Daily Archive: December 9, 2017

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Welcome, Betsy!

As the snow falls and the days shorten, the end of 2017 nears. With its approach comes the expiry of my tenure as Editor in Chief, which has brought lots of joy into my life since its start last December. I’m sure many of you can relate to the delight I’ve found in my deep investment to this site, as our extracurriculars often supply as much wisdom as our courses. Bringing you all CU’s news, gossip, and free food has been one of the most fulfilling opportunities I’ve had, both as a wee Daily Editor and as Bagel in Chief.

Betsy, this past year’s Managing Editor, will take my place, along with her newly appointed board. I can’t wait for their passion for Bwog to bring us another year of informative and entertaining content.  And of course, who could forget about all of your favorite Daily Editors and Staff Writers? They will also be here next year, bringing you all of your eating-alone-in-Ferris content.

Next semester I’ll be reading from abroad, so you won’t catch me and my candle without shoes on in Ref for a while. But thank you for a good time you guys! Rush Bwog!

Sincerely,
Amara Banks

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Glad this album cover has single-handedly supported the St. A’s butler

Those who have walked through the foyer of the fateful house belonging to the members of St. Anthony’s hall often have a common question: how do these children fund the ridiculous inner workings of that townhouse? Staff writer Megan Wylie looked into the possibilities of how the ‘elite’ society gets its chump change.

Theory 1: They are still collectively living off of the Vampire Weekend proceeds they were promised in exchange for the band using the chandelier as the cover for their titular album debut.

Theory 2: They have been secretly frequenting the black market to sell the Rolexes that their pledges are allegedly forced to buy and throw in the Hudson.

Theory 3: They force members to donate a Canada goose jacket so they can turn them into overpriced luxury pillows.

Theory 4: They have been renting their secret pool to Upper West Side parents looking for bougie birthday parties for their eight-year-olds.

More very real possibilities after the jump.

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Despite our differences, we Columbia students can all agree on one thing – our love for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. But why not share the love? Why limit our happiness to only one crowded, overpopulated event? In honor of the holiday cheer and the unsurprisingly long lines at last week’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, here are three other things we thought we should put lights on (and have corresponding lighting ceremonies for). 

1. The TarpsJust like the bare, leafless trees, the tarps on the CU lawns are another inevitable event in the yearly succession of seasons. While the tarps themselves can be depressing, I personally think that a tarp lighting ceremony would provide a feasible and easy solution to bringing some holiday cheer to Columbia.

What riveting alternatives to trees. Please, do tell more

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Do you hear that, in the distance? The miraculous jingle of bells? The laughter of children? The whisper of delicate snowflakes falling? Yes, the first flurries of the school year have graced Columbia, and they’re absolutely magical. Join Bwog in celebrating the snow. Picture submissions are always welcome at tips@bwog.com!

Photos via Bwoggers Idris O’Neill, Betsy Ladyzhets, Jenny Zhu, and Thomas Saenz

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It’s snowing! Winter is nigh! Grab a cup of hot chocolate as you read today’s Bwoglines.

Happening in the World: Two Palestinians were killed Saturday in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, linked to increased tensions following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (CNN)

Happening in the US: For $400 million, Apple is buying Shazam, which was most recently valued at $1 billion. (Business Insider)

Happening in NY: If you’re running short on gifts or just wanna treat yoself, an Etsy holiday market is running in Manhattan this weekend, offering handmade goods from independent local creators. (Time Out New York)

Happening on Campus:  The Kwanzaa Ball, BSO’s biggest event of the year, is tonight at 7 pm in Roone Arledge Auditorium! Tickets are $1 here, and more details are on the Facebook page.

Overheard: “I’m not touching my $200 in bitcoin till I’m 80.”

A Song Recommendation:

Stay toasty bitches via Pixabay

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