This year was an eventful one, and we’ve had a blast riding it out with you all.

In order to usher in the new year, we thought we’d recap some of our most popular posts of 2013. Without further ado, here are our most read articles of this past year:

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Congrats to the class of 2014!

Head over to The Herald to read all about it. 2,804 admits out of more than 30,000 — feeling insecure about your SAT scores yet?

Right, like standardized tests matter in our plus/minus-less, S/NC Brown bubble.

Early-decision admit Jeff Handler said it best:

“It was raining when I visited and I still liked it,” Handler said. “And if you like a school in the rain, you know it’s the right place for you. I’m thrilled about the next four years.”

Did no one tell him about the flooding? Here’s to hoping starry-eyed prefrosh feel equally sunny in four years.


ADOCH volunteers needed!

Believe it or not, ADOCH — that glorious sun rain-soaked two days where hundreds of prefrosh come to campus and we all go out of our way to impress them with how mature and collegiate and happy we are — is just around the corner. Well, it’s in about a month. But before you know it, the class of 2014 (!!!) will be descending upon College Hill, and your friendly ADOCH housing coordinators have informed Blog Daily Herald that they’re still looking for folks to host a prospie or two on the night of April 15. The form’s accessible here, and everyone, including upperclassmen, is welcome to host. Get on it.