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Jan

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Sliding into spring semester

If you slide into the spring semester this happy then you’re doing something right.

With the new semester upon us, Bwog takes a look back at winter break. No one seems to be happy on this rainy first day of classes, so we’ve decided to cheer you up! Winter Break was long overdue, but with break came its own challenges: Bwog gives you the rundown on what happened on our vacations. 

The Good:

  • Went to the naked Korean spa with my mom.
  • Ate an entire Costco-sized bag of dried mango.
  • Applied to roughly 100 internships.
  • Bought my sister 5 bottles of alcohol when I dropped her off at school in Canada (I don’t even need a fake to buy alc there!)
  • Drove for first time since June, didn’t crash.
  • Actually bought gifts for everyone I wanted to this year!
  • Carried a tote bag of seashells through two rounds of customs, border control, and security; worried they would think sharp part of shells could be considered a weapon but they didn’t!
  • Got interrogated by my dad when he found my fake. He asked me, “So, you’re 21 now?” I responded, “No dad, I’m 22.” He laughed. I kept my ID.
  • Worked all of break which sucked, but I made bank!
  • Jumped into the ocean on Christmas Day to participate in New England masochism.
  • Took my parents to Symposium. They bought me sangria and my dad made friends with the staff.
  • Learned a lot about volleyball in a very short amount of time.
  • Went snowmobiling.
  • A friend of mine from high school now owns a bus.

Cringe-worthy stories after the jump.

Dec

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Student sleeping on a pile of books

literally all of Bwog right now

It’s our final Field Notes of the season, and boy are we tired. Seriously. As we all get ready for the home stretch, we’re either getting way too much or way too little when it comes to catching Z’s. Here’s what happened on our wild weekends – as always, submit your own for the next edition to [email protected]

Sleep and Relaxation:

  • Slept for more than 9 hours.
  • Went to get a massage, but the music was too tonally directed for me to fully relax.
  • Went to the sauna in Dodge for the first time, 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
  • Fought my friend to have me let her sleep on her floor and her in her bed. We were both lying on the floor drunk and arguing for a solid 15 until decided would make sense for us both to sleep in bed.
  • Did no work because lack of sleep, and hangover. Made banana bread instead (success).
  • Spent all of Friday leading up to my 5pm final with my boyfriend under the guise that it would keep me relaxed and in a good headspace before the exam. It paid off.
  • Brought a soft blanket to study in the library and just petted it instead of studying.

Up next: food and food…stuffs.

Dec

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Yea, we see you. Keep your dignity, people and just rest.

Yea, we see you. Keep your dignity and just rest.

With the last day of classes finally here, it is a time for reflection on the good, the bad and the bizarre here at Columbia. Bwog shares some of those recent moments as we all gear up for a finals season no one is prepared for and Reading Days no one actually uses. 

Respect the process:

  • Friend brought a very cute boy to ferris earlier this week, met him at 1020 on Friday night after the marching band party baked out of his mind, took him to Koronets and let him crash on my bed for like an hour but then he literally went back to NYU at 4 in the morning on the subway wasted as hell despite my concerns.
  • Same very cute boy was supposed to crash on my roommate’s bed last night but i got too hammered at beta so i passed out and didn’t hear him call and knock, so i felt bad and let him come nap and we ended up cuddling and napping for like 4 hours, we were both unshowered and very gross.
  • Really hot dude invited me to his unfurnished 6 bedroom apartment.
  • Went to karaoke and had a sober great time tbh.
  • Unintentionally became eskimo siblings with my gay friend.
  • Did first walk of shame from schapiro at 8:30 am sunday morning, stopped for disheveled starbucks on the way.
  • Kissed a boy I have had a crush on since NSOP at beta.
  • Had an existential panic attack about the meaning of life when I needed to be writing an english paper.
  • Got new oils for my diffuser am I 40 yet?
  • Chickened out of playing pool at 1020 because the guys were really good.
  • Had my first all nighter, not because I had work but because I was too anxious to sleep and Butler makes me feel calm.

