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Hello. This is Jack. We're walking around heading to the main way. A little bit of what campuses like welcome suffer. So what is sunny outside? Brown students emerge, and it's really great. Yeah. So we'll be on the way out. I mean, you just want to show you how many people there are. It is insane. I haven't been this many people out in a long time. As I was saying earlier, Jack, Friends from Oman. Well, actually, way, Jack. Tell me a little bit about yourself. My my name is my name. I'm from China. But, I mean, you wear one of my life. Yeah. Yeah. So why don't you want to come back? I was kind of spontaneous, like one that I want you. I want to get a U S university. Um, and I justified to the U s gonna know what I'm saying. So I did the brown never visiting campus unit before. Like, I can't You need a little brown thing. Get to me. It seems like maybe it's like looking for a lot. And it was going to be, like, a mid size. But I don't want to go to fix what I want to go to school and feeling really attracted a lot. And I don't seem like a really cool place to have education off a lot of questions More times, like doing, learning new things and, yeah, I don't know. You seem to be a place that prioritize. Like self learning runs in like no so refreshing. Right? So, back from our little break, um, you mentioned that you like the open curriculum around some. What are some of the things you do and don't like after you've been here for almost a year? So one of things I do like is my price, You know, things that you like because like, the curriculum is like their You're kind of like allowed to, like, explore a lot of interest because someone is pre med. I didn't want to take all stand fast because I don't personally like Willinto some passes. I would find it frustrating and picked your very intime. Yeah, not any of your work, but basically, like with the curriculum here, Like how much more of a place like this? You're a lot like explore a lot of your interesting more extracurriculars. Well, because like this, let's focus on, you know, doing you're trying to get, like, a basis, whereas I'm not, like, you know, explore more extra extra curricular activities. So, like, I'm a staff writer for CPR, and I want the operation seems connects and, like, things like that, which, like, Tio, um, but like things like that, I feel like, you know, kind of like no part. Just understand company love for those interested, If you are, you're kind of thing. Chris. Exploit dealers that are within your field of study. It's like the whole extent related extracurriculars like Mike's shooter related to some not all around political review. So fire away. I'm like, a lot of, like explore interests and all of a sudden release what I want to study. But things are passionate about just one thing I really appreciate about diversity. One of things I don't like. What their way right now, it's not miserable, which is why I'm gonna get all these video can be rough, especially coming from you know, it's beautiful. There doesn't if you could ever visit. I was sorry Jack got these. Adorable. You're really putting this in the video. You want Great. Alright. So back from snack break apart to, um, last couple questions. What is your major concentration, as we call it Hair brown. And why did you pick it? Or you still figuring out initially when I came to problem, I thought I was going to bring in from bio, which is like the exact opposite of what you have now. Um, now I wantto concentrate, unlike bidding like neuroscience and like, after all these years, But I feel like I'm not concentrating and no signs of taking on forty passes because one thing a brown is like a lot of people you like focusing double concentrating. But I feel like once you realize that double concentrating isn't necessarily a necessity, you are. You can always take, like, one concentration and take it out of classes and like the other concentration and sold those transcripts that we'd like to dedicate a lot of time about something. So, like, one thing is initially working the problem Rex, that unlikable consecrated. But now that I'm here and now that I'm like, you know it, support for cost, you like, um, it's better for me to like come straight one something like neuroscience and take a lot of her past. I want Teo like, Let's make our way to answer that. Typically, I like a stump student. You know, like the world of medicine has always like some, like science, science, science. And they would like throw lost, take more like human aspects, humanized like three times that are, you know, like under considered in terms of the prospect, so wait of like what you are doing all the time. So it's something different and night's and like, That's one good thing about right. Okay, so the last it's the last thing you have. Like any advice. Like any comment for high schoolers interested it around? I, like, might come here one day, just like anything. It's not pizza. I would say youse all the restrictions that round, like has something like has A except looking