Overwrought BBA Posts Part 1

42069- To that girl in the Sci-Li in the pineapple costume on Halloween in 2014:

I was the boy wearing the pizza costume, and I think that says it all. It was love at first sight. The green foliage you wore on your head was what first attracted my attention. From there, it only got better. It’s been four years, and I still can’t stop thinking about you. I would say please notice me, but I know you noticed me looking before you glanced away quickly. Too quickly… and still, your brown eyes haunt my every dream. And whenever I do get to see them again, it really piques my pepperoni… if you know what I mean.

We have mutual friends, but I don’t think we’ve ever hung out. I know you called me crusty, and told your friends you’re not interested… but I just wish you’d give me a chance. Every time I see you with another girl or guy, I die a little bit on the inside. My sun rises and sets with you. You’re the single most beautiful person/pineapple I’ve ever seen. All I’m asking for is a chance. Continue Reading


Students Who Do Cool Things: Super Heavy Petting

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Right in the middle of midterm season is a beautiful oasis of cuteness: Super Heavy Petting. The event is basically just an impromptu petting zoo out in front of the Ratty, but it’s fucking inspiring, especially considering how stressed out we all are. While this campus is comprised of students with extremely varying interests, fuzzy animals are something we can all agree on. An amazing sample of students showed up to the event, so BlogDH talked with them to see cool things they were up to.These are there stories:

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Name: Harvey Kalen
Concentration: Undeclared, but likely Sociology

Harvey Kalen ’18 can’t believe it’s almost November. Although he laments that his second year at Brown is already going by so quickly, he’s certainly taken every step possible to ensure his time on campus is meaningful. Kalen’s initiative, “Sharing / No Credits,” or S/NC for short, aims to match upperclassmen with credit-endowed freshmen. In Kalen’s words, “There are so many, even too many, freshmen who got the 40 meal a week plan, and are now realizing they mostly subsist on Chobani.” Kalen’s plans for the pairing program are still in planning, but you can expect to hear a lot more from him and S/NC towards the end of the school year.

 

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Name: Cleo Shiles
Concentration: Astronomy & Physics

No stranger to the cosmos, Cleo Shiles ‘17.5 is hard at work on her thesis on inter-dimensional time travel. Inspired by the Back To The Future franchise as a child, Shiles has devised a flux capacitor of her own that she suspects will have the ability to traverse time. We ran into Shiles at Heavy Petting although she wasn’t there for the animals, but merely waiting outside to sign for her newly ordered Delorean.

 

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Name: Turkey Jones

Concentration: Applied Mathematics

Always a lover of math and computer science, Turkey Jones ’17 is trying to create an algorithm that would be able to predict the winners of each Brown football game by accounting for numerous factors, such as pass-completion rates and ambient temperature. Unfortunately, Turkey can’t count past 14, so the process has been difficult. Good luck, Turkey!

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