Daily Archive: May 5, 2017

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Cats on cats on cats on cats.

Get to know Amram Altzman, a GS/JTS activist for LGBTQ and LGBTQ-Jewish issues. He discusses Sweetgreen, Butler, and the Morningside Heights bubble below.

Name: Amram Altzman; GS/JTS; Sociology and Jewish history; Brooklyn, NY

Claim to fame: I’m just a run-of-the-mill bougie li’l socialist trying to make my way in this world. I helped start JQ, the LGBTQ-Jewish student group on campus, and the first group specifically for LGBTQ students of faith on campus. I also spent three years as a contributor for New Voices, an online independent magazine by and for Jewish college students. I was that weird New York kid who never got a driver’s license, so I had to use my passport to get into Mel’s on my 21st birthday. I’ve also done car commercials. In Japan.

Where are you going? I’m taking the summer off to learn how to ~adult~ before starting work for an organization called Keshet at the end of August, where I’ll be their Youth Program Associate, working to create spaces for LGBTQ-identified Jewish teens around the country.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2021?

  • You can make salads for yourself, but Sweetgreen is always going to be more convenient. That’s just, like, the rules of capitalism.
  • Butler smells. It’s not worth it. Go study somewhere else. Literally anywhere else. Morningside Heights, Harlem, and the Upper West Side are filled with coffee shops, libraries, courtyards, bars, sketchy restaurants, parks, roofs, and so many other surfaces where you can sit and study, and there’s no reason to ever enter Butler unless you need to check out a book from there.

More advice from Amram below

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A chorus of “oh”s

Another semester, another Orgo Night, the only “study break” that anyone at Columbia actually goes to. This semester Bwog writer and Columbia College freshman, Jack William Patrick Treanor, skips his Lit Hum studying to review the the 65th consecutive, 69th semiannual Orgo Night.

This semester marks the second Orgo Night since the Columbia University Marching Band was barred from Butler in the Great Exodus of 2016. While the first outside Orgo Night was filled with frostbite, anticipation, and confusion, this one went off without a hitch, possibly to the detriment of the entertainment value. Other than a few chants of “209… 209” before the show started, the protest atmosphere of the previous Orgo Night had largely dissipated.

Click for Step JJ’s, AXO, and the Varshitty Show

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Make this your LinkedIn headshot!

Virginia reminds us of old Bwog in one of these links… can you find it? 

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Virginia Fu, CC, Computer Science and History (both concentrations), North Andover, MA.

Claim to fame: Literary/Senior editor for the Blue and White mag, Potluck House resident, honorary member of CDCJ (I think), third-tier member of SWS. The UAW made this nice animation of me, based on a true story.

Where are you going? Home for an internship, to see if a life with computers is the right life for me.

You belong here!!!

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Keepin’ it real

The Westside Cheese Aisle, stress culture, and bouncing boobs are all topics in Brett Krasner’s senior wisdom. Get some context below.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Brett Krasner, GS/JTS, Political Science/Talmud (Rabbinic Law), West Chester, PA

Claim to fame: I’m currently the 21 year-old that plans events for my aging GS peers so they don’t impeach my ass. Prior to being a washed up senior, I was the only non-funny member of The Federalist’s editorial board. I’m also known for being willing to fight for Wawa’s honor.

Where are you going? I’ll be working in consulting in the city! On the weekends, you can probably find me bar-crawling with friends for a made up holiday, or trying to reenact It’s Always Sunny because #phillypride.

It’s always sunny in Lerner 505

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Probably the most productive thing done at that booth

Helen Cane tells us the importance of activism and orgasms. Happy Friday :-) 

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Helen Cane, Barnard College, Economics, Palo Alto, California

Claim to fame: Co-founder of Divest Barnard from fossil fuels campaign. Barnard Writing Fellow. Well Woman Peer Educator. You may have seen me doing homework or compiling Disorientation Guides in 1020 because I’m a masochist, but I like beer.

Where are you going? To Durham, NC to join the Revolution and learn to fix cars.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2021?
1) Learn the history of student dissent at Columbia in 1932, 1968, 1984, etc. Learn about the many students who fought personal battles here. There have been so many incredible people who have come through this institution and struggled for their visions of justice, of inclusion, of recognition, for basic rights for themselves and others. In many ways, these students made this school what it is and are the shoulders we stand on today. In many ways, these students’ legacies have also been coopted by the school and turned into selling points—it’s important to understand the difference between honoring struggle and coopting it, and I think one of the best ways to truly understand this school is to understand the fights that took place to shape it.

And what’s a better stressbuster than Insomnia cookies?

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Not sure what this is, not sure who I am either

Bwogline: Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed The American Health Care Act, which would allow states to set health insurance rules and charge more for people with preexisting medical conditions. The bill could also mean defunding for Planned Parenthood. The bill has yet to pass in the Senate. (Washington Post)

Study Tip: Sleep. Really. Although an iced Americano in the morning will get you feeling like everything is all right in your life, sleep makes you feel all that and more.

Music: Doubtlessly, finals will get you thinking about sugar daddies. Listen to Lana Del Rey’s latest Lust for Life.

Procrastination: Listen to what NYC probably sounded like 400 years ago.

Overheard: “I think it’s spelled ‘Duncan Donuts.'”

Two Male Figures, Possible Study for “Hell” by John Singer Sargent via the Met

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