About Us


Fall 2016

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Rachel Deal

Managing Editor
Maddie Stearn

Events Editor
Finn Klauber

Arts Editor
Gowan Moïse

Internal Editor
Betsy Ladyzhets

Deputy Editors
Amara Banks
Lila Etter

Daily Editors
Sunday: TBD
Monday: TBD
Tuesday: TBD
Wednesday:  TBD
Thursday: TBD
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD

Sports Editor
Ross Chapman

Senior Staff Writers
Ross Chapman
Sarah Dahl
Finn Klauber
Mia Lindheimer
Gowan Moïse
Nadra Rahman
Asya Sagnak

Editors Emeriti
Courtney Couillard
Joseph Powers
Britt Fossum
Taylor Grasdalen


The Blue & White

Spring 2016

Editor in Chief
Channing Prend

Andrew Loso

Layout Editor
Aaron Su

Senior Illustrator
Alexa Economacos

Copy Editor
Robert Jack Gross

Creative Consultant
Sean Augustine-Obi

Editors Emeriti 
Daniel Stone
Hallie Nell Swanson




James Fast

Associate Publisher
Nikolas Huth

Director of Communications
Gabrielle Lipson

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

Bureau Chiefs
SGA: Raji Ganapathy
GSSC: Jennifer Nugent and Romane Thomas

Staff Writers
Shina Chetti
Joanna Zhang
Momo Arbeit
Maryam Badran
Raji Ganapathy
Sanam Jalinous
Maham Karatela
Gabrielle Kloppers
Sasha Mutchnik
Rebecca Novik
Jennifer Nugent
Nikki Shaner-Bradford
Romane Thomas

Alma Bwogger
Courtney Couillard







Managing Editor
Nia Brown

Senior Editors
Virginia Fu
Yasemin Akçagüner
Ben Schneider
Caroline Hurley

Staff Writers
Alex Swanson
Mabel Taylor
Nick Kensinger
Virginia Ambeliotis
Nikhil Dominic

Staff Illustrator
Rachel Chin

Assistant Layout Editor
Bianca Guerrero

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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