Author Archives for Sam Crausman

My Stupid Bucket List From Age 10


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I recently came across my bucket list that I wrote at age 10. And by “recently came across,” I mean that I intently searched for it after panicking about being months away from turning 20. Reading it over, I realized I haven’t done a lot of the things on this... Read More


Your Favorite Motivational Phrases, Ruined


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I understand the power of a motivating phrase or quote as much as the next person. They can be incredibly helpful for getting through tough times or pushing oneself to action. But some often-used motivational phrases are incredibly cliché, and others don’t even make sense. Please, allow me to open... Read More


Goin’ Gray


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I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror a lot recently. Well, not like a lot. Just more than usual. I’ll be getting ready for my day, fixing with my hair, when I notice two things. One, wow my widow’s peak is prominent today. And two, what are those shiny silvery... Read More


Irrational Door Locking


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I’m bold enough to admit when I have a problem. Something about dorm living makes me feel insecure. Maybe it’s that so many people are living in one place and I only know a small fraction of them; maybe I’m just paranoid. In any case, I’m incredibly irrational about locking... Read More


The Real Ratty Problem


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Students have been vocal about the recent changes made to the Ratty.  Through discussions with friends, the general consensus seems to be that the renovations have opened up the space more, but the locations of certain food items, such as peanut butter and soy milk, are inconvenient. Many have voiced... Read More


From Mean Girls to Cake Wars


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If I had to paint a portrait generalizing my experiences over winter break, it would be a tearcolored (like watercolor, but with my tears) painting of me, lying on a couch with a Christmas blanket and watching TV. For reasons that will remain unwritten due to their upsetting nature, as... Read More


Goodbye, Shoes


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Call me a stereotypical gal, but I love shoes! From sneakers to boots, flip flops to high tops, my shoes not only take me where I need to go, but also absorb the memories of all the places I’ve been.  They’re wearable scrapbooks, if you will. As you can tell, I’m... Read More


It’s Christmas!


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Halloween is officially over. It’s November, and you know what that means—the Christmas season is upon us! That’s right, Christmas is right around the corner, the corner of Jack-o’-Lantern Avenue and Snowflake Street.  Nothing standing in the way. Nope. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Not one thing…Ugh, fine! Except…Thanksgiving.


Shame on Me: Urban Outfitters Guilt


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One of the most popular spots in good ole PVD is Thayer Street. It’s so accessible for us Brown students; I mean, it’s right Thayer! Get it? Thayer/there? Ha! Thayer has eateries to satisfy any craving, a CVS, and…an Urban Outfitters.  I have a real love-hate relationship with Urban, the hangout for... Read More


Annoying Walkers


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Lately around campus, people have been annoying me more than usual.  Too often I find myself walking somewhere and minding my own business, when suddenly someone comes up right behind me and tailgates me. It’s not like I can turn around and yell at someone because their footsteps are aggravating... Read More