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…

Blue Moon, BYOB, cockblocking, focaccia sandwiches

Stuff Brown Students Like

Blue Moon: Much like Entourage, Facebook, college sweatshirts, paying attention to other people when they talk, soda, The OC, bachelor’s degrees, 2% milk, basketball, pencils, jobs and general independence, this is high atop our list of things that we enjoyed immensely our senior year of high school, but after three years have lost a certain…


More Than Able

exploring the lives of brown’s disabled students

Sarah Everhart Skeels was 23 when her life changed forever. Training for a triathlon, Skeels was riding her bicycle when she was hit by a car at an intersection. The 16-year-old driver did not see her, turned left, and collided with Skeels. She has been using a wheelchair ever since. “Your life does change. New…