Daily Archive: April 17, 2017

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 20178:08 pmimg 1 Comments

“‘Yes, of course, if it’s fine tomorrow,’ said Mrs. Ramsay. ‘But you’ll have to be up with the lark.'”

How was your weekend, Columbia? Did you soak up the sun? Did you get trashed and go to Latenite? Did you just stay in? Here’s what we were up to, anyhow…

Wholesome:

  • Walked through the park and listened to Father John Misty’s album and fell asleep at the boat pond.
  • Went to a speciality rice pudding store in SoHo. All they sell is different flavors of rice pudding. Like ice cream.
  • Had a Butler lawn picnic that featured everything from brie (classy) to Franzia (…)
  • Ate a LOT of ice cream on Sunday but what else are you supposed to do when it’s 84 degrees.
  • Took a bike ride from Columbia all the way to Tribeca.
  • Woke up at 4:30am to go to Blackwell Island Lighthouse for sunrise in honor of my girl V. Woolf. (see beautiful photo)
  • Went to see a Yankees game on Columbia’s dime and the foodservice people assumed that we were all Jewish.
  • Literally fell in love with this guy I met at some bar in LES… I think it’s called Hair On The Hog?
  • Visited Chelsea Market with my Mom and we ate Doughnuttery donuts for the first time!! #Wholesome and #Cute
  • Tried the vegan meatballs from John Jay. I am not vegan but they are literally so good 20/10 would recommend.
  • Bonded with my best friend’s little brother over how much we hate the movie War Horse.
  • Spent Easter Sunday walking the highline with one of my sweetest friends because she was homesick. Ran into another good friend and her boyfriend and took adorable pictures together.
  • Danced the night away at my spring semi formal! Watched my “crush” make out with another girl within 20 minutes of being there but ended up bonding with a good friend which was just as fun.
  • Found my favorite cheese at Westside at 2 am on Saturday night while wildly drunk.

What’s the opposite of wholesome?

  •  Got way too day drunk on Easter Sunday, proceeded to crash as soon as I got back to campus and missed Bwog meeting.
  • Was hooking up with a cute boy when he got a nosebleed right in the middle of it. That’s one way to kill a mood.
  • Went to Latenite’s drunk show just as drunk as the actors. Was still just as confused but was glad no one batted an eye when I took swigs from a Jack Daniels nip during intermission.
  • Showed up to a friend’s alum event five minutes before it was supposed to end; managed to get three drinks and the bar miraculously stayed open for another 45 minutes.
  • Got shitfaced before Latenite’s prank show and could barely read my lines before hitting the ground with a thud.
  • Went to subway party and had the best time with all the #smashed #socialists
  • Hooked up with three different guys three days in a row.
  • Did a barefoot walk of shame from Hartley to Carman at 1 pm on Saturday wearing the clothes of the boy I spent the night with and holding my dress and heels from the night before.
  • Went drinking in Koreatown for the first time ever.
  • Got drunk at my high school’s fancy alumni event while the current students at my school suffocate in the AC-less dorms.
  • Got drunk every night this weekend for the first time in a while.

Photo via Bwogger; quote via our girl V. Woolf

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 20176:50 pmimg 0 Comments

In true Founding Fathers style

In true Founding Fathers style

Constitutional review: a dirty but necessary businesses. Get in the thick of it alongside Satow Room reporter Nadra Rahman and a few dedicated visitors from CUAD. 

The Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) was knee-high in constitutional review last night, debating the elimination of current positions, the creation of new of new ones, and in general, a complete reordering of CCSC as we know it.

But first—Columbia University Apartheid Divest returned (again), this time to invite Council members to a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions 101 event. Before they did so, they took the time to bash CCSC (again) for their conduct and vote regarding CUAD’s proposed ballot initiative. Nadine Talaat (CC ‘17) put it this way: “You can’t pretend to be apolitical, so the only thing I think you can do is gauge the opinions of students [by coming to this event].”

After this interlude, the Council proceeded to consider a long, interwoven series of proposed constitutional amendments, made complicated by the fact that some contradicted or involved others. Voting will be next week, but the debate was not subdued. If you want to follow along, you can read the current constitution here.

What big changes are in store?

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 20175:22 pmimg 1 Comments

A woman appearing to be Dean Cristen Scully-Kromm crouching after finishing a vault over a closed fence onto a Butler south lawn.

She’s a sneaky dean

Lawn access isn’t great at Columbia. For most of the year, they’re covered in tarps, and when it finally gets warm, they’re taken away almost immediately for commencement. While student council candidates promise to improve lawn access, one brave administrator decided to take matters into her own hands. A tipster sent us photos purporting to show Dean of Undergraduate Student Life Cristen Scully Kromm hopping the fence of one of Butler’s lawns. A red flag flying over the lawn was not enough to deter the adventurous dean from vaulting over the barrier. Why she needed lawn access is a mystery yet to be solved – maybe she wanted to engage in a particularly energetic game of Spikeball. Dean Kromm has vocalized her support for greater lawn access in the past – it’s good to see admins being the change they want to see on the campus.

We haven’t seen a dean have this much trouble navigating campus since Deantini had to snap a photo of a campus map.

Additional photos of the scandalous incident are below:

Photos via Tip Form

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 20172:22 pmimg 1 Comments

Us begging our elders to share their “wisdom”

What is “wisdom,” really? A generalized quality produced from the cultural and social norms of a particular place and time? A term prescribed to old sorcerers in fantasy books? A means of surviving conversations with older relatives? Or something more strange and vast and terrible, impossible to clearly define?

As difficult to define as “wisdom” is, we’re going to ask you to define it. Or at least, provide us with some examples. In other words: we’re officially seeking nominations for this spring’s Senior Wisdoms. Nominate your friends! Nominate your enemies! Nominate that person who wrote that op-ed you really hated freshman year! Nominate someone who will actually give us a creative answer to the “oral sex or cheese” question!

Whoever you nominate, do it by sending their name, email, and a brief description of why they deserve a Senior Wisdom to tips@bwog.com. (You can also send this through our anonymous form, if you’re feeling shy.) Nominations are due by Friday, April 28 at 11:59 pm.

“Wisdom” via Wikimedia Commons

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 201711:56 amimg 0 Comments

SSOL stands for salamander smoothies open late

As spring semester comes to a close, it’s time to register for fall classes! Here’s a reminder that registration for fall 2017 classes starts today. Check SSOL to see when your registration time is, then be sure to log on right then so you get a good pick. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Apr

17

Written by

img April 17, 20179:10 amimg 0 Comments

Sarah Silverman got straight to the point with this one.

Good morning, Columbia! We’re finally in the home stretch to the end of the semester. Just a few more weeks! You can do it! Here’s some Bwoglines to give you a little extra push. 

Happening in the nation: This weekend was Tax Day, which means that thousands of people all across the country organized protests to demand Donald Trump’s tax returns. Surprise ending: they didn’t get them.

Happening in NYC: Yesterday, the Easter Sunday parade took over Fifth Avenue, with hundreds of New Yorkers sporting outlandish hats and bonnets in celebration of the pastel holiday.

Happening on campus: Today in Lerner 476B from 7 to 8 pm, Columbia He For She will be hosting a Conversation on Inclusion and Gender Based Violence. Head on over to check it out (and get a free tote bag!)

Overheard: “I think all my homosexual tendencies just stem from the fact that I’m a narcissist.”

Check out this kid who cries like a racecar. 

Tweet via the lovely Sarah Silverman

© 2006-2015 Blue and White Publishing Inc.