BlogDH Presents: Guys getting drunk and reading Cosmopolitan Magazine

One fall evening, a group of Brown University seniors sat around a kitchen table in an off-campus apartment, casually drinking before a night out on the town. A Cosmopolitan magazine had been left on the counter by one of the female tenants, and it wasn’t long before one of the guys spotted it. He opened to a random page – sex confessions – and began to read, periodically pausing to gape at the absurd stories.

In case you are unfamiliar with this top-notch publication, Cosmopolitan is known for its unfiltered and often-absurdly unrealistic sex and relationship tips. Sure, it may be marketed towards a female audience, but who is to say that our male counterparts would not also benefit from the magazine’s wisdom? The logical next step to this enlightening process was to recreate the experience, but this time with anti-freeze Fireball and a BlogDH videographer at hand to document the entire event.

Behold: Guys getting drunk and reading Cosmo.

Video shot and edited by Frida Perez ’17.


What to do this week: November 10 – 14

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Tuesday, November 11:

Event: Startups: The pros and cons of chasing your dreams
Time: 6:30 – 7:30p.m.
Location: CIT 368

The Brown CS DUG and iXperience CEO Aaron Fuchs are co-hosting a discussion and interactive workshop on launching a successful startup. Looking to learn about some helpful tools you can use to enter the startup world? RSVP to the event here.

Event: Right2Education: Student Voices from Occupied Palestine
Time: 7:30-9p.m.
Location: List 110

Two students from Birzeit University in Palestine will come speak as a part of the first-ever US Right to Education Tour – a tour in which Palestinian students will spend two weeks touring college campuses across the US to speak about their experiences as students and youth activists. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, November 12:

Event: Celebrate the 250th day of Brown’s 250th: Cans 4 Cupcakes
Time: 11:30a.m.-2p.m.
Location: Main Green

“Cans 4 Cupcakes” is a food drive sponsored by Brown’s 250th Anniversary to benefit the RI Community Food Bank – bring a can of food or non-perishable food item, and receive a cupcake in return! The event will also feature hot cocoa and a photo booth.

Event: Beyond Bias: A Different Approach to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Time: 7p.m.
Location: MacMillan 117

A panel is being held in response to concern about the degree to which the discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are biased polarized. It will feature an Israeli scholar, a Palestinian scholar, and a third scholar who teaches a course on the Arab-Israeli conflict at Brandeis University. 

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Pollerbears: It’s November, that means…

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September faded into October, and Halloweek led us quickly into November. So now what? We’re here in the last full month of the fall semester, believe it or not, and are wondering how we got here or where we’re being taken. We turned the clocks back, it’s getting darker earlier, the temperatures are dropping, and finals are switfly approaching. Jeez, is there anything redeeming about November? We at BlogDH want to know, now that it’s November, what does that mean for you?

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BlogDH “Epic Meal Time” presents: The Pizza Cake

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Some of you may have recently seen photos of the rare and outrageous pizza cake floating around the internet. This delicacy is exactly what it sounds like – layers of pizza stacked on top of one another, meant to resemble a layer cake. We here at BlogDH are all about #internet and insane recipes, so we decided to conduct a BlogDH “Epic Meal Time” experiment to see the pizza cake in action. Try out the recipe for yourself.

The Pizza Cake from Brown Daily Herald on Vimeo.

Video by Frida Perez ’17 


PollerBears: What should we not be for Halloween?

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When we get to college, Halloween becomes a whole different animal. One day of celebrations spans an entire week, alcohol replaces candy as the hot commodity, and debauchery is somewhat inevitable. These days, there is also an exceptional amount of pressure to turn out in the “best” costumes; whether “best” means most creative, most culturally-relevant, or most punny depends on a person’s preference.

But we admit—there are limits to how far you can take your Halloweek costume choices. Some boundaries simply shouldn’t be crossed, and in some cases it’s just always too soon. We’re wondering which costumes you think are the most off limits, most insulting, or least politically correct; in other words, what shouldn’t we dress up as for Halloween?

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What to do this week: October 27 – November 1

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Monday, October 27

Event: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Auditorium

As part of their Octoberfest, IFF and React to Film present a screening of “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.” The film tells the story of Aaron Swartz, the successful programmer who also contributed a great deal to social justice and political organization and tragically took his own life at a young age.

Tuesday, October 28

Event: Bears vs. Zombies

Time: 9:00 p.m
Location: All over campus

GlobeMed is hosting Brown’s first ever BEARS VS. ZOMBIES, “a three-day long live-action simulation of a zombie plague across campus–basically, a wild, campus-wide, 24/7 game of tag.” The game will begin on Tuesday at 9 p.m. and run until 12 p.m. Saturday November 1st. Register for the game here. 

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