Written by aditi Patil
This weekend, Bwog discovered that love is fake and what was the automatic response? Drink away their sorrows. Email us at email@example.com if you want to share your fun or crazy stories!
Bwog Is Drunk As Usual
Bwog and Love
Written by Regan Mies
The weather’s just brisk enough to remind Regan Mies, first-year Bwogger, of fall bonfires and roasting s’mores. She realizes, unfortunately, that it might not be realistic to have an evening bonfire get-together on Butler Lawn, and has instead crafted a recipe for S’mores Dessert Dip using ingredients gathered strictly from John Jay and Ferris! Share with friends in the warmth of your dorm, or eat it entirely by yourself with a spoon–we’re not judging.
Disclaimer: Make sure you grab your ingredients with a meal swipe—CU Dining offers take-out boxes for you to bring back to your dorm.
This week: S’mores Dessert Dip
Appliances: a microwave
Written by Abby Rubel
Sports Editor Abby Rubel interrupts your midterm season to bring you the news from the field(s).
Men’s Soccer: The Lions (5-4-1, 2-1 Ivy) lost 2-1 against the Princeton Tigers (7-4-1, 2-0-1) on Saturday. Princeton now leads the Ivy League, while Columbia drops to third behind 2-1 Cornell. The Tigers scored both goals in the first 30 minutes. In the second half, Columbia first-year Andrew Stevens knocked the ball in from 15 yards away for the Light Blue’s only goal of the game. Columbia had two opportunities to score in the game’s final minutes but were unable to tie it up. The Lions are currently third in the Ivy League.
Football: Columbia (3-2, 0-2 Ivy) remains winless in the Ivy League after a 13-10 loss against Penn (4-1, 1-1 Ivy) this weekend. Despite the presence of Josh Bean, the Lions struggled to put points on the board. The Light Blue’s defense held the Quakers to just two field goals in the first half. Columbia’s first touchdown came early in the third quarter off of a 21-yard touchdown pass from Bean to junior Kaleb Pitts. Senior Chris Alleyne kicked the extra point to make it 7-6 Columbia. With less than five minutes left in the third, Alleyne kicked a 46-yard field goal to increase Columbia’s lead to four. Penn’s quarterback ran the ball in for a touchdown to make it 13-10 with plenty of time left in the game. Columbia didn’t convert on its next possession, but forced Penn to punt with 2:34 to play. Bean led the Lions swiftly downfield, completing a 43-yard pass to Pitts on fourth-and-18. The Blue and White were threatening to score from the Penn 24, but Bean’s pass was intercepted to end the game.
Volleyball: The Lions (9-8, 3-4 Ivy) lost both their matches 0-3 this weekend. They lost the first two sets against Penn (5-13, 2-5 Ivy) by 7 and 10 points, but battled back in the third, only to lose 25-23 after two consecutive Penn kills. The Light Blue’s matches against Princeton (13-5, 6-1 Ivy), the reigning champion, were even tougher. After hanging in on the first 25-20 set, the Lions couldn’t come back, and dropped the next two sets 25-15 and 25-16. Princeton is now second in the Ivies, behind Yale, while Columbia hangs on in fourth just ahead of Harvard.
Field Hockey: Lost 0-2 at Penn, won 5-4 against Fairfield
Women’s Golf: Lost at Richmond, Columbia’s Qingyi Symba Xu finished in 2nd place as an individual
Women’s Soccer: Lost 0-1 against Princeton
#relatable via gocolumbialions.com
Written by Henry Golub
Staff Writer Henry
Golub wrote about Lerner
using six haikus
Time, time, who needs it?
When I schlep up your long ramps
My beating heart aches
Ferris is crowded
Lines last for thirty minutes
A bagel for me
I like nothing more
Than placing my pencil down
And seeing it roll
If I had to choose
Between stairs and many ramps
I’d choose the wrong path
So many doors closed
A gap opens on the left
A crowd blocks the way
O elevators! <3
You are for decoration
And you never work
Lerner One via Wikimedia Commons
Lerner Two via Wikimedia Commons
Written by Nadra Rahman
Bwogger Nadra Rahman sits in on an unexpectedly short CCSC meeting, bringing you all the printing quota and letter-writing info you desperately seek.
