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    Not Comic

    why comics are dropping the ball (point pen)

    April 10, 2010
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    If I were visiting Brown, I might pick up The Brown Daily Herald to get a sense of the student voice. Maybe I would read a couple of articles to find out what is going on and, “Oh look,” I might say, “There are comics on the back page!” A second later I would realize […]

    Dialect-able

    learning the art of the accent

    March 20, 2010
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    If judged by his looks, Thom Jones might be considered a bit of a hipster from downtown New York City, in a leather jacket, blue Chucks, dirty-washed jeans, and a hat to top off his outfit. But when Jones, the master of accents, opens his mouth, he transforms. The lobby of Brown-RISD Hillel, where he […]

    Banished From Brown

    coping with mental illness at America’s happiest college

    March 20, 2010
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    Brown may be ranked among the nation’s happiest colleges, but the truth is that life here isn’t always fun, games, and a cappella. Just like any other university, Brown has its fair share of troubled students—undergrads beset with either mental or physical illness (or sometimes both), who struggle to deal with their problems while fulfilling […]

    Sleeping With the Enemy

    questioning the roommate questionnaire

    March 17, 2010
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    Along with  parties, class selections and the prospect of new friendships, roommates are often the most anticipated part of a college freshman’s first fall on campus. For many students, sharing a living space the size of a large changing room with a random stranger is a new experience, one that can either forge a lifelong […]

    Modest Proposals

    sage advice from brown’s sassiest satirists

    March 17, 2010
    article by Ben Schreckinger

    Coming to Thayer this Spring… Encore- The owners of Bravo, having conquered the LANY crowd, now set their eyes on Brown’s lucrative hipster demographic. Billing itself as the thrift store of restaurants, “Encore” will serve only leftovers from Brown dining and other Thayer eateries. Day-old Polynesian chicken wings just got so ironic. Xenophobia- Technically just […]