like *** and also the things they contacted me about anything, just like regular conversations. I freeze up like like a vessel on their program, like there's people. You could contract it anytime you like, you know, disgusting. Like somebody. Resource is Teo and I feel like initially can be quite intimidating to, like, with mentors with visors, even professors on like that for you. Hello. Welcome back to the campus. Real tour. I'm on my way to the gym, but I figured I should do this room toward now since my roommate was out of the room. So let's begin. So little bathroom area, which I should start with their front doors right here we have, ah, door hook on top of it. Just hold our towels and bathrooms. So me and now you may have the luxury of living in Andrew's, which is the only dorm with us thinking the rooms. So we really love that. We used to space in the walls by adding little shelves, so this doesn't come with the room, but we put them up just because it's handy and then below this angry maximus to space by grabbing these little shelves for Michio, you can pick him up, and it honestly helps make things so much easier. So we have all our like bathroom supplies here, and this is how we get ready in the morning. Also, shower shoes, big necessity. So we try to keep a room as clean as possible. So this is our welcome mat, and when you walk in, we have, like a little jacket rack or, like you can throw your keys upon their just make it easier. And everything you may or may not notice is stuck up with command strips because we're not allowed to make any permanent changes. So also, when you walk into the room, the other side of the video, so again for reference, this is the front door. This is my room mates closet. I'm not going to go into it. Kind of see you peeking there. It's a square shape on. Guy will expand on that as they go into my closet. So this is a little pen of our room. Um, So I'm not going to show you too much my roommate side, except that she does have bookshelves. And this is because her closet is a little smaller than mine, for decorations are lovely. They make our room really cozy. Everyone really loves coming term room, and so the way rooms are initially set up is here. Where the micro Avis. The two desks, they're usually put there, and it kind of splits up the room. But we wanted to open up the room and have a nice, fluffy carpet on the floor, so we decided to move our desks around. So coming into my side of the room, this is a standard dresser included in every brown dorm, and you can use it just to the store, like everyday. Whatever needs you have. Some of them have three doors that are the same size, which I believe is my type. And there are some with a bigger bottom drawer. I feel like my bottom drives the same. I just use it to store miscellaneous stuff. And here I just have some other clothing items. So next my bed. I like to keep my phone charger, my d Mikey's little stuff like that In some succulents. There was a sale at the beginning of the semester. I may have gone a bit overboard on DH here, sort of like our pantry area. My roommate, as you can see, also store some snacks there way share a britta, a fridge and a microwave. So that's really great to have that in the room and then moving over to the bed, I put up some pictures at the beginning of semester from my room back home. That's my gym bag, as you can see him ready to go and underneath a bed, even though we didn't really need it. I did get extra storage just for some snacks and, like miscellaneous supplies. And then here I have, like a lot of socks, and it seems like a crazy amount. But trust me in the cold winters, it's a necessity. This isjust again. Leggings, leg warmers. So this door I used for my extra set of like sheets and towels and here is our cleaning supplies, trash bags, all that kind of stuff on Go. It's just to keep everything a little bit organized, so it's not too chaotic. And so now we move on to my desk so trash can recycling. Each dusk at Brown has these three tours here, or I believe there's an open space, but I'm not a hundred percent sure, Andi, As you can see, I built up this wall, and this is what I do film against for when I'm talking to you guys, because I think it's pretty and it's a bunch of memories of my first year on the wall Here. These two pages are just my to do lists for the week. You can see some stuff is like really crossed out because I'm trying to work hard and get on that grind. So I have everything organized on my desk. I like to keep it this way. Just because I don't know, it makes you feel good. And so coming here, this is the other view of the room. So again, those bookshelves, the front door is there. That's me and our mirror. And this is just some laundry that I had out today was laundry day. And so the final piece of our room is my closet. And these curtains thes curtain rods do not come with the real Mima roommate. Both decide to put them up just because we felt they looked nicer. So as I mentioned, my closet is double the size of my roommates. So I have sort of a rectangular closet, and