Sextion: Different exes you see over break

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Hi everyone!

New year, new photo! “Cool for the Semester” definitely had to go now that the semester is over and it’s cold(ish) outside.

I am so psyched to be back. Break was long. If we are going to be honest, it got really boring. And what do people do when they’re bored and single and college-aged? Hit up their exes. These run-ins can be excruciatingly uncomfortable, super fun, or even just plain forgettable. Most ex stories I’ve heard from this break fall into the following categories that I’ve recorded for your procrastinating pleasure.

The Super Nostalgic One: Often found at those not-so-fun parties back home that you feel obligated to attend so as not to seem like a Netflix-hermit, the Super Nostalgic Ex just wants to reminisce. You two haven’t hooked up since the 10th grade and haven’t spoken since the 11th, but the Super Nostalgic (and Pretty Damn Drunk) Ex is determined to tell you that “you’re the one who got away.” They insist, in fact. It’s flattering, but you’re just sitting there trying to remember if you even really “dated” this like they say you did.

foolThis is how the Super Nostalgic Ex feels the next day when they wake up, sober, and remembers what they said to you.

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A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Happy Blogidays!

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And that’s a wrap, folks. Fall semester has come to a close; the dorms have emptied, your finals are behind you, and the prospect of five weeks of vacation has you feeling blissfully carefree.

Entering our sixth year of production, BlogDailyHerald worked tirelessly to live up to your standards, bringing you anything and everything Brunonia.

We brought you two new episodes of BlogDH’s webseries Brunonia, commemorated Brown’s 250+ years, and asked you to deeply consider: “If the dining halls were rappers, who would they be?” We covered important current events and issues from the People’s Climate March to the 2014 RI elections, and from the Sexual Assault Task Force to Ferguson; we investigated cybersecurity on Brown’s campus, and examined which freshman dorm truly reigns supreme.

This semester, Blog helped Brown welcome Dean Maud Mandel, George R.R. Martin, and Nick Offerman, and say goodbye to Sex Power God and Gourmet Heaven. With our incredible staff, the forces of our Creative Team, and the bolstered efforts of our edit board at the helm, we garnered over 5,000 unique hits on a daily basis this semester.

Though we had to say tearful farewells to our dear Blog writers going abroad, I know next semester’s staff will continue to allow the BlogDH community to grow and prosper. Sixth-Man David Oyer ’16 will be taking over as Editor-in-Chief, while Deena Butt ’16 and Jacob Koffler ’17 will act as the site’s Managing Editors and his trusty right-hand phes.

Three Deputy Managing Editors are also joining the ranks: Edith Young RISD ’16 who will continue to (Art)School us, Zach Fredericks ’17 who is Buddy Cianci’s #1 fan, and Tomas Novia ’16, who returns to Blog from a saucy Spanish semester in Barcelona. Albie Brown ’16 will continue to fearlessly lead our Creative Team, which will be expanding next semester to bring you even more Photoshopped administrators, video content, and of course, Spring Weekend tanks.

Thank you, dear readers, for allowing us to work towards our goal of serving as every Brown student’s go-to resource for campus happenings, news, and friendly irreverence. As one on-campus publication among many, we couldn’t continue to do what we love – namely, bringing you information, procrastination tools, and comic relief – without you.

We sincerely wish you a Happy Blogidays and a wonderful vacation.

See you in the spring!


PollerBears: Winter Break 2013

And the band played on.

Congrats! You finished exams, saw some friends (maybe), and then chugged some nondenominational eggnog! Now what? Brown misses you, and we know you all miss Brown, but home does have its creature comforts. Tell BlogDH your favorite winter break pastime in our last poll of the year.

What are you most excited about for winter break?

  • Hanging out with my two BFFs: Netflix and my bed (44%, 184 Votes)
  • SLEEP (26%, 110 Votes)
  • Making an extensive reading list but spending the next hour Facebook stalking instead #FOMO (18%, 73 Votes)
  • Excited? I never want to write another cover letter (10%, 40 Votes)
  • Learn to ski/snowboard (read: hopefully not die) (2%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 416

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And that’s a wrap

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From our family to yours, happy winter.

As you may have noticed, this finals period was ripe with the kind of catharsis typically associated with your favorite campus publication. We flogged for 12 days, sat down with Dean Bergeron, and introduced your Class of 2014 Senior Superlatives. But, alas, winter break is now upon us; we’re going to be slowing down our regular posting with the semester’s end. Don’t go too far—we’ll be posting periodically throughout the month with relevant updates and funsies (like our Facebook page for those).

Next semester, current Chairman of the Board Will Janover ’15 will be taking the reins as editor-in-chief after returning from studying abroad in Argentina. Janover will take BlogDH to new heights as he strikes an effective balance between (possibly over-)using hashtags, wearing aggressively large fur coats, blogging about Jesse Watters, and working with an incredible editorial team. He promises to not just Skype into meetings next term.

David Oyer ’16 will continue to serve as BlogDH’s managing editor and the only Oakland A’s fan on campus. He also will likely continue to go head-to-head with our other writers about romcoms he hates but everyone else loves, and who knows? Maybe he’ll even write a little bit about sports. Joining David as a second managing editor is BlogDH’s resident foodie, Georgia Tollin ’15. After returning from a semester of sampling the cuisine of Copenhagen, Denmark, Georgia will pick up right where she left off and resume chowing down at Brown.

BlogDailyHerald’s deputy managing editors Charlotte Bilski ’16, who often thinks she’s a dog and/or cat, and Ana Colon ’14, Brown’s biggest Mindy Kaling fangirlwill welcome our favourite expat Deena Butt ’16 as BlogDH’s newest DME. Also, Jason Hu ’15 will continue in his post as creative director. He’ll continue to fuel your procrastination by making interactive banners and graphics, but with KBerge’s recent departure, he’ll be trying to figure out who he’s going to be photoshopping next.

We’ll be coming at you in January better than ever and raring to go. Stay tuned. In the meantime, have an enjoyable and restful break. See you soon!

All our love,
BlogDailyHerald


Bruno Update: Bears knock off PC, face URI tomorrow

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Here’s something you may have missed whilst enjoying your eggnog, Santa, and [whatever else people do for Christmas, don’t ask this Jew]. Playing Providence College at home for the first time since you were born, Brown men’s basketball pulled a shocking upset of its in-city Big East big brothers, winning 69-68 on a three-pointer from just-announced Ivy League player of the week forward Tucker Halpern with seven seconds remaining. Halpern’s trey completed a seven-point comeback in the last 43 seconds. Awesome.

OK, so this rockin’ victory happened last Friday, but give us a break (eh? break? see what I did there?), we’re on vacation. Da Bears get another crack at an in-state rival with more pedigree when they go to URI tomorrow. Ivy League play opens January 19 at Pizzitola vs. Yale. Blog will be there. Will you?

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Ready, set, (winter) break!

We’ve had a great semester up here on the Hill, but it’s time for us to pack up, head on home, and have some quality bonding time with our couches. We’ll be posting periodically throughout the break, so check back for updates. Remember to keep sending news, tips, and suggestions to blog@browndailyherald.com, and shoot us an email if you’re interested in joining our squad in the spring.

Happy Holidays (!), enjoy your break, and we’ll see y’all in 2013.

<3,
BlogDailyHerald