Daily Archive: March 5, 2017

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If you are like Bwog, too excited to study without looking at your phone every 10 minutes yet too anxious to actually relax and wait for Spring Break…

Come to Lerner 505, at 7 pm for Bwog’s meeting tonight! We swear we won’t bite!

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Starting from 2:05 pm today, the Columbia University Wind Ensemble will host its 9th annual Columbia Festival of Winds in Roone Arledge Auditorium! The Festival is a day-long event that “brings together wind bands from greater NYC area for a collaborative celebration of the unique musical form of wind band music”. Tickets are available on the Columbia Arts Initiative Website, at the TIC, and at the door. All profits will go to the Musical Mentor Collaborative, a Columbia-based nonprofit that provides music lessons to public elementary school students.

The program is as follows:

Columbia Festival Band: 2:05 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Kings County Concert Band: 2:20 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Princeton Wind Ensemble: 2:55 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Manhattan Wind Ensemble: 3:30 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Mark Twain Concert Band: 4:05 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Columbia University Wind Ensemble: 4:40 ᴘ.ᴍ.
Massed Band: 5:10 ᴘ.ᴍ.

Purchase your ticket here!

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Bwog loves things!!

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.

Recommended

  • “International Women’s Day Celebration with new UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. IAB. Elisabeth Lindenmayer.
  • “Community Scholars Lecture: Voices From Inside America’s Mass System of Punishment” Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Low Rotunda. Reverend Vivian Nixon.
  • “Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First” Wednesday, March 8, 6:15 – 8:15 pm. EC Common Room. Frank Trentmann.
  • “Laughter by the Month: 20th-century American cartoon and humor magazines” Thursday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Butler Library. Steve Boss, Mark Newgarden, Eddy Portnoy, Mort Gerberg.

more events after the jump!

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The Women's Basketball team bench cheering after a made three-pointer in Levien Gymnaisum

A lot to look forward to, but a lot left behind

As Basketball season came to an end, Bwog’s Sports Editor Ross Chapman weighed in on the performance and the future of Columbia’s basketball team. 

Both Columbia Basketball seasons came to an end on Saturday night with close losses to the Yale Bulldogs. The women’s team ended their season at 3-11 in Ivy play, following a program-best 10-3 out-of-conference effort. The men’s season finished at 5-9, but it wasn’t certain whether or not the team would head to the postseason until Penn defeated Harvard about ten minutes later. Penn’s victory shut the door on the Lions, who had a 6-7 preseason. And while both teams will lose crucial pieces, the immediate future looks bright in Levien Gym.

The women’s team’s 3-11 Ivy mark matches their score from 2013-14 campaign, and exceeds every record since then. Coach Griffith’s first year will be hard to judge until we see the development of some of team’s younger players in the coming years, but the team is already more energized and competitive than it has been in the last several years. While four seniors are graduating, including two starters, the team is led by Camille Zimmerman, who returns next year with only 39 points between her and the Lions’ all-time points leader.

What about men’s bascketball team?

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Happening in the world: A US-backed Iraqi force pushed into Western Mosul to capture it from the Islamic State. As of February 19, several neighborhoods have been occupied. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a 300 million dollar plan to combat homelessness in the city.  However, this plan is predicted to relocate 4% of the homeless population to shelters in the next five years, a rather modest goal. (NBC New York)

Happening on campus: Social Justice House and FLIP are hosting a pancake study break today from 8 pm to 10 pm at 616 west 116th street lounge; head over to grab yourself some pancakes and to learn more about food insecurity on Campus.

Overheard: 
“Dude vaping in 309 is this normal?”
“You can only vape on the 8th floor.”

We all need Little Baby’s Ice Cream:

Photo via AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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