CCSC operated efficiently last night, beginning the night with a brief printing quota Q&A with CUIT representatives. This was followed by a sort of re-enactment of last week’s meeting—at which UndoCU and the Native American Council (NAC) had both appeared to ask for event funding and support. This week, both groups appeared again to further their engagement with CCSC, with better results.
I Got $85 In My Pocket
Three adults (and CUIT leaders) spent a chunk of their Sunday evening in the Satow Room: Gaspare LoDuca, Chief Information Officer and VP for IT; José Santiago, AVP of Client Services; and Scott Miller, Associate Director of Strategic Communications.
A Q&A with the trio was prefaced by International Students Rep Nikola Danev’s recap of the history behind the printing quota changes. Danev stated that the printing system was switched over to a semesterly (from week-by-week) configuration due to a student council initiative last year (true) and that the lower quota came along with that switch. All the changes are to be seen as part of a pilot program, and data will be analyzed at the end of the semester to help shape future printing policy. According to Danev, Columbia still has the highest printing quota of all the Ivies, even with the reductions.
Written by aditi Patil
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to accurately reflect Alqesem’s status. Her deportation has been suspended and her appeal will be heard by the Israeli Supreme Court this week.
Happening in the World: American Lara Alqesem, 22, was barred from entering Israel for being a president of a small chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida. The Tel Aviv district court rejected her initial appeal, but Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended her deportation and will hear her case this week.
Happening in the US: Whirlwind romance between comedian Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande came to an end this weekend, as the couple broke off their engagement with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off. Sources said the two still have love for each other, but things are over romantically.
Happening in NYC: Violence erupted at a male-only far-right event for the Proud Boys at the Metropolitan Republican Club. After a speech by Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, someone began committing vandalism with swords. Three white supremacists were arrested for the crime, including founder McInnes himself. https:
Happening on Campus: There will be a Walk-to-Wellness event at Low Library from 1 to 2 PM, where participants will engage in a free, instructor-led walking program to help them incorporate more physical activity into their workday. Join your colleagues for kick-off walks featuring a group walk, dynamic stretches, and wellness swag!
Overseen/Overheard: “How is the food? Did everything come out instagramable?”
yet another example of failed love via Billboard
Written by Liv Nelson
I have often been haunted by the mystery of what is going on with the woman on the left’s interesting “hat”, dominating the blow-up photograph in Lerner 510, feat. Levi.
I am tired of mulling over it at 3 am every single night and thusly have decided to solve this great enigma.
(Disclaimer: these are deeply scientific hypotheses backed up with years of academic research in Schapiro)
Written by Isabel Sepúlveda
Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.
Written by Elle Ferguson
Elle Ferguson, a freshman at Barnard and staff writer for Bwog, observes the important stuff.
When you read the title of this article you may have thought to yourself: how did someone think of sorting the quad buildings? My answer to that is: how could someone not sort the quad buildings? There are four buildings, and four Hogwarts houses guys, c’mon. Quite frankly, I’m surprised no one thought of this before. How can I be the first person at Bwog to mention this? I’ve been to the meetings, I’m not the craziest person there. Nonetheless, I take honor in being the first trailblazer in this terrain. I’m sorting these buildings according to my own experiences, so some of you may disagree. If so, write your own article.
Written by Alex Tang
We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.
For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:
Written by Cara Hudson-Erdman
Shoutout to the Morningside CSA for giving me enough radishes to last a lifetime last week and for making me expand my palate! Here’s a recipe to use up the entire vegetable, including the greens. I know radish pasta sounds like something your grandma would force you to eat at a family function but I promise it is delicious.
Garlicky Radish Pasta
Juice and zest of one lemon
3 cloves of garlic
8 radishes and their greens, sliced into little rounds
Parmesan cheese (optional!)
Pasta! Works best with chunky shapes like gigli, orecchiette, or farfalle rather than spaghetti, but go crazy.
Olive oil to taste.
Written by Elisha Zhao
In honor of crisp fall weather finally descending upon us and some lingering thoughts of summer, have this love sonnet Shakespeare himself wrote to Bwog. And come to our open meeting tonight at 9pm in Lerner 510!
