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Daily Archive: December 12, 2017

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This is the image that came up when I googled “self care.” I aspire to be as carefree as this kid.

As finals season gains momentum, sometimes it can feel like there isn’t a single moment in the day to take for yourself. But we here at Bwog promise that taking a step back from your seat in Ref (and taking your goddamn stuff with you) and granting some time to yourself will actually help you feel better and, in the end, succeed. Here are some tips from us Bwoggers on how to self-care during finals time.

  • Anonymously tell your professor to go fuck themself via course evals.
  • Take a walk through the pretty lit trees.
  • Bring your SAD light to Butler.
  • Get some fresh air every day.
  • Have sex.
  • Masturbate.
  • Drink milkshakes.
  • Take a shot.
  • Put clean sheets on your bed.
  • Pet some dogs on campus.
  • Eat fruit. Maybe even a vegetable or two.
  • Use a face mask.
  • Sage your room/suite (just be careful about the smoke).
  • Remember that Newton failed out of college (is this true? Youngweon just told me to post this) and that Prince William and Charles were both straight C students at Eton and that’s probably why they went to St. Andrews instead of Oxford or Cambridge (again, Youngweon said this).
  • Start singing with your roommate at random hours of the night.
  • Have a celebratory drink after each final you complete.
  • Get those steps in: take some time to take a walk around campus, a park, etc.
  • Sleep more than two hours a night.
  • Watch one of your old favorite movies.
  • Get out of Butler by studying at Nuss, Hungarian, or any of your other fav coffee shops.
  • Take your shoes off whenever you feel stressed, regardless of if you’re home or not. (Unless your feet smell then please God keep your shoes on.)
  • Give yourself a facial in the Butler bathroom.
  • Unsave every Khalid song in your library.
  • Organize your photos from 2017.
  • Watch an episode of Gossip Girl.
  • Make really fancy looking hot cocoa for yourself/suitemates.
  • Steal fruit from John Jay and use it to make mulled wine.
  • Buy yourself at least one grocery item your parents used to buy for you when you were younger.
  • Listen only to happy songs (unless you need to cry, then listen to sad songs, but after you’re done crying put on happy songs).
  • Call your mom.
  • Do your nails.
  • Drop out.

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This past Friday, Columbia College announced 24 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, a couple of weeks after Barnard announced its fall initiates. 10% of the CC graduating class is elected to this honor society each year; 2% is elected in the fall, and the remaining 8% will be elected in the spring. These students will be initiated into the society on January 19. Congratulations to these seniors!

  • Andrew Arditi
  • Michael Argenziano
  • Hannah Bender
  • China Braekman
  • Caroline Chen
  • Theo Coyne
  • Edward Crouse
  • Isaiah Feldman-Schwartz
  • Brianne Felsher
  • Samantha Goldberg
  • Adil Hussain
  • Taronish Irani
  • Sanchit Jain
  • Dorothy Janick
  • Guillermo Carranza Jordan
  • Nathan Katkin
  • Craig Nielsen
  • Daniel Reuter
  • Simona Sarafinovska
  • Jill Shah
  • Abigail Sharkey
  • Rachel Sommers
  • Caroline Yang
  • Jenny Yoo

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From wonderfully wacky Christmas jumpers to the second coming of Christ, Bwogger Roberta Rhyse (who now wishes to be referred to as ‘Special Snowflake 2.0’) was pleasantly surprised and equally confused by XMAS 12’s Tis the Treason. Bwogger Aliya Schneider joined her in laughter the whole time while taking photo documentation of the character’s schticks.  

Having never experienced an XMAS production at Columbia, I was expecting something akin to most average student Christmas productions, but oh how wrong I was. This entire student-run production, directed by Xander Browne (CC ’19) was sassy, satirical, and politically pertinent, perfectly embodying your average Columbia student. This show captured the ridiculousness of the dilemma surrounding inclusivity in the twenty-first century, sprinkling humour and candy canes over thought-provoking issues to make modern day politics lighthearted and accessible to all.

The play parodied modern day sensitivity and millennial struggles as “Claus & Co.” (of course Santa is a corporate sell out) send out a “Happy Holidays” greeting card, in the place of their usual “Merry Christmas” card. The use of the word “Holidays” generates a rage like no other for Terry Rudolph (Rachel Greenfield, BC’19) who then takes Claus & Co. to court. The journey continues in an attempt to solve the mystery of who was responsible for sending out the tragic Happy Holidays card whilst simultaneously exploring marital strife, conformity, and feminism.

For what happened next and more photos click here

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Step 1) Vote

Once again Barnard Bwogger Dassi Karp recounts the events of last night’s SGA meeting. This week, SGA covered a range of interesting topics, ranging from the private non-vote to resident life’s sign in and fire safety policies.

Remember last week, when SGA spent an entire meeting not making the appointment they said they would? It happened again! This time, though, the private non-vote was prefaced by a frustrating meeting with Res Life, who seemed really sincere but unable to answer any question fully. Ready to be miffed? Read on.

Alicia Lawrence, Executive Director of Barnard Residential Life and Housing, and Josh Alexander, the Senior Associate Director, joined Rep Council to field questions from the reps and members of the SGA Campus Affairs committee. A number of questions involved housing for students with disabilities. Students who require housing accommodations are usually placed in housing before the lottery begins, and are allowed to pull in one friend to live with them.

Rep for Campus Affairs Mia Lindheimer explained that, for many students with disabilities, this means living in an apartment mostly of strangers. Lawrence agreed that this can be tough, but said that granting more pull-ins would just place too much stress on the lottery system. “We want to accommodate all of our students as best as possible,” she said. Part of the issue, she noted, is that many of the Barnard dorms are housed in pre-war buildings, and the disability accommodations are limited to certain rooms. Lawrence did say that she was open to discussion about ways to improve this system.

Find out more after the jump

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If you haven’t set foot on campus yet today…you can check out Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB)’s latest Orgo Night posters below! The first round of posters arrived last Thursday. These ones are a little more equivocal about the location. Instead of BUTLER, they say, BUTLER??? We’ll keep our fingers crossed for this coming Thursday. Remember, you saw it on Bwog  first.

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PSA (Columbia Cares)

Stressed? Tired? Miserable? Overworked? Finals and flu season are upon us which means you’re probably spending a significant amount of time in Butler (if you’re one of the lucky few who managed to find a seat) trying not to cough and sneeze all over the place.

So cheer yourself up by kicking your reading week off with FREE neck and back rubs along with free Stressbuster merch from 6-10pm in Butler 203.

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Bwogline: The Alabama election is today. This election is important as its outcome will indicate the extent to which the ‘Me Too’ movement has affected the nation. In a last minute rally, Moore and his wife made statements like “One of our attorneys is a Jew” citing fake news for not relaying this important inclusive fact about his character. (The Guardian)

Baking my way through finals

Study Tip: If you’re always feeling tired when you finally stop procrastinating and actually begin to work perhaps you’re not drinking enough water! Daily hydration will not only help with focus, clarity and creativity but it will benefit your memory process.

Music:  Whether it’s blissful background music or a gentle depression that you’re after, Jessie Ware’s album has you covered.  (Jessie Ware – Glasshouse) 

Procrastination: Watch baking videos on Youtube or better yet pop on over to Broadway to spend money you don’t have on food you don’t need but really deserve.

Overheard: “That exam was f*cking awful, I honestly thought they handed me the wrong paper for a good 5 minutes”

Image via Janet Hudson

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