Happy accidents:

  • Cava’d someone for the first time last night, but it wasn’t because of alcohol, he was actually sick
  • Peed in men’s room at 1020. Can’t believe they don’t have doors on the stalls! Good thing no one caught me.
  • Accidentally fell asleep fully clothed in a sleeping bag on top of my bed at 10 pm after one ill-timed ativan, was woken up at 1 am by friends stealing my spare mattress and sheets. I should really lock my door at night.
  • Wrote 10 pages on Thursday, then felt like I was on a runner’s high the entire night. But I also got high that night so idk.
  • Met PussyWeed and got free apparel because they’re even cooler than ya thought.
  • Had a nose hangover this weekend.
  • Was in a rush to get to ktown so i didn’t miss my karaoke reservation and some drunk guy tried to get in our way by shuffling back and forth on the sidewalk and so my friend yelled “no” at him until he backed off then when we heard him mocking us from behind we both flipped him off over our shoulder. long story but felt powerful.
  • Made 3 separate plans for coffee with 3 separate friends that i haven’t seen in a while; apologetically flaked on all of them for various last minute conflicts.
  • Discovered that my roommate and my mother have been covertly Facebook messaging each other about what to get me for Christmas!
  • Pretended I didn’t know the name of a Kid Cudi song to get a better look at a guy my friend thought was cute (really Beta Bros, u don’t think I know what Pursuit of Happiness is?)
  • Died.

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Dec

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This is Sharon. Sharon ls screaming inside.

This is Sharon. Sharon ls screaming inside.

Isn’t early December just the greatest? Thanksgiving sweeps you off your feet, feeds you, pampers you, and unceremoniously drops you back into reality. You’re left disoriented in the calm before the storm – the ultimate finals storm. It’s not like you’re actually doing your finals, but you will be very soon, and it’s almost as if sitting with that knowledge is worse than actually experiencing it. Overwhelmed? That’s okay. Today’s field notes will show you that we’re all on the same boat.

Giving Up In Academia:

  • A bottle of Jameson was passed around the seminar.
  • Went to philosophy club. Got three glasses of free wine because no one wanted to drink it. Someone had dropped their pen in the bottle, but I know the material world isn’t real!
  • Made $50 from psych studies and spent $40 of it as of Monday morning.
  • Spent the week high on Vicodin from a wisdom tooth surgery, didn’t attend one single lecture, and somehow ended up the only one in my class who was granted an extension for the essay that was due.
  • Had my third midterm for a class. The fourth one is next week, just two days before the final. Why.
  • Got discounts for seven people to attend a conference and only two (including me) showed up.

So much more after the jump:

Nov

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Show your appreciation, people.

Show your appreciation, people.

Yes, the time for thankfulness is over (but never truly over). We are officially back to ride out the rest of the semester on auto-pilot as most of us just want it to be over by this point. By while away, many fought off family political discussions and awkward encounters in favor of celebrating the good times before those millions of papers are due. So check out what Bwog did to counteract the end-of-the-semester-blues. 

Awkward Encounters:

  • Fell asleep in my grammy’s bed at 4:30pm after drinking many a glass of wine at Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Was told by my dad that I have to get an A in organic chemistry next semester, “or else.”
  • Had an ethnic mauritian thanksgiving which means the turkey was actually chicken but also had hella lobster tails so i am NOT complaining.
  • Realized 15 year olds wear a lot more makeup than I recalled and in an effort to be down with the time went to buy extra makeup at sephora and got matched with foundation 7 tones lighter than my actual skin.
  • Got the 999th text from this guy who once sold me coke. His euphemism this time: “I suggest u get your turkey or stuffing early for thanksgiving bc its gonna be hectic for me.”
  • After mom went home, pregamed with friend on 1 bottle of “risqué rosé;” friend fell asleep in my bed at 9 pm and didn’t wake up until 11 am. No party.
  • Went to the dentist he hates me it’s fine.
  • Got na$ty with some chicken fingers at a Knicks game interpret that how you want.
  • Sat behind Lea DeLaria on my flight back to school. She really likes Heineken.
  • Hosted Friendsgiving for 20-25 people in a cramped Nussbaum double.
  • Went to long island to stay with my friend and watched almost the entire death note series with her brother and cousin.
  • Accidentally flirted with a 16-year-old.
  • Didn’t drink a drop over the weekend for the first time since probably May.

