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If you missed the madness that is the Activities Fair, you might not know that BlogDailyHerald is looking for new staff members!


Our writer application is open to everyone, and can be found here. We’re always looking for new upperclassmen voices, as well as freshmen (to keep us ~young~). Whether you’re excited to write profiles on your fellow classmates, do some investigative journalism on the Ratty, or take a closer look at student life here, there’s a space for your voice on Blog. Applications are due next Monday, September 21st.

If you’re interested in applying to our video team, please email Check out our sketch show Brunonia, this dramatic reading, and these drunk guys, for examples of our very cool video content.

Our creative team is seeking photographers and amazing graphic-makers, so email if you can help us out on the aesthetics front.

If you have questions or just want to hear more about Blog, the application, and our staff, please come to our info sessions this week! We’ll be at the Herald offices at 195 Angell St. this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, (the 15th — 17th), at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

A Cool Thing You Probably Missed: Jhumpa Lahiri lecture


A little known fact about Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri is that she is a Rhode Island native. Although she was born in London, Lahiri grew up in Kingston, RI, after her parents immigrated to America when she was two. Her father is a librarian at URI, and was seated front and center at her talk, hosted by the Brown Bookstore, on Sunday. The event consisted a reading from Lahiri’s new novel, The Lowland, which deals with four generations of an Indian-American family that moves to Rhode Island from Calcutta, and discussing her work with poet William Corbett. (Ed. Fun fact! Mindy Lahiri, the protagonist of The Mindy Project, is named after Jhumpa Lahiri.) Read on for a breakdown of what I learned from one of our home state’s most prolific contemporary authors:

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