Many students rely on social media for job networking and entrepreneurial efforts, but the addictive nature of the sites has led others to deactivate.

Unplugged: Students opt out of social media

October 21, 2014 0 comments

In high school, Shane Fischbach ’15, like the vast majority of his peers, checked his Facebook incessantly.

Painting took a backseat to history while Abbott Gleason taught at Brown. Since Gleason’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, his works have become more abstract and free-flowing, mirroring the jazz music he loves.

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Trading the pen for the paintbrush

October 17, 2014 0 comments

Art became a way for Abbott Gleason to remain connected to both Brown and the community.

Students tweet their way to online accolades

October 14, 2014 1 comment

@GuyInYourMFA often quotes some of his “work,” describes an idea for an upcoming novel or remarks on one of his many struggles as a privileged white male.

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Student-run businesses create alternative campus jobs

October 10, 2014 0 comments

By setting up service-based businesses, students can work according to their own schedule while pursuing their own interests.

University admission officer Matthew Price poses with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek. Price appeared in two episodes last month, winning in the episode that aired Sept. 19.

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Brunonia for $1,000: Community members compete on ‘Jeopardy!’

October 7, 2014 0 comments

The first step in qualifying to compete on “Jeopardy!” is an online test in which trivia lovers answer 50 questions, with 15 seconds allotted for each one.

Secret keepers: Looking inside Brown’s online anonymous communities

Secret keepers: Looking inside Brown’s online anonymous communities

October 3, 2014 1 comment

Kiki Tapiero ’17 was scrolling through her Facebook newsfeed when she noticed a post: “Hearing people snap their approval of things makes me nauseous.”

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Letters unsigned, but sealed and delivered

September 30, 2014 2 comments

The Brown Pen Pals are dedicated to keeping the fleeting art of letter writing alive.

When sexually active students take full custody of their dorm rooms, their roommates seek refuge in dorm hallways, lounges and friends’ rooms, a retreat that can affect both their health and schoolwork.

Putting up the ‘do not disturb’ sign

September 30, 2014 0 comments

Most students define sexiling as the phenomenon of being “exiled” from their own living quarters by a roommate who is hooking up with someone.

The Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences and the Sidney Frank Scholars program are parts of the legacy of Sidney Frank ’42, who donated over $100 million to the University before his death in 2006.

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Ten years in, Sidney Frank legacy endures in scholarship

September 30, 2014 0 comments

The fund provides scholarships to students from low-income families, allowing them to graduate without student loan debt.

Students and community members alike flock to Thayer Street Sunday to admire an array of arts and crafts sold by over 100 vendors.

Art festival showcases diverse crafts

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Under the heat of an unseasonably bright September sun, vendors at the Thayer Street Art Festival pitched their signs and perfected their displays.