Today at 5 pm, a new class of high school hopefuls recieved some great news from our Admissions Office. First off, we at BlogDailyHerald congratulate you on your acceptance to Brown University’s Class of 2015. But now comes the hard part: actually realizing that Brown is a significantly better place than every other school that sent you an acceptance letter. For some, this may be difficult. Concerned that your inner hipster’s ironic mustache is merely peach fuzz? Start reading The Indy. Unsure of the awesome (and sometimes ridiculously named) course offerings for next year? There’s a Mocha for that. Need to check out your class? Hail Mark Zuckerberg! There’s an Official Facebook Group (not the bootleg one created by BrownU.me) for admitted students. Check out 5 simple reasons why Brown is great after the jump.
Freshmen used to get beaten up for not dressing like this. Seriously.
As you’ve probably noticed, the fall admissions season is beginning, bringing with it droves of pre-frosh eager to hear stories about Brown. Like many good stories, their truth is often questionable. Still, when we found Admissions’s website about Brown traditions, we were surprised to find some we hadn’t heard of. Did you know Brown freshmen used to get beaten up for not wearing “Eton caps,” like those above? Or that “most students eventually learn” Brown’s fight song?
We understand why Admissions (as opposed to, say, Wikipedia) wants to focus on traditions that involve us wearing clothes. But let’s be real here: unlike some other schools we know, Brown wasn’t founded by Puritans…and we’re pretty sure people who brave the Providence winter in December to bring us the naked donut run deserve an official mention. Anything else you think should get a nod? Leave it in the comments!