On the Brown Low: They call it Downcity?

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Ever 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!

Welcome back blog readers! We are on day 3 of beautiful weather and sun here in Providence, and we couldn’t be happier about it. People are out on the main green and Spring Weekend is just around the corner, making everyone excited that spring has finally sprung. And with the arrival of spring, we have just a couple weeks left of classes this semester and just a few blog posts left (how did we already reach this point??).

This week we’re going to give you another overview of a specific area of Providence: Downcity! Keep reading after the jump to find out what this part of Providence just down the hill is all about.

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Wise Fools: HackPrinceton

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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.”

Hey guys!

First, let me start of by sending my apologies for the unexpected hiatus of Wise Fools. This semester has been an absolute whirlwind of stress, work, and the struggles of trying to balance extra-curriculars with academics and a healthy social life.

This weekend, I was at a hackathon at Princeton University, cleverly named HackPrinceton. Now, if you guys know me, you know that I’m not a computer science person AT ALL. I mean, I took Intro to Computer Science for a week in high school before switching to a study hall during my Senior spring if that counts for anything? My extensive experience with computer science was furthered once I came to Brown because when I was an engineering concentrator (those were the saddest of days), I had to work with Matlab to work out a few complicated homework problems. But yeah, other than those incredibly short encounters with computer science, I’ve got nothing. It’s pretty safe to say that I’m pretty incompetent when it comes to coding anything.

So why did I go to a hackathon if I’m so useless when it comes to computer science? Continue reading

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He, She, and Phe: Dorm Life at Brown: Housing Lottery Aftermath

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Hi there! I’m Seunglee Lee, a first year blogger for He, She, and Phe: Dorm Life at Brown. For nervous freshmen, including myself, nothing is more exiting yet intimidating than prospects of dorm life. As I navigate through all the fun, hectic and hilarious experiences dorm life at Brown has to offer, I hope to share them with you and hopefully convince you that Brown is the place to be.

Hello! I apologize for not having posted in a long time. Our Hansori group performed in the Korean Culture Show last Saturday, which kept us super busy for the entire week. Check us out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFXwkIn-2Wg&feature=youtu.be

I hope everyone had a nice spring break, and congratulations to everyone accepted! I know how hard it is to battle that senioritis, so hang in there! I hope you all consider coming to ADOCH. I had such an incredible time during those three days and it really convinced me that Brown was the place to be for the next four years.

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Pride and Prejudice: Let’s Talk About Adversity

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Hello Blogosphere! My name is Isaiah Frisbie and I am honored to be the writer for Pride and Prejudice. As a freshman myself, I came to Brown with a number of questions, many of which were answered within a matter of weeks while others remain open-ended. Perhaps one of the more enduring questions, one that may continue to be answered throughout the entirety of my Brown career, is how my own sexuality will affect my college experience. So, I have taken it upon myself to use this blog to contribute any kind of insight that I can about LGBTQ life at Brown and hopefully, in some way, help any student, prospective or otherwise, put some of those nagging worries to rest.

In case any of you are reading this post in particular, let me just begin by offering my congratulations to the accepted applicants of the Class of 2019. I know that you all have had your respective battles on the way here and, although none of us usually have time to do so, you deserve to take a moment to revel in this accomplishment. It’s no easy feat getting into an Ivy League institution but of course, you all know this. 

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Blogside Manner: PLME Perspectives Part V

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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! Now that decisions are out and you all have celebrated your successes, it’s time to really think about where you want to go. Here is another PLME prospective to help give you guys a sense of what it’s like at Brown! Continue reading

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The Question: What’s the social atmosphere like up here?

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 11.51.01 PMAre you curious about Brown and what it will be like when you get there? Do you want to know more about what the Brown experience is all about? The Question has the answer to all of your inquisitions and uncertainties. Brought to you by first year student, Snap Chat enthusiast, and Long Island native Sam Savello, this blog section will fill you in on everything you should expect when coming to Brown. 

So you’ve learned about the college lifestyle at Brown, but you haven’t quite learned about the social setting. It’s time to explore the social atmosphere of the Brown Campus and learn about the types of interactions you may have on campus. Continue reading

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A Fresh View: Reflecting on a Year Ago and Now

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My parents and I posed by the bear statue at A Day on College Hill (ADOCH-the admitted students event in April) last year.

Hello friends! I am Yuzuka Akasaka, the ineffably ecstatic first-year blogger for A Fresh View. As I happily stumble through the beautiful hot mess that is the first chapter of my college life, I hope y’all will enjoy the Brown experience with me through the blog posts. I am sending love and good vibes to every single one of you from my new home, Providence, Rhode Island. 

Congratulations to those who received acceptance letters two weeks ago! For those who have visited/will visit: welcome to Brown! When I saw my younger friends’ social media posts about their acceptances, I began to reminisce about my experiences with the college admissions process. Reflecting on my life then and now, so much has changed. In honor of one year passing since I was accepted to Brown, I’d like to share why I decided to commit to Brown. Continue reading

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