Dealing with the fam after the jump:

Nov

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 This may be awful, but it's kind of funny too.

This may be awful, but it’s kind of funny too.

With Thanksgiving but a mere few days away and many going off to celebrate with family and friends away from the Morningside campus bubble, Bwog reflected on what we were thankful for this past weekend. Besides our very own Bwogsgiving, where we gathered to offer thanks to the sangria gods, many enjoyed a weekend full of merry times and thankful peers.

Sharing thanks:

  • Spent my saturday (defined as the time between 6 PM saturday and 10 AM sunday) smoking weed alone and watching the office while playing video games. It was great.
  • Had alcohol for the first time in a month (at symposium) and ended up just hugging people all night (honestly what else is new).
  • Went to a farm with chickens, saw a turkey, and decided it was the King Chicken.
  • Stopped by ADPhi, barely made it through the door before realizing I needed to be drunker. Went to Amigo’s, got their sippy cup sized “Frozen”, liquidy and saccharine, Margaritas.
  • Woke up covered in glitter.
  • Attended a lit hum party and played ‘slap the bag’ for the first time.
  • Conducted cost/benefit analysis of cheap 5L boxed wine versus horrible next-day hangover.
  • Ate half a slice of Koronets every night of the weekend so that piled up real fast.
  • Cleaned up puke in the parking lot of a Stew Leonard’s.
  • Friend texted me to get breakfast, I waited until 2:30 when she finally showed up, John Jay was closed.
  • Went gallery hopping in Chelsea and got drunk on free wine.
  • Lost my purse, gained drinks from a 6’5 tennis grad & 40 year old cuban man.
  • Trudged through the freezing wind/rain on saturday night all the way from carman to carlton arms, umbrella in hand, very very drunk.

And odes to leaving Morningside…

Nov

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The frustration is real as we are all trying to just get by

The frustration is real as we are all trying to just get by

These have been tough days for most people with the sad news of an election that has shocked the nation, especially those at liberal colleges like Columbia and Barnard. To combat this, people decided to live life to the fullest because it’s better to take the news buzzed than sober anyway.

Whatever helps the medicine go down:

  • Got a bowl of pasta from Ferris that was literally overflowing; finally felt like my dining plan was going to good use.
  • Spent several hours on Friday putting together a long Tumblr post only for Tumblr to completely fuck up the html when it posted on Saturday.
  • Was so hungover Friday that I slept until 6pm, went to dinner with my boyfriend and his cousin and ended up with free shots because the restaurant messed up. Came back to Mcbain and fell asleep before 11pm.
  • Public safety shutdown a “party” I was at because a kid signed too many people in…there were barely 15 of us there.
  • Potentially hurt an already injured ankle by taking too-many stairs at once.
  • Visited a friend at Yale — I love columbia but I am jealous of the nicely cut fruit salad in Yale’s dining halls.
  • Stalked sorority websites for a good while.
  • Went to a friend’s apartment in Brooklyn, got high, and did watercolors. I usually hate weed but that was the happiest I’d felt all week, and maybe all year.
  • Went to an EC party, got really drunk, and started doing Barre exercises in front of my friend who has never looked more embarrassed to be my friend.

