With Deadline Day around the corner, here is BlogDH’s latest installment in
shameless Brown promotion Brown-related posts for the dearly beloved Class of 2019. Last week, two BlogDH staff members sat down with an assortment of pre-frosh and asked them what questions they had about Brown. Here are our answers:
How has your perspective of Brown changed over the years?
Julia: I came to Brown thinking it was an incredible place because it had incredible academic opportunities. That’s definitely true, but I realized within my first semester that what makes Brown incredible are wildly passionate and creative students. I see Brown now as a community instead of an institution.
What is your least favorite part of Brown?
Kevin: Personally, my least favorite part of Brown is the fact that it can become so easy to get consumed by the present moment. As soon as you arrive on campus, there are so many amazing and exciting things occurring all around you that it can be hard to look past the parameters of the Main Green. Providence is a really interesting city; however, because there’s so much going on around campus, it can be hard to pull away from College Hill and make the trek downtown. The same applies to the clubs you join and the activities you get involved with; once you invest your time and energy, it can become really easy to be blind to all of the other exciting happenings around campus. In other words, it’s really easy to lose track of all of the incredible opportunities that Brown and Providence have to offer because there will inevitably be so much going on in your life as soon as you get on campus.
What’s the best part of the Open Curriculum?
Armed at Meehan Auditorium with nothing but a dry erase board and a bunch of awesome stickers, BlogDH pestered a bunch of accepted students on what they thought was the best thing about Brown. Some of the answers were sincere and anticipated, while others were strange and exciting. Not everyone we spoke with had decided on which school to attend, and a couple of them thought blogging was dumb and refused to engage with us.
After many hours on the hockey rink, (i.e. 90 minutes), here are a few of our favorites. Check out the complete collection here!
Admitted students from the Class of 2019 will descend on College Hill this week, from Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23 for ADOCH 2015. If you are one of them, here’s what you should do this week:
3Tuesday, April 21
Event: Brown Welcomes the Class of 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Main Green Tent
President Christina Paxson and Dean of Admission James Miller ’73 welcome members of the Class of 2019 to College Hill.
Event: Speed Friending
Time: 11:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Location: Alumnae Hall
Like speed dating, but platonic (?). Meet other students visiting for ADOCH and current Brown students.
Event: Arch Sings
Time: 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Location: Wayland Arch and Morris-Champlin Arch
#socollege. Enjoy performances by Brown’s a cappella groups. The IGCAC (Intergalactic Community of A Cappella) performs in group Arch Sings during fall orientation and ADOCH in the spring.
The Hogwarts Express Amtraks, buses, cars, and bicycles (shout out to the local kids) are arriving — ADOCH has begun! There will be hordes of high school seniors on campus for the next few days deciding whether or not to make Brunonia their home for the next four years. Hosts, show your pre-frosh a good time (though not too good a time), and sell your school as best as you can.
To the pre-frosh: Welcome. Meet BlogDailyHerald. We’re the site that will tell you who the 15 “hottest” (literally) among you are, kick conservative correspondents’ asses, console those among you that didn’t get in early, and show you everything you learned in your first year, all for you. In short, we’re your one-stop shop for everything you need to know — and a lot of things you would never, ever, EVER need to know — about Brown and the community in which you’ll be living. We really, sincerely hope that each and every one of you decides to choose this school for your college experience. Keep reading our site for more information about Brown as the school year wraps up!
PS – We’ll be at the ADOCH activities fair tomorrow evening. Come say hi!