It takes two: Rebecca Patey ’16 and Summerset Thompson ’16

Brown has 6,264 undergrads, 2,094 grad students, and 490 med students. Somehow, someway, a lot of these people look like each other. You might not know their names, and you might not be friends with them, but you know these pairs exist. And don’t you just want to tell them? We definitely do.

Meet Rebecca, a psychology concentrator from Boston, and Summerset, a history concentrator from San Diego. Rebecca and Summerset totally knew that they were matched with each other, but were very excited nonetheless. This dopplegangin’ duo had long awaited the day it would be featured on BlogDH. Fun fact? The first time Rebecca and Summer took a look-a-like photo was in the bathroom at Spats (R.I.P.)

Summerset (left) and Rebecca (right)

Summerset (left) and Rebecca (right)

 

R: When did you first figure out you had a doppelgänger on campus?

S: Right before I transferred here. I transferred last spring, and I remembered one of my friends from high school messaged me and said, “Oh my gosh, there’s a girl in Theta that looks exactly like you.” I looked her up on Facebook and wow, it was pretty uncanny. We still see pictures of each other on Facebook and get really confused.

R: That’s exactly how I figured it out too! I Facebook stalked you back to early high school and even then we still looked the same. Our awkward phases aligned really well.

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Our little Aaron Samuels is out of high school and onto the dance floor

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In case anyone is not still watching ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (why not, I can’t imagine), this season’s cast of B/C-list celebrities kicked off the 19th season premiere last night. Among the contestants included our beloved Jonathan Bennet, who we will always remember as the boy whose hair looks sexy pushed back and who asked us what day it was on October 3rd.

After a recent stint hosting MTV’s Copycat, Bennett is dancing alongside professional partner Allison Holker, fresh from So You Think You Can Dance?. Last night, Bennett performed the jive, looking very much aged and grown, and instantly reminding me again that Mean Girls has been around for over 10 years. Perhaps the exercise of dancing and rehearsing will get him back to his lanky and toned body in which Cady Heron once saw him playing soccer. Though the decade is definitely showing on him, he hasn’t lost the twinkle in his eye that once made us swoon, and he has the most expressive face when he’s on the dance floor.

Bennett appropriately wore pink for the promotional photos, and I expect the season to be filled with incessant Mean Girls references. Some ABC intern will no doubt be supplying the show’s writers with constant references to Tina Fey’s cultural touchstone. I mean, Julianne Hough called his performance “grool.”

After the performance, Bennet said that he had the most fun he’s ever had in his whole life. But, I hope he remembers how much fun he had teaching us that the limit does not exist.

Watch the clip below and realize how old we’ve gotten! Ah, to relive the glory days of Plastics and Mathletes.

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Introducing: Poncho, the Northeast’s sassiest weather service, to Providence

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As of yesterday morning, the previously boutique NYC weather service Poncho has expanded to Lil’ Rhody.

Q: What is Poncho?

A: A simplified weather service customized to your daily morning routine, Poncho delivers only the hard facts via e-mail or text message every morning, complete with a sassy pop culture reference and a GIF to match. Poncho aims to prepare you for your day with the simplest impression of the forecast, rather than burdening you with a bevy of indecipherable statistics.

Take notes, incoming freshmen: Blog gets weak at the knees for all things Mean Girls.

Poncho has an endearing mascot to boot: phe is a domestic animal of ambiguous genus and species wearing a “poncho” that looks oddly similar to an American Apparel hoodie.

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Register for Providence-centric Poncho here and you’ll never have to worry about a (weather-inflicted) bad hair day again.  We’ll still have to live vicariously through New York to bookend our days with weather services, because it doesn’t look like anyone will be waxing poetic and scribing Providence weather reviews any time soon.

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The best of #brownwearspink

Last Wednesday, we hosted a screening of Mean Girls in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary. As part of the efforts to celebrate this momentous birthday, we asked you to submit pictures of you celebrating (i.e. wearing pink) via Twitter and Instagram using the tag #brownwearspink. Although a surprising amount of the submissions we received were from people who don’t even go here, we got a fair amount of pics of Brunonia wearing pink with pride. Here are our favorites, superlative style:

The one that took the Wednesday rule very seriously:

…and the one that took it all the way to Whisco:

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If the Main Green were the Mean Girl’s cafeteria…

As the arctic tundra that is Providence warms up (or doesn’t—it’s almost May and we’re still in our fucking winter jackets), the Main Green becomes a certified animal kingdom. Although Brown is far from North Shore High School, sometimes the Main Green really does resemble the infamous Mean Girls cafeteria. In honor of Mean Girls’s 10th anniversary and the subsequent festivities, we decided we’d make our own little guide to the Main Green. First, you have us, the greatest people you will ever meet…

Green-dwellers 

The second these guys see sun, it’s bye-bye class, hello grass. As people filter in and out of the Main Green, the green-dweller is the constant we can all depend on. We admire your dedication.

Frisbee-ers

The quintessential Brown students, these bros love soakin’ up a few rays. Usually wearing a bandana, they obviously bring a Disc wherever they go. The second it the thermometer breaks 40 degrees, they can be spotted on the patch of Green in front of Sayles steps. They can’t be tamed.

Stair people

Version A: The Hipster

Usually wearing black.

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10 most Brown-relevant Mean Girls quotes

“She doesn’t even go here!”

Ten years ago, Tina Fey wrote a little movie that quickly made its way into the millennial vernacular. If you spend enough time in the Blue Room, you’re bound to overhear someone trying to make fetch happen, or saying crack again. (“Crack.”) You don’t need to “have ESPN or something” to get it: Mean Girls is arguably the most quotable movie of our generation. For journalism, I sat down and rewatched the classic in preparation for BlogDH and BUFF’s anniversary screening and picked out the 10 most relevant quotes to Brown. Believe me, it was tough. I mean, “how do I begin to explain Regina George…”

Microsoft Word to you, when you try to write about heteronormativity:
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Taking your first sip of everclear at a freshman party:
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Reading the comments section of a Herald Opinions column:
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