Being productive:

  • Had a deep conversation about Libertarianism.
  • Went to Manna’s in Harlem for buffet style soul food.
  • Found my fave chocolate bar at MoWillies on sale.
  • Asked my mom to come visit me in NY instead of going home for Tgiving and she said yes.
  • Ended up making signs for an anti-trump rally instead of working on Saturday.
  • Got my first tattoo.
  • Made it through a 4 hour bus ride next to a man who wasn’t wearing deodorant.
  • Spent a while tying myself into knots while trying to wear a sari, but eventually succeeded (and looked pretty good).
  • Realized an event I had prepared a year for was only good last year because the seniors then were better than will ever be approached by any other class.
  • The dad I babysit for gave me an impassioned speech on why Roe V. Wade isn’t going anywhere, then paid me double because “It’s been a hard week.”
  • Went bar hopping on UES and was tempted to go home but then I remembered its inhabitants.

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Oct

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We couldn't agree more...

We couldn’t agree more…

Since Halloween tragically fell on a Monday this year, Bwog took the necessary precautions this past weekend to take in as much of the spooky holiday’s spirit and spirits (the liquid kind) to keep the festivities alive and well. Check out what the ghoulish activities people were up to!

Dead yet undead:

  • Stole a sign from Baker Field reading “No Alcohol Beyond This Point.” It now hangs in the Bandsuite.
  • Made a mummy costume out of cheesecloth; as I fell apart throughout the night, so did my costume.
  • Had a good experience in EC?
  • Went to Bushwick for the day, came home, went downtown for Halloweekend, party was canceled, wound up in Bushwick AGAIN at a high school friend’s party, took a $60 uber home to MoHi using a $50/off coupon.
  • Went to Butler incredibly drunk at 2 am with intention to go to roof; door locked. Instead spent time rolling around on floor outside reading room and hopping the barrier to the circulation desk/pretending to scan books.
  • Accidentally bought low alcohol content wine, had a glass and a half, and got pretty tipsy anyways.
  • Texted my dad (while mildly intoxicated) and told him he needs to text me more frequently.
  • Bought a 6 foot long collapsable table for beer pong/drinking games and had it rush delivered to my dorm for use during Halloweekend; told my mom it was because “I needed a bigger desk”.
  • Hosted a bonding party for my Lit Hum class, at which 3 people had never been to Carman Hall before and 1 person had never been drunk before (this person was messiest but slayed at pong).
  • Came home from my Astronomy Lab to discover that my roommates bought a hamster.

Spirits Abound:

  • Went to a crowded Halloween party in EC dressed as a sheet ghost. Needless to say, I gave up on the ghost costume about half an hour in.
  • 12 hours of sleep didn’t cure my hangover, but A Cruel Angel’s Thesis did.
  • Didn’t go to Rocky this year, but I learned the Time Warp dance. Proudest accomplishment to date.
  • Went to a MESAAS party. The jungle juice had moroccan mint tea in it.
  • Went to ADP lit night for first time, ate so much baguette and brie.
  • Went to Sig Ep’s Halloween at Mission, dressed up as Phantom of the Opera, but the mask did not fit my Jew nose. Also, don’t remember a thing cause I was blackout, due to drinking on antibiotics (smart).
  • Went to Amity All Uptown for a costume party dressed as Dracula. Unfortunately, my fangs were not put in right so I ended up almost choking to death on them after a few overpriced Vodka Crans. I also lost my cape and almost bit shit multiple times in this poorly constructed bar.
  • Went to the Bryant Park Winter Festival and bought 4 artisan pickles for 5 dollars. They were delicious.
  • Funded an impromptu wine and cheese event during our AXO mixer

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Oct

24

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The real student horror at Columbia and Barnard.

The real student horror at Columbia and Barnard.

With mid-terms coming to a close, the cool air blowing in and everyone desperate for Fall Break, Bwog reflects on a weekend of paying debts and placing bets on who is over class work the most. 

