Author Archives for Suzanne Antoniou

How to Win Free Time and Influence Your Life


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I’m awaiting Spring Break with bated breath.  My daydreams have powered me through many holed up nights in the 3rd floor stacks of the Rock, giving me the extra juice to reread my notes for the 5th time, and retain absolutely no additional information. (It’s quantity not quality that counts, people). But... Read More


Bread: Can Live With It, Can’t Live Without It


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My sister recently discovered that she has a suspected gluten intolerance, so, in a gesture of altruistic solidarity (and more realistically selfish self-protection), I have decided to (attempt to) go (at least partially) gluten-free.  And let me tell you, it is EVERY bit as hard as your classic soul-cycle enthusiast... Read More


A Letter to Foolish Bears


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Dearest classmates, First semester of freshman year is a semester meant for exploring, trying out new clubs and classes, and getting a sense for how college is going to be (I hear freshman fall is JUST like senior fall!!)  For the most part, we haven’t pushed ourselves too far.  We... Read More


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