Monday, September 14
Event: The Underground’s Opening Day
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The Underground (beneath the Blue Room in Faunce)
The Underground is a student run coffee shop that began last semester with fantastic reception. Destress from shopping with some gourmet tea or get amped for shopping with some gourmet coffee.
Event: Surviving Mental Health at Brown
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 003
Join Project LETS for a student led panel on all the resources, organizations, and events at Brown that serve mental health. They will also be hosting talks on eating at Brown, anxiety, and mood disorders throughout the week. See their Facebook for more information.
Tuesday, September 15
Event: BlogDailyHerald Information Session
Time: 6:00 p.m. (Also Wednesday, Thursday, at the same time)
Location: 195 Angell St. (The Brown Daily Herald offices)
Come learn about BlogDailyHerald from its writers, editors, and contributors. There will be additional info sessions on Wednesday and Thursday night, both at 6:00 p.m. The application for new writers is live here!
Event: WBRU’s Fall Ball
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Head down the hill, and back to junior high, for a Panic! At The Disco concert. The show also features Robert Delong and Joywave.
The Underground, that space directly under the Blue Room whose name you might have forgotten, has a storied history. Evidence of its past as a key player in Brown social life is on display today. Take the bar on the room’s wall: do you think that was just for show? Nope. Back in the Wild West days of legal drinking for all those 18 years of age and older, there was a genuine bar down there. Indeed, the Underground might be worthy of its own Ra Ra Brunonia post. It has been the host of everything from Funk Nites to IFF screenplay reads, with a few desperate last-minute study breaks in between.
On Monday, however, the Underground will take on a new role. Just in time to revive Brunonia from a crippling post-Spring Weekend group hangover, a group of students will be launching a coffee shop that has been months in the making. Katie Murphy ’16, Yousef Hilmy ’16, and Viktor Gavrielov ’15 have been working with SAO, the Blue Room, and even President Paxson to radically reimagine the space.
The grand opening is on Monday at 9 a.m., and they’ll be serving until 2 p.m. Though Opening Day will only be 5 hours long, Hilmy promises they will eventually be open for “long hours.” If you can’t make it to the Underground before the early closing, don’t fret, because there will be an opening party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that night. You can find more information about the Underground Coffee Shop on their (freakishly popular) Facebook page here.