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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…

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…