building_0

SPONSORED: Why you should become one of the 267 in 257 Thayer

After walking up Thayer Street dozens of times a day, Brown students have become accustomed to passing the 257 Thayer construction site without a second thought. However, now that the complex is ready for leasing, 257 Thayer is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. This year’s batch of 267 residents will be the first to experience its prime location, all-inclusive amenities, and fun, community-building activities.

One of the features of 257 Thayer that sets it apart from other apartments in Providence is that 257 Thayer is all-inclusive. Renting one of the complex’s single, double, or three-person apartments comes with utilities, furniture, cable TV, Wi-Fi, heating and air conditioning, and access to the complex’s state-of-the-art gym. Everything a student may need in their apartment is provided and included in the monthly rent. No extra purchases necessary.

Heather Rojas, manager of 257 Thayer, says, “We specialize in student housing. We understand what student needs are and try to meet them. We have a maintenance and service team on site and available for residents at anytime.” If student-residents have issues, 257 managers will talk to students about the problem rather than immediately implementing lease repercussions. “We like to do business family style,” Rojas says.

In keeping with Brown University’s commitment to environmentalism, 257 Thayer is Silver LEED certified, meaning the complex reduces its energy by 30% compared to other buildings of its size. 257 Thayer’s other eco-friendly features include solar panels on the roof, insulation that saves energy, electric car charging stations, and a commitment to decreasing carbon emissions through biking.

Located in the basement level of 257 Thayer are numerous bike racks, encouraging students to choose eco-friendly transportation and make use of Providence’s new bike path that will connect East Bay and College Hill. Moreover, 257 will host a bicycle benefit, during which residents can bring their bike helmets to the 257 Thayer office and receive a helmet sticker that allows them to get discounts at places such as Spectrum India, NOW Yoga, and many more local businesses.

Perhaps the most unique feature of 257 Thayer is its emphasis on community. Rojas says, “We will have events with various merchants on Thayer and will bring in local artists and musicians as well. We want to help bring Thayer Street back to what it used to be.” 257 Thayer’s commitment to community interaction can already be seen in the parklet outside the Brown University Bookstore, built by 257 Thayer for the spring, summer, and fall months.

Continue Reading


What to do this week: March 17-21

what to do this week

Tuesday, March 18:

Event: Brown Veg Society Presents: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
Time: 5p.m.
Location: Barus and Holley 166

The Brown Veg Society Presents: Animal Rights, Human Obligations with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. Newkirk, who is an animal rights activist and author in addition to her position at PETA, will give a 40 minute talk, which is to be followed by a Q&A. The doors open at 4:45p.m. and Nice Slice will be served.

Event: Campus Center Duck Hunt
Time: 5-8p.m.
Location: Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

This Tuesday, participate in the epic Campus Center Duck Hunt. 125 rubber ducks will be hidden throughout the Center, each corresponding to a different, special prize. Don’t miss this chance to win candy bags, DVDs, board games, gift cards from stores on Thayer, Spring Weekend tickets, a Senior Week package, or even an iPad mini! Once you find a duck, bring it to the Student Activities Center on the 2nd floor of Faunce by 8p.m. to claim your prize.

Event: Daniel Simon Lecture
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: RISD Auditorium

Daniel Simon, automotive futurist and designer, will be coming to College Hill to share details about his career and life. Simon, who created the “Oblivion” Bubbleship, the “Tron: Legacy” Lihtcycle, and the “Captain America” Hydra Couple, is also author of the book “Cosmic Motors.” Check out his website to see more of his work.

Continue Reading


Pizza Nite returns tonight and tomorrow!

20131208_161722

The onset of finals means the return of a semesterly tradition: Pizza Nite at the SciLi and Rock.

For those of you who are freshmen, or just haven’t experienced it before, Pizza Nite is a semesterly event sponsored by Campus Life and the University Library featuring tons of free pizza as well as apples, cookies, and other snacks.

At its core, Pizza Nite isn’t really that special. It’s just a free pizza event, like the many others on campus. But it distinguishes itself in two ways:

1) The sheer volume of pizza. Several semesters ago, the total stood at 90 pizzas for the SciLi and 80 for the Rock — a little bit more than your typical free pizza shenanigans (and minus having to pretend to care about the student group or lecture that’s serving it).

2) The spectacle. Mainly due to #1, Pizza Nite usually attracts a pretty large crowd. And often the Madrigals singing carols.

It’s happening tonight in the Rock lobby and tomorrow night in the SciLi basement, both at 9 p.m. We’ll see you there!


A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: “Back to the Future” double feature

backtothefuture3262012

We’ve been waiting for this day to come. Hop off the struggle bus and on to the Delorean for tonight’s stress-relieving double feature of “Back to the Future” and “Back to the Future 2″! The event is sponsored and hosted by the Google Student Ambassadors and the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center (Ed.-Did you seriously just call it the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center?) and will be held in the Leung Gallery from 7-11 p.m. Be sure to stop by for free drinks, popcorn, and trivia! According to the Morning Mail announcement, “tons of Google and Back to the Future giveaways and prizes” will be distributed. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t not-so-secretly hoping that the free swag were these Marty McFly kicks. Come watch the first two films from this killer trilogy.

Image via.


Pizza Nite returns: TONIGHT and tomorrow!

It's that time of year.

It’s that time of year.

Need a study break? Like free food?

In case you haven’t been benefiting from the Blog meal credit cooperative yet — or even if you have — come on down to the libraries tonight and tomorrow for the semesterly tradition of Pizza Nite! If you haven’t been before, you really ought to check it out. It’s quite the scene.

TONIGHT (Tuesday): SciLi basement
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Rock lobby
Both at 9pm.

Expect crowds. (Also, apples.)

All for you. Those boxes are all for you.

All for you. Those boxes are all for you.


Gourmet Heaven lives up to its name during soft opening

The wait is over; Gourmet Heaven opened its doors this morning at 9 a.m., and it truly is heavenly.

GH

While I would love to report that, like the diligent investigative journalist I aim to be, I was the first-ever customer at the brand-new College Hill branch of Gourmet Heaven, I only managed to snag (an admirable) third place. In my defense, the two students in front of me were coming off of an all-nighter, which I would call an unfair advantage.

A quick perusal of the aisles revealed an unapologetic collection of all the best bougie foods you could desire. I’m personally most excited about the coffee grounds selection, which includes highly covetable Sarabeth’s products. (For those of you unfamiliar with Sarabeth’s, it is a NYC restaurant that I once spotted Kelsey Grammer at. To be fair, I did admit it was all too bougie). The snack food options include tried-and-true favorites like Cape Cod Kettle Chips, and endearingly ‘alt’ brands with names like “Baked in Brooklyn” and “The Daily Crave” (with spoof newspaper packaging). Though I wish I could even attempt to fit a list of all of Gourmet Heaven’s offerings in a single post, some proper aisle-oogling will sure to be more efficient and more fun.

Continue Reading