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High On Life

how to do spring weekend sober

I recall a party I attended my first semester at Brown. It was an upperclassman party, actually, and I had been invited by a mutual friend visiting for the weekend. When someone brought up the topic of Spring Weekend, a junior member of a certain fraternity slung his arm over my shoulder. This is what…

Spring Weekend Springs Eternal

debauchery on the hill goes over the hill

Once a year, it comes around: that weekend of sunshine, music, drink, and drugs that has endured the decades. It is the symbol, the essence, the very epitome of our Brown existence and all it stands for, and the well-deserved break we so desperately need — our time to kick back and live the Brown…

College is for Experimentation

under the microscope with student lab rats

A student we’ll call Thomas stood in a tiny room, smaller than a small dorm room, in the Biomed center, smoking a joint.  He was hooked up to heart rate and blood pressure monitors and was being observed through one-way window-mirrors. Thomas was taking part in a study on marijuana at Brown over the summer. …

Projecting Their V.O.I.C.E.

sarah kay & phil kaye spread the word

Sarah Kay ’10 steps onto the stage in the Salomon Center, brown eyes wide behind the frames of her glasses. She walks toward the microphone, skirt rustling softly as her feet come to a halt. Deliberately, she places her hands at her sides, opens her lips, and begins to speak. On this particular night, Sarah…

Spicy with Sustainability

eating locally at brown

You enter the V-Dub, a hungry college student with a gullet to fill—either with Caribbean stir-fry or tuna-spinach salad. You find yourself wholly unprepared for what lies ahead: the bread display with a dessert that sure doesn’t look like the promised “magic bars” and a 40-foot-long line for something a little more tasty than whatever…