Author Archives for Suzanne Antoniou

Cool* Kids


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I am from the Mid-Atlantic state of Maryland, where the weather cannot seem to pick a season for more than a couple of days at a time.  This results in me having a fair sense of what both sweltering and freezing temperatures are like. I’m incredibly well-adapted, what can I say?... Read More


Are YOU the Horrible Roommate?


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Rarely do people fall into the temperate middle ground of being purely cordial and friendly with their roommate.  You usually either hear about someone having miraculously been matched up with their absolute soul mate, or the roommate pairing from HELL. The soulmate roomies become inseparable: eating all meals together, recapping... Read More


Partying is Siiiiiiiiick!


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As a leeeeetle baby freshman, I often find myself at the quintessential dorm party, sports house, or rented-out club that seem to be the staples of the first year experience.  For reference, the latter two venues both consist of FAR too many people packed into FAR too small a space (potential... Read More


Let’s Go Streaking!


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I’m undoubtedly just as much of a millennial as most people on Brown’s campus. I refer to being responsible as “adulting,” I take frequent selfies, and I engage in the occasional 12 hour binge-watch… But my current state of mental confusion as to what the HELL the obsession with Snapstreaks is... Read More


Broken Door Handle: A Tragic Tale


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Typical dorm bathrooms are gross. They’re ridden with hair clumps and vomit-residue and there’s always the faint, nauseating smell of someone’s post-Chipotle shit.  But thanks to the work of our wonderful and dedicated custodian staff, our bathrooms here don’t usually show the nasty symptoms of collective overuse. However, they do suffer from the... Read More


How Does One ‘Art?’


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The relatively artsy, hipster, crunchy granola culture of Brown creates a desire for art classes so large that there has to be a lottery for them.  In Hunger Games style, people battle to the death for these spots.  Envision internet squabbling, frantic button pressing, and an overwhelming sense of panic... Read More


American Horror Story: Running


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There’s something that we all love in theory, yet hate in application.  We appreciate what it can create, and dislike what its absence generates.  We outwardly despise, yet secretly love, being seen doing it.  The enigma I’m referring to is running–ie that thing where you somehow muster enough strength to drag... Read More


Death to Spongebob, Birth of Sadness


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Unless you live under a rock, you must have heard about the crisis of the century: SpongeBob is set for cancellation. When I received the news, it was as if my humble pineapple abode was shattered, or I had contracted the suds. I felt like Mr. Krabs in the all... Read More


Campus Tour Anxiety


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It’s 2:00 p.m.  I’ve finished all of my classes, I’ve grabbed a smoothie (with greens in it, because I’m ~healthy~), and I’ve plopped onto the side green. It is, as the kids call it, prime “fuck-around” time.  By this, I mean that I have immediately opened my laptop and pulled... Read More


Empty-Nester Syndrome


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As the age old adage goes, it’s hard to be the one left behind when someone else goes off to new and better things.  I embarked on my time at Brown with an aggressively long farewell hug to my parents, and a step into the mildly overwhelming landscape that is... Read More