Ever notice that everything at this school seems to be a question of either/or? That’s right, the dreaded B-word. No, not that one, I’m talking about binaries, every non-conformist’s nightmare and the fodder of many a gender studies lecture (that is still a concentration, right?).
For all who have never seen the look of judgment in a friend’s eye when you tell him you’re going to the Sci-Li to work (“just to meet my study group, I swear! I’ll be like…ten minutes at most”) or don’t know what it’s like to blasphemously admit that you prefer Baja over Chipotle, we’ve put together a handy guide to Brown binaries that we’ll be rolling out over the next couple weeks. A guiding hand to help you through the arduous decision-making process, this companion will illuminate what your choices really say about you.
Up first on the chopping block: Libraries
An obvious choice, we know, but perhaps the most telling characteristic of any Brown student. Unless we’re talking about those kids who study in their rooms because they “just don’t do the whole library thing,” the library choice is a prime expression of campus identity. Read more after the jump. [Read more →]