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GMail, Celebrity Children, “Hegemony”

Stuff Brown Students Like

Gmail It’s a widely known fact that everyone likes Gmail. Here at Brown University, though, we love Gmail more than anyone else. Consider this: can the normal Brown University student survive more than three hours without logging on to Gmail? The answer is no. All Brown students need to know immediately about course news, club events,…

Oatmeal, saying you’ll explore Providence, intending to go to lectures

Stuff Brown Students Like

Oatmeal: This stuff has Brown stamped all over it: It’s cheap enough for even the brokest among us, it’s vegan/gluten-free/kosher and probably satisfies any other weird dietary restriction Brunonians like to inflict on themselves, it’s got that vaguely hippie vibe, and it’s practically begging to be stolen from the Ratty. Seriously, what’s not to love?…

Hysterical realism, Morning Mail

Stuff Brown Students Like

Hysterical Realism: Brown students like to show off how much they know. Hence, the popularity of trivia nights, Janus forum lectures, and double and triple concentrations—you read that article in the BDH, right? So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that some of our favorite novelists—Zadie Smith, Jonathan Safran Foer, Thomas Pynchon—fall under…

Being disappointed with Barack Obama, Nice Slice, Ruth Simmons, Spandex, Macs

Stuff Brown Students Like

Being disappointed with Barack Obama:Yes, that’s right. Or leftist. Whatever. The obscene fervor with which Brown students rallied around Obama made sense. He’s young-ish so he’s cool-ish. But, most importantly for the Brown student, he’s the alternative candidate (at least externally). He’s a departure from the norm because of his race and his age. Eventually…

High-waisted skirts, Gillette fusion power, shopping period, spicy with, syntax

Stuff Brown Students Like

High-Waisted Skirts: No, no, no. NO. No. If we could rewrite Farenheit 451 and replace books with high-waisted everything, mom jeans, fixed-gear bikes and those stupid, shapeless, unflattering and clearly uncomfortable neo-Pilgrim post-pirate leather boot-shoes, and then make it reality, we would. Gillette Fusion Power: Like being at the helm of a nuclear submarine, shaving…