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The Brown Noser

Prateek Joshi

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Lone Uber Passenger Changes Power Dynamic By Sitting In Front Seat | Dec 07 2018

Sources report that a lone Uber passenger changed the power dynamic of his ride by sitting in the front seat. “There were three empty seats in the back but he just went straight to sitting shotgun with no hesitation,” explained Uber driver Travis O’Sullivan, who was visibly rattled by the experience.

Midyear Graduates Just Catapulted Over Closed Van Wickle Gates | Dec 07 2018

According to the University administration, this year’s midyear graduation ceremony will just involve the current class of midyear graduates being catapulted over the closed Van Wickle Gates. “First, we move all their belongings to the curb on Prospect Street,” said new Dean of the College Rashid Zia, who explained that the usual commencement ceremony is too much of a hassle to put on in the middle of December.

Friend Who Wanted To Study Together Just Keeps Asking What You're Working On | Dec 07 2018

After a three hour long study session in the SciLi with her friend Dana Trescot, junior Amrita Sharma reported that Trescot spent the whole study period asking her what she was working on. “Dana said that she really needed to study for her chemistry exam, but when we started, she just constantly asked what I was doing,” explained Sharma, who had to take her headphones off every time Trescot took a break to ask her “how’s it going?” or to show her a picture of a cute puppy on Instagram.

Student Hopes Small Talk With Professor Will Count For Something In Final Grade | Dec 07 2018

Freshman Erik Obrador hopes that small talk with his Econ professor will count for something in his final grade, sources report. “I went to his office hours sometimes and we had some good casual conversations unrelated to the class,” explained Obrador, who never contributed in section and always turned in assignments a day late.

Annoying Student Keeps Coughing Up Blood During Final | Dec 07 2018

According to fellow classmates, an annoying student kept coughing up blood during yesterday afternoon’s final exam. “We were about an hour in and some guy in the front row started emphatically wheezing and spitting out blood which was super distracting,” said sophomore Jane Fung, who couldn’t focus on the test because of the anonymous student’s violent convulsions and dry-heaves.

New Poll Finds Historic Number Of Americans Plan To Be Aware That Midterm Elections Exist | Oct 26 2018

A new poll released by Gallup on the eve of the 2018-midterm elections indicates that a historic number of Americans plan to be aware that midterm elections do in fact exist. The results, which surveyed a representative sample of registered voters, indicate that 63% of Americans have plans to know that midterm elections are taking place on Tuesday, November 6th, up from a dismal 52% in 2014.

Bike-Sharing Program Rendered Irrelevant By New Horse-Sharing Program | Oct 26 2018

According to city officials, Providence’s bike-sharing program has now been rendered obsolete by an elegant new horse-sharing program. JUMP Electric Bikes, which launched at the beginning of September, has seen its usage steadily decline due to an increase in exquisite communal horses strolling throughout Brown’s campus.

Senior Knows That One Sociology Class Will Come In Handy During Thanksgiving Argument With Conservative Uncle | Oct 26 2018

According to senior Margot Heller, that one sociology class she took freshman year will definitely come in handy during this year’s annual Thanksgiving argument with her slightly conservative uncle. “Sure, I took this class S/NC three years ago, but that one statistic I vaguely remember about health outcome disparities will serve as solid ammunition,” explained Heller, who hopes to use what she remembers from the class to decimate her right-leaning uncle’s entire worldview.

Ghost Haunting John Street Basement Scrambling To Find Subletter Before Going Abroad Next Semester | Oct 26 2018

Sources report that Sara Winchester, the ghost currently haunting the basement of 66 John Street, is scrambling to find a subletter before going abroad next semester. Winchester, who signed a yearlong lease to torment the tenants who live on the floors above, still hasn’t found an equally eerie banshee to replace her come January.

Nervous Nurse Needs Hand To Hold While Administering Flu Shot | Oct 26 2018

Sources report that Nurse Florence Barton has been really nervous about each flu shot she has given this flu season and has needed a comforting hand to hold while administering the vaccine. “She was sweating profusely and asked if she could squeeze my hand,” explained one of Barton’s patients, who assured the nurse that the process would be over in a matter of seconds and just feel like a little pinch.

New Starbucks Seasonal Drink Just Coffee Poured Over Scented Candle | Oct 26 2018

According to a recent press release by Starbucks Corporation, the company’s latest seasonal drink is just coffee poured over a scented candle. CEO Kevin Johnson explained that the new product is an innovative evolution of their beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte.

