How to hide your post-Spring Weekend hangover

Still feeling the side effects of a full week of constant inebriation? BlogDailyHerald is here to the rescue with our guide on how to hide–and hopefully cure–your post-Spring Weekend hangover!

5. Grab a pair of sunglasses and hide those puffy eyes with style. If you don’t already own a pair, grab one from the stall set up outside of the Brown Bookstore for around $10 and maybe matching hats and watches too. The only downside to this plan is that you risk looking like a total douchebag.

4. Meditate and contemplate on the past week to help you find clarity and peace of mind. Maybe crash UNIV 0540 Introduction to Contemplative Studies, which has a lab scheduled on MWF at 9:00 A.M., or check out the Contemplative Studies website for resources to learn how to do this.

At one with nature. She doesn't seem hungover, does she?

Continue Reading


Aaaand we’re back. Night Two at the Housing Lottery and you know what that means: a whole lotta people are going to get screwed. Last week we saw numbers 1-460 take their picks, some to cheers, some to jeers. Tonight we finish ’em out. If you’re tuning in from home, watch it all play out here. So cross your fingers, grab a drink and hang tight, because starting at 6 p.m., things are going to get really exciting.

Housing Lottery: Drink it all in

Spring Weekend may be the dominant event on your horizon, but lest you forget an equally notorious spring ritual, brace yourselves, because tonight is the kick-off of the 2011 Housing Lottery. Lottery is a competitive sport, a game of luck, a bloodbath, and if nothing else, incredibly entertaining to watch. Whether you’ve got stakes in the competition or you’re just an innocent bystander, there’s a way to make lottery even more … enjoyable.

Behold, the official BlogDailyHerald Housing Lottery Drinking Game.

Festivities start off tonight at 6 PM, though only those with the first 100 numbers will be allowed into Sayles. If you’re a lucky upperclassmen, fill your backpack and do it live. For everyone else, the magic happens here.

Basic rules are below, though feel free to submit your own creative additions. After all, lottery is nothing if not interactive.

And don’t forget to check back later, starting with the first picks, for BlogDH’s own live coverage.

Continue Reading

State of the Union time–drink up!

Looking to add a little bit of pizzazz to Obama’s State of the Union address tonight?  Thanks to our friends at NYU Local, we’ve got just the trick: a SOTU drinking game.  It’s pretty simple: take a drink every time that the President says “partisan,” “healthcare,” “economy,” “unemployment,” “coming together,” or “blood libel.”

Rhode Island: making questionable choices every day

According to recent statistics about the comparative health of the 50 states, Rhode Island pulled in at number 10 — not bad for the state constantly heralded for unemployment and child poverty. However, “binge drinking is a problem” and the state’s “forte is smoking.” And what percent of those studied were college students?

Having your beer and drinking it too: Why academics and drunkenness go hand in hand

They say that history is in the eyes of the beholder.  That couldn’t be more true with Drunk History, a series of YouTube videos in which incredibly drunk people recount important moments in history while famous actors act out their exact descriptions.  Watching a few of these videos gave us an idea: maybe we’ve been missing out on this “easy college experience” we’re all supposed to be having because we haven’t been drunk for most of it.   Before you immediately dismiss this proposition, we present to you our argument: the BlogDH’s list of four scholarly things that somehow become much easier while drunk.   Continue Reading