Daily Archive: May 7, 2018



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Buthell looking good despite it smelling like no one in it has showered for 3 days.

We’ve finally reached the end of the semester! After doing Field Notes for the entire 2017-2018 year, the messiness of Bwog Staff’s weekend is finally coming to a close. Here are this weekend’s highlights, from free bleeding to finals despair. If you have any stories you would like to be added to this week’s Field Notes, email us at and we will add it!

Bwog in the City:

  • Spent the money I collected in my douchebag jar on groceries for a wholesome dinner with my friends.
  • Went to Suite for the second time ever and last time for my first year.
  • Got flirted with by men at Suite (unfortunately).
  • Babysat for the last time this semester and it felt very freeing.
  • Best friend came into town for a glorious 24 hrs so we ate all the food and saw HAIM!!!
  • Decided to get Mexican food at midnight then went to South Ferry where we got stuck on the train both there and back because of the #MTA.
  • Went to my old college for closure and to increase my superiority complex over my former classmates.
  • Slept on the floor of Penn Station while waiting for the Amtrak.
  • Went to a Mets game and saw Yoenis Cespedes pick at his butt.
  • Went to see the RBG movie at a bougie theater in midtown where the seats recline and even have adjustable FOOT RESTS.
  • Went to yoga high. Aligned my chakras.
  • Stayed in the city for a day longer than I needed to so that I could go to a #Marx200 party in Brooklyn, but everyone I was planning on going with bailed at the last minute due to finals. Decided to just stay in and catch up on Better Call Saul. (Night well spent.)
  • Went out driving alone at 10:30 at night with no destination in mind. Ended up skinny-dipping in a public lake—my first time doing that sober!
  • Went to Book of Mormon with my roommate to celebrate a year of living together and not killing each other.

Finals drama found here.



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Anna living her best life

Following the three wonderful CC women we featured earlier today is bold Barnard woman Anna Stoneman – who, true to her third point of advice, asked for an extension on this senior wisdom.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Anna Stoneman, Barnard, Urban Studies/stats concentration, Albany, NY (some call it the capital in every way that matters)

Claim to fame: Acted in two somewhat space-themed student theatre plays. Also in non space-themed plays. Speaking Fellow. Unauthorized Trader Joe’s Brand Ambassador (plz hire me).

Where are you going? tbd where I’ll live, but I’m staying on the west side.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?

1. You can do all the things (or a lot of them) if you really want to, but you don’t have to. There are endless options of clubs to join, classes to take and things to do but only 24 hours in the day, so you have to make choices. Try to makes the choices conscious and choose what you enjoy as much as possible.

What else?



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This next senior wisdom is from Cindy Liu, known for her work advocating for music performance space at Columbia. She spent a lot of time “sweating it out at the piano” but sadly “can’t code for shit.”

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Cindy Liu, CC ’18, English & Sociology, born in NYC & sadly raised in DC.

Claim to fame: Yelling at the Columbia administration about how musicians don’t have a performance space on campus. Running with Grassroots Columbia for CCSC (and losing :(). Also, compiling the NYC Food Bible, sweating it out at the piano, and screaming (in general).

Where are you going? Staying in NYC to continue stuffing my face as associate manager of violinist Joshua Bell at Park Avenue Artists in Chelsea :) hmu for great music and good vibes!

Read Cindy’s advice after the jump



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You can teach me anything you want

While this anonymous staffer previously wrote about her torrid love affair with her TA, its time to give some attention to the big daddy in charge: the hot professor. 

As the semester comes to a close, my heart increasingly longs for my T/R lectures. With three days to the exam that I am not prepared for, I find myself solemnly resenting the classes I spent online shopping instead of listening to you spout out historical facts as the fluorescent lights of Hamilton reflect off of your cheekbones.

