Written by Sarah Dahl
Remember our College Walk archetypes? This time, Bwog tackles East Campus—a dream within a nightmare within a dream, the buildings that dominate your daytime musings and inform your party-seeking behavior/senior entitlement complex. In this edition, an unrepentant Sarah Dahl delves into the mind of the imminently mockable EC smoker.
There’s no better place to light up a cig than on the sky bridge arching across Amsterdam—that marvel of modern architecture which connects “Low Beach” and other lesser areas of campus with the pure simplicity, clean lines, and lawfulness of EC. The East Campus smoker knows this best.
After hand-rolling a cigarette (less expensive than store-bought, and producing a finer taste), the EC smoker pulls out their vintage refillable lighter, and blazes.
Smoking is cool. Cigarettes are elegant.
From a week of incessant testing (“midterms”), indecisive weather, and widespread incredulity over the first Columbia football victory in three years (!!!), emerge love, sex, disappointment, and Butler (always in the backdrop)—just don’t go as far as the dead bird we found, gone too soon from the NYC skyline. Congrats to all first-years for surviving their first week of tests, and continue to send in any observations about your week(end) to email@example.com.
Studyin’ (Or Not) Through The Pain
Tags: "deep space satellite probe crash", "eulogized the death of a blow up doll", a case of mistaken bassdentity, carman staff is v open about everything, College is an exercise in strategic failure, columbia is a test in which butler is every question and answer, dorm feng shui, field notes, love is never not in the air, pls match with us on tinder, sweetgreen, vegan lifestyle, we won!!!!!!!!!, who do you think has the sexiest knees?, you made it through the week
Written by Joe Milholland
For the first time in forever, you’re actually excited about Homecoming! You’re less so about by-laws, but Bwogger Joe Milholland, unmoved, gives you the CCSC recap you need, not the one you deserve.
At the Sunday night Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) meeting, VP of Campus Life Kelly Echavarria announced that this week’s Homecoming activities will include a photo scavenger hunt for inflatable lions hidden around campus. Students who take a picture of themselves with the lions—or the VPs of Campus Life from the 4 undergrad student councils—and enter into the raffle will be eligible to win an Apple Watch or sweaters.
The council also made some more changes to its by-laws. The judicial board committee, which is decided by the senior class president, will be approved by CCSC’s executive board and communicated to the general body—a measure implemented for “transparency,” according to current Senior Class President Saaket Pradham.
The University has approved major revisions to the Rules of University Conduct for the first time since 1989. The changes are meant to focus on student journalism in Columbia, as well as freedom of expression for every member of the community (the rights to demonstrate, rally, and petition are protected). The biggest revisions make the court process easier to navigate and establish an independent sanctioning body. See the email below for more information!
Columbia University’s Native American Council will be celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day today, in lieu of Columbus Day, and with good reason—so take this opportunity to cast off second-grade history (replete with offensive pageants and revisionist history) and stop moaning about having class today. They will be on College Walk all day to promote several activities: there will be a petition to recognize the Lenni-Lenape people with a plaque on campus, an eye-opening quote-matching game, and boards for posting public comments. Look out for the open mic from 6 to 7 pm at the Sundial, featuring poetry, songs, and spoken word performances from community members.
Update, 11:40 am: There was a gathering outside the Diana Center at Barnard in support of divestment from fossil fuels. The chalk writing on the ground reads, “Barnard profits from the exploitation of people and the environment.” Another one reads, “Defend our Mother Earth.”
Update, 4:30 pm: The chalk drawing advocating for divestment is apparently unconnected to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Rillest Squad via Facebook
Staten Island is known for its infamously large landfill (a fitting symbol for the distinctively #trash borough), the unbelievably cramped Staten Island Ferry (creeps galore!), and the Jersey Shore cast members who hail from this distant island—but other stuff happens here, like half-marathons! Congrats to the winners. (SI Live)
You know you’re actually dying to figure out what happened to the Kardashians in the season finale (and klimax) of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Either that, or you’re totally uninterested. (Jezebel)
Drama: the American missiles supplied to Syrian rebels might have drawn Russia into the conflict, creating something of a proxy war—the Syrian army has Russian backing. This is alarming. (Washington Post)
Two outside reports claim that the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014 (by a Cleveland officer), was “reasonable”. The investigation is ongoing, but the landfill of life remains packed. (New York Times)
In more lighthearted news, three Alcatraz inmates might not have drowned in their escape attempt after all! More than 50 years later, new evidence has emerged from the depths, with a History Channel special airing today. (New York Post)
Now It’s Called Freshkills Park via Shutterstock
Tags: are we all inmates in the prison that is columbia and are the bars the pages of our textbooks, disappointing news, landfills and lamentations, nyc and alcatraz: islands apart, proxy wars are not sexy, swim test, taking the ferry at 2am hones your survival skills, the Kardashians are a part of this complete breakfast, who remembers their borough track during nsop and does it decide what kind of person you are, wu tang clan, xiaolin showdown
We received a tip that an RA in John Jay was CAVA’d by their students this past week. They have since been fired.
Another source tells us that the RA was found lying unconscious in a bathroom stall. The source had to crawl under the door to help said person out of the stall because the stall door was locked.
Update, 9:11 PM: The RA mentioned above is said to have resigned, not been fired. The person in question is no longer working as an RA.
