Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a history major at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a child, he wanted to be a pirate, Jedi, and/or velociraptor. He's put those plans on hold, however, and is now the news blog director at 95.5 WBRU ( Eric also writes for Brown's satirical newspaper, The Brown Noser. His favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back, his favorite book is All the King's Men, and his favorite TV show is 30 Rock.
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