About Us


Spring 2018

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Betsy Ladyzhets

Managing Editor
Victoria Arancio

Internal Editor
Sarah Kinney

Social Media Editor
Youngweon Lee

Arts Editor

Events Editor
Timmy Wu

Deputy Editors
Jenny Zhu
Zack Abrams

Sports Editor
Abby Rubel

Science Editor
Alex Tang

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

Senior Staff Writers
Ross Chapman
Sarah Dahl
Finn Klauber
Gabrielle Kloppers
Nadra Rahman
Jack Treanor
Bella Tincher
Dassi Karp

Editors Emeritus
Amara Banks
Finn Klauber
Rachel Deal
Maddie Stearn
Mason Amelotte


The Blue & White

Fall 2017

Editor in Chief
Alex Swanson

Andrew Loso

Layout Editor
Aaron Su

Senior Illustrator
Lani Allen

Editor Emeritus 
Channing Prend




James Fast

Nikolas Huth

Director: Gabrielle Lipson
Deputy Director: Katiana Klain

Social Media Staff
Video Producer: Camille Ramos
Photographer: Aliya Schneider
Maya Nayyar
Idris O’Neil
Megan Wylie
Jamie Grimstad

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

Bureau Chiefs
CCSC: Nadra Rahman
SGA: Dassi Karp
GSSC: Alex Tang

Staff Writers
Abby Rubel
Levi Cohen
Hannah Zwick
Maggie Moran
Isobel Shaffer
Lorraine Jiang
Zoe Metcalfe
Zoe Sottile
Megan Ka Wei Chew
Ana Rael
Kiana Taghavi
Ramisa Murshed
Lucy Danger
Layla Alexander

Alma “Veggie” Bwogger
Rachel Deal

Alma “Bagel” Bwogger
Amara Banks






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 9 pm in the Lerner SGO. For inquiries concerning advertisements, contact ads@bwog.com.

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