Secret Sundays! #1

Brown University is an eclectic place–like a hipster Hogwarts–so shouldn’t it have some cool secret places to match? Secret Sundays isn’t exactly going to break the news on a Brown ‘Room of Requirement’, but these are the kinds of places where, if you found them on the Brown University video game, there would be a little chime sound and some treasure. But we’re not going to tell you where they are…the photo’s just a hint–do some exploring on your lazy Sunday!

Our first secret spot is a room on campus where you’re not only allowed, but encouraged to paint on the walls. Just remember to clean off your brushes for the next set of explorers. Happy hunting!

Waffles in the Blue Room, errrday (this weekend)

The Blue Room wants to reward we few, we mighty few, we band of brothers who actually stayed on campus this weekend. With made-to-order Weekend Waffles!

These waffles are usually only available before 10 am, which means we’ve never woken up for them never happened to try them, but for this weekend they’ll be around from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday through Monday. Toppings include but may not be limited to pure maple syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, assorted fruits and ice cream left over from yesterday’s wondrousness. Monday will feature the espresso ice cream flavor our friends went crazy over, so we’ll definitely be stopping by then. But why start today, the 10th day of the month of Tishrei, Blue Room? You are too cruel.

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Brunonian Sins: Are You Guilty?

(Ed.- This is a slightly altered version of the post we put up before Yom Kippur last year. Have an easy fast!)

This Wednesday is Yom Kippur.  If you’re not Jewish, you’re probably familiar with this holiday as the day that your Jewish friends are really crabby because they have to fast.  It’s considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, and is the day on which Jews are supposed to ask forgiveness for the sins they’ve committed in the past year.

What you might not have realized is that even if you look at this campus through a purely secular (or ironically thick nonprescription) lens, there are Brunonian sins, too – things we all do that we shouldn’t.  Regardless of your religious beliefs, what day of the year it is, or if you’ve been a Brown student for three years or a month, you should probably take some time to ask forgiveness for those transgressions that would make your professors, roommates, and Gail shake their heads in shame:

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