What to do this week: November 2- 8

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Monday, November 2

Event: Python with Paxson
Time: 6: 30 p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

Learn the basics of coding language, Python, alongside President Paxson! Brought to you by Hack@Brown, this is the first of a three part lecture series. No experience necessary.

Wednesday, November 4

Event: APPLY TO BLOGDH
Time: apps are due at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Apply here!

If you want to talk about campus life, news from College Hill, or the community at large, we want you! We’re recruiting new writers and there are practically a million reasons why you should apply.

Thursday, November 5

Event: The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Stuart Theater

Join Sock & Buskin for a performance “structured around Native American myth.” This show runs through November 15th and you can buy tickets online here.

Friday, November 6

Event: Clothing Swap
Time: 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Location: JWW

Need a new wardrobe before the season changes, but don’t want to break bank? EcoReps are sponsoring a clothing swap, where you can trade in your old clothes for new digs. And yes, that sweater does look great on you.

Saturday, November 7

Event: Nicholson File Building Open Studios
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:o0 p.m.
Location: 350 Kinsley Avenue

Check out the work of over twenty local artists in one of those famous Providence warehouses you’ve been hearing so much about.

Event: Revival 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Columbus Theatre

Celebrate the third anniversary of the Columbus Theatre! Founded by two Brown alums that comprise the band, The Low Anthem, the Columbus Theatre is a mainstay in the local Providence music scene. They are celebrating their day with local and nationally touring bands alike. Grab tickets here.


Fifth annual Brown Unplugged competition begins Sunday

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Sunday marks the beginning of this year’s Brown Unplugged competition, an annual energy competition that pits dorms against each other to see which community can reduce its energy consumption by the greatest percentage. Now in its fifth year, the competition will run for three weeks, through March 21st. Last year, with 750 registered participants, Brown saved over 34,000 kWh of electricity during this period, amounting to $4,448 in savings. When the competition begins, energy stats and progress for the different buildings can be tracked on BuildingDashboard.

Brown EcoReps, a student group aiming to raise environmental awareness and sustainable living habits, is encouraging participation through incentives, prizes, and additional events during the competition, including LED lightbulb exchanges in the Blue Room every Friday during the event, as well as their second dodgeball competition. To encourage intra-dorm competition, the participants of the winning dorm will be awarded a pizza party and will be entered in a raffle to win prizes including Spring Weekend tickets.

Commit to conserve here.

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Third annual Brown Unplugged competition underway

Last Tuesday, as the sun peeked through fading February clouds, dorms across campus went dark. March 1st marked the beginning of the third annual Brown Unplugged competition, a battle for energy savings between 14 dorm clusters. For three weeks, dorms will be pitted against each other to see which group can best reduce their energy consumption. Last year, students saved 23,000 kWh, knocking $3,000 off of Brown’s bill. Things are moving a little more slowly this year, but the competition is sure to fire up as more students power down. You can check on the current standings here.

EcoReps, a student group that seeks to make our campus greener, seems to be using a three-pronged strategy to mobilize dorms to reduce energy consumption: sexual innuendos, free pizza and Christina Paxson. The slogan for the contest is, “Do it in the Dark” and its advertising campaign has used the promotional slogan, “I remember to pull out.” As if that wasn’t enough to entice students to participate, the winning group gets a free pizza dinner with the President Paxson.

Brown could use a little more inter-dorm competition, and this one’s for a good cause. Register here if you’d like to commit to conserve.

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