Too bored for real work:

  • I also joined a men’s shaving club while procrastinating a paper.
  • Pregamed homecoming at 8am at community with 3 bellinis.
  • Walked from Met Food at 125th street and Amsterdam to my dorm, 616, uphill, in the cold rain, with three heavy bags of groceries.
  • Wandered around the Met and Central Park for four hours instead of working on my 3 essays and problem set due tmw.
  • Carried a giant pumpkin in my arms across campus and got several weird looks
  • Taught a minor YouTube celebrity how to dab.
  • Got into a bar without an ID, enjoyed five minutes of euphoria, then left because I had no money to buy drinks.
  • Went to the Met Friday night and went back Saturday morning; second time for business (school field trip), first time for pleasure.
  • Went to 1020 at a reasonable hour to catch up with an old friend, drank their shitty house red and watched weird couple interactions.
  • Stayed up all night Friday, slept (with periodic interruption from drunk DGs) until 3 PM on Homecoming. Purposefully.
  • The Beta commune’s tobacco intake rate successfully went down over the week. We also ran out of a 300 paper pack of elements that we bought halfway through the summer. We tried to estimate our lifetime intake of cigarettes after this, averaging it out to between 500 and 800 per person—so far.

We all need a break:

Oct

17

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What happiness truly looks like

What happiness truly looks like

With fall looking more like an extended summer or California winter right now, it’s easy for us all to slip into oblivion to avoid the heat and mid-terms. We just want to wear our oversized sweaters in peace!

Too hot to handle

  • Boyfriend and I accidentally ordered a huge pitcher of sangria at 6:30pm. Ended our evening out by lying down in a pillow display in Bed, Bath & Beyond.
  • Saw two student theater productions in 48 hours. One was terrible; one was fantastic.
  • Lived vicariously through all my high school friends’ snap stories because they’re all home on fall break and I miss the ocean and why is our break so late.
  • Took my part-Hungarian dad to Hungarian and watched him get really excited at seeing all the desserts from his childhood.
  • Took four tupperwares full of different food items from John Jay brunch.
  • At the football game at Penn, there was a poster-making station, which I took advantage of to make a sign reading “REGISTER TO VOTE”. Two of my friends were then inspired to make a sign reading “KEEP PENN OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE” (Trump is a Penn grad), and they took that sign and my sign across the stadium to the Penn fan section. Some Penn fans were more amused than others.
  • Was unfortunately awake for more than six hours on Saturday.
  • Felt overwhelmed for the first time in my Columbia career.
  • Was sent a photo of my friend and my TA post sex. Didn’t know how to respond, so asked if I did well on the HW.

Slipping into oblivion

  • A friend and I ate brownies and tried to watch Brooklyn (2015), ended up getting too high to follow the plot and soon falling asleep.
  • Parents visited for parents weekend and I had to ditch them partway through Saturday to study.
  • Got too drunk on thurs night but got rid of all the excess alcohol I’d been storing in water bottles.
  • Woke up with worst hangover I’ve had in a long time, but had to get out of bed and go to an ASAP (alcohol and substance abuse program) meeting I’d been mandated to attend for a past incident.
  • Tripped and injured myself while out running; luckily, a Barnard prof and her wife were nearby walking their dogs, and they very kindly gave me a ride back to my dorm.
  • Learned the true meaning of gtb^2.
  • Mom drunkenly tasted all the flavors in 16 handles.

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Oct

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Work Hard, Play Hard in the middle of a classroom

Work Hard, Play Hard in the middle of a classroom

Being that spooky and sexy are positively correlated, things only heated up this weekend as we approach our favorite holiday of the year. While we weren’t exactly down to drown our books in the Hudson and livers in 1020, we get closer with every passing week…

Body

  • Spent a significant amount of money at Comic Con on Friday; made back about half of it babysitting on Saturday.
  • At Comic Con, one of my favorite writers saw me and tweeted about my cosplay, but I didn’t find out until several hours later, when it was too late to meet up with/talk to her. :(
  • My friend turned down an invitation to a party off campus because he was waiting to sign me in to EC. It’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.
  • My friend and I ordered mojitos at Two Hands, and the Australian bartender asked, “Oh, you mean muh-JY-toes?” We heard “vaginas” and said, “uhhhh yeah, sure.” Ended up getting the drinks for free.
  • Took nine bananas from Ferris, making direct eye contact with a staff member as I put them in my backpack one by one.
  • Maybe probably failed my environmental science midterm.
  • Uber-pooled with Batman and Superman.
  • Found a vintage calvin klein jean jacket at L Train this weekend so I’m about to be Bwogalicious in #myclavins.
  • Went to Boston for 36 hours. my cousins called my social media “irrelevant” but still wanted to borrow my clothes and take pictures for their (brand new) Facebook profiles.

