Author Archives for Asha Franchi

A Millennial’s Guide to Meme Tagging


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Have you ever been tagged in a meme? Or maybe you’ve wanted to tag your friend in a meme? I have decided to create “A Millennial’s Guide to Meme Tagging” to help all my fellow social media lovers who need some help with traversing the complicated world of meme tags.... Read More


Solo Spring Breaker


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I’m about to experience my first spring break as a college student. I’ve seen all those quintessential movies about people going crazy during spring break. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I will not be spending spring break getting lost in Cancún with five friends that look like supermodels and waking up with... Read More


Snow Days: Expectations vs. Reality


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Snow days at Brown are some of the most hyped parts of the year. The mix of spontaneity and slight danger posed by snow days tend to excite campus like no other inclement weather-related phenomenon. As an unapologetic California Girl, I had the added anticipation of wanting to experience my... Read More


No Fighting Allowed


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I’ve learned a lot from my six month stint in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). It’s been an experience unlike any other. My whole life, I’ve been the quirky nerd that can’t do a pull up or even unscrew a salsa jar by myself. However, MMA has always... Read More


Why I Suck at Black Friday


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When the last bite of mashed potatoes is gone and those joyful carols take over the radio, everyone filled with the holiday spirit starts to get ready for the most festive day of the year: Black Friday. Unlike a cheery white Christmas that “kids from 1 to 92” can delight... Read More


Facebook Categories That Need to Exist


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I recently learned that Facebook has groups that you can put your friends in without them knowing. I have the wonderfully thrilling options of sorting people into categories like “acquaintances” and “close friends.” This visual categorization of humans seemed scandalous at first, but I quickly became jaded with the available... Read More


My Feet Can’t Touch The Ground


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My journey to spending my days cleaning my half of a dorm room floor began unexpectedly. For some reason, one day the sarcastic banter that I engage in with my friends turned to the topic of small quirks we have. I said “I’m so weird about my feet being dirty. I... Read More


Coffee Shop on the Corner


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Dear Coffee Shop on the Corner, It’s been an entire three hours since I’ve enjoyed your warmth, and I just can’t seem to get you off of my mind. Your soft lighting and chalkboard menu are so enticing that I often fantasize about entering through your doors and spending a... Read More


Gif vs Gif


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As I’ve learned from the oft-uttered phrase “YOLO,” I need to spend my life pondering the quintessential philosophical debates essential to humanity. One of these important life questions surrounds the pronunciation of “GIF.” The profound effect this acronym has had on my life cannot be underestimated. Fundamentally, if you pronounce... Read More


How To Be A Sick Freshman


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Every freshman gets a cold the first month of college. At least that’s what I tell myself, so that I don’t feel like a loser when I stay in bed and miss class three weeks into my college experience. I learned many important things from my authentic college cold, and I’m... Read More