A Thousand Words: Brown 250+ opening celebration

In case you were too busy fighting through the crowds for a taste of red velvet cake to take in the moment, our ace photographer Danielle Perelman ’17 was on the case. From perches in Faunce and shockingly near President Paxson’s podium, she snapped these awesome photos and many more. Click on the thumbnails for zoomed in versions of the images.

We can neither confirm nor deny that any Blog writers were involved in that dance party that was going on at a window on the 3rd floor. You all know you saw it.

The Main Green Spring Scene Checklist

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Go outside. Like, right now. Spring might have decided to show up fashionably late this year, and we might still be a bit bitter from the overcast Spring Weekend. But the sun is out, the grass is soft, and it’s socially acceptable to take off clothing during the day.

On a day that’s as nice as today is, here’s what you should be doing:

1. Iced, iced coffee

If you’re not drinking liters of iced coffee, you’re doing it wrong. Because, seriously, who’s going to need Flex Points in two weeks from now? Alternatively, find out when fresh baked cookies come out of the Blue Room oven and attack like a cloud of descending locust.

2. Throw a frisbee.

Or, if you’re like me, get hit by a Frisbee.

3. Get a farmer’s tan…

… and then lose it. Let’s lose those shirts and show some skin. Who cares if you’re shivering because it’s just a few degrees too cold for your outfit? Refuse to put on a sweatshirt because you look too damn good.

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WTF is happening on the Main Green? PUPPIES!

Puppies, everywhere!

Health Education and Health Services held Heavy Petting on the Main Green, when Brown staff and faculty brought their dogs to school for the petting/making-silly-noises benefit of the student body.

Held once or twice a semester, Heavy Petting helps relief the stress of upcoming final exams, papers and projects.

Better hurry: The dogs are only here from 11:30 to 1:00.

Main Green to close to public at 4:30 on Friday. Conspiracy much?

Rumor has it that the Main Green will be closed to the public starting at 4:30 p.m. this Friday, the twentieth day of the fourth month of this fine year. Yeah. Enjoy your 10 minutes of freedom before BCA starts setting up for Friday’s concert.

When asked to comment on the Main Green’s closing so shortly after the most beloved time of day, BCA member Danny Sobor ’15 commented, “I hate to say it, but you do what you have to do to get Childish [Gambino]… It’s not a BCA decision; we wouldn’t be making that call, but it’s protocol. We’re not happy about it either.”

There you have it: reeling in a big act like Gambino involves making some sacrifices. I see a slightly mutated form of an Occupy movement taking shape on the Main Green this Friday. That, or a drastic shift in students’ bedtimes to around 5:00 a.m.

Hey, at least we don’t go to Colorado University.

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Things to do tonight: Geminid meteor showers

If you’ve got some free time this evening (HA!), lie down and look up at the night sky. The Geminid Meteor Shower is going on … well … everywhere tonight, starting at 7 pm. The best place to watch would be dark corners (also good for hook-ups, hint, hint), or the Ladd Observatory, if you’re feeling up for a trek.

Besides, it couldn’t hurt to make some wishes during these upcoming weeks.

Please let me pass Chem0330, please let me pass Chem0330, please let me pass Chem0330 …

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A Thousand Words: Veterans Day Ceremony

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Photos by Paige Gilley, Glenn Lutzky and Corine Szczesny.