Daily Archive: October 23, 2017

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Another weekend, another list of regrettable endeavors performed by yours truly, the staff of Bwog. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the tales and mistakes we made over the past weekend.

Look out SEAS: we have a new generation of individuals who are engineering our future, one pad at a time.

Bwog and Relationships / Hooking Up:

  • Finally hooked up with someone I’ve been flirting with for weeks!
  • Hooked up with the guy i’ve been talking to two nights in a row!
  • Found out that a guy who brought my friend home from The Heights, matched with me on Bumble, and matched with my other friend on Tinder has a girlfriend.
  • Woke up to my roommate hooking up with a guy while I was in the room.
  • Set a new record for the nicest apartment i’ve hooked up with a girl in (Columbus Circle)
  • Found out my best friend has had mono for the past month; counseled her as she texted various boys to tell them.
  • Tried to end an unhealthy and unromantic relationship but found no closure.
  • Received the most mixed messages from a guy that I’ve ever gotten.

What else did Bwog do?

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These sweaters are warm and fuzzy, unlike flakes. (It’s the Facebook group’s cover photo.)

Everyone at this school is busy. Everyone’s time is valuable. Some people, however, seem to think their time is more valuable than others’. There is a specific group of people who seem to tend to do this a lot; people who flake on purchases on Buy Sell Trade at Barnard.

Picture this: you’re selling a pair of jeans. The thing about jeans is that their fits are often tricky, and you can’t just go by the size; you often have to try them on before you buy them. Which means you have to meet up with the buyer in a private place like your room, or someplace that has a restroom. It’s an entire process. You have to set up a time, and if you need to sign the buyer into your dorm, you have to come all the way to the lobby of your building, etc. And since everyone at this school is busy, setting up a good time to meet is often difficult.

So then somehow, you manage to find a half-hour pocket of time during which both you and the buyer are free. The buyer agrees to meet you in your dorm at 6pm. Perfect, because you have a meeting at 7pm. Even if she is 10-15 minutes late (which in my opinion is the maximum amount of socially acceptable tardiness) you will have ample time. She tells you at 5:55pm that her astronomy lab finishes at 6pm in Pupin, and you live in 110. Great, so it’s going to take her like 20 minutes to get here. She could have just asked to meet at 6:30pm, but that’s fine, you suppose, slightly cranky now.

What next?

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It’s time for me to speak up. Then down. Then back up again.

We received this op-ed to our tips email. We’re not sure how it was sent, but we’ve decided to publish it anyway. 

It’s actually insulting. While the multi-altitudinal debate between the so-called “floor-fivers” and the elevated elites has made it to the pages of the revered Spectator op-ed section, no one has had the intuition to ask me, the only one who has all the facts needed to respond, about what I think. Me, the rightward John Jay elevator.

I may not be able to go quite as high as my leftward associate, and I am getting a bit slow in my old age, but I’ve been there for you during 4 am laundry runs and I didn’t even complain when the JJ’s smoothie you stole for a mixer sloshed all over my weathered floor. I’m doing my best, but frankly, I don’t get enough credit for it. When was the last time you thanked me for being right on your floor when you were late to your 8:40? Or taking an irrational route just to set you up with the cutie on JJ10 you always avoid looking at whenever they walk in? You think I don’t notice, but I do. Instead of petty squabbles over the elevator privileges of those on the lower floors, maybe you should take some time to appreciate me.

Read more of John Jay elevator’s testimony here.

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As Columbia football players celebrate, one in the foreground holds up a baseball bat while he sticks out his tongue.

Defensive Lineman Alexander Holme is trying out for the baseball team.

It’s a common fallacy of sports journalism to rest an entire game on a single play. In a 60 minute (or 3 hour) game of football, a point scored on the opening play matters just as much to the final score as a point as the clock expires. If a last-second touchdown is a team’s last chance, then they had dozens of other chances beforehand.

In that sense, it’s not right to focus only on the final play of the Columbia Football team’s (6-0, 3-0 Ivy) victory over Dartmouth (5-1, 2-1 Ivy). The final play wouldn’t have mattered had Columbia not racked up four 3-and-outs during the last half, or had quarterback Anders Hill not lobbed the ball into triple coverage when the Lions had a chance to close out the game with ten minutes left in the fourth quarter. Similarly, Dartmouth could have made the last play irrelevant by converting their third down attempts (0 for 9 on the day), or by making a chip shot field goal at the end of the first half. And, per head coach Al Bagnoli, Dartmouth would have been stopped earlier were it not for an illegal block below the waist call made during that fateful final drive.

With all of those disclaimers in mind, the end of the Dartmouth game was an absolute mess.

Read more about the final controversial minutes here.

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In case you’ve been living under a rock or deactivated your Facebook after your relatives started commenting on all of your Photo Booth selfies from middle school, Columbia Crushes is the recent craze on campus, potentially replacing Columbia Buy Sell Memes as prime procrastination material. Earlier in the month, Bwogger Jenny Zhu and I looked into the inner workings of the popular page, currently being scrolled through by the people sitting around me in Butler, seeing what posts their friends tagged them in.

Columbia Crushes posted a request the other day that a guy, preferably tall or of medium height, comes to the math building to meet up. The anonymous submitter claimed that they would be there at 6:30pm in a red sweater.

What happened next?.

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Happening Around the World: The Italian regions of Veneto and Lombardy have voted in a referendum for greater autonomy from the Central Italian government. While turnout rates for both votes hovered around 50%, the vote for autonomy was astounding, with 98% and 95% voters backing it, respectively. This call for autonomy comes right after Catalonia’s own referendum which attempted to streamline independence from Spain. (NY Times)

Just another street waiting to be fucked over by Bill de Blasio.

Happening in the US: Justin Timberlake has been announced to be the performer at this year’s 52nd Super Bowl Halftime Show. This will be his second performance at the Super Bowl, with the first being in 2004 alongside Janet Jackson. (CNN)

Happening in the City: Mayor Bill de Blasio has revealed a plan to ease the congestion of Midtown traffic by imposing limitations on the times curbs can be used, creating new moving lanes for pedestrians and bikes, as well as doubling the amount of traffic enforcement within Midtown. This system is planned to be tested out on a few streets between 36th and 60th, and may be implemented across the city if considered a success. (ABC)

Happening on Campus: Interested in Asian-American relations and current issues facing Asian nations? “The Future of Asia: Voices of the Next Generation” is happening today from 12:00PM – 1:30PM in Room 1512 of the International Affairs Building! Panelists will lead discussions on topics that are pertinent to Asian countries today, and will look at intersections of identities and how they impact the future of the success of Asia.

Overheard: “I don’t think I can do my Econ problem sets with a Republican”

Song Recommendation: Ridin Round – Kali Uchis

Average Midtown street via StreetsBlog

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