Update, 9:43 PM: After consideration, Bwog has chosen to remove elements of unnecessary identification in order to give privacy to those involved.
If you have any further information, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Gowan Moïse
Staff writer and committed concertgoer Gowan Moïse delivers a slice of the sounds of the other John Adams of modern composition.
John Luther Adams, a standout in the world of American composition and the recipient of Columbia’s William Schuman Award for 2015, closed out a three-concert series of performances this past Saturday at the Miller Theatre. “Extraordinary Listening: A John Luther Adams Trilogy” was organized to focus on three specific pieces considered integral to Adams development as a composer and to present the separate pieces as a trilogy for the first time ever. In order of performance, Clouds of Forgetting, Clouds of Unknowing; For Lou Harrison; and In the White Silence present a sweeping account of Adams’ growth as a composer.
While the trilogy’s history traces a chronicle of Adams’ development as a composer, the compositions themselves were meant to break from the traditional perspective that music is narrative in function. Adams makes note that these specific pieces are “among the most significant works in [his] catalogue” because of how they, as compositions, create a space for the listener to exist within the music instead of directing the listener along a rigid narrative structure. Given this departure from tradition, I was a bit skeptical going into the performance as to how Adams’ intentions would work in their execution. Despite that initial skepticism, the JACK Quartet and the International Contemporary Ensemble managed replace it with appreciation with their delivery of a thoroughly enjoyable presentation of Adams’ piece.
Written by Eric Cohn
Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Our recommendations are below, and the full list of events can be found below the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in the comments.
(Sung to the tune of… well, you’ll figure it out.)
You used to come to Bwog on Sunday’s.
Late night when you need our snacks.
Come to Bwog on Sunday’s.
Late night when you need our jokes.
And we know that come 7pm, you’ll slide into our DMs.
You’ll show up in Lerner 505, what a time to be alive.
Ever since the meetings started you
Been wanting to come hang out
Everybody knows and you feel left out
Don’t get us down, don’t get us stressed out.
…Come thru! Drake will be happy, and so will we. See you tonight!
Papi via Shutterstock
With fall quickly approaching, Baker Bwoggers Courtney Couillard, Lila Etter, and Gowan Moise spent an afternoon working on a fun baking project to share with all of you amateur college cookers.
Upon deciding what to bake, we knew we wanted to go with a classic. But not just some boring version—something that had a bougie edge to make sure we got a ton of likes on our Instagrams of the final result. We settled on a wacky variation of the beloved brownie. Layered with pretzels, brownie, and caramel, we set out to create the world’s most beautiful store bought creation.
Tags: 'is it hard? then it's a pretzel', 50 strokes of brownie, baking at barnard, baking with bwog, brownies, but not actually, cooking with bwog, ina is life goals, plimp's kitchen... hell's kitchen, special brownies, store bought is aight, the jeffrey to my ina, what makes these brownies special? bwog love of course, when will we find our jeffrey
Salad Days puts us in a salad haze. But even better than Mac Demarco (yes, even better than him) is the fact that today, from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, you can get a free salad! Sweetgreen, a hipster healthy eatery with build-your-own salads, has opened up a new location at 2937 Broadway, just a block away from the main gates. In honor of their grand opening, you’re invited to come in and try a salad! Be sure to get there soon, while supplies last.
Health via Shutterstock
Shia LaBeouf, once known for his acting and alleged cannibalism, is now increasingly known for his legal troubles. He was arrested Friday night for public intoxication and attempting to cross the street at an inopportune time. (USA Today)
In yet another incident of actor arrest, while Shia was making a fool of himself in Austin, Randy Quaid and his wife were trying in vain to cross the Canada-Vermont border. Better luck next time, guys? (ABC)
The CIA has announced that maaaaybe their former director might have possibly (almost definitely) omitted relevant information surrounding the circumstances of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. (Fox)
This mistake is yet to come, but it’s likely it will happen soon… and when it does, it could cost the Mets $15.8 million. They’re about to lose Daniel Murphy. (New York Post)
Chris Christie may have made a huge mistake – even huger than sticking to his birth name – and he’s realizing this only now. (Washington Post)
Infamy via Shutterstock
Tags: actual cannibal shia labeouf, bwog lines, bwoglines, crossing streets and crossing borders... true pioneers in our opinion, gotta love the CIA, it was very difficult to figure out the correct spelling of shia's name, like way more difficult than it should have been, this could have just been another edition of men doing stupid things, yikes tbh
Written by Max Rettig
Finally. At long last. It’s over.
The Lions rolled over Wagner 26-3 tonight to win their first football game since they beat Cornell 34-17 on November 10th, 2012, exactly 35 months to the date.
Take some time to process this.
Running back Cameron Molina scored from six yards out, and with the help of a defensive fumble recovery for another touchdown and a Cameron Nizialek field goal, the Lions led 17-0 after just one quarter.
And then, not even two minutes into the second quarter, quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg ran 32 yards for another touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Wagner returner DeAngelo James fumbled recovered his own fumble inside the Wagner end zone, giving Columbia another two points and the ball.
With a 26-3 lead at halftime, the Lions never looked back.
Almost five minutes to the end, a tipped ball resulted in an interception by Columbia Defensive Lineman JD Hurt.
Columbia hosts Penn (1-3) next Saturday at 3:30 pm for Homecoming. Coach Al Bagnoli will face his former team for the first time with a win under his belt.
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