About Us


Fall 2015

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Britt Fossum

Managing Editor
Courtney Couillard

Internal Editor
Joseph Powers

Events Editor
Finn Klauber

Copy Editor
Max Rettig

Deputy Editors
Mason Amelotte
Lili Brown

Daily Editors
Sunday: Lila Etter
Monday: Nadra Rahman
Tuesday: Emma Seely-Katz
Wednesday: Finn Klauber
Thursday: Betsy Ladyzhets
Friday: Asya Sagnak
Saturday: Sarah Dahl

Sports Editor
Ross Chapman

Video Editor
Anna Hotter

Editors Emeriti
Sarah Faith Thompson
Julia Goodman
Claire Friedman
Maud Rozee
Taylor Grasdalen





The Blue & White

Fall 2015

Editor in Chief
Hallie Nell Swanson

Jessie Chasan-Taber

Literary Editor
Virginia Fu

Sophie Bridges
Jessica Call
Scott Fischbein
Kunal Jasty
Tatini Mal-Sarkar
Luca Marzorati
Joseph Milholland
Ben Schneider
Brian Thorn

Rachel Chin
Zane Bhansali
Wendi Lu
Joanna Zou
Irina Teveleva

Editors Emeriti
Anna Bahr
Mark Hay
Jon Hill
Sylvie Krekow
Liz Naiden
Torsten Odland
Conor Skelding
Brian Wagner
Dan Stone




Jake Hershman

Associate Publisher
Joey Levy

Director of Communications
Gabrielle Lipson

Account Executives 
James Fast
Nikolas Huth

Parker “The Cat” Case
Andy “&eveloper” Hadjigeorgiou
Kevin “The WordPress Daddy” Chen

Senior Staff Writers
Anna Hotter
Max Rettig
Joseph Milholland
Rachel Deal
Briana Bursten
Caroline Montgomery
Ross Chapman
Maddie Stearn

Bureau Chiefs
CCSC: Joseph Milholland
ESC: Rachel Deal
SGA: Caroline Montgomery

Staff Writers
Amara Banks
Gowan Moïse
Megan Fillion
Mia Lindheimer
Phoebe Newton
Shina Chetti
Joanna Zhang






Managing Editor
Channing Prend

Cultural Editor
Alexander Pines

Senior Editors
Sean Augustine-Obi
Nia Brown
Michelle Cheripka
Somer Omar

Senior Illustrator
Zane Bhansali

Layout Editor
Jessie Chasan-Taber

Copy Editor
Megan Stater

Online Editor
Sean Augustine-Obi

Staff Writers
Yasemin Akçagüner
Jordana Narin
Joe Rabinovitsj
Alex Swanson
Mabel Taylor

Staff Illustrator
Joanna Zu

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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