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Six members of the Columbia basketball team cheering from the sidelines

Is cheering all they do?

Sports editor Ross Chapman is back with more expert basketball analysis. This time, he’s writing about Conor Voss, John Sica, and Peter Barba – three players who started their Columbia basketball legacy on the bench.

Levien Gym, Columbia’s basketball gym of 2,700 fans, loves Conor Voss. The 7’1″ senior center has always been the tallest Lion, but he hasn’t always used that height on the court – Voss logged only 142 minutes in his first three seasons at Columbia. But Voss has made himself a team presence since when he was learning to play the center role from Cory Osetkowski. Even on a slow day at Levien, Voss could always be found jumping and cheering from the bench when a teammate hit an exciting three or rejected an opposing shot. His enthusiasm was infectious. When Voss started to get minutes in nearly every game, the passion he gave was returned by his teammates.

Voss’s evolution from bench character to offensive and defensive threat is impressive, but it happens all the time. Every year, seniors graduate and new players have to step up – in basketball and everywhere else. What those players do, and how they train and perform, determines the future of this Lions squad We talked with Conor Voss, John Sica, and Peter Barba to learn more about this transformation.

How do these players evolve?

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“Symbolic Nature of a Castrated Penis”

We’re almost halfway done with the semester, and our notes have gradually been getting worse and worse. As midterms barrel on, Bwog’s here to share some of the best, weirdest, or most confusing things we’ve written over the course of the semester.

  • “What’s the difference between Cicero and Montaigne’s bowel movements?”
  • “You are human bondage to an advertiser.”
  • “What’s the opposite of democracy? Monarchy, anarchy, tyranny. What’s the opposite of pornography? HBO’s Girls, I suppose.”
  • “Claudius is fucked
  • “Many picture editors see that Holbein’s Ambassadors is almost a perfect square and crop it, thinking the painting is supposed to be a square. They’re wrong. They’re morons.”
  • “If you’re into mischief and crime, this is the period for you”
  • “I think I’m in love with that teacher guy.”
  • “I love this class but I need to pee so bad right now”
  • “AM I A COWARD?”
  • “In history, there have always been laptop writers in Starbucks”

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Have you or a loved one become sick of Butler? You may be entitled to a better library. The law offices of Bwog and Bwog* are here to help. Bwog writer Jack Treanor reviews The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library.

* Disclaimer: Bwog does not offer real legal services.

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library

What amenities can you look forward to?

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It’s taking more than seven meetings to get a printer in here…

Sidney Perkins, SEAS ’17, is the Engineering Student Council Vice President of Policy (or, as he puts it, the “leader of the policy juggernaut of ESC”). He’s been prominently featured in our ESC coverage recently because of a resolution he tried (and failed) to pass in order to put Legos in an engineering student center, as well as other resolutions related to mental health on campus. Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets sat down with him to talk about these resolutions, his view of ESC, and the role of student government in general.

Bwog: How did you get involved with student government at Columbia?

Sidney Perkins: My sophomore year, I ran for class council, because I wanted to help plan events for my classmates, help get them in touch with prospective employers, and then my junior year I did that again because I really enjoyed it. And towards the end of last year, having spent a lot of time on the policy committee as a committee member, I felt a pretty big calling to work on the executive board in that capacity.

Read on for Sidney’s philosophy on student government.

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Uber’s CEO realizing his mistake

Happening in the World: Uber’s CEO released a message to his employees saying that he must “fundamentally change” after a series of scandals in the last few months tarnished the companies image. (The Atlantic)

Happening in NYC: Home renovator Jerry Birbach, known for blocking a low-income housing project in the 1970s, died on Wednesday at 87. (New York Times)

Happening on Campus: Columbia InterVarsity Christian Fellowship will be hosting a conflict-resolution professor at 7 p.m. tomorrow, the third in a series of lectures about love.

Overseen: Ben and Jerry’s on sale at Morton Williams: 2 for 7 dollars!

Bad Joke: There is no “i” in denial.

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