Daily Archive: April 15, 2017

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Yesterday evening, UndoCU, a student group that provides visibility, resources, and support for the undocumented students of Columbia University, made a post on Facebook regarding racists comments that were made in a housing request form for at-risk undocumented students. Several anonymous students filled out the form with racial slurs, using UNIs corresponding to students who attend Columbia. UndoCU encouraged people to share their post in order to spread the news. They stated that they have contacted administrators in the hopes that these students receive disciplinary sanctions for their actions.

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A Columbia sadboy in his natural element

A few weeks ago, our bloglove NYU Local wrote an article called “The Five Guys You Will Fuck At NYU.” Inspired by this, here are the types of Columbia boys you inevitably end up hooking up with. A boy may fit more than one category. 

  1. The Frat Boy: You met him at a frat party (no shit) or maybe even a sorority mixer. You spent one drunken, hazy night together in his dingy double in the frat house, and he took your number and promised he will text you, but you both know he won’t. In the rare event that he does, you’ll hook up with him one or two more times max and spend the rest of your time here saying hi awkwardly when you run into him. He also probably told his entire fraternity that he hooked up with you.
  2. The Awkward Engineer: He wears jeans that look like they were at the peak of high Hot Topic fashion in 2007 with flannel shirts. He basically lives in Mudd or NoCo. He probably cares a lot about computers and has an Android. Bonus points if he’s foreign. You are pleasantly surprised to find that the sex is actually pretty good, but when you see him sober, in daylight, and try to hold a conversation, you find that you don’t have much in common with him and let him go back to doing number sorcery and looking at circuits.
  3. The Sadboy: You met him at 1020 or Arts and Crafts. He was featured on the Sad Columbia Boys Instagram for sitting sadly on the Low steps or a street corner. He’s cute, in a sad way. You would think he’s a philosophy or English major, but that’s too stereotypical. He defies the stereotype by being a financial econ sellout. He’s a good cuddler, but got too emotionally attached to you too fast, and you had to awkwardly ghost him.
  4. The GS student: You don’t know how old he is. You don’t think you want to know. He inevitably has a very interesting story of what he did with his life before coming to Columbia, and you’re slightly fascinated. You can tell he’s very sexually experienced, and you’re into it. He texts you a few days later for beer. You see him around sporadically afterwards, and you remain on amicable terms.
  5. The Finance Bro: They overlap a lot with frat boys, but they’re not exactly the same species. You probably also met the finance bro at a frat party or an EC party. After sex, he plays with your hair and tells you about his existential crisis as pillowtalk. You’re surprised to see evidence of a soul in this finance bro, but you remember that this is Columbia, so even finance bros are sadboys by default and that’s the reason for his existential crisis. You never talk again after the one hookup.
  6. The European: He has an accent that you think is hot at first but gets kinda annoying when you have to keep asking “what?” and he gets mad at you for having to tell you for the umpteenth time how he wants your butt positioned. He rolls and smokes a cigarette in bed after sex while you lie next to him and play with his chest hair. He may or may not be circumcised. You see him a few days later ordering a single shot of espresso from Joe’s. He will reply if you text him first, but he won’t text you first.
  7. The Athlete: You’re prepared for this boy to be a total douche, but you’re pleasantly surprised to find that he’s actually kinda nice, at least at first. You feel like you’ve definitely seen him at Sig Chi with a MAGA hat, and you can’t really shake that iffy feeling, but you don’t ask him about it. He has the body of a Greek sculpture and you can’t stop admiring his abs. He asks if he can “hit it raw” and you refuse. You see him on and off for a little bit afterwards.

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Are you at Barnard, or are you… somewhere else?

A few weeks ago, Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets argued that the basement of Teacher’s College is a liminal space, a place that exists between one conception of reality and the next. Now, she’s back to evaluate whether another space on Columbia’s campus fits in that same category.

I am sitting in the study room on the third floor of the Diana Center, studying for an organic chemistry final.

