Written by Riva Weinstein
April 08, 20188:00 pm 0 Comments
If my mom hadn’t cancelled my ballet classes when I was 5, I’d be in Moscow right now.
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.
Image via Spanish Wikipedia
Tags: hope everyone's recovering from bacchanal, i talk a lot of shit about into the woods given that it's been on my musicals playlist for over a year, support student theater!, where art thou?
Written by Levi Cohen
April 08, 20186:44 pm 0 Comments
Politics waits for no woman
Following the announcement of CCSC and ESC candidates a few weeks ago, SGA has released its list of candidates for the Spring 2018 elections (that’s Barnard’s Student Government Association for the uninitiated). There’s no telling what these people will do to get your vote— aside from the usual poster barrage, that is. The election will be overseen by the SGA Elections Commission.
The Full List can be found below!
Tags: bwog and student government, candidate announcement, hi mia!!!! hi idris!!!!!, it's a shame that the sga twitter is inactive but oh well, make sure to go out and vote!, sga, sga elections
Written by Ross Chapman
April 08, 20186:06 pm 0 Comments
I’d like an order of science with extra art, please
Bwog Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman went to the latest event put on by Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach. Here are his thoughts on Signal to Noise.
Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach is one of the University’s strongest programs for engaging with students and the public through free and accessible lectures and shows. Their events run a gamut of topics with an emphasis on low barriers to entry. On Friday night, the arm of the Astronomy Department teamed up with the Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and the Wallach Art Gallery to put on Signal to Noise, an “interdisciplinary salon centering on the topic of sounds of the solar system.” The event was the second major arts-and-astronomy presentation on campus in less than a month, coming on the heels of Blue Shift’s Arts & Astro.
The night began in Pupin 301 with a lecture by Andrea Derdzinski, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in computational astrophysics. Her 20-minute lecture, titled Waves from Space, gave a brief history of the signals humans have received from space. Historically, light was the only messenger from the cosmos, and eyes our only receivers. As scientists came to better understand the electromagnetic spectrum, they developed telescopes able to detect different wavelengths of EM radiation. The combination of many types of light into one image marked the 20th century era of “multi-wavelength astronomy.”
The current century uses gravitational waves for research. These waves can be considered the “sounds” of spacetime; while we cannot actually hear them, gravitational waves have properties similar to sound. In fact, since some gravitational waves have frequencies similar to audible sound, they can be converted into sounds for our listening pleasure. Using light and gravitational waves leads to “multi-messenger astrophysics,” a practice which has only just begun.
Enough about the science, tell us about the art!
Tags: bwog and art, bwog and science, bwog covers events, bwog loves space, CAPO is a great program, electromagnetic bops from outer space, eventhop, i love science-based music this sounds so cool
Written by Sarah Dahl
April 08, 20185:00 pm 2 Comments
Yesterday, Bwog Senior Staffer Sarah Dahl and Deputy Editor Zack Abrams used their press passes for an up-close and personal take on Bacchanal, 2018, whose theme this year was “Pop, Lock, & Bacch it.”
Being able to get close enough to Ty Dolla $ign yesterday to see the words in his tattoos (the neck one says “dolla $ign,” if u didn’t already know) was pretty cool! His performance was the most exciting, as he revved up the crowd and got everyone excited to sing along, throw “twos in the air” (peace signs), and, if you were a girl, climb on top of the shoulders of your nearest male friend. The crowd, in two pens on the right and left of the stage, went wild for him.
Let’s begin at the beginning, though. The day started off with a sizzling performance from Soul For Youth, an on-campus band who got their coveted Bacchanal opener spot by winning the Battle of the Bands back in February. Soul For Youth is a huge band, with 11 student members repping all four class years. Barnard sophomore Julia Roche provided a beautiful range of vocals that harmonized nicely with Columbia freshman Mamadou Yattassaye’s deep voiceovers. The band had a strong brass and woodwind section, with a trombonist, two saxophone players, and a trumpeter. The trumpeter, David Acevedo, said confidently that he knew they would win the Battle of the Bands. Trombonist Timoteo Cruz was more humble, saying he knew there was a lot of tough competition. Other members of Soul For Youth said they were stoked to play Bacchanal, and Timoteo added that it was “probably the biggest show we’ll play in a while.”
St. Beauty appeared next; a two-woman band from Atlanta. The duo worked it, rocking along to their songs. They were both incredible dancers, and it was fun to watch them jam musically and physically. They got really into expressing their music through their bodies. “Not Discuss It,” their most popular song on Spotify, was the strongest crowd hit.
