Get it together, freshmen

Every class knocked down exit signs. But did they destroy $8,000 worth of exit signs in one night?! In an email that went out to the Brown community, ResLife informed students of a “COMMUNITY ISSUE IN KEENEY QUAD.” All caps? They are not happy.

You can buy a used car for $8,000 dollars. You can probably give hundreds of sick children vaccinations with $8,000 dollars. THINK OF ALL THE NEW RENOVATIONS WE COULD HAVE WITH $8,000!

This is why we don’t give freshmen bright and shiny new dorms. Freshmen: think before you act. You’re going to have to pay the price (…literally).


The Housing Games: The Hunger Games at Brown

May the odds ever be in your favor!The Hunger Games movie is coming out this Friday, and to say we’re excited is a bit of an understatement. We’ve listened to the soundtrack, watched the trailers (five times), and even have begun to play the game “RISD outfit or Capitol citizen?”

To celebrate our age-inappropriate excitement for the wholesale, post-apocalyptic slaughter of adolescents, BlogDH reimagines the world of District 12 here on College Hill:

It’s sometime in the indefinite future. Brown’s endowment is gone, and to make money, the Corporation has started The Housing Games—a nationally televised event where Americans can feed their schadenfreude and watch freshman Ivy Leaguers fight to the death.

But freshmen eagerly look forward to the competitions: awaiting everyone in the winner’s dorm is priority housing, early registration, and 500 flex points.

So fame, mortal danger, and a whole lot of Blue Room sandwiches lie ahead.

May the odds ever be in your favor, and let the Housing Games begin!

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Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Don’t break an exit sign.

Sláinte Mhath! The leprechaun and pot of gold have adorned our masthead, which means it must be St. Natty’s Fratty’s Spatty’s Paddy’s Day!  And this isn’t just any old Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s a Saturday. It’s pretty nice out. Spring break is around the corner. Odds are that some people reading this post are going to drink, and one (or more) of them is going to take his/her anger out on an exit sign.

This, of course, would not be an isolated incident . You’ve all at least witnessed (or have taken part in) the notorious freshman pastime of celebrating newfound freedom by obliterating a public safety device. No matter where you go (at least in Keeney), you probably will find an exit sign in some state of disrepair. Dean Richard Bova, head of ResLife, says “we probably lose 75 or more” exit signs per year, “the bulk of them in Keeney.” Even if there’s no good way to know for certain what the motive was for each incident, let’s just say most well-adjusted human beings don’t run down the hall of Bronson 2nd floor clobbering every single exit sign with a broomstick on a Tuesday morning after drinking 14 cans of Fanta Grape. Continue Reading


Found: One BlogDailyHerald Article

If you’ve ever posted on Spotted@Brown with the hope that someone would return the wallet you dropped on Wriston last weekend, you’re in luck.  Brown students no longer have to invade the popular missed connections site to locate their missing things, thanks to a brand new website called LostAtBrown.  The brainchild of Ian Callender ’15, LostAtBrown has pages where you can list both lost and found items.

Right now it seems like just about anything is fair game for LostAtBrown.  Someone is apparently really eager to find the red spork he lost in Keeney, and a bunch of benevolent students want to return items they mistakenly took with their laundry.  This site has a lot of potential for some great listings, so here are some you can probably expect to see in this new virtual lost and found in the coming weeks.

Lost

  • Course requirements.  Last seen: 1968.
  • One University President.  Last seen: hugging a freshman.
  • Sanity.  Last seen: SciLi, 2:00am.
  • Freshman virginity.  Last seen: DPhi.
  • 96 points.  Last seen: Orgo exam.  Continue Reading