|The Brown Bear|
I later met up with the cohort to interject on a tour around the campus which was extremely short and then after that, we went to Thayer Street to have some hearty Greek food. I am totally a fan of Greek sandwiches so I was tempted by the lamb soulvaki. I think I may have regretted my decision as I saw Jing piling herself with tons of fabulous slices of meat! Thayer Street seems to have a lot of similarity with Telegraph Avenue back home but I do not think Thayer is as quirky and odd, but rather that the buildings have shown their age. The food was delectable and I also had a petit Greek coffee where it was almost like espresso. It wasn't raw espresso like you would get in authentic Italian restaurants but a wholesome, strong coffee that was to die for. What shocked me the most was doing toasts with the cohort where two extra people other than Alana proposed toasts about the ideals and the morals that we should live by while residing at Brown for three weeks and to of course do these two things: have fun and try new things. I believe this is the time to take advantage of such matters and that such opportunities when you are younger are hard to come by, even if you do attend similar programs as Brown's Pre-College Program is just so unique in how laissez-faire it is.
I then later socialized with my floor mates after the orientation where we were told important safety information as well as trips, social functions, Groupbook, and other components that are necessary and/ or ad our transition here. The safety information reassured me and it was extremely helpful to know; I also loved the RI accent from the officer. I had to store so many numbers, I even heard that Brown Department of Police Services (or DPS for short) is better to contact versus 911 in an emergency. It sounded like a lot of fun was to occur after meeting so many people already before the presentation!
Our RA then directed us to the Main Green for some activities for us to do where we learned to get acquainted with each other. This game involved that all of the campers in a circle helped us to remember other floormates' names by remembering the adjective of each of the campers (that
where the student chooses to describe him/her/zeself as) which had to start with the same letter as the student's name. I personally was quite dismal at the idea of doing it successfully but somehow I happened to only forget two names! It was fun being on the grass under some of the prettiest trees I have ever seen on a college campus as well as seeing all of the other groups having quite a lot of fun!
|The Main Green|
Later on, we met with our RAs on the fifth floor lounge to discuss some protocol about curfew and the alcohol and drug policy. I learned that if I was in a room with alcohol, I were to get the (derogatory word) out of the room and that profanity was used in a casual manner so that the floor and the RAs can connect with each other as well as in a more serious tone. Other than that, the rules aren't really exist, showing us the true Brown philosophy and the idea behind it! Looking forward to having a great time but I need to call facilities first to fix the light in my room. I doubt they will come by so I will also have my best to have fun in a dark room!
|Brown gear, this was in front of the residential halls!|