Monthly Archive: July 2018

Jul

13

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Well, it’s not a literal tree, but there is a whole plant growing in a water fountain in Broadway Hall. It has a stem and leaves growing out of a crack in the fountain. It gets trimmed every few days but it always grows back as a testimony to the strength of Mother Nature and the strong will of life. The persevering spirit of this plant to grow to such an incredible length in a plastic water fountain despite its hardships (i.e. getting cruelly cut every few days) is truly inspirational. Who knows how big the part of the plant that’s hidden in the water fountain is? This plant really serves as a reminder that humans are ruining the planet and it really does not care if the summer residents of Broadway Hall are well-hydrated or not; it’s just going its own way. If anyone has suggestions for what to name this hardy boy, comment them below or send to tips@bwog.com.

Water Fountain Plant via Grant Der Manouel

Jul

6

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My life no longer has meaning.

Despair via Ezra Schwarzbaum

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May is nothing but a distant, shimmering memory now, and we left even June behind. The best season of the year, Gemini season, is well behind us, and we are deep into Cancer season. Summer is entering that boring lull as the Fourth of July approaches and we are all starting to get tired of whatever we are doing, whether that be more classes, working, nothing, or sweating. Do you miss us yet? We sure miss our readers. Here’s what the first half of the summer has brought to Morningside Heights.

News

  • McBain Hall is falling apart and there is scaffolding around the exterior now.
  • Nussbaum is apparently closed for good.
  • Tuition is rising again. Click for: Columbia College, SEAS, Barnard
  • Joel Davis, GS student, was arrested on charges of child pornography and enticing a minor to have sex.
  • Kendrick Lamar came to campus for his Pulitzer.
  • Barnard has a new laundry system, complete with credit card payments and refunds for old laundry cards.
  • John Jay Dining Hall is being renovated.
  • Barnard Library is almost finished.
  • University Hardware & Housewares is expanding! They are moving to Spirit Halloween’s annual spot between 113th and 114th on Broadway.
  • Morningside Park has gotten a facelift.
  • Butler’s first-floor women’s bathrooms have new doors on their stalls so the awkward gap no longer exists.
  • The Columbia campus shuttle is switching to electric buses this week.
  • South Lawn is being redone again.
  • Amigos is being replaced by e’s Bar, which, according to their Twitter, is “a neighborhood joint with good food, good drinks, fun games and smiling people. Reminiscent of the dive bars we grew up in…for grown ups.” Sounds like Mel’s, A&C, and Hex&Co birthed a lovechild on 112th.

Pics and field notes after the jump

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