Main Green to close to public at 4:30 on Friday. Conspiracy much?

Rumor has it that the Main Green will be closed to the public starting at 4:30 p.m. this Friday, the twentieth day of the fourth month of this fine year. Yeah. Enjoy your 10 minutes of freedom before BCA starts setting up for Friday’s concert.

When asked to comment on the Main Green’s closing so shortly after the most beloved time of day, BCA member Danny Sobor ’15 commented, “I hate to say it, but you do what you have to do to get Childish [Gambino]… It’s not a BCA decision; we wouldn’t be making that call, but it’s protocol. We’re not happy about it either.”

There you have it: reeling in a big act like Gambino involves making some sacrifices. I see a slightly mutated form of an Occupy movement taking shape on the Main Green this Friday. That, or a drastic shift in students’ bedtimes to around 5:00 a.m.

Hey, at least we don’t go to Colorado University.

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Things to do tonight: Geminid meteor showers

If you’ve got some free time this evening (HA!), lie down and look up at the night sky. The Geminid Meteor Shower is going on … well … everywhere tonight, starting at 7 pm. The best place to watch would be dark corners (also good for hook-ups, hint, hint), or the Ladd Observatory, if you’re feeling up for a trek.

Besides, it couldn’t hurt to make some wishes during these upcoming weeks.

Please let me pass Chem0330, please let me pass Chem0330, please let me pass Chem0330 …

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A Thousand Words: Veterans Day Ceremony

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Photos by Paige Gilley, Glenn Lutzky and Corine Szczesny.


National Food Day Hits the Main Green

Serving up soup at National Food Day.

October 24th is National Food Day, and fellow students are celebrating with quite a production on the Main Green. There’ s FREE FOOD throughout most of the afternoon, and students from the Sustainable Food Initiative will school you all on the best ways to eat both healthily and locally. Did I say free food?

Also, be sure to check out the special food day celebration dinner at the Ratty tonight from 4:00-7:30.


Leslie Chang Comes to Brown

Remember that book that all of us freshmen bonded over our mutual dislike of? No, not Twilight. I’m talking about Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie Chang. People like to be down on the First Readings seminars, but try to think back to all the things you liked about Factory Girls: the deeply compelling stories of Min and Chunming, their adventures in and around Dongguan and the intertwining vignettes of Chinese history and the author’s own family story.

For those of you who haven’t seen the thousands of posters on bathrooms and bulletin boards already, Leslie Chang herself will be visiting campus tomorrow for a First Readings Lecture. She will be speaking about her difficulties writing the book, what she learned while writing it and the changes that have taken place in the characters’ lives and the Dongguan factory world since the book was published. This is an amazing opportunity to hear an author talk about her book in her own words, especially since it’s a book that we all read and put so much time and energy into thinking about. The lecture takes place tomorrow, Tuesday October 11, at 4 pm in Salomon 101.


A Thousand Words: Main Green obstacle course

The sprinklers on the Main Green are finally running!  How’s that for a sure sign of summer?  (Un)fortunately, the University seems to be much more interested in spraying passersby than watering the grass.

Photo courtesy of Natalia Nazarewicz