When I See A Shooting Star At Night I Wish “Oh Fuck, Please Don’t Hit Me!” by International Space Station Astronaut Rick Arnold | Oct 26 2018

Shooting stars are beautiful creations of this universe. I feel so lucky to be able to watch such a spectacular, inspiring sight from The International Space Station. Before going into space, it was rare to catch a glimpse of a shooting star. Now, I see them a lot more often and, every time I see this magnificent phenomenon, I hold my breath, close my eyes, and make a simple wish: “Oh fuck, please don’t hit me!” Whenever I look out and see one of these dazzling meteors soaring through space, I thank God for being able to work in the International Space Station.

NFL Sponsored Study Concludes That Regular People Can Get Concussions Too | Oct 26 2018

On Wednesday morning, the NFL released the highly anticipated results of a landmark 10-year study into concussion rates, definitively concluding that regular people can get concussions too. “The evidence clearly indicates that all sorts of people can get concussions, including doctors, lawyers, post office workers, and even artists,” explained NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who argued that professional football players are not the only individuals capable of sustaining traumatic brain injuries.

Elizabeth Warren Releases Results Of New DNA Test Proving She's 80% Down-To-Earth, 20% Badass | Oct 26 2018

During a visit to Brown University on Wednesday, Massachusetts Senator and likely 2020 Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren released the results of a new DNA test proving that she is 80% “down to Earth” and 20% “badass”. “Republicans have been doubting my ancestral claims that I’m very relatable but also really cool,” explained Warren, who stood proudly by her heritage.

My Heart Will Always Be In Cleveland But The Rest Of My Body Will Be Cryogenically Preserved To Achieve Immortality by LeBron James | Sep 14 2018

Dear Cleveland, I may have joined the Los Angeles Lakers but don’t think that makes my time in Cleveland any less special. Your support has meant the world to me and my heart will always be with you. However, the rest of my body will be cryogenically preserved to achieve immortality.

Catcher’s Complicated Signals To Pitcher Really Just Rock-Paper-Scissors Game | Sep 14 2018

In an interview following last night’s win, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey revealed that his complicated signals to the pitcher were really just a simple game of rock-paper-scissors. Posey disclosed the information when asked whether he and pitcher Madison Bumgarner had any sort of elaborate strategy for getting opponents to strike out.

Freshman Excited For Blank Slate Unaware That Character Flaws Will Eventually Be Exposed In New Environment | Sep 14 2018

Sources report that freshman Zain Kumar, who is excited for a fresh start, is completely unaware that his character flaws will inevitably be exposed to everyone in this new environment. “This is a fresh start in a brand new community,” declared Kumar confidently, not knowing that his professors will quickly find out about his habitual tardiness and tendency to sleep during lecture.

Williams College Provost Keeps Asking Maud Mandel Why She Hasn’t Deleted Paxson's Phone Number | Sep 14 2018

Sources report that the Provost of Williams College, David Love, keeps asking Maud Mandel why she hasn’t deleted Christina Paxson’s phone number from her phone. According to Love, Mandel is with Williams now and shouldn’t flaunt how attached she still is to her old workplace.

New Friedman Hall Not To Be Confused With Friedman Study Center, Friedman Auditorium, Or Friedman Gourmet Ole | Sep 14 2018

In a recent email to members of the Brown community, President Christina Paxson stated that the newly renovated Friedman Hall, formerly known as Wilson Hall, should not be confused with Friedman Study Center, Friedman Auditorium, or Friedman Gourmet Ole.

Student Processes Entire Study Abroad Experience Through Analogies To U.S. Culture | Sep 14 2018

Sources report that Alan Peters, who spent last Spring studying abroad in Taiwan, processed his entire experience through analogies to U.S. culture. Peters, who took several international affairs classes at National Taiwan University in the capital of Taipei, described the city as the “Washington D.C.

Guy Actually Paying Attention During Aircraft Safety Presentation Must Be A Total Freakin Nerd | Apr 20 2018

Sources report that airplane passenger John Sanders, who is actually paying attention during the aircraft safety presentation, must be a total freakin nerd. Those sitting nearby say that, as soon as the flight attendant began talking about emergency procedures, Sanders took out his earphones and started listening attentively.