Here about the rest of the performances (including Ty Dolla $ign) below
Tags: bacch lock and drop it, bacchanal 2018, kamaiya, pop lock and bacch it ftw, public safety, soul for youth, st. beauty, ty dolla $ign, war on fun
Written by Timmy Wu
April 08, 20184:00 pm 0 Comments
U.S. Nuclear test in 1954
Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to make, please leave them in the comments.
Monday, April 9th:
Tuesday, April 10th:
Wednesday, April 11th:
Thursday, April 12th:
Friday, April 13th:
nuclear explosion via wikicommons
Tags: (Not?) free speech, bucketlist, free speech, human rights, it is Fuck not F***, nuclear weapons, pivot to asia, resist, the black sea symposium sounds awesome, violence
Written by Alex Tang
April 08, 20183:00 pm 0 Comments
tag yourself – im the oscillation between high pressure and low pressure
We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your scientific curiosity for everything from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.
For anyone, related-majors and non-majors alike:
Click here for fabulous seminars
Tags: bwog science, interdisciplinary!, it is very important to be dynamically consistent, let me know what a neutrinoless double-beta decay is, science fair, these advanced seminars usually include wine and cheese!
April 08, 201812:03 pm 0 Comments
Yawn, Lion, Yawn
Listen, we here at Bwog.com are as wiped out as you. We get it. Bacchanal was yesterday (give us your stories!), and it’s still coursing through our veins (…metaphorically). But the #GrindDontStop, so we’re inviting you to join us for our Open Meeting tonight. I can’t promise that we’ll be energetic, or even very interesting, but I can promise good food, pretty good company, and mediocre lighting (courtesy of Lerner Hall).
The Who: Bwog… and YOU
The What: Open Meeting
The When: 9:00 pm tonight
The Where: Lerner 510
The Why: Pitch to us! Give us your unique (or not) perspective!
See you there! Until then, please take a nap.
Sleeping Lion via Public Domain Pictures.
Tags: bwogchanal, grind dont stop, open meeting announcement, yawn lion yawn, yesterday was a lot what can i say
April 08, 201811:11 am 1 Comments
It’s a Where’s Waldo of messy Columbia students
Bacchanal may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t gather like war veterans ’round a fireplace and share our best and strangest tales from that storied Saturday (read: less than 24 hours ago). As chroniclers of campus life, human interest stories, and general tomfoolery, we here at Bwog want to hear about all the shenanigans you got up to yesterday, especially if you think you might have the best story on campus.
How can you get in touch? It’s easy: you can leave a comment below, submit a tip (anonymous or not) to us, tweet us, DM us on Insta, message us on Facebook, send a messenger pigeon, send a message in a bottle, give your message to Iris, the messenger of the gods… the possibilities are endless. We just want to hear from you.
The winner of the best Bacchanal story gets… nothing. If it’s super impressive maybe I’ll buy you a coffee. Maybe.
Photo by Bwog staff.
Tags: announcement, bacchanal, bacchanal stories, bwog wants to hear from you, bwogchanal, shenanigans is an underrated word, thats a lovely fuckn photo of low tbh, tomfoolery, you are our human interest
April 08, 201810:22 am 0 Comments
If you were in the crowd yesterday, maybe take today to rest
Happening in the world: A suspected chemical attack in a rebel-held Syrian suburb has suffocated dozens. The Syrian government has denied responsibility for the attack, while President Trump in a tweet condemned “President Putin, Russia, and Iran” for “backing Animal Assad.” WARNING: this article contains disturbing images of the victims. (New York Times)
Happening in the US: States on the US-Mexico border are deploying National Guard members to patrol the border following urging from President Trump. Trump also threatened the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Mexico doesn’t stop the movement of migrants over the border. (BBC)
Happening in the city: Yesterday, a fire broke out in Trump Tower that killed one, the man whose apartment was the origin of the blaze. Four firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. (NY Times)
Happening on campus: Bacchanal has come and gone, folks, so spend this Sunday letting your bodies and your brains return to whatever equilibrium they were at before. I believe in you.
Song of the day:
Crowd of people via Public Domain Pictures.
Tags: bacchanal was a time and a half, bwoglines, hope everyone took care of themselves, hope no one entered an altered dionysian mindset and slaughtered some animals, not gonna talk about the news bc its all very depressing, sidney gish is pure talent
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