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Many hands do take the darling grapes away,
And summer’s fruit hath very sweet a taste:
Sometime too steep the ramp of Lerner inclines,
And often is his perilous climb chagrined;
But always there is Bwog oh beloved Mine,
On time and meeting in the room untrimm’d;
For thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of those pitches thou owest;
For shall Bwog say thou meet’st at 9 (pm) today,
When in Lerner 510 to time thou growest:
So long as minds can pitch or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Image via Wikimedia
Written by Elisha Zhao
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Happening in the World: Migrants in Riace, Italy, a town famous for being immigration-friendly, will be transferred away per order of the Italian government. Mayor Domenico Lucano, long praised for his integration plan, has been placed under house arrest.
Happening in the US: Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican nominee for governor this November, has been found to have stalled 53,000 voter applications, most of whom are black and minority voters. He faces Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams next month, who could become the first black woman in the US to be governor.
Happening in NYC: The NYC Handmade Bazaar is today from 10am – 5:30pm! Take a zip downtown for a fair featuring handmade art, clothing, jewelry, food, furniture, and more.
Also! The Morgan Library and Museum is hosting the Monster Masquerade this Thursday, 10/18, from 6-8pm: sketch live models, listen to live music, and try out in the costume contest (it’s free admission with your CUID)!
Happening on campus: Check out “Embodied Cognition and Prosthetics: Are Our Tools Part of Our Bodies?” tomorrow from 4-6pm!
Poem of the Day:
And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
Anais Nin, Risk
Tags: adding the poem cuz we all need a lil poetry in our lives, bwip on the radar, do you ever go to jj's just to get four bottles of juice, halloween decor is the best thing ever, have a great sunday, i am very hyped for the bazaar, monster masquerade sounds like such a hit, need to sleep earlier haha, support local artisans!, walked into noco almost walked right out
Written by Zack Abrams
Social Media Editor Zack Abrams recently realized the inherent tension between Columbia meal halls, which have Coca-Cola products, and Barnard meal halls, which have Pepsi Products. That’s wack, right?
This isn’t going to be a very long post, I’ve just been recently thinking about how it’s weird that Columbia and Barnard, these terrific twins who flank Broadway, these premier institutions of Manhattan, each represent a different side of that everlasting soda war.
No matter whether you think Coke products are generally better or if you’re wrong, I think we can all agree that Barnard students will never feel welcome at Columbia, and vice versa, unless we can all drink the same drinks in solidarity. If that means Columbia has to give up those shiny Freestyle machines of the future in favor of the outdated, dirty fountains that Barnard enjoys, so be it. It’s worth the price to pay to bring these two communities together.
Diana pizza. JJ’s fries. Hewitt pasta. (Allegedly it’s good, I wouldn’t know, I don’t eat at Hewitt) Each campus has so much to offer in the food arena. But it would help if it didn’t feel like crossing no-man’s-land every time I filled up my Diana cup with that godawful chemical concoction masquerading itself as “Cherry Pepsi.” It’s worth it for the pizza, but, c’mon.
Barnard students: lay down your fountains, join the future. Or, like, you don’t have to casually worship a capitalist behemoth you can just ask the dining halls nicely to change to Coke products. Can we have a referendum on that? I’m down for a referendum.
Coca-Cola Curves via Flickr
Written by Bwog Staff
Sometimes it’s nice to pretend that we can get some life-applicable skills out of our Core readings. Guest writer Olivia Grinberg-Phillips has collected some Homeric takeaways she thinks everyone ought to know.
Although most of us are knee-deep in midterms, in reality, the Fall and Thanksgiving breaks are just around the corner (a very exciting and spooky corner at that). It’s during those breaks that many of us will go home to our eagerly waiting families. Once there, we will relax, dine, recuperate, and inevitably have to answer that dreaded question: “So what did you learn at school?” Now, despite the fact that we attend a world-class, Ivy League institution, it’s understandable that our minds will most likely draw a painful blank– causing one family member to bitch about the cost of Columbia, while a cantankerous grandparent rants about how “back in my day, we gave a damn about our education…”
So, unless starting family quibbles is your cup of tea (or some bourgeois, seasonal Starbucks drink), I’ve put together a list of 5 life lessons from Homer’s Odyssey that not only should every college freshman be aware of, but that will also make excellent, Lit Hum-sourced answers to the question “What did you learn at Columbia?”
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