About Us


Spring 2017

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Amara Banks

Managing Editor
Betsy Ladyzhets

Internal Editor
Finn Klauber

Arts Editor
Gowan Moïse

Events Editor
Lexie Lehmann

Deputy Editors
Lila Etter
Mia Lindheimer

Daily Editors
Sunday: Timmy Wu
Monday: Sarah Kinney
Tuesday: Victoria Arancio
Wednesday: Youngweon Lee
Thursday: Elana Rebitzer
Friday: Angelica Lagasca
Saturday: Alex Tang

Sports Editor
Ross Chapman

Senior Staff Writers
Ross Chapman
Sarah Dahl
Finn Klauber
Gabrielle Kloppers
Gowan Moïse
Rebecca Novik
Jennifer Nugent
Nadra Rahman
Asya Sagnak
Nikki Shaner-Bradford
Romane Thomas

Editors Emeritus
Rachel Deal
Maddie Stearn
Mason Amelotte


The Blue & White

Spring 2017

Editor in Chief
Alex Swanson

Andrew Loso

Layout Editor
Aaron Su

Senior Illustrator
Lani Allen

Editor Emeritus 
Channing Prend




James Fast

Associate Publisher
Nikolas Huth

Director: Gabrielle Lipson
Deputy Director: Katiana Klain

Social Media
Leo Bevilacqua
Jamie Grimstad

Kevin “The WordPress Daddy” Chen
Fernando “The Wall” Pascual
Jack “White Mamba” Damon

Bureau Chiefs
CCSC: Tamara Barriot
ESC: Finn Klauber
SGA: Dassi Karp
GSSC: Jennifer Nugent and Romane Thomas

Staff Writers
Shina Chetti
Dassi Karp
Sarah Kinney
Youngweon Lee
Lexie Lehmann
Jack Treanor
Bella Tincher
Gloriana Lopez
Vivian Klotz

Alma Bwogger
Rachel Deal












Managing Editor
Caroline Hurley

Senior Editors
Lena Rubin
Ned Russin
Virginia Ambeliotis
Esmé Ablaza
Saif Maqbool

Staff Writers
Gage Hodgen
Jasmine Park
Nick Kensinger

Bwog is an independent, student-run campus news site. After being launched in January 2006 as the online incarnation of The Blue and White magazine— intended to post stories that warranted immediate attention, such as free food alerts and breaking news—Bwog developed into Columbia’s preeminent campus blog separate from the magazine.  While our focus remains set on the university and we retain ties to The Blue and White, we are a financially and administratively independent organization, published by Blue and White Publishing Inc.

Bwog is completely student-run and publishes multiple posts a day during the academic year. Our goal is to alert students to information of interest and offer a critical perspective on life at Columbia. This includes news from the administration, campus gossip, and events—in addition to, still, free food. We post what you should have heard about as a member of the Columbia community, packaged with bad puns and coarse jokes.

Bwog’s rise to legitimacy came with the Minuteman protests in the fall of 2006. Other highlights in Bwog history include September 2007 when Ahmadinejad came to campus—thus creating our beloved Hawkmadinejad—comprehensive coverage of Operation Ivy League in winter 2010, breaking the news on Dean Moody-Adams’ resignation in summer 2011, and the spring 2012 announcement of President Barack Obama as Barnard’s commencement speaker.

As seen in the case of Obamanard, the Bwog comment section is vibrant and active. This space is intended for readers to discuss relevant topics constructively and respectfully. Bwog leaves it largely self-moderated, but reserves the right to step in, as per our comment policy.

If you are interested in joining Bwog or have juicy news and gossip, email us at tips@bwog.com, or come to our open weekly meetings every Sunday at 7 pm in the Lerner SGO. For inquiries concerning advertisements, contact ads@bwog.com.

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