Party

  • Made my grandma cry with the birthday card I wrote for her. thanks @first year english for the training??
  • Went to party in EC, had a bunch of models invite my friend to a topless party downtown
  • Went to Serafina Harlem for a delicious Apperal Schpritz
  • Went to Mel’s, which was inundated with Duke students back from Fall break
  • Went home, think I’ve novelly developed allergies to my cat.
  • Drank half of my mom’s mango sangria at dinner and she still left the restaurant feeling “drunk.”
  • Received email from mom on bus back to NY discouraging me from majoring in philosophy. She linked to an NYT article wherein four acclaimed philosophers receive packages of poop.
  • Caught my finger in a door, developed a mild but deeply uncomfortable case of subungual hematoma (bleeding under the nail). This happened while my friend was carrying around my black hand prop, which possibly attracted the Evil Eye.
  • Took a field trip to the Palisades, where I got lost a few times.
  • Did a photoshoot with friends in the staxx after everyone else left. Fed everyone Indian sweets, courtesy of my parents.

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Oct

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Never drunk, only more awesome.

Never drunk, only more awesome.

October has officially brought in the frigid air as everyone shifts indoors to their favorite bars and joints to avoid being cooped up in a library stocked with people you know aren’t studying either. So why not toast to the fact that another semester will go by and you will still have no idea what you’re doing…

When In Doubt, Drink It Out…

  • Dropped out of the Lerner Pub line twice.
  • Went to a bougie bar on the Lower East Side and had a slice of Key Lime pie, no drinks.
  • Cried actual tears of joy last night because my roommate hooked up with a hot guy and because I had a great girls’ night out–I love female friendship!!!
  • Tried to use my birthday Starbucks on a chocolate chip cookie. The lady was like, “No way, are you crazy?” and made me buy something more expensive. I got the cookie for free and it turns out it was her birthday too.
  • Attended an event on the 15th floor of IAB where I knew no one but brought back copious amounts of stolen food, including a fried twinkie.
  • Went to a friend’s apartment who was home from college and dragged her to a pregame when it turned into a very sloppy high school reunion. After realizing the campus was dryer than a YMCA and deader than Stephen Hawkings below the belt, an uber was ordered downtown where an NYU apt party was crashed.
  • Pregamed for Hillel due to a misunderstanding on when we would go out. Went to Shabbat Dinner at Hewitt to only find there were like 12 ppl so my friends and I took a table with its own challah and proceeded to feast and dip right before Jewish Trivia.
  • Thought I was just going to dinner and accidentally ended up at a party.
  • Took a nap in the evening on Saturday night because netflix was down and I couldn’t find other ways to procrastinate.
  • Mom visited, brought pie and a 20-lb bag of apples from an orchard, and took me out to brunch.
  • Finally saw Hamilton (with tickets purchased last November.) It was worth the wait.
  • Bought an Ann Taylor blazer from Goodwill for $15. Felt super professional even though I have literally nothing to wear the blazer to.

We’re perpetually pregaming until the election is over…

Sep

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Be ready for this to be on every social media timeline every for the next two months

Be ready for this to be on every social media timeline every for the next two months

September is almost gone, and while we want to be done with school, we’re just getting started with fall! We can’t wait to itch in our flannels at our losing homecoming game and slowly never leave our rooms until April. This weekend was a great way to kick that off… 

