Frosh-cessities: Nights out on the (Brown)town

Let’s be honest, no Brown students came here because they thought it was a party school. While my peers were discussing Brown’s Ivy League status, famous students, and every mundane detail of their lives on the admitted students Facebook group, I was contemplating the real issue we were facing: do people even go out at Brown?

When I got here, I was pleasantly surprised by how much was actually going on during any given weekend. My initial excitement turned to disillusionment, however, as the first couple nights unfolded and coalitions of freshmen roamed campus going from place… to place… to place. After almost three months here, through my own experiences (which are by no means extensive) and talking to other students, I’ve found a couple ways to ensure you have a good, if not interesting, time.

  • Stray off the beaten path. No, I don’t mean leave campus to go to a Soccer, Crew, or Lacrosse party. I’m saying you should go on Facebook, check out prospective Brown parties, and steer clear of those with an absurd amount of people going. Be bold. Now, don’t always do this, because those events can be really fun … but they can also get very old VERY quickly. Last weekend I went to a party at a co-op house (after striking out at two other parties) and had a great time. Not only were there free drinks ridiculous costumes, there was also a guy dj-ing awesome techno music from his Game Boy Color. I repeat, a Game Boy Color. It was sick. Continue Reading