BlogDH Presents: BergeMash

Alas, as of 5:00 p.m. yesterday, the great experimental time known as shopping period drew to a close. It’s time to actually buy your books get to work. Now that you’ve accepted your fate for the semester and picked your four (or, if you’re an overachiever, five) classes, you will find yourself looking longingly at a friend’s syllabus for a class you never heard about, and it will have Fifty Shades of Grey on its reading list. You can be bummed that you missed out on taking this class… or you can make up your own that’s even better. Enter BergeMash.

What’s BergeMash, you may ask? Named after Brown’s beloved Dean of the College, BergeMash perfectly combines Dean Bergeron’s musical and academic interests in a hilariously fun and mentally stimulating game.

The task is simple. Open up your iTunes. Pick a song. Take the title, add a colon to the end, and turn it into a Brown class offered by a specific department. Check out some of our own creations after the jump. (We can definitely see some of these classes being taught here. Next semester, K. Berge?)

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Yet another HuffPost College fail

Yet again, an admirable attempt by the Huffington Post to shame the entire Ivy League as a bloc has fallen short. In a new slideshow titled “Ivy-Leaguers Behaving Badly,” HuffPost College gives its readers a high-quality selection of recent clichéd college scandals — a falsified Rhodes Scholar application, hard drug deals, sexual assault and hazing all made the cut.

The Brown slide detailed what honestly might be the most sordid of the scandals among the Ancient Eight: a prostitution ring involving at least ten Brown students. Except that every other scandal had been from the past few years while the prostitution ring in question was broken up in 1986.

I would be angrier at the Huffington Post for trying to slip in a scandal from when my parents were in college if they hadn’t been so inept about it; HuffPost covered what one might consider a “scandal” at Brown all of a month ago and couldn’t be bothered to use it. So thank you, Ariana Huffington, for making Brown look so good. Scandal free since ’86!

Oh, and this:

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