Daily Archive: April 21, 2017

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No guarantees MoHi spicy tuna rolls actually look like this

Like off-brand toilet paper and the John Jay rice bowls, spicy tuna rolls are really hit or miss. If you get one from the right place, they can serve as a perfect deli lunch, but if you hit up the wrong joint, they can also serve as a perfect disappointment. Bwog Bagel Amara presents you with a guide to MoHi deli tuna rolls. 

I’ve been you before. Your class releases at 2:25 but your recitation starts at 3, which is just not enough time for a sit-down lunch. You want to grab a quick sushi roll but you don’t want it to be nasty… where should you go?

1. Milano (<$8): Milano has very fresh ingredients and makes their rolls fresh throughout the afternoon. This means the rice will be pretty soft (not like refrigerator crunchy), and the spicy mayo they put on top has little red flakes in it. They don’t make the sushi extra spicy or anything, but they look hardcore.

2. Appletree (<$7): I honestly want to give Appletree the award for best deli in Morningside. Even though it’s a few blocks deep, their ingredients are really fresh and tasty. At first, I thought only their sandwiches were good, but then I learned their spicy tuna rolls are super good too! The rice is a little harder because they leave it in the fridge for longer, but it’s still super good. Definitely worth the hike; also pick up a cantaloupe cup (they sell one of the best in MoHi as well).

3. Morton Williams (<$8) (but only before 6pm): I know what you’re thinking– can Morton Williams do anything right, other than being overpriced and open 24 hours? Yes. When the sushi chef is there, the rolls are actually pretty quality. The tuna is a little spicier than the others, so if you’re looking for a kick, head to 116th!

spicy tuna rollage via stu_spivack on Flickr

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Uh, I love voting

Finally, after endless Facebook posts and candidates sliding into your DMs, the Spring 2017 CCSC Election has ended, and here are the results:

Senate: Omar Khan

Executive Board:

President: Nathan Rosin (Alliance)
VP of Policy: Nicole Allicock (Alliance)
VP of Finance: Adam Resheff (Low Beach Party)
VP of Communications: Sreya Pinnamaneni (Alliance)
VP of Campus Life: Alex Cedar (Alliance)

Your new At-Large Reps and Class Councils under the cut

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The four senior Directing theses

Four Theater majors are presenting their senior theses for the first of two installments of Barnard’s Senior Thesis Festival 2017. One of these theses is centered on Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. There will be another showing of The Bald Soprano tonight at 8 pm in the Minor Latham Playhouse in Milbank Hall, Room 118. Admission is free. Bwog Staffer Gloriana Lopez reviews the performance. 

The Bald Soprano is a play by French-Romanian author Eugene Ionesco, in which Director Brittany Searles (BC’ 17) and Set Designer Ruth Hollander (GS/JTS ’17) presented their thesis. Part of the Theater of the Absurd, this play is full of witty commentary on the banality and senselessness of life (quite fitting for Columbia I must admit). Instead of the usual setting in London, England, the production team decided to set the play in the suburbs of Washington D.C. also updating certain aspects of the plot to the 21st century.

The play begins with Mr. Smith (James Ritchie CC’20) and Mrs. Smith (Bailey Coleman BC’19) sitting in their living room, which is covered in clocks. Mrs. Smith talks incessantly about the events that transpired during the evening (although Mr. Smith was also there), while Mr. Smith reads the newspaper. Then, their maid Mary (Madeleine Williams BC ’20) announces that their friends the Martins are waiting on the door. As Mr. and Mrs. Smith change their clothes to welcome the couple, Mr. Martin (Jackson Welles SEAS ’19) and Mrs. Martin (Angelique Nicole Dudley GS ’19) talk to each other as if they just had met and start revealing information that allows them to conclude that they are in fact married.  However, Mary comes in to let the audience know that Mrs. Martin’s and Mr. Martin’s daughters have a red eye and a white eye in different positions.

What happened next, and what did Bwog think about all this?

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Peter and Jerry, deep into their stressing and illuminating conversation.

In another foray into theatre, Internal Editor Finn Klauber attended the performance of three one-act plays written by playwright Edward Albee. Through the absurdity and confusion, he managed to pick up on some essential thematic substance at the core of performance. 

At no point in the CU Players production of “Both Houses, a Plague” did I ever lose a deep seated sense of bewilderment. The play, an adaptation of three one-act performances penned by American playwright Edward Albee, consistently seemed to mock the dramatic structures integral to theatrical performance, juxtaposing the absurdity of plotlessness with dialectics on meaning and purpose. Though the three acts were connected theatrically by Director William Sydney (CC ’19), whether through the manipulation of theatrical space or unstated thematic links, the pure absurdity of the performance in some parts muddled the deeper meaning—if such meaning even exists.

It’s simple to recount and summarize the plot elements present in the three acts, despite this. In the first act, “The Sandbox,” Mommy, played by Ariana Busby (BC ’18), and Daddy, played by Rowan Hepps Keeney (CC ’20), set down the doddering and seemingly senile Grandma, Mommy’s mother played by Lily Whiteman (CC ’19), in an onstage sandbox. A shirtless Young Man, Spencer Tilghman (CC ’20), performs vaguely wing-like calisthenics while standing rooted in place above her, and a Musician, Olivia Loomis (BC ’19), plays a cello softly. The brunt of the act seems to concern Mommy and Daddy grappling with some unstated but critical decision, while Grandma addresses the audience and flirts with the Young Man. After a night has passed, Mommy and Daddy are spiritually rejuvenated, and they leave the decrepit Grandma in the sandbox. In opposition to the Young Man’s prior confusion over his name and purpose in this performance—a meta conflation of the dramatic performance with the reality of the play—he now leans down, realizing he is the Angel of Death, and takes Grandma away.

Peter and Jerry are up next

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Chef Timmy Wu

It may have been 4/20 yesterday, but we don’t smoke. Bwog is already high all the time… on life! Bakers/staffers Sarah Dahl and Timmy Wu wanted brownies, and they made them. The safe way.

We decided to use an old/ancient family recipe from Sarah. After some initial texting confusion (Timmy: We need to bake. Sarah: Yes, before Surf and Turf. Do you have? Timmy: No… I meant actually bake. Baking with Bwog…) we got on our way.

Here’s the recipe, with additions courtesy Timmy and Sarah.

Deep Dish Brownie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Blend melted butter and sugar, vanilla, in medium bowl. Add eggs, beat well with spoon. Combine flour and cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to egg mixture until well-blended. Spread in a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes (be careful if your dorm kitchen is salty af! It might be done sooner) or until brownie begins to pull away from pan. Cool, cut into squares.

Timmy via Bwogger Sarah Dahl

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Vaporwave

Happening in the world: This quarter, Barbie sales fell 13%, while Mattel sales overall fell 15.4%. Uh, they still have what I don’t — millions of dollars. (BBC News)

Happening in Nico (long for NYC): A lawyer from Queens was arrested yesterday for stealing around $600,000 from the estate of a client, who was a judge. This is a ton of judicial things criss-crossing at a time. (New York Times)

Happening on campus: Community Lunch will be hosting a dinner and discussion panel on hunger tomorrow at 6:30 pm in the Broadway Presbyterian Church (601 West 114th).

Overheard: “Bee-wog”

Health goth tip: Uh, eat veggies?

Barbie gurl via Pixabay

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