Athlete OTW: Kylor Bellistri ’16

It is with mixed emotions that the announcement must be made: Kylo Ren, infamous super villain, may face imminent displacement from his place atop the “Most well-known figures whose names begin with Kylo” rankings.

Who’s breathing down his neck? Kylor Bellistri ’16, who, after scoring three goals in the lacrosse team’s 11-8 victory over Harvard, has 23 goals this season and is now second in the nation in goals per game.

Born in Potomac, Maryland, some of whose numerous famous residents include Wolf Blitzer, Tiger Woods’ caddy, Mike Tyson and the Vice President of Nigeria, Bellistri is on a scoring rampage. Last year, he scored 35 goals in 17 games. This year, by his 17th game, if he continues his current pace, he’ll have 65.

The Lacrosse team, currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, is 6-0 (1-0 Ivy) and turning heads having reached its highest national ranking since 1994. The Bears lead the nation with 17.33 goals per game, of which Bellistri has contributed 3.83, and 11.33 assists per game.

For his increased scoring output and two clutch goals against Harvard, Kylor “I wouldn’t have shot Han” Bellistri has been named The Herald’s Athlete of the Week.

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Providence suspends open container law

For those of you haters and losers who aren’t a fan of basketball — and even worse, don’t fill out a bracket for March Madness *gasps* — you’re about to proven wrong.

Because if there’s anything that America — and Brown especially — can get behind other than apple pie and political statements on Facebook, it’s publicly, belligerently drinking. And now, in some areas of Providence, you can do that — all thanks to the NCAA Tournament games being played in the Dunkin Donuts Center.

You heard that right, Providence is currently suspending it’s open container law in an area around the Dunk in order to “contain” partying for the NCAA Tournament. Because if Yale upsets Baylor downtown, you know I’m going to spend my legally gambled money on a party with the crusty, old Yale faithful.

Unfortunately, the Dunk itself will be alcohol free, which might give some of the more aggressive fans an excuse to get that last shotgun or chug in before entering the stadium. After all, Miami’s coming to town — and if you’re rooting for the U and aren’t drunk before tip-off, are you rooting for the U at all


A passion for pesto

Assistant Chef Aaron Fitzsenry and Taylor Viggiano ’17 welcomed students to a pesto pasta cooking class in the Ivy Room on Sunday. 

(Photos courtesy of Taylor Viggiano, ’17, and recipes courtesy of Aaron Fitzsenry.)

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Brown students rally to welcome Syrian refugees

Brown students and members of the Providence community rallied to protest an event at the state house asking Rhode Island not to admit Syrian refugees.

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Sorry, we’re closed: What’s affected by the snow

Congrats, Brown, on your first snow day of the year! Classes are cancelled, but the University remains an operational facility:

  • Public Safety and EMS remain on-call and available, at (401) 863-4111.
  • OnCall phone services for mental health emergencies (401 863-3476) and for sexual assault response (401) 863-6000 will be operational.
  • Health Services is open from 9 am to 4 pm for urgent care (not well-visits), and can be reached at (401) 863-3953.
  • For nursing advice call  (401) 863-1330.
  • The Ratty and the V Dub are open today from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm. Students not on meal plan may purchase meals individually, while the dining halls elsewhere on campus remain closed.
  • The Nelson Fitness Center and OMAC will be open till 7.

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Fall Weekend changed to Indigenous People’s Day

On the afternoon of February 2, the faculty voted to change the name of the Monday of Fall Weekend to Indigenous People’s Day.

This vote came after months of controversy surrounding op-ed publications by the Brown Daily Herald. Resistance to these publications culminated in a die-in protest on the Main Green organized by Native Americans at Brown (NAB) in October of last semester. However, Floripa Olguin ’16, one of the coordinators of the die-in protest and a member of NAB was quick to point out that this vote was about far more than the Herald publications.

“The significance of a name speaks to the historical legacy of Brown,” she said. “Centering the dialogue on Indigenous People’s Day speaks to Brown’s ability to learn from the past and move into the future. A lot of people have criticized us by saying that we are trying to erase history, but I think we are trying to broaden [the campus’] view of that time in history.”

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