Last Call: Nate Thomas

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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” chains here.

Then + Now

Then + Now

People might know me as… Natalio, or “that boy who doesn’t even go here.”

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… finding out what I really want. Cliché, I know, but Brown is a really distracting place, and everyone wants all of your time. So if you don’t know what you want, you’ll end up doing a lot of things not worth the missed naps.

The best class/professor at Brown is… Health, Hunger, and the Household with Prof. Foster. When you find out what economists really do, it can make you (almost) want to get out of bed at 9 a.m.

Three things you wish you knew freshman year… 1. Saferide On Call will take you literally anywhere, if you know how to work it. 2. Tequilla is NOT your friend. 3. Tempted to repeat #2, but… Complaining is a lot more fun when you do it with people you like, and if you do it loudly in the SciLi Mezz.

What’s one thing you did in your time at Brown that you never saw yourself doing freshman year? When I came to Brown, I swore I would never take a math class ever again. 7 semesters later, I somehow ended up with an Applied Math degree. I also never thought I would take an Africana Studies class, but there’s something about Brown that drives you to take classes relevant to real life, and the department got me hooked after I accidentally showed up to one class.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… at home, in sweats, watching Netflix with my roomie before I suck it up and trek downtown to forget the week.

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Last Call: Marc Briz

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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…  Jeggings. Golf sweaters. Rockefeller Library resident. Laughter that has no respect for quiet spaces. History and Middle East Studies concentrator with an affinity for the following buzzwords: queer ontologies, digital nonfiction, discursive violence. Coffee.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of…  Making friends I’ll want to play with until I’m 88. Seriously, I can’t get enough of these kids—and that will bring me more warmth than any resumé bullet point can muster.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… I’m definitely dancing. Most often in a crowded living room. I’m relentlessly trying to conjure my hometown Little Havana, Miami and all its hip swings and yelling and aggressive gesticulating. I’m a whirlwind of limbs. And it’s all a result of a magical, Isabel Allende-inspired upbringing. It’s my best form of prayer.

The best class/professor at Brown is… An impossible question. Best lecturer is Robert Self. Best seminar faciltator is Maud Mandel. Best humble radical is Amy Remensnyder. Best office hour holder and Twitter user is Shiva Balaghi. Best (anti-imperialist) writing mentor is Naoko Shibusawa. Is it obvious I love my department? Continue Reading


Last Call: Doreen St. Felix

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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… The Girl With a Hoop Earring. My cumin addiction is big talk around town, too. Also, I spend a lot of time editing The College Hill Independentwhich was recently shortlisted for a Pulitzer. So that’s that. But if you want the real me, the serious, the unadulterated, the “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman” thing, check @dstfelix.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Black Girls. That’s the title of my nonfiction thesis. It’s a collection of essays—about my mother, Lauryn Hill, Michelle Obama… there’s even a little thing about Lil Kim in there too. Why did people stop listening to her? And I’m most proud of black girls. The beautiful women walking around this campus, they make me proud to be a part of that sisterhood.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… face down, ass up, in the downward dog position. I think it’s super important that one center oneself before engaging in any shishinou. That’s French. I also just made that word up. So after aligning my chakras, I love to just roll down to the west side on my bike, Isis, and find a dance party. 

The best class/professor at Brown is… the class you make outside of the classroom with your intelligent, wondering, and off-beat friends.  Continue Reading


Last Call: Lindsay Sovern

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 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features 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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People might know me as…
The student who works in the History Department who will tell you how to find the bathroom. But I’ve really been working on crafting my mysterious senior persona this year, so I hope that’s kicking in.

In my time at Brown, I am most proud of…
At my most sentimental I think I’m probably most proud of the friendships and communities I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of and build here. In less sentimental moments I’m just proud that I finished my thesis.

On a Friday night, you might find yourself…
Having dinner and drinks with friends and then either going to a party or chilling at home. There have also been plenty of Friday nights when I did my homework or just wanted some time to myself. Continue Reading


Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives: Results

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You nominated seniors. You voted—not to mention on various devices and with multiple IP addresses—until the polls physically couldn’t withstand the force of the collective Brunonian community. The power was in your hands: the competition was fierce, voting came down to the wire, and those who came out alive are here to tell the tale. Let all who are curious come and read, as this is the story of the Class of 2014 that will live for eternity in the depths of the Interwebz only to be uncovered by future generations. It’s time to meet the Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives. Continue Reading


Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives: Voting

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Earlier this week, we presented our first annual Senior Superlatives. You nominated seniors across 30 different categories. Your job now? Vote for one of the top five nominees in each category.

Everyone—freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, professors, their pets, your parents (well, maybe not your parents)—is eligible to vote.  Vote now (after the jump) or forever hold your peace. Voting will close Monday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m.

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