Written by Lexie Lehmann
February 26, 20176:15 pm 0 Comments
Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.
More events after the jump!
Tags: bucketlist, countries! empires! more!, intellectual or physical privelege?, so many things are always happening at columbia, wish we could go to all of these instead of studying for midterms
February 19, 20172:03 pm 0 Comments
Sounds weirdly specific but ok.
Monday, February 20
Tuesday, February 21
Wednesday, February 22
Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24
Saturday, February 25
Tags: BWOG IS NOT FAKE NEWS, Cultured, fake news!, human rights, islam, media, memory, NATO, praise you Don Lemon, UN, world leader forum
February 16, 20177:37 pm 0 Comments
This room is so cute it almost helps us feel better about JJs.
Bwog Writer Lexie Lehmann saw a sick snapchat of Hannah Kline (CC ’20)’s beautiful John Jay single and knew that Bwog had to write about it. Read about Hannah’s decor inspiration and see more of this impeccable room below!
What was your inspiration when designing your room?
Color and comfort. I really wanted a room that at the end of a long day I could come back to and really just relax.
What is your favorite part of your room?
I’m rather split between the lavender vanity and my wall of pictures. After I was moved in my mom got the vanity, painted it to match my room and gave it to me as a surprise a week later. It was so sweet and I always think of my family when I sit at it. But I also love my hanging photographs. Like all freshman, I was homesick at the beginning of the year so having pictures of my high school friends was comforting to me. But now I soon plan on adding my Columbia memories to the photo wall!
Tags: (is a different word than without teh squiggles), aesthetic with the squiggles, class of 21 (and beyond) when you're looking up columbia dorms, cozy rooms are important, room design, roomhop, we all looked up columbia dorms before coming here right?, you can use this as inspo
February 12, 20174:04 pm 0 Comments
Take me on a date to space.
This week’s events are out of this world!
Tags: Bad Umbre-lla, bucketlist, concerts, constitution, Heathcare pls, Hong Kong, slam poetry, Ukraine Crisis, US and Cina
February 05, 20174:53 pm 0 Comments
We could write a book about our hookups, too.
More sex, more violence, more intrigue!
Tags: bucket list, FBI is corrupt, gender, no not that bucketlist, sex, sexuality, we should also welcome refugees into our country
January 29, 20172:00 pm 0 Comments
Tags: blame the economy, bucketlist, cuba, Cultured, psyche, soviet, sustainable development, UN, who runs the world
January 22, 20171:12 pm 0 Comments
I’m so indie I only listen to Georgian folk music
See what else is going on this weekmore
Tags: bucket list, bucketlist, dandies and romantics, danies, Events, folk music, georgian folk ensemble, i love events, i'm a romantic, more people should go to these events, my brain is a time machine, so much election talk, this is only day two, urban studies
January 17, 20175:37 pm 0 Comments
Tags: bucket list, bucketlist, columbia faculty doing cool things, columbia students doing cool things, first bucketlist of 2017, first bucketlist of the semester, go columbia, i love events, lexie's first bucketlist, my new years resolution is to attend events
November 30, 20166:17 pm 0 Comments
as New York as bagels and pigeons
If you’re interested in SNL, or in a potential acting or directing career, this is the article for you! On Tuesday, LateNight Theater, an on-campus late-night comedy sketch group, hosted their first annual speaker series, featuring Don Roy King, the current director of Saturday Night Live. Bwog sent staff writer Lexie Lehmann to check it out.
Don Roy King is an icon of late-night television. Currently in his 11th year as Saturday Night Live’s Director, King previously worked on Survivor, The Early Show, and The Mike Douglas Show. As a result of his directing work, King has won several Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as awards from the Director’s Guild of America.
On Tuesday, Don Roy King sat down for a question forum led by Nathaniel Jameson, CC’18, a member of Columbia’s LateNight Theater group. Overall, King was a lively, charming, and captivating personality — wonderfully spirited even in his old age. He dressed sharply in bright blue pants and a burgundy jacket, perfectly matching the cozy *aesthetic* of Barnard 304.
During the event, King answered questions on a number of topics, beginning with how he got his start in directing. As an undergraduate at Penn State, King was interested in performing, but majored in broadcasting to satisfy his parents. During a practical broadcasting assignment in his senior year, King stumbled upon his innate talent for directing when one of his peers failed to manage their assignment correctly, and King was forced to step in. He likened the experience as turning into the “quarterback on a football team,” forced to call quick shots and move things around on a dime. King was immediately drawn to this high stakes and the fast-paced environment, and knew that directing was the right path for him to follow.
Read King’s advice for aspiring actors and directors
Tags: faster-paced than hollywood, glamor fame and flashing lights, live from new york, real advice, snl political cold opens make our week, tina fey is a hoot
October 20, 20161:41 pm 0 Comments
A dark comedy about a baby who grows up to be a depressed sex addict failing college? How Columbia.
In their first production of the fall semester, the Columbia University Players present Christopher Durang’s “Baby with the Bathwater,” a dark comedy about child-rearing, directed by Max Fiest CC ’17. Last night, Bwog newbie Lexie Lehmann had the chance to sit in on the play’s dress rehearsal. Below are some of her thoughts! (Content warnings for the show itself: child abuse, spousal abuse, sexual assault, and gender dysphoria)
The latest performance gracing the (limited) performance spaces of Columbia is CU Players’ “Baby with the Bathwater”: a hilarious play with a sinister twist about two hopeless parents raising their newborn child, Daisy. The parents, John and Helen, played by James Ritchie (CC’20) and Harrison Gale (BC’20) respectively, are a match made far from Heaven. Helen is a whiney, aspiring novelist while John is a charming alcoholic with childlike tendencies. And while the two frequently muse about wanting a divorce, they decide to stay together for the sake of their child.
To help with childcare, they hire a neurotic nanny, aptly named “Nanny”, played by Jennifer Yu (CC ’17). Nanny does little to help, and instead focuses her attention on seducing the naïve John. During the nighttime, a homeless, pregnant woman named Cynthia, played by Sarah Billings (BC ’18), breaks into the house to sing to Daisy. Upon discovering the woman, John and Helen decide to take her in. Now she, Nanny, and the two parents are forced to share a bed and to divide responsibility over taking care of Daisy — when truly, none of them are qualified.
Most of the play follows Daisy’s life through the perspective of the four whimsical characters raising her – until the second act, when Daisy appears as a grown adult, played by Christopher Jackson (GS ’18)… and the full effects of being raised by deliriously unfit chaperones are revealed. Here, the play takes a dramatic and unexpected turn; Daisy is a boy who had been forced to conform to a feminine name and clothing because his parents ‘guessed wrong’ and never checked because they ‘didn’t want to intrude’. And now, he is horribly depressed, failing college, and a sex addict. Yikes.
‘Yikes’ is one way of putting it…
Tags: black box theaters are always cool, bwog reviews, cheap theater performed and produced by students, CU Players, dark theater, skip homecoming and see the show, student theater, what's not to like?
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