Jeb Bush's Tepid, Feeble Answers No Match for Christina Paxson's Lukewarm, Dispassionate Questions | Apr 20 2018

Sources report that the tepid and feeble answers provided by Jeb Bush at tonight’s Ogden Memorial Lecture on International Affairs were no match for Christina Paxson’s lukewarm and dispassionate questions. Lecture attendees report that Bush withered during the onslaught of softball questions posed by Paxson.

World Cup Final Inspires Thousands of Young, Physically Gifted Americans to Buy FIFA 19 for Xbox | Apr 20 2018

Sources report that the World Cup Final, which just concluded in Russia, has inspired thousands of young and physically gifted Americans to get out there and buy FIFA 19 for Xbox. According to the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the excitement generated by this prestigious sporting event has motivated the nation’s most athletic youth to get off their couches and become more involved in the sport by purchasing the latest edition of the acclaimed video game.

Open-Minded College Student Eager to Explain Why Everything You Believe in is Wrong | Mar 09 2018

Sources report that Shannon Carlson, a self-proclaimed open-minded college student, is eager to explain why everything you believe in is wrong. “I’ve made it a point to become an active and empathetic listener,” reports Carlson, who commonly tunes out whenever someone she disagrees with is talking, so she can brainstorm her devastating rebuttal.

Guy Wearing Shorts in Snow Must be Tough, Rugged Individual | Mar 09 2018

Sources report that local man Al Nicco, who wears shorts even when it’s snowing, must be a tough and rugged individual. Nicco, who has never been sighted wearing long pants in the winter, has been touted by strangers as a shining example of resilience and self-reliance.

NRA Concludes that Endangered Rhinos Would Fare Better Against Poachers if Armed With Assault Rifles | Dec 01 2017

A new study released this week by the National Rifle Association (NRA) concluded that endangered rhinos would fare better against poachers if they were armed with assault weapons. The organization recommends arming the critically endangered African black rhinos, which have been hunted for their valuable ivory, with semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifles.

Entire Civilization, With Its Own Economy and Racial Tensions, Exists Within Snow Globe | Dec 01 2017

Sources report that Hallmark’s innovative new holiday snow globe encloses an entire miniature civilization, replete with its own economy and racial tensions. The ornament, which houses little fairies and dwarves, is small enough to be hung from a Christmas tree but powerful enough to facilitate internal conflict.

Fedex Pilot Keeps Making Intercom Announcements As if He Wasn’t Flying a Plane Full of Packages | Dec 01 2017

According to his co-pilot, Fedex pilot William Whitaker kept making intercom announcements as if he wasn’t flying a plane full of packages. Throughout tonight’s Cleveland-bound flight, Whitaker has repeatedly used the intercom to inform the non-existent passengers about irrelevant information, such as safety protocol and the local weather.

Stephen Curry Scared to Let Go of Rim After Dunking Ball | Dec 01 2017

Delaying gameplay for fifteen minutes, NBA superstar Stephen Curry hung on to the rim for dear life after dunking the ball in tonight’s game between the Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic. “This is the first time I’ve ever dunked and I really didn’t realize how high up it was,” conceded Curry, dangled his legs and refusing to look down. “Coach! Call another timeout please! I can’t let go!” At press time, the referees brought out a rescue ladder.

Area Grandma Confuses GIF For Infinitely Long and Somewhat Repetitive Video | Nov 03 2017

According to her granddaughter Suzie Lange, area grandmother Bethany Lange has confused a GIF for an infinitely long and somewhat repetitive video. “She’s been intensely watching this kitten spinning around on a record player for almost 15 minutes now,” explained Suzie, adding that her grandmother is convinced the GIF is some sort of never-ending live stream.

Freshman Can’t Wait to Replicate Her High School Friend Group at Brown | Sep 15 2017

Sources report that freshman Cady Salib is eager to create an exact replica of her high school friend circle from a candidate pool consisting of the entire Class of 2021. “I came to Brown so I could meet a diverse group of people that I could comb through to find an identical group of friends,” explained Salib.

Student Resumes Trashing Corporate America on Social Media After Internship At Wall Street Hedge Fund | Sep 15 2017

As proven by a recent Facebook post, senior Naomi Leung has resumed trashing corporate America just four days after finishing her internship at the lucrative Wall Street hedge fund Marcato International. “When will the greedy capitalists realize that when the richest 1% of Americans own 38% of the privately held wealth, regular middle class folks get frustrated?? #FeelTheBern.” wrote Leung, whose recently updated profile picture featured her popping champagne on a private yacht with the billionaire CEO.

