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the liebster award

the liebster award

In keeping with my recent decision to take this blog less seriously, I’ve decided to participate in what is, essentially, a massive blogger-only chain letter called The Liebster Award. I got nominated by the amazing Harper of Harper Honey, and now I must do four things: List eleven facts about myself. Answer Harper’s eleven questions. Nominate(…)

worth checking out: dear kate

worth checking out: dear kate

Gross conversation time! But it comes with a discount code at the end! If you’re one of my male readers, you can stop reading right now because this post is going to confuse and upset you! We’re going to be talking about periods. Specifically, underwear that you wear during your period. It’s ugly and gross and(…)

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

Happy Holidays everybody. Now we’re going to talk about suicide, because I’m a total downer. No, seriously, read this infographic. The Brown community has had to think about this a lot lately, and I’m all about reducing the mental illness stigma. Watch out for each other, guys! Thanks to CollegeDegreeSearch.net for permission to use this(…)

i [heart] my major: history and film

i [heart] my major: history and film

This is the seventh post in That Girl Magazine’s I [heart] my Major series! Do you have deep and unreasonable affection for your chosen course of study? Would you like to encourage younger folks to follow in your fantastic footsteps? Contact That Girl Magazine using my contact form, or contact me on facebook. Freshman fall, I was a film(…)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

Hey! So this semester I have a weekly column on sex and gender issues at the Brown Political Review. This post originally appeared over there. For more badass political knowledge, check out the BPR! Below is the newest ad encouraging American youth to “opt out” of Obamacare, courtesy of OptOut.org. It depicts an unnerving caricature(…)

dear incoming freshmen

dear incoming freshmen

Welcome to Brown, y’all. You’ve officially walked through the Van Wickle gates and you’re a college kid now. You’re slightly nervous and you’re highly intimidated by all the cool seniors (e.g. yours truly), but you seem to be having a good time so far. Wish you had a little more knowledge? Here are some things(…)

pros and cons of taking summer classes

pros and cons of taking summer classes

Pros: Learning is cool! I’m only being a little bit sarcastic. I’ve been taking summer classes since the eighth grade. I was a weirdo kid who went away to nerd camp every summer to spend 8 hours in class every day while my contemporaries did stuff like play sports. That’s why, today, I’m such a supergenius(…)