Daily Archive: November 10, 2017



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This picture has nothing to do with the post. It’s just a picture of Finn’s roommate’s beautiful cat to make your day brighter.

Deputy Editor Youngweon Lee pens an ode to the Columbia Sadgirl.

This post is for you, you Birkenstock-and-vintage-mom-jeans-wearing, sleep-deprived, disillusioned, Sappho-loving, probably-pseudo-literary Columbia Sadgirl.

It’s a shoutout to every girl at Columbia who is Sad, with a capital S. Who identifies herself as a Sadgirl in whatever shape or form.

It doesn’t matter how Sad you are, whether you are Sad for the few seconds it takes you to read this shitpost or chronically Sad, or how superficially or deeply Sad you are. No matter how violently Sad or serenely Sad. It’s an all-inclusive lifestyle.

You might even be Sad for the aesthetic. It’s okay. Bwog loves you. Relish the melancholy. Make art out of it or something, if you want. Drink a cup of tea with lots of milk and sugar. Take a Polaroid selfie.

Take a trip downtown tonight, and listen to New York by St. Vincent on 1st Avenue. Kiss a stranger at a bar. That’s Sadgirl Culture. Or don’t, if you don’t want. Stay in bed, if you prefer. Have some brie and crackers with a bottle of Stella cider. That’s also Sadgirl Culture. It’s Friday night. Take a break, inhale, exhale. Be Sad, but not like bad Sad. Just a lil blue. Blue is a good color to be.

And remember: you are beautiful, you are loved.

Here is a Sappho fragment for you:

οὐ γὰρ θέμις ἐν μοισοπόλων δόμωι
θρῆνον ἔμμεν᾽ <…> οὔ κ’ ἄμμι πρέποι τάδε

(translation by Anne Carson):

For it is not fitting in a house of the muses that there be lament

this would not become us

kitty kitty via Finn Klauber



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This is like the second image for CAVA on Google.

Being CAVA’d can change a person. That trip to the hospital, whether the CAVA victim remembers it or not, does something to the mind, telling you that the choices you’ve made are seriously dangerous. The worst walk of shame you’ll ever take part in, from St. Luke’s back to campus, remains burned in the memory forever. That’s why Bwog is here to help delineate the best steps to take post-CAVA to both reintegrate back into society normally and clean up your life with as little embarrassment as possible.


  1. Call Public Safety to bring you back to campus. You’re too weak/hungover to make it back by yourself, but your friends have already helped you through enough–they deserve a break. So, make that fated call and suffer through the awkward ride back. You can do it, St. Luke’s isn’t that far.
  2. Use your roommate’s makeup remover wipes. To hell with skincare, you might say–but you’ll thank yourself when you wake up without eyeliner smeared all over your pillow. And while they’re not the best for the environment, makeup wipes are by FAR the most convenient option for you right now.
  3. Sleep. It won’t make the pain go away, but it will begin to make your body forgive you for the choices you made.
  4. Eat something. As unappetizing as Ferris pasta sounds right now, it’s the best thing you can do for your body to fill it up with something besides alcohol.
  5. Go redeem yourself to the RA on duty who was called when the front desk guard saw you come in stumbling. They don’t get paid enough for this.


  1. Buy a LOT of thank-you cards. Your friends watched you at your worst. You might not remember it, but the image of them holding a trash can while you threw up is burned in their mind.
  2. Catch up on the work you skipped to go to that frat party. The essay is still due Monday morning, even if you slept all of Sunday.
  3. STOP. DRINKING. Seems obvious given how even the smell of alcohol is probably repulsive to you now, but an important one. Even if it’s just a couple weeks. You won’t believe how much more productive you become when you’re not going out every weekend!



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The very well-designed poster for the event.

Last night, Daily Editor Zack Abrams attended ISERP’s – the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy – event called “Coming to Terms with a Polarized Society: Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, & Post-Trump.” What a mouthful. His review:

If you’ve been alive for the past two years or so, you’re probably aware of the many complaints against the media being lobbed by all sides, including the Executive Branch. Political polarization, or simply the idea that partisanship is driving people to surround themselves with supporting views instead of exposing themselves to the other side, is at an all-time high among college first-years. Many see the media as having a hand in this issue, especially as terms like “fake news” have become commonplace among discussions of politics and policy.

In this context, ISERP hosted Michael Schudson, a Columbia Journalism professor, to give a brief overview of how the media has handled objectivity and engaging with its consumers, while Leonard Downie, Jr. and Bill Keller, former Executive Editors of the Washington Post and the New York Times, respectively, provided commentary and answered questions from the attended guests.

Read about what went down below!



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See you at the Event Oval!

Tonight, GendeRevolution is presenting their annual “queer, body-positive underwear party” at the Event Oval on the first floor of the Diana Center. According to the Facebook event, “drag performances from Miz Jade, Lady Bedbug, and Lindsay Blowhan begin at 11pm, and WBAR will be DJ-ing in between sets.” As always, clothing is optional except for underwear. For a preview of the event, check out our coverage of a GenderFuck all the way back in 2013, which includes this hell of a quote:

At some point I stopped dancing long enough to hopefully think: this is what prom should have been like…but then I remembered that the teen pregnancy rate at my high school was bad enough without a clothing-optional dance.

See you there!

Image via Facebook Event



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Also, ‘reputation’ is out today but if you want to stream it, you’ll have to wait a week.

Happening Around The World: A minor accident at a Russian nuclear facility caused a recent spike in radioactivity levels over much of Europe, though the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety says it’s harmless. Yeah, ok, call me when the superpowers start showing up. (AP)

Happening In The US: The Washington Post published shocking allegations by four women that the current Republican nominee for Senate from Alabama, Roy Moore, pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and when Moore was over thirty years old. Roy Moore refuses to step aside from the race, even under pressure from more powerful Republican figures. (WaPo)

Happening In NYC: The New York premiere of I Love You, Daddy, a new film written and directed by Louis C.K., was cancelled following a Times article detailing allegations of sexual assault by several women against C.K. spanning several years. (AV Club)

Happening At Columbia: Haven’t you always wanted to use the observatory on the roof of Pupin? Well now’s your chance, with a public lecture and stargazing session! Be there at 7!

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