this is kind of zoomed in, but there's really no wayto kind of zoom out. So I'm just going through. I use the top shelf of the pantry and then just hang stuff up here. No Riel. Reimer reason just whatever I grabbed except kind of after this, like middle section that's all my coats for the winter. And then below that we have my laundry baskets and then just some miscellaneous cleaning supplies and then looking here I have a shoe shelf and they use the bottom shelf for shoes and just moving up different clothes shelves and another really cool element that I like is back here. You can kind of see there some hooks where you can put bags, and that's usually where, like I hang my gym bag some of my purses just to make it easier. And also because this is a nice open space. I added these command hooks that I can hold like a little backpack and my other purse. So it's really great again. My other, my roommates closet is about half the size of this, so it does only have the bar and the shelf on top. But again, she does have that bookcase outside. And so this is a dorm room in Brown University's Was a campus riel. I'm Nick Moreno from Sunny Southern California spending file chemistry here at Brown University. I'm here in front of the van with Gates. We have a tradition of going through them and during our commencement and our graduation. And legend has it. If you go through in any other time during college career, you just will not graduate. That's what I was getting stay closed the whole time. And those side entrances are open for people. Go through a pretty good place to start the tour over there is the rock, otherwise known as the John D. Rockefeller Library. But we're too lazy. And someone called the Rock better than Client John. And there's the Hey, those are rare books. Supposedly, there's a couple of books that are bound in human skin. Yeah, definitely talked to in the librarian's about checking that one out. Yeah. Going to get a cool tour of Brown University, and we're gonna have some fun. So we're in my friend Jonah and Daniela's room. You'LL meet them in a second and they live in the same building as me because I wanted to show you how rooms of like the same room can look really different depending on how you decide to style it. So these guys are really minimalistic. But I love this room, practically treated like a second home. And I've been here like always. So, as you can see, the layout of this room is kind of similar to mine. Except Daniel and Jonah both sleep with their heads facing the same way. And I just wanted to show it to you because the walls are really different. So that changes the atmosphere. Hello. Hi. So this is Danya. Andi, wait until tonight. We didn't really meet initially. So there was this chat called International, and Daniella was really active, which apparently so bushy mustache a bunch. And then we figured out we were going to live near each other. And then when I saw her movie and I was like, Oh my God, that girl looks like she's like, famous and from Daniella and hang out with her. This's how I'm Jenna. Hello. So you guys already met way went to chicken finger Friday together? Yes. So Jon and Anne love Really awesome. Like I said, I come in here all the time, so yeah, I just was wondering, could you explain a little bit about how freshmen housing work? Yeah. So I think I should go quick questionnaire somewhere where it was like, What time do you go to bed? How messy you are still on fire. And I'm like, What time do you usually wake up and stuff like that? And then I don't know if they actually stopped to it, but they tell you that they placed randomly with roommates. You don't get to pick on freshman year. You just kind of put wherever you get. But so that's what it is. All right. Right now I'm with my boy called. Hoover has called her and we are coming back from a weekend in St. Which is another suburban area nearby Brown. So right now we need a quick interview. Called her on the wall. So, Mr Hoover, give us a little of the reasons why you applied to ground. I have pride of Brown because I won the open vigilant and you'll take whatever I wanted to be in the perfect mix of an urban and suburban environment. Great college campus, but yet still open. So my two downtown a minute. Where's the script for your radio? Off down there. But it also has a really good point. And the end Brown's air. You know, I think I've emphasized, emphasizes a lot for all my videos. That is a really good mix of suburb, you see and urban, so no, really tired. Hey, remember how I told you I was gonna tell you all about that board later? You don't look like I'm moving a little fast because I'm cruising down. He scared me. Like I said, I'm cruising down their street right now. They're Street is the main place where you can get any kind of food from Providence that you want we got. Andre is right there. We got a new you melt place that serves grilled cheese. There. There's just got everything you need. So come by here If you ever want a little Hello. Welcome back. This is John A. He's a friend of mine. She lives across the