Where to Cry at Brown, Pt II


Two years ago, we gave you a comprehensive list of places you could cry at Brown. They were the classics and while the compilation seemed timeless, times have changed and so has our campus. After recently coming across another school’s article on places to cry, we realized that it has been too long. Despite us not having any trademarks on tears, and considering the original post in question is apparently hardly original, we still felt jealous. In fact, we felt like we wanted to cry.

It is time to end the drought in your eyes, so here it is: more places where you can cry at Brown.

The construction site in front of Barus and Holley

Because buildings used to be there… and now it’s a pile of rubble that won’t be finished until after you graduate… and life is just changing so fast! Also, if you were an Urban Studies Major, feel free to cry because they legitimately knocked down your house.


Brown builds a new facility and expects you to not cry in it? Unlikely. Look at these beautiful hard wood floors! *sobs*

Main Green

Since it’s freakishly warm outside, treat yourself to crying outside. What to cry about? Your own mortality or maybe the beauty of those cherry blossoms that should definitely not be in bloom right now. Or, because climate change is really depressing and some people don’t believe it’s happening. Continue Reading

Time-waster of the day: February 13, 2012

Whether or not you’ve taken HIAA0010, you know that over the years, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa has become, like Kim Kardashian, famous for being famous. The painting’s original appeal is its esoteric nature — Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile doesn’t quite seem to match the desolate setting in which she is placed. But how does the painting change when a helpless, fluffy kitten is plopped in Mona Lisa’s lap?

It improves exponentially, obvi. There’s no combination more bizarre (or hilarious) than a kitty and some mysterious Italian lady chillin’ in a hazy, ambiguous outdoor location. Check out some other Famous Paintings Improved by Cats (e.g. Rembrandt’s Danae, Monet’s Haystacks at Giverny, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, among others). You won’t be disappointed. Meow.

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