Last Call: Lauren Behgam

Then + Now

Then + Now

As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2015 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain here and our RISD “Last Call” chain here.

People might know you as… That chick with an undercut, a curly top knot, and a circle scarf tryna do contact improv with people in very public places.

In your time at Brown, you are most proud of… helping a program called Food Recovery Network get up and running at Brown and at other college campuses across the country. Basically, students take excess food from their dining halls to nearby community partners. #nofoodwaste

On a Friday night, you might find yourself… Cooking a muy rico dinner with my roomies at ~SpEcIaL fAnCy HaUs~, chugging wine, and doing tarot card readings. If I’m feeling energetic, Twerk Fridays at Ego.

The best class/professor at Brown is… anything with Ralph Rodriguez. I’ve never had a professor so committed to their students who also busts our brains open (in the best way) on the reg.

Three things you wish you knew freshman year…

  1. Sign up for less stuff. Srsly chill.
  2. Take classes you are truly interested in rather than for skills that you think you need.
  3. Be an Ethnic Studies concentrator.

Ratty vs. V-Dub? Rataytaytaye. Jose would call me a princesa when I swiped in and that made me feel **special**

The best random thing you did in your time at Brown is… Perform in Nudity in the Upspace. Eternal gratitude to Cherise Morris for sending me an email titled “An Odd Inquiry” asking me to be a part of the show. My relationship with bodies is forever changed for the better. Praise.

One thing you wish you had done… Gotten involved with the comedy community at Brown. I’m often tryna PLAY.

After graduation, you plan to…Road trip across the country with my dear friend Rory. It’s gonna kinda be like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives but with fewer cameras and more tacos.

What’s the hardest class you’ve taken at Brown? If you could do it over, would you still take it? Land Reform, Radical Peasants and Squatters with Jo Guldi in the History department. I would absolutely take it again. There were vast amounts of information in that class that I am HUNGRY for. And Guldi is incredible.

What’s been the most rewarding extracurricular that you’ve been a part of during your four years? Why? I have been #blessed to be a part of Fusion Dance Company since my freshman year. Fusion gave me an immediate sense of community and a space to create and challenge my conceptions of what dance, performance and movement can be. The alum community is also on point. #Fu-Fu!!

Sum up your thesis in one sentence, lolmythesis style. When will people get over themselves and start buying imperfectly shaped fruits and vegetables?

One piece of advice for underclassmen? Chill out. Self-care. Stop overcommiting yourself. If you do too many things, you can’t do any of them well! Then you’re gonna burn out and not want to do anything! Ah!

Chanelle’s Question: Club or cornerstore? My spirit animal is a hungry baby, so definitely the cornah-store for snaxxx.

Who are you tagging next? Alexx Temena.

Question for Alex: Favorite dance move?

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