Dec

18

Good Night, And Good Luck

Written by

"What a beautiful day for a town hall"

Dear Columbia — to our fans, part-time fans, naysayers, haters, and our primarily unruffled, ambivalent readership — we’ve had a strong semester. I say “strong” because it was not quite a good semester but a powerful one, passionate and encouraging. If sometimes too apologetic, you can’t negate our — Bwog’s — interest in the activity we’ve seen on campus over the past four and a half months. A lot has happened, particularly in recent weeks, and I can’t understate my appreciation for your engagement. Not just as a writer and observer but as another student, I am so grateful for a community that persists and is willing to argue against the circumstances you, or I, or anyone else, faces here. I appreciate this persistence.

This is at once our compulsory “Bwog Out” post for the end of the year, and a call for further action. I so love my peers for the work they do on top of academic stress and strain, social and familial and financial and school-related anxieties, adversity and upset, pressure, heartbreak, impairment, invalidation. I ask that you persist and continue. Keep up the good fight (against The Man, perhaps). Send me your thoughts, concerns, stories, ideas, essays, and pitches; I want to know what’s on your mind, what you want to hear about, know about. Write to me personally at taylor@bwog.com. Write to greater Bwog, day or night or upon the witching hour, at tips@bwog.com.

Congratulations on completing the fall 2014 semester! Congratulations on your graduation, imminent graduation, first semester of college, or mid-(college) life crisis! Bwog — as an ambiguous, free-form, yet possibly mammalian entity — and I, support you. We wish you a safe, healthy, warm, and fruitful winter break, and hope to see you at our first meeting come January. There will be snacks.

Sincerely,

Taylor Grasdalen, Editor-in-Chief

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27 Comments

  1. CC '15

    Is that a reference to Andrew Bird's "Tables & Chairs" at the end? Faith in Bwog, restored.

  2. Anonymous  

    Good luck next semester, Bwog!

  3. Anonymous

    Looking forward to Bwog in 2015!!

  4. Michael Caine

    do not go gentle into that good night
    old age should burn and rage at close of day
    rage, rage against the dying of the light
    i will not bury another batman

  5. JSM

    It's friday already where are my grades??? Can we start that wall of shame plz?

  6. Hi

    Why does bwog pass from the hands of one sad white girl into the next every year? Even multiple times per year.

  7. Last

    comment of the season!

  8. Hey, G....

    I said, "last comment of the season"

  9. Anonymous

    why do you creeps refer to emma as a victim even though she never pursued charges, and columbia threw out her case? You realize that's a presumption of guilt and a violation of due process, right? Or does logic hurt your head.

  10. Anonymous

    Hope Lerner hall burns down with all the admin in it this Christmas. Fucking pricks.

  11. Anonymous

    OMG I FOUND AN ENTIRE TWITTER ACCOUNT WITH 130+ PICS OF RANDOM COLUMBIANS DEEP THROATING BANANAS. HIDDEN GEM. https://twitter.com/columbiabananas

  12. my GPA is waiting...

    It's Boxing Day.

    All I wanted for Christmas were my grades back.

    D:

  13. First

    First post of the new year 2015!! Best to everyone.

  14. Anonymous

    Presses charges to publish her ex-boyfriend / "rapist's" name to the world, repeals charges to avoid perjury. Be more transparent, Emma.

  15. WHERE ARE MY GRADES

    It's time for the wall of shame, Bwog.

  16. For real

    though.... but check SSOL; I didn't get a notification email for a couple of mine.

  17. WHERE ARE MY GRADES THO

    Aaaaaaaahh

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