New Kid on the Blog: Derek


Hello all. I’m writing to you this cold, dreary, and wet morning to announce that I will be writing about all things fun for the Clipper during the next few months So, if you are looking for a way to stay updated on cheap (preferably free!), and diverse happenings, be sure to check back here and my personal blog ( for great ideas on how to spend those precious few moments of free time you have with friends or by yourself.

As someone who began living in New York City only six months ago, my search for affordable, but most of all fun, events and nightlife is very much an experiment in getting to know the city and all it has to offer. My experience has varied in success, including that awkward moment when you realize the meal you’ve just enjoyed can only be paid for in cash while you sit wide-eyed in disbelief at the waitress or counter-clerk and have to run to the nearest ATM. When I write about my experiences, you can expect me to be honest, telling whether or not the event was a bust or a must-see, that way you know not only what is worth your time, but also what isn’t. Even if something is reviewed negatively, I encourage you to have an open mind and check it out if it initially interested you. After all, each of us has our own personal tastes that are subjective to our interests, so I want to provide a diverse and varied range of ideas for you to experiment and challenge yourself with. But most of all, I’m looking for happenings that offer a chance for reprieve from the burdens and obligations of student life–simply, to be yourself and have fun.

Derek Parsons


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