Daily Archive: February 27, 2017

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Remember in third grade when neon rubber earrings from Claire’s were, like, the coolest thing, like, ever?

I don’t even think it bears repeating, but let’s just say that this weekend was weird. Like, weird. Random, drunk, and weird. Check out this weekend’s field notes. 

Spur of the moment: 

  • Went to Claire’s to get an impromptu ear piercing and realized I didn’t have my real state ID to prove I was over 18… so I used my fake.
  • Danced to an impromptu samba set-up in the 14th street subway station.
  • Took the bus from Columbia to Washington Heights and made friends with a Yeshiva University student on the bus.
  • Pulled a wild all nighter on thursday night during which I brought a coffee machine to Butler and Ubered to the Apple store on 5th ave.
  • Happened across the cutest pizza place on the upper west side with my bestest friend (during happy hour!) and enjoyed the greatest early dinner and drinks.
  • Entered Beta for the first time since freshman year. It was still classic Beta, which is both impressive and disconcerting.
  • Sprinted through Riverside Park at 2 am while loudly (and drunkenly) singing along to Neil Cicierega music.
  • Left my number for the waiter on Mel’s on my dinner receipt. He texted me inviting me to come back later that night for a free drink. I never went.
  • Hooked up with a cute boy I met at Beta who turned out to be a grad student. He also gave me his number and a very nice goodbye hug (even though I said bye very awkwardly).

Alcohol is weird:

  • Created a mixed drink with Belvedere and Bai5 in my swell water bottle and reached peak whiteness.
  • Found a half empty handle of Fireball in the Carman service elevator. Proceeded to take shots straight from the bottle and pass it around with other people in the elevator. First thought this morning was not “Where did that come from and why did I drink it” but “Wow lit, can’t wait to finish it.”
  • Coined the term “Beta juice.”
  • Drank a whole bottle of cheap white wine and spent an hour in John JJ’s eating pasta and mozzarella sticks.
  • Spent enough on alcohol at Amigos to get free tequila shots at the end of the “meal.” Also wasn’t that worth it.
  • Borrowed my suitemate’s water bottle with the express purpose of day drinking.
  • Got drunk off of one cocktail at 6 pm.

 

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Bwog hearts math

Midterms are here, so why not check out a new library? New staff writer Bella Tincher continues our library review series with the Mathematics Library. 

Location: Math Building 303
Hours: Monday- Thursday, 9 am to 11 pm
Friday, 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 10 pm
Contact: (212) 854-4712
[email protected]
Seats:

  • Total: ~80 seats
  • Main Floor: 60 seats
  • Stacks 1st Floor: 10
  • Stacks 2nd Floor: 10
  • Computers: 14 seats

But is there a spa

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The sea of chairs is coming in handy

The sea of chairs is coming in handy

For once, reporters weren’t the only audience members in the room—join Bwogger Nadra Rahman in the Satow Room, where CCSC got a little heated last night. 

Last night’s meeting of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) was “the most populated student council meeting” seen by USenator Jay Rappaport in two years—for once, the audience seats were packed. The audience was mostly motivated by the proposal that CCSC co-sponsor Israeli Apartheid Week at Columbia (described by its organizers as “a week of programming meant to educate about Palestine, its history and struggles, as well as how it intersects with other indigenous struggles around the world”). The audience, which included members of Columbia/Barnard Hillel and Aryeh, were against any CCSC involvement in the controversial event series. The other main event of the night was the brief question and answer session with Deantini and Dean Kromm, which addressed the usual themes: student wellness and space.

“Zionists are Racist” or “Complete Content Neutrality”?
Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD) had asked CCSC to cosponsor Israeli Apartheid Week, which is to take place from Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3. This cosponsorship could be nominal only or financial ($10-30) and could be for the entire week or a single event.

How did they vote?

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Columbia is home to many different perspectives regarding the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Besides the demonstration that will take place on Low Plaza between 11 am to 4 pm, a few events will be happening every day this week relating to Israel and Palestine. Check them out to hear the voices of Columbia students and prominent activists on both sides of the issue. 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • 7:30 to 9:30 pm: 50 Years of Occupation: The 1967 Naksa with Prof. Rashid Khalidi (Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall) ~ CU Apartheid Divest

Thursday

  • “Demystifying the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” ~ Aryeh (Details and Facebook Event to come)
  • 6 to 9 pm: Natives & Colonists: Pasts & Futures of Palestine with Prof. Joseph Massad (Broadway Room, Lerner Hall)
  • 8 to 10 pm: Trump & Israel at 50 Days: Taking Stock of U.S.-Israel Relations (614 Schermerhorn) ~ Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies

Friday

  • 3 to 5 pm: Teaching Palestine: Scholarship and Resistance (Hamilton 702) ~ CU Apartheid Divest

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Good morning, Columbia! Only two more weeks until Spring Break! We can do it! Just keep pushing on!

Happening in the nation: In case you didn’t notice, the Oscars were last night… And there was one hell of a Steve Harvey moment. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty got caught in an envelope mix-up and accidentally announced La La Land as Best Picture, when the real winner was Moonlight. A day that will live in infamy.

Happening in NYC: If you’re anything like me, you spent this beautiful weekend looking to get cocktails and grub from everyone’s favorite upper west side joint, Jacob’s Pickles. But alas! A fire on Saturday in the apartment buildings above has left Jacob’s Pickles closed indefinitely for repairs. I know, I know, we’re heartbroken too.

Happening on campus: Tonight, Columbia University Women in Law and Politics is hosting New York City Councilman Corey Johnson for a discussion on minority rights under the Trump administration. They’ll be in Lerner 569 tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Overseen/Overheard: We found a little ode to the Bwog Slackbot on Saturday night at Beta on the DJ table.

Hey man, rush Beta.

 

Unexpected Party Playlist: Looking to shake up your go-to party playlist? No worries, Bwog is here with some suggestions. Check out these unexpected party classics that will get your pregame rockin’ at a whole new level.

Photo via me.

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