learning the art of the accent

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

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

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

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…


Transfer Wears Prada

fashionista escapes to brown’s greener pastures

The past couple days of sunshine have marked the beginning of a transition from cuddling in front of the fireplace on Valentine’s Day to feeling the buzz on a beach towel on 4/20. Brown students, aware of the mood swings during this shift from winter to spring, welcomed the 50-degree weather with open arms (and…