The red chair beneath me is stiff and unyielding, the lights above me just bright enough that I don’t feel as though I’m about to doze off. The coffee in my travel mug purchased from Liz’s Place before I started this session is lukewarm, and still needs more sugar. The 3D models of cyclic compounds cluttered around my desk cubicle mock my continued confusion with their sharp edges and incomplete bonds.

I have lost track of how long I’ve been sitting in this study room. It could have been one hour, it could have been three, it could have been ten. I covered the clock on my laptop when I hid my notifications panel with a flashcard, and I am determined not to peek until I have figured out chair-chair interconversion. I’m watching the same video of my professor explaining this process for the fifth time – or maybe it’s the twentieth time – or maybe I have watched twenty different videos all indistinguishable from each other.

Seriously, what’s going on here?

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Homer probably approves

Two-thirds of college students will have smoked the devil’s lettuce at least once in their four years of their undergraduate degree. And in preparation of one of the most underrated holidays (4/20), Bwog writers, Bella and Jack, are here to warn you about the worst places to smoke on campus for you newbies.

PrezBo’s Garden: Like every Columbia Student, you would love to feel like the administration cares about you. The easiest way is to waft the sweet, yet noxious, smell of weed through PrezBo’s window and force him to call campus security on you. This might not be the best method for smoking casually, but it’s attention grabbing – enough to maybe get an article about you on Bwog.

Pupin 425 or any similar windowless class room: This school has a unique aspect that is unheard of at other schools: the windowless classroom. Who would even design a classroom with no windows? While it might seem like the perfect hot box, the air will just be recirculated endlessly, and they’ll probably find your body Monday morning after you die of asphyxia. You’ll probably have endless articles written about you in all sorts of publications, so is this really the worst way to go?

Butler 209: This is honestly tempting. 209 is the closest room in Butler to the frat houses in both proximity and culture. Everyone is low-key desperately waiting for the moment it turns into a party. Yet it’s still Butler, and Alma be damned if you are going to enjoy a second of your time in it. Plus, it’s on the ground floor, closest to the security guards, so avoid lighting up in this room unless it’s a mass protest against the cancellation of Orgo Night.

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The warm weather makes us want to dance, but the pollen makes us want to stay inside (and check out the arts)!

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

Saturday, April 15th

  • CoLab Spring 2017 Showcase, 7:30 PM, Glicker-Milstein Theatre – “CoLab Performing Arts Collective is a student dance group focused on creating, developing, and workshopping multi-disciplinary projects. The group provides an outlet on campus to showcase process-based works that challenge current genre distinctions and promote creative collaboration amongst university peers. CoLab’s Spring Showcase will present nine new pieces created by students of the Barnard and Columbia community.” – Free and open to the public (RSVP here)

Wednesday, April 19th

  • Midday Music featuring Lydia Van Der Swaagh and Cindy Liu, 12:00 PM, Garden Room 2 at Faculty House – Lydia Van Der Swaagh and Cindy Liu will be performing a program featuring Sonata in G Major by Bach, Sonata in A Major by Franck, and Le grand tango by Piazzolla. – Free and open to the public
  • Creative Writing Lecture | Mitchell S. Jackson, 7:00 PM, Room 501 in Dodge Hall – “Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel, The Residue Years, was praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His novel also won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center For Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/ Hemingway award for first fiction, and the Hurston / Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s honors include fellowships from TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Bread Loaf Conference, and the Center For Fiction… He serves on the faculty of New York University.” – Free and open to the public

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Happening in the United States: United Airlines‘ publicity nightmare just got even worse. Lawsuit experts have all but guaranteed a sound victory for the doctor dragged from the flight, if he decides to sue the airlines. (NBC News)

Happening in New York City: New York State is unacceptably behind on its promise to resettle mentally ill adults from independent housing into supportive adult housing. One federal judge noticed. (The New York Times)

Happening near Campus: It’s cherry blossom season! Check out these gorgeous trees near you in Riverside Park or around the Jacqueline O. Kennedy Reservoir in Central Park.

Overheard: “Being forced to read this entire book in a week is a crime and punishment.”

Music of the Day: Did you know that George Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue was written on the corner of 110th and Amsterdam? Give this jazzy masterpiece a listen!

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