Overwhelmed Freshman’s Belief That Admissions Committee Made Mistake Actually True This Time | Sep 15 2017

Sources report that freshman Joey Ricci’s ridiculous belief that the admissions committee made a mistake by accepting him into Brown isn’t ridiculous at all. According to admissions officer Portia Nathan, it’s one hundred percent true. “We read thousands of applications a year and take into account a variety of complex factors such as scholastic merit and net worth of parents," casually explained Nathan as she glanced at Joey’s application, which was filled with simple grammatical mistakes.

Senior’s College Bucket List Makes It Seem Like He Doesn’t Expect to Live Past Graduation | Sep 15 2017

Sources close to senior Edward Cole report that the scope of his college bucket list makes it seem like he doesn’t anticipate living past graduation. “I get so stressed out thinking about everything I want to do before Commencement,” explained Cole.

Today@Brown Just a List of Rooms With Free Kabob and Curry | Sep 15 2017

In an announcement detailing how the new service would improve Morning Mail, Dean of the College Maud Mandel explained that Today@Brown will just be a list of rooms offering free Kabob and Curry. “Morning Mail made it difficult to find the free Kabob and Curry due to the high volume of other information," said Dean Mandel, explaining that the new service would align with the best practices in higher education by changing that.

Greg Still Hasn't Taken Off Coat In Class | Apr 21 2017

According to a report published by several of his classmates, local man Greg Stavig still hasn’t taken off his coat in class. “It’s been twenty minutes and he hasn’t budged even though it’s probably 70 degrees in here,” said Jill Sanchez, adding that it’s almost May and close to 70 degrees outside, too.

Creepy Professor Keeps Smiling Directly At Camera Recording Lecture | Mar 17 2017

According to a recent report published by The Critical Review, Professor Klyde Boren needs to stop smiling directly into the camera recording his lecture because it’s creeping people out. “It’s hard to focus in class when Professor Boren keeps directing his attention and gestures at the camera off to the side of the room, which he clearly placed there,” explained student Kareen Bahar, adding that Klyde’s jokes would be a lot funnier if he didn’t follow them up by subtly cracking a smile directed at the camera.

Basketball Mascot’s Frantic Gestures Actually A Cry For Help From Man Trapped Inside | Mar 17 2017

Despite his popularity with unwitting fans and players, it appeared in Sunday night’s game that Orlando Magic mascot “Stuff the Magic Dragon” was actually just a dehydrated man trapped inside a hideous green costume, sources report. “After the first quarter, Stuff woke everyone up by shooting free water bottles into the crowd out of a cannon normally reserved for T-shirts," explained center Bismack Biyombo, not realizing that a note for help was hidden inside each bottle.

Concussed Hockey Player Keeps Attempting Triple Axels During Game | Dec 09 2016

San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski confused everyone in the home crowd by leaping into the air, twirling around three and a half times, and stumbling to the ground in the middle of a playoff game, sources report. “Joe was playing well initially, but then he took big hit to the head after scoring the game-tying goal,” explained coach Peter DeBoer, as Pavelski started spinning in circles for no apparent reason.

Aircraft Passenger Sitting in Emergency Exit Row Fears She In Over Her Head | Nov 04 2016

Sources report that Southwest Airlines passenger Claire Miller is regretting her decision to sit in the emergency exit row of a Boeing 737-300. “I chose this seat for the extra leg space, but after receiving the 30-second orientation from the flight attendants, I knew I was out of my league,” explained Miller.

Paranoid Police Sketch Artist Convinced Witnesses Just Describing Him | Nov 04 2016

Local police sketch artist Colin Sullivan is certain that witnesses are just describing him when trying to remember details about the person who allegedly robbed a local grocery store sources report Monday. “I’m just trying to do my job,” said Sullivan, faithfully sketching his self-portrait for the third time this day.

46-Foot-Tall Toddler Stumbles Across Brown Looking For Lost Teddy Bear | Sep 16 2016

Sources report a harrowing scene late last night as a large baby stumbled around the Barus and Holley area. “I heard a loud cry outside,” said student Ann Darrow. and when I went to see what it was, I saw this massive toddler. I thought it was raining, but really it was just the salty tears of this adorable kiddo.