hall from me. Right now we're on our way to see F f. Yeah. So for contacts were headed to the Bernie Willie have actually known as the Vida. By round students. It is one of two. All you care to eat dining halls here, Brown. The other one is called the Sharper Factory, also known as the ratty. Don't ask me why Nobody knows on DH. The speed up as they call it on Fridays does have a special where they serve chicken fingers for lunch. So we've kind of made it our thing, and we go every week with a couple friends, so let's go check out. So we're at Vida. Um, so let's weapon. So I wanted to take a minute as we watched the lovely jen this pipe into the brainy, willing to explain how meals work for freshmen. So as a freshman, you are either on the twenty or the flags for sixty. And what twenty means is you get twenty mils per week. They don't roll over. You must use three per day. Otherwise you basically lose them and you also get points, which can be spent at different types of dining halls around campus. And the meal credit is worth eight dollars and twenty cents. And then on the Black Score sixty. It's called for sixty because that's how many meal credits you get for the year. So you get two hundred thirty your first semester and then the other two hundred thirty years. Second semester, when this planet's what's most recommended for most students who are not athletes and who don't need to be eating three meals a day. Solidly, I'm on this point right now. It's perfect. I use the meal credits, whatever I need. And, yeah, it's a really great plan for most students. You do also get two hundred and fifty points to use at the other dining halls. These are meals that do roll over, so if you don't use all of your meals first semester, they will come back second. So, Master, welcome back all show you a little bit later. Reason I want to tell you this is because it is probably the dining hall that I go to the most also because I live above it, which I don't even have to leave the building to get food, and this place is open until, like two a. M on most days. So it's pretty, so you don't show your fear returning, so let's go check it out. Starting off, I did just step out of the dining hall so you could see what it's like to come in. The store can sometimes get stuck. It's a little annoying, but you get used to it when you walk into the dining hall. When you go through this little and trends room and then on your left and then all the way on the opposite side of the dining hall on the right, we're just little study rooms. You don't reserve them, but you can go into them and then thes stares right up ahead. Lead to a more formal, larger study rooms. Taking a look at the dining hall. That's what it looks like. You can sit here with your friends. It opens at eleven a. M and closes at two a. M. So you khun, basically chill here all day if you wanted. Let's go take a look at the food, so first up we have the club bar I don't know if I'm pronouncing that right. This is full from lunch and then for dinner every night. There is, like a different items, so this could be like pasta night or curry night sometimes. And so this bar is adjusted all the time. Wei have a little fridge space here. There's some sushi, some noodles and issue some alternate dining options for you in the corner. If you want something to just go really quick. Here we have the coffee and tea station, so there's coffee, tea, hot chocolate in the center back. There's all these drinks machines, so you have vitamin water, ice, and then this machine, which I love. It has so many different drinks, like you just have to check it out. It's so great a minute made juice machine and then on the opposite side to the It's like the same style fridge we saw before was just filled with some different things. So many to go salad and drinks, and then next to that's where the bar was on the other side. You have a little speciality, uh, sandwich bar, and that changes on the weekends. I believe it is a sundae bar and then the pizza, which is always there. It's so great to go out like one. I am when I'm really hungry, and I just forgot I didn't have dinner. So it's always a great option. And finally, we have a salad bar so you can make your own salad. It's nice, but not my favorite Silent. That's at another location that you'LL have to figure out once you're here and then coming up to the main Passion Register. There's some chips and snacks, and then smack dab in the center of the dining hall is just little fruits, milk and yogurt station, and my personal favorites here are the oranges. They are so good. I didn't eat oranges for, like, two or three years, and then I had one here. No, I was in love, and now I'm addicted to them. And so now he's come back to where we So we're I'm here with my friend today. We're in the Andrews burrito line. This thing is notoriously along. We've been sitting here, thankfully at the front of lines for, like, the past half hour. You've got to get here early, But I figured, well, I'm here just kind of studying, and today is just sitting here studying what we're doing