Poppin’ Off

  • Went out with straight hair. Came home with curly hair.
  • Was abandoned by my “friend” in butler on Saturday at 1 AM.
  • Friend and I realized we were by far the least well-dressed people at a Shabbat dinner we got dragged to, and snuck out.
  • Acquired half a Nalgene of sangria early in the afternoon on Saturday; watered it down and proceeded to drink it throughout the afternoon as preparation for ~social events~ that night; wondered if this is how my descent into alcoholism begins.
  • Won an imaginary point by winning a tug of war.
  • Went biking in Riverside Park using Zagster bikes. 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
  • Met a boy who’s pretty wonderful, but we share the same astrological sign, so it’s probably doomed.
  • Went on a boat field trip for Environmental Science and very nearly fell into the Hudson River.
  • Went to World Leader Forum on Friday, couldn’t hear clearly what the president of the republic of Costa Rica, so basically went to an event from 11:30 to 12:30 just to fan myself with my laptop sleeve because there was no AC in Low.
  • Finished Gilmore Girls for the first time, took around five minutes to reflect, and immediately started The West Wing.
  • Carried my computer around midtown for four hours and didn’t end up using it once.
  • Heard two guys singing the “Caillou” theme song when walking home from a cancelled recitation on Saturday morning.
  • Succumbed to my roommate’s persistent coercion to try out Tae Kwon Do for the first time, even though I have no history of doing any kind of athletic activity ever in my life. Ended up saying “yes” to both joining the club and competing in the first tournament at MIT this October!
  • Tried to make a police officer laugh at Global Citizens by offering him a bagel and hymn to Apollo. Ended up getting searched instead.

Any blumpkins?

Sep

19

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One of us.

One of us.

It’s the beginning of week three, and we’re already tired of acting all serious to impress our shopping-period professors. Some spent the weekend channelling their inner kid, from Harambe Night at Mel’s (why) to playing dress up. Others spent the weekend trying to move on up, past university, and trying their hands at typical adult behavior. It went… ok. 

Monkeying Around

  • Stood in line at 1020 for like half an hour when all of a sudden a literal waterfall came from the apartment above and soaked the entire line (but mostly me).
  • Spoke Spanish more fluently than I have in months, while drunk at Amigo’s – subsequently was offered free drinks for the entire night because of this.
  • Didn’t go to a dining hall once this week.
  • Went to a St. A’s party for the first time and was extremely disappointed with the hype.
  • Tipsily ran up my friend’s fire escape and onto her roof. Two men were sent after us.
  • Celebrated officially finishing my huge summer writing project with a tequila shot (my first ever.)
  • Went all the way from Plimpton to 116th and Broadway to get a gyro from the 116th halal guy.
  • While walking home at 3am from a hookup… 1. Was whistled at by a bunch of white Columbia boys sitting on the benches on the island on Broadway and 2. Ran into my first-year roommate, who said “we’ve come so far!”
  • Went to Smorgasburg. Ate a delicious pulled pork sandwich and doughnut.
  • Peed in men’s restroom at 1020 (I am a girl); possibly used a urinal but I don’t remember
  • Thought my hangover could not get worse until I watched the snowden movie
  • Was my most extra self as usual
  • Cried more than I ever have in my life in Tom’s over a plate of chicken fingers.

But Can We Get It Together?

Sep

12

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CAVA'd at Tom's because the mozz sticks were too dank

CAVA’d at Tom’s because the mozz sticks were too dank

After the first week of classes, Columbia students did not let us down by having a weekend full of bad decisions, regrets, and first years drinking bad alcohol. We bring you the tales of this weekend’s degeneracy for your reflection as you weep in Butler on a Monday night. If you have any notes from the field over the weekend, send them to us at [email protected] to potentially make next week’s field notes.

Tales of libations and vices

  • Got yelled at by my mom who just got my freshman year CAVA bill
  • Broke my three month sobriety and got stoned af on Friday night with high school pals after cooking dinner together.
  • Pregamed a band party by going to see Kubo and the Two Strings. (It was really good!)
  • Got a freshman to buy me booze because they had a fake.
  • Drank pelinka (Russian liquor made from plums) at 6pm in front of a sober freshie
  • Engaged in way too much degeneracy
  • Some girl got CAVA’d from my friend’s birthday party after downing an entire cup of vodka

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