About Us


Fall 2018

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Youngweon Lee

Managing Editor
Betsy Ladyzhets

Internal Editor
Sarah Kinney

Social Media Editor
Zack Abrams

Arts Editor
Riva Weinstein

Events Editor
Isabel Sepúlveda

Sports Editor
Abby Rubel

Science Editor
Alex Tang

Deputy Editors
Jenny Zhu 
Idris O’Neill

Newsletter Editor
Zoe Sottile

Bureau Chiefs
CCSC: Nadra Rahman
ESC: Finn Klauber
SGA: Dassi Karp
GSSC: Andrew Chee

Senior Staff Writers
Sarah Dahl
Gabrielle Kloppers
Angelica Lagasca
Thomas Saenz
Sarah Harty
Ramisa Murshed
Levi Cohen
Leo Bevilacqua

Editores Emeriti
Amara Banks
Finn Klauber
Victoria Arancio

Alma “Bagel” Bwogger
Amara Banks





James Fast
Nikolas Huth

Associate Publishers
Andrew Penn
Matthew Wayland

Director: Katiana Klain

Social Media Staff
Video Producer: Camille Ramos
Social Media Consultant: Jamie Grimstad

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

Daily Editors
Monday: Aditi Patil
Tuesday: Vivian Zhou
Wednesday: Brigid Cromwell
Thursday: Zoe Ewing
Friday: Nikita Desir
Saturday: Mary Clare Greenlees
Sunday: Elisha Zhao

Staff Writers
Danielle Mikaelian
Cara Hudson-Erdman
Mary Welsh
Jake Tibbetts
Iga Szlendak
Riya Mirchandaney
Zoe Ewing
Elle Ferguson
Henry Golub
Lily Dillon
Miyoki Walker
Sangeetha Bharath
Aidan Reddy
Maggie Gourdin
Michael Beltz
Regan Mies
Sarah Braner
Tasnia Tasha
Alicia Benis
Andrew Wang
Elizabeth Burton
Eva Sher
Flor Arley Hodge
Sam Azanza
Liv Nelson
Mariah Viman
Jess Hu
Ezra Lerner
Owen Fitzgerald-Diaz
Sara Morales
Sophie Murphy
Jordan Merrill
Abi Peters

Bwog is an independent, student-run campus news site launched in January 2006 as the online incarnation of The Blue and White magazine. Although it was initially intended to post stories that warranted immediate attention, such as free food alerts and breaking news, Bwog became Columbia’s preeminent campus blog, completely separate from the magazine. Our focus remains on the university, but we no longer have any ties to The Blue and White and are a financially and administratively independent organization, unaffiliated with Columbia University and published by Blue and White Publishing Inc.

Bwog publishes multiple posts a day during the academic year to alert the Columbia community about information of interest and offer a critical perspective on campus life. This includes news from the administration, events, science, art, funny shortforms, and more, often packaged with satirical humor.

Bwog’s rise to legitimacy came with the Minuteman protests in the fall of 2006. 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. Bwog also covered the spring 2013 LitHum and Barnard cheating scandals, and broke the news on the wrestling team’s GroupMe in fall 2016.

Bwog’s social media presence exists on Twitter, for jokes as well as livetweet coverages; Instagram, where we post everything from weird overseen scenes to pictures from events around campus; and YouTube, where you can find Bwog Videos, a.k.a. Bwideos. DMs are open and submissions are welcome on all platforms.

The Bwog comment section 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 a tip to submit, email us at, or come to our open weekly meetings every Sunday at 9 pm in Lerner 510. For inquiries concerning advertisements, contact

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