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“You All Have a Bomb Ass School Here. You’ve Got a Really Nice Library”

big boi comes to brown

When Big Boi’s latest,  Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty, came out this summer, diehard fans were finally rewarded after a four-year lull in OutKast studio work. The rest of us probably approached the album with a little more skepticism, and with good reason — Big Boi hasn’t been center stage for…

Hitting & Missing

my summer with the providence club scene

When you’re just shy of 21 and in Providence for the summer, nightlife options are scarce. And so it was that a few friends and I ventured into the wild unknown of Providence clubbing. The options were grim: that awkward party from Facebook where the jungle juice tastes like Robitussin. FishCo (so freshman year). Number…

I’ve Made a Big Mistake

so few years, so many regrets

September. First chill, high hopes, churning tummies. What will my professors be like? Will Caesar/Chun Li notice me? Do these shoes make me look fat? Anxiety and speculation about the school year to come. You thought it would be different now that you’re in college, that you would take your newfound freedom and turn it…

Bear Naked

explaining brown’s raunchy traditions

With finals steadily approaching and Spring Weekend hangovers almost fully recovered, the Brown masses will be flocking to the libraries for that dreaded Reading Period. And as eyelids get heavier and textbooks seem to get longer, we’ll be swiveling our heads in anxious anticipation of the annual Naked Donut Run. This event (or more accurately,…

What We Talk About When We Talk About Race

ethnicity and the university experience

] note: this article is no way definitive; rather, it is an opening sketch — some questions, some thoughts, and an earnest college-boy try to say hey in a conversation where so many others have already spoken much wiser. This article is informed by the words of many, though the many remain unnamed. I’m with…