The Extras: The Jabberwocks


Hello, Brunonian family! I’m Jacklyne Vargas, nice to meet you all *insert imaginary handshakes here*! I’m here to be your compass (well, that sounds heavy, doesn’t it?) in everything extracurricular here at Brown. If you’re reading this, send help you are a magnetic force of your own and I’m simply helping you figure out what attracts you. In all The Extras, in all the magnetic forces here at Brown, you can easily be pulled in countless directions, but I’m here to help! If anything, we’ll go crazy together…

If there’s a certain type of extracurricular that dominates/is highly regarded/kinda worshipped here on Brown’s campus, it’s a cappella.

Though competitiveness between a cappella groups here at Brown may not be as cutthroat as that between the Barden Bellas and the Trebelmakers from Pitch Perfect, the a cappella groups here are absolutely astounding.

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Office Hour: Professor Daniel Jordan Smith


Hi! I’m Alina Joharjian, a first-year at Brown from Cranston, Rhode Island. Although I am plenty acquainted with life in Providence since I am a local, I am super excited to delve into the world of academia at Brown and take you on that journey with me! In the Office Hour column, learn more about the brilliant professors of the Brown community.

Whether you’re reading about Brown, talking to a member of our community, or taking a campus tour, you will be showered with laud about Brown and its community. This week when I talked to Brown’s Chair of Anthropology, Professor Daniel Jordan Smith, he agreed and stated that Brown was a special place. Continue reading

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Blogside Manner: Notes on the Application


Hello! I’m Lulu, a member of the PLME class of 2018/2022, and I am the writer for Blogside Manner. In this column, I will talk about the ins and outs of PLME life at Brown and, of course, the dreaded application process. Whether or not you decide to ultimately apply for PLME, I hope to help provide you with a better sense of what Brown is all about!

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and I hope all of you RD prospective PLMEs have started drafting your essays! Today I will be continuing with the PLME application process and sharing some of the tips that a few of my peers and I thought might be helpful to all of you who are currently in the writing process.   Continue reading

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On the Brown Low: So am I a RISD Student Now?

IMG_0967Ever wonder what there is to do once you step off Brown’s campus? Curious about what Providence has to offer? On the Brown Low will be your faithful guide! Be sure to check in every week with us, Lily Hartmann and Brianna Lambert, to find out about the best spots around Providence and Rhode Island!

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! I can’t wait to go home and gorge myself on familiar, home-cooked favorites. Because I didn’t want to add to the inevitable five pounds of weight I’m going to put on once I go back home, I decided that it would be best to steer clear of all restaurants in Rhode Island this weekend. Instead, I gave my STEM focused brain a little shock of artistic creativity at the RISD Museum. Continue reading

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From Albania to Zimbabwe: Thanksgiving


Hi there! My name is Akira Camargo, a freshman hailing from Tokyo, Japan who will try to crack funny jokes and puns from time to time as I write posts for From Albania to Zimbabwe, the ins and outs of being at Brown from an international student’s perspective. Through my posts, you’ll be able to learn more about all things international here, ranging from international events at Brown (cool guest speakers, festivals and parties) to my thoughts on living in America for the first time (!!!), and a bunch of other interesting stuff as my first year at Brown unfolds. Hope you enjoy reading them!

Hey folks,

I hope November has treating you well. I can’t believe it’s almost over though.

This week is going to be a short post, mostly because I’ve been busy finishing up work before the much-needed Thanksgiving break.

Break starts on Wednesday for us, but many students have been packing up their suitcases early going back to their hometowns, eating turkey and doing the quintessential “American” Thanksgiving traditions, whatever that may be.   Continue reading

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Music to My Ears: Brown Bag Concerts

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Hey y’all! I’m Eimi (pronounced ‘Amy’) and I’m your sophomore correspondent forMusic to My Ears, my personal outlet that showcases the different facets that Brown’s music scene has to offer!

If you haven’t inferred by now, the Brown Music Department is pretty awesome. In the 2 and 1/2 semesters I’ve been here, I’ve had so many great experiences performing various musical pieces at various venues with various musicians, opportunities that I didn’t think I would have had anywhere else.

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Wise Fools: Campus Events


Hello all! I’m Christy Le, an enthusiastic but slightly sarcastic goofball who will be your second-year blogger for Wise Fools. Follow me on my tumultuous journey as I awkwardly stumble through my Sophomore year and courageously battle the vicious beast best known as “the Sophomore Slump.”

Sophomore Slump Survival Update:

Hey guys! How goes it? I’m in an awfully chipper mood this week as I will be home with my beloved dog this Wednesday afternoon due to Thanksgiving break. I have my second last midterm this semester tomorrow afternoon. But it’s for my incredibly difficult engineering class in Electricity and Engineering. GAH. This is causing me much stress and I have locked myself in the Sci-Li for multiple six hour intervals in the past few days, but I’m motivating myself with the thought of stuffing my face with Thanksgiving stuffing in the near future.

This week was monstrous as I had two problem sets, a lab report, an exam, and a project all due on Friday. It was awful, but I’m glad it’s over. This week has also been great because campus has been bustling with a lot of activity and I’ve been doing a lot of fun things. Yesterday night, I stayed in with a friend and we ended up just doing work together in his room while listening to vinyl records of British alternative bands. The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys are some of my favourite bands ever, so listening to them on vinyl made engineering homework a bit more bearable.

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