Daily Archive: December 20, 2016

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110 had a rough final. it was called Saturday night.

110 had a rough final. it was called Saturday night.

Setting: 110
Protagonist: a girl with an unnervingly serene disposition
Era: finals

The warning signs were there.  She had seen yellow streaks on the wall and drips from the ceiling and thought mucus? acid? an externalized flu? And then she shrugged and went to bed.

What appeared to be a Simpson murder was reported the next morning to the building super – but exams took precedent as the days progressed.  She began telling her suite mates that the neon yellow crime scene on the walls of her bathroom were fading.  Their nerves settled, she had passed a final: life was looking up.

But then the incident happened.

It was 3am when the suite was relatively unresponsive to what sounded like the earth splitting in half in the neighboring room.  Some Columbia students may think that living on Broadway is loud – but 110’s glamorous history as a luxury hotel of yesteryear presents itself in the form of creeks and melancholy groans. It’s tired. We’re tired. The pressure of exams on us is akin to the weight of time on it’s old structural forms.

So, sometimes we fail our tests.  And, sometimes 110 lets go a of ceiling.

Wait… a ceiling?

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Find out which of the few and precious Columbia traditions you identify with!

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Has your friend made you a starter pack yet? Nah? Ok, sucks for you, but we made one that applies to the whole university. Here is is! Enjoy.

Starter packs look bad. However much effort you might put into finding the perfect objects is almost certainly more than what you put into arranging them on the Microsoft Paint canvas. To demonstrate the problems with current starter pack layouts, I present what the Morningside campus would look like if it were made in 2016.

How are you supposed to walk between classes? How is your eye supposed to traverse the canvas? I’m really not sure, but this artwork is made with as much care and attention as any other starter pack. (Click to enlarge.)

A map of Columbia, but everything is horribly placed and sized

this layout looks pretty good

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Surely not even Trump can kick someone this gorgeous out of the US?

Surely not even Trump can kick someone this gorgeous out of the US?

What’s cooler than being cool? Being a multi-cultural badass with a thing for parties and politics. Ariella dishes some dope advice and interesting personal tidbits in the process. Read on!

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ariella G. Hohl, GS, Middle Eastern Studies, São Paulo, Brazil

Claim to fame: The girl who left campus one summer as a member of the Jewish Orthodox community and co-chair J Street CU and did a 180 – moved to a refugee camp in Palestine and Jordan for 10 months and then came back a member of SJP. On a less a political note -I also helped reestablish the Brazilian Student Society and threw some mean parties during my spare time.

Where are you going? I am both Arab and Latina – do I even have a chance to stay in the US under Trump at this point? Wish me luck (and a visa)!

What advice does Ariella have?

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Yummm

She looks like the real thing

Bwogline: NYC is about to get a new subway on Jan 1, and it’s gonna be artsy af. Plus, this 2nd ave line will make getting around the Upper East Side a lot easier, if you ever go there. (NY Times)

Study Tip: Adderall might have a placebo effect on people without ADHD. So if you need some stimulation, ritalin, caffeine, or vyvanse are the way to go.

Music: Return to your toddlerhood with Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees” (released 1995). Massachusetts neo-folk singer Lori McKenna also does a nice cover. Or, if you don’t like our music, Spotify just came out with your “top songs of 2016” playlist, which is always a good bet.

Procrastination: Bake something! The actual prep/clean up will probably only take 30 min, and  you can study while it bakes. Here’s Bwog’s favorite banana bread recipe. Bonus points if you use bananas taken from the dining hall.

Overheard: “He had a yoga mat for a bed.”

Banana Bread via Nimz/Food.com

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