is important. I thought you could, like, tell me like what you're doing about now. Yeah, so, um but I really enjoy about Brown is sort of community we have here where you have the support network throughout college, which is a really difficult time because you're trying to figure out what career you want to go into eventually. What? You're passionate about courses here definitely much more difficult than anything way probably ever experienced before. So it is a challenging time. And brown, it's it's very easy to find people who will help support you through that process. Time the there's plenty of academic advisers that you can always meet with, and they're always there. So passionate about the bear on DH, you know, meeting you during their office hours and, you know, going the extra mouth just to talk to you about any concerns. You have any anything that you just wanna bounce off them? Yeah. And that's That's what I found That I really love about grounds so far on Really excited to continue on with that my next year, So don't so much. All right, let's get those soon. it is about nine forty ten PM in the evening. I believe. Andi. We're headed to this beautiful feet of architecture behind me. Also, there's a sci fi science school sciences library or the silo. Um, so let's go inside. It's kind of chilly out here. All right, So I just swiped into the science library and to this side, which is right when you look in there, some stairs down to the basement. That's what it was like. The biggest steady spaces. I often go there into my classes just to, you know, get some work done. All right, so this is my stuff on the third floor of the Sciences Library with Saltman on this, the science center. It's really great because their rooms, some of them passing by, you can see a big central room. Some review sections are held in their classes. She's on the call. So, yeah, Aziz was saying there some smaller rooms that you can reserve. It's really nice because just quiet, isolated places to study where you won't be bald ID. So these are the rooms up here, so usually that's where I'm headed. Those of my friends Oh, waiting for Yu perspective grounds. What she's a friend of behind the camera is mine. And she made me. Not that that's a contribution. This's supposedly my favorite place on campus, but really, I just picked the place where I study a lot, which is inside ten PM study session. So we're in the science lab. Re write out, so we want to talk to you a little bit. Word gets around, of course, that it's like a machine takes to take forecast that around on me. Usually that's three for great and one that is past fail on DH. I'LL explain a little bit more about that later, but so what do you feel like work? You know about it? Well, promise, Definitely intense. And this is that It challenges you a lot, and depending on the course you take you five years old thinking about things it was never did before. I feel like if you shoes, you're fast as well, Then you won't have a hard time If you on ly have really have it crosses that I'm going to have a more difficult time. But as long as your balance it out and take the methods scores or course that may be a little bit of a dimensional portal. Yeah, exactly. So basically, just take advantage of what we have. I think they expected for going to somewhere between fifteen. Twenty. Alms for me defies all week. Some used to find yourself working harder than expected. They really changes its up to whatever the week is. My personal recommendation is that when you're kicking your boss, they wanna take pass, fail. Don't take out one weird class that you want to try out past failed because for me, that ended up being like the classes, but loves the most what I'm most fashion about. So that's what I do. Really? Well, I say take a class class feel like you think you make me, but you're not sure. So then if you do end up really know, like, you could just, you know, do whatever you need to get that past. And then it started. You don't have to worry about it, so that helps a little bit. Thank you. Think also. Five classes. Yeah, you can Don't just don't do it way. Don't like all the catfish in that mean to run into your bloodstream? That Yes, Tio Tio. All right, So I'm Andrew's comments. Like I said, I was gonna pull up. They got some fire music playing. Don't don't worry about this. I'll tell you about this later, but they got some fire music playing. But the bad news is there's no one here with this. I mean, there's a few people here, but it's not like you got a way for pasta night pasta. Nice is when everyone comes to Andrews. But the good thing about Andrews is that they always got a nice, pretty select pizza. Hold on. Okay, Okay. They got a little bit of that. They got some pepperoni down there. I see. So, you know, injuries is a nice place. Breakfast on the weekends is essential, Andrews. So if you ever want to get a nice breakfast burrito, I will personally recommend that there are also some study rooms, I think. Yeah, there's some study room so people can go in there, seclude themselves, you know, gets