Were you planning on visiting a friend at another school during our irrationally fantastically long winter break? If so, you may be able to bypass the mild inconvenience of accessing their school’s wireless network!
According to a submission in this morning’s depressingly sparse Morning Mail, Brown has joined a new service cleverly called eduroam (education roaming — ohhhhh), which allows students of participating universities to get internet access across a number of schools in the US and abroad. For more information on the service, you can consult their website, which has a map of participating schools, or watch the terrible promotional cartoon above, which has a joke about the difficulty of nailing jelly to a tree (?) and is narrated by someone who appears to be (poorly) imitating Mark Blyth.
If RISD decides to opt in to this service, it would solve the only problem with studying at the RISD Library — the terrible service provided by the dreaded “RISD-Guest” network.
We’ve all been there before: it’s 1 am, you’ve just returned from Newport, and you’re sitting in the driveway to the Power Street parking garage like an idiot because you can’t figure out how to return your rental car. In the words of a the greatest epic poet of the 8th century B.C.E, D’oh!
Okay, so maybe we haven’t all been there, but I sure have (and so has that confused looking girl I saw sitting in that Scion on the way over here). Allow me to explain the set of circumstances that now find you banging your head against the steering wheel. Continue Reading
Let’s face it, here at Brown there’s just not enough time in the day to waste it walking hither and thither. Your brutal schedule of Russian Lit and AMCV0190E demands that you methodically obliterate every single superfluous second of transit time. We here at BlogDH want to help: by availing of some “EPIC shortcuts” that, over time, could literally add days to your life, you can use the extra time to play Farmville, read Sartre, or refresh the Blog page to increase our hits! The insider tips [Part 2!] to navigating Brown’s campus at near-lightning speed are after the jump: Continue Reading
Let’s face it, here at Brown there’s just not enough time in the day to waste it walking hither and thither. Your brutal schedule of Russian Lit and AMCV0190E demands that you methodically obliterate every single superfluous second of transit time. We here at BlogDH want to help: by pointing out some “EPIC shortcuts” that, over time, could literally add days to your life, you can use the extra to play Farmville, read Sartre, or refresh the Blog page so to increase our hits! The insider tips to navigating Brown’s campus at near-lightning speed are after the jump:
If you’re like me, you want to stay inside until April. But you also want to eat some food, and honestly the 20-foot trek from New Dorm B to Jo’s is 20 feet too many…
Instead of scratching your head for an hour and then deciding “screw it” and getting a Spicy With, check out foodler. Not only does it tell you who’s open and who’s delivering (with user-submitted reviews so you can weed out the good from the bad!), but it also keeps you up-to-date on discounts and rebates.
BRB, getting me some Chinese with a free order of crab rangoons.
Sharing a space is tough business - try not to get too attached
The online application for off-campus permission went live this morning at 8 AM for rising juniors and seniors and will continue until midnight November 1. For rising juniors, this will be the only time that you’ll be allowed to apply.
There are many reasons to live off-campus at Brown, such as avoiding the anxiety that comes with the housing lottery and the problem of overcrowded dorms. Not to mention the prospect of getting to know your friendly local Rhode Islanders a little better. For those who’ve decided to venture out into greater Providence, you’ll be spending the next few weeks and months hunting down your dream home. Continue Reading
The semester is dying down, and due to a few too many Blue Room bread puddings (ok, way too many), we’re once again forced to delve into the nitty-gritty of the uncrackable Brown University Meal Plan.
But don’t give up hope! One BUDS cashier (who wishes to remain anonymous) with apparently wayyy too much time on her hands has done all the heavy lifting for us–at least at Jo’s. Just enter the minimum and maximum bounds of what you want to spend (probably close to $6.15 or $12.30; or between 0 and any low amount of money), and the program will spit out every possible permutation of items, complete with a random color changer!
There are also useful, easier-to-read PDFs of more common searches. Perhaps most refreshing is the simple list of item prices: after all these years, we can finally know how much that cookie really costs.
Need to get shit done? Most of students pack their bags and trudge off to the SciLi or the Rock in hopes that they’ll escape the endless hours of browsing through time-wasters in their rooms. But as those afflicted with the student syndrome know, nothing stops them from starting on their work until the last possible second. At the Rock, where hundreds of periodicals are displayed prominently next to the study area, even those who snort adderall should find it difficult to concentrate and not procrastinate.
Here’s a round-up of the top five periodicals that could potentially consume hours of your time that could be used to finish that paper that’s been on your to-do list since February:
5) New American Paintings presents the best 40 works of contemporary American art entered into their competition each year. You can easily spend hours marveling at the mesmerizing pieces of work featured in this publication.
4) Unless you’re a math or philosophy concentrator, nothing in the Journal of Symbolic Logic should make sense to you. But that shouldn’t stop chronic procrastinators from trying to figure our just what a “complicated ω-stable depth 2 theory” is.
2) Are you a senior or a freshman already worrying about life after graduation? Occupational Outlook Quarterly gives you the latest in prospects in the job marketplace and tips on how to epic win your next interview.
It’s 1:30 a.m and you are in dire need of some avocado goodness. Your cash flow is low, but your Flex Points are banging. What’s a Brown student to do?
We made our own guac at Jo’s and so can you.
It’s not an official offering and we all know that late-night avocado at the Josiah’s salad bar is as rare as a rainbow Negg in Meerca Chase, but under the right conditions, it can be done. Here’s how: Continue Reading
Though you may still be trapped under a five-foot snowdrift, school is coming soon. To ease the pain of one of your many readjustment woes, the New York Times has provided a helpful list of all the places to purchase low-cost textbooks. Hint: The Brown Bookstore is not one of them.
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