Last Call: Chris Fitzsimmons

Until the class of 2013 grows up and leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class has been up to. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here.

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Then + Now

People might know me as… a few different things I think. It depends on whom you ask. For some, I’m the guy who went to Russia to study acting. For others I’m that guy who played Tomtom in PW’s production of Goose and Tomtom. And then of course there are those who know me as the guy who wears plaid shirts a lot and big sweaters.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… all the friendships I’ve made. I know, a lot of seniors have already given this answer, but I think that’s a testament to how spectacular our student body is. I really couldn’t have asked for more supportive, loyal, honest and entertaining friends. I’m proud to have such great people in my life and to have shared four fantastic years with them.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… going to an opening show at PW or the GCB. Actually, most of the time I’m doing both. However, back when I lived on campus, and before I was 21, I was usually playing Bananagrams, Slap Cup, or laser tag in the outside courtyard of Grad Center. And how can I forget the Gate and Jo’s? I spent far too many Friday nights closing out both those places. Continue Reading


Last Call: Ben Freeman

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2013 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class has been up to. To this end, we are (re)starting the series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here!

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Then + Now

People might know me as… that guy in the Bear Necessities who sings that song at Christmas, probably!

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… I think that I have taken the injunction to sort of cultivate one’s inner life really seriously, and I’ve always been an introspective, reflective sort of person but I think that element has greatly enlarged itself since being here – sometimes to a fault, frankly, and sometimes in a sort of debilitating way. But generally I do think that I make an effort these days in a way that I didn’t before coming to Brown to just be mindful as much as I possibly can with as many things as possible.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… I’m often thinking about having a glass of wine, but then I usually just fall asleep instead – I’m too tired to actually follow through on that action! Or I’m at a party and I’m significantly less drunk than anyone else. Basically, the thesis is that I’m really old. Continue Reading