This post is not to purely point out your expertly crafted bones structure that accompanies your doctorate but is intended to thank you for keeping me awake and engaged during my senior year. Did I google all my professors before I took a class this semester? Of course, I’m a senior. You, however, exceeded my expectations. While I thought I would dread waking up for a midday class that interfered with my spin class, I have come to adore looking up at your powerpoints and listening to your melodic voice as your eyes deepen whilst talking about a deathly war.

Since I have four days left to my collegiate career, I have no other choice but to say goodbye to you. Thank you for entertaining a second-semester senior and allowing her to stare deep into your eyes from the second to last row. It has truly been a semester to remember, and I’ll always associate coup d’etats with your firm hands.

As you welcome a new lecture class next September, I’ll be sitting on my couch reminiscing about the times we shared; just you, me, and the 80 other students in the class.

You deserve that RateMyProfessor chili pepper.


Your humble student.

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Just Do It

You might know Kirsten Dodson from seeing her at CCSC giveaways, but you should read her senior wisdom for her wit and wise advice on staying confident and finding balance.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Kirsten Dodson, Columbia College, Neuroscience & Behavior, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Claim to fame: I probably handed you a free *insert CCSC giveaway* at one of the many events I volunteered at. Or maybe you saw me being THAT girl living her best life “bacchstage” every year at Bacchanal. Or, for you Class of 2022ers, maybe I gave you your info session when you visited campus.

Where are you going? The Upper East Side to live out all my Gossip Girl dreams

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?

1. College is a great place to make lifelong friends and it’s also a great place to become acquainted with your own wants, needs, and thoughts. So, don’t shy away from being alone sometimes, whether that’s in the library, at a dining hall, or off exploring the city.

2. Spending the past four years surrounded by some of the most high-achieving/annoyingly over-achieving people I’ve ever met has done a number on my self-confidence at times but I’m here to tell you that after failing numerous times, standing back up and trying again deserves just as much applause as those who got it right the first time.




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Beautiful blossoms and a beautiful young woman

Today’s first senior wisdom is from Karen Lopez, notable for her work in the Latinx community and her food insta.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Karen Lopez, Columbia College, Economics and Hispanic Studies, Hempstead, New York (Long Island)

Claim to fame: Doing a thing or two for the Latinx community, possibly going to too many alumni related events, and posing for pictures on Low steps.

Where are you going? I am going offline for a bit and returning to NYC to join the corporate ranks.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2022?

1. Try really hard to not compare yourself to others around you. Many of you will get to campus and realize that you are surrounded by extremely gifted individuals. It’s only natural for us to compare ourselves to others but it can be very harmful. It took me a while to realize that while the finish line is the same for all of us, not everyone begins at the same start line. It can be difficult to not fall into a self-deprecating cycle when you’re surrounded by constant stress. Remember that it is more than okay to take a day off to replenish—you should not feel pressured to stay in Butler all day and night because your friends are doing so. You might ask yourself if you should be doing more and the answer is almost always that you should be doing less. Be kind to yourself!

What else does Karen have to say?



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Tbt to when Kanye visited campus. Yep, this really happened.

Bwogline:  Melania Trump will announce her formal platform as First Lady during a Rose Garden event today. Past First Lady platforms include Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program working against child obesity, as well as Laura Bush’s “Ready to Read, Ready to Learn,” which promoted early literacy. (CNN)

Study Tip: Eating bananas is a natural cure to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. Did you know? Just kidding. For a real study tip, try reviewing your notes just before going to bed when you’re the sleepiest. Because the brain forms new memories during sleep, this will help you strengthen your memory of that one formula you’ve been forgetting all day.

Procrastination Tip: Two words – Donald Glover. He hosted SNL this past Saturday, and skits like A Kanye Place and Barbie Instagram have made this Bwogger personally cackle out loud in the middle of Butler 202. Also, the music video for Childish Gambino’s new song This is America is out, so go watch that.

Music: Cardi B’s album, because today we all need to feel like that bad b who can accomplish anything, including her Calc final.

Overheard from Bwog meeting: “Every time I hear about taxes, I want to become a Republican.”

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