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Buthell looking good despite it smelling like no one in it has showered for 3 days.

We’ve finally reached the end of the semester! After doing Field Notes for the entire 2017-2018 year, the messiness of Bwog Staff’s weekend is finally coming to a close. Here are this weekend’s highlights, from free bleeding to finals despair. If you have any stories you would like to be added to this week’s Field Notes, email us at and we will add it!

Bwog in the City:

  • Spent the money I collected in my douchebag jar on groceries for a wholesome dinner with my friends.
  • Went to Suite for the second time ever and last time for my first year.
  • Got flirted with by men at Suite (unfortunately).
  • Babysat for the last time this semester and it felt very freeing.
  • Best friend came into town for a glorious 24 hrs so we ate all the food and saw HAIM!!!
  • Decided to get Mexican food at midnight then went to South Ferry where we got stuck on the train both there and back because of the #MTA.
  • Went to my old college for closure and to increase my superiority complex over my former classmates.
  • Slept on the floor of Penn Station while waiting for the Amtrak.
  • Went to a Mets game and saw Yoenis Cespedes pick at his butt.
  • Went to see the RBG movie at a bougie theater in midtown where the seats recline and even have adjustable FOOT RESTS.
  • Went to yoga high. Aligned my chakras.
  • Stayed in the city for a day longer than I needed to so that I could go to a #Marx200 party in Brooklyn, but everyone I was planning on going with bailed at the last minute due to finals. Decided to just stay in and catch up on Better Call Saul. (Night well spent.)
  • Went out driving alone at 10:30 at night with no destination in mind. Ended up skinny-dipping in a public lake—my first time doing that sober!
  • Went to Book of Mormon with my roommate to celebrate a year of living together and not killing each other.

Finals drama found here.



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The revolution will happen!! After a shot of Bacardi!!

It’s that time of year again! I am writing this in Butler instead of my bed like I usually do. That’s how you know it’s reading week. Our Bwog members had one last round of fun before hitting the books (or not, we don’t judge) for finals. Enjoy the stories from this weekend from us truly. If you have a story that you want to have added to this, email with it and we will put it in!

Bwog in the City:

  • Went to see Book Of Mormon with my dad. Didn’t realize there was going to be so many clitoris jokes.
  • Went to 1020 with my dad. Received many texts from concerned friends asking why I was sitting at the bar with a 50 year old man.
  • Traveled to Brooklyn just to get a ramen burger. (It was so fucking worth it.)
  • Saw a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival only to find out it was literally all about incest :/
  • My boss rented out Tao for his birthday. I went and then had my internship revoked the next day.
  • Helped my sis move out by acquiring a bunch of her old clothes and lugging the rest to housing works- was rewarded with papaya smoothies, BEC on a rosemary biscuit, and a hibiscus donut.
  • Finally befriended the other regulars at the 110 Starbucks (Tom- the cycling organist, and Walter- the retired engineer who worked for NASA), only for Starbucks to close down for renovations that will for sure take FOREVER. There was a lot of bonding and tale-regailing going on and I’m already in mourning.
  • Spent two hours at the Apple Store late (too late!) Friday night to get my phone fixed.
  • Babysat the child of the current Eliza Doolittle.
  • Maybe got a job at a juice bar for the summer.
  • Had two brunches, back to back, immediately followed by a darty then a gala I went to tipsy and FINALLY a picnic, all spanning from 11 AM to 7 PM.
  • Pierced my frontal helix! learned what a frontal helix is approximately 6 minutes before piercing.
  • Went downtown with two of my friends who vaguely know each other and made them bond over their love for me.
  • Went home and spent some quality time with my sisters. Had to see my creepy uncle but it was worth it in the long run. #badbitches.

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The closer you are to this guy, the more likely we are to choose you

Why doesn’t Hoot use an owl for their logo?

Happening in the World: The caravan of over 150 migrants have reached the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, California, after starting their journey on the Mexico-Guatemala border. This group hopes to gain asylum in the US in a political climate currently dominated by conversations regarding immigration. (Let them in.) (NY Times)

Happening in the US: In an attempt to compete with major carriers such as Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have announced a $26 billion merger deal, which will effectively liquidate their functions as two independent companies and turn them into one larger corporation, manned by T-Mobile. Will their name be T-Sprint or Sprobile??? (Wall Street Journal)

Happening in NYC: Here is the only news I could find from NYC today: a woman has been arrested after smashing a Popeye’s window in Staten Island after finding out that their $4 Wicked Good Deal did not come with soda. I wish I were kidding. (WRCB)

Happening on Campus: Hoot’s Spring launch is happening today! Come hang with the crew of Columbia/Barnard’s main fashion magazine on Diana Roof at 5:30 PM for a good time. More information can be found on their Facebook event here.

Weather: Cloudy with a high of 54 F / 12 C. Not desirable, but think that it’ll be in the 80s for most of the week!

Artist of the Week: Georgia O’Keeffe. I’m currently writing a paper on Yayoi Kusama and O’Keeffe was such a sweet woman and gave Kusama advice when she wanted to move to New York from Japan to pursue art. Oh, and her art rocks too.

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Weed? Or weeds?

Blaze it and raise it! Friday marked 4/20, every stoner’s favorite holiday. Columbia students were festive for the occasion, lighting up in honor of the one day a year people don’t care that you’re smoking. Here, in no particular order, are the best stories from this weekend. If you have any stories that you want to add, send them to us at and you may just see your story added onto this!

Bwog and 4/20:

  • Got high and went hot tubbing. It was mind-blowing.
  • Was high for thirty-six hours straight. (Relatedly, spent wayyyyyyyyy too much money on weed this weekend.)
  • Got crossed on 4/20 and ended up throwing up at 3 in the morning (but I don’t think it was from the alcohol or the weed).
  • Split a bottle of wine and then smoked a joint each with my sister.
  • Got high with all my friends and cried for 15 minutes in JJ’s over a joke I made (not even a joke: I called fries “chips” and told my friends I was speaking British).
  • Smoked 4 joints on 4/20 which is quite the jump from my 2 hit limit.
  • (Almost) plummeted to my death in the EC elevator completely stoned.
  • Learned how to roll joints.
  • Slowly got low-key rly good at rolling & rolled them w lavender <3
  • Found my new favorite smoke spot by the road in Riverside.
  • Got high with my suitemates for next year I love them so much.
  • Went to Chinatown high with my suitemates for next year and went to an arcade.
  • Went to Q house and filmed myself smoking.
  • Celebrated my friend’s birthday on 4/20 and then found out that her birthday on her fake says 4/19 even though she was actually born on 4/20 because she didn’t want to seem sus.
  • Smoked and drank a lot on 4/20 and then did karaoke with my friends in KTown.

Blaze it after the jump.



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"Sunlight is sacred," said Warren St. John, protector of the blue skies

No more cars on these drives!

Happening Around the World: Duchess Kate has given birth to her third child with Prince William, a baby boy. This child is now fifth in line for the British throne. (CBS)

Happening in the US: The hunt for the man who shot up a Waffle House in Kentucky, killing 4 individuals and injuring others, continues into its second day. Nashville schools have been placed on lockdown and police are attempting to trace the steps of the man convicted of the crimes. (Washington Post)

Happening in the City: Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that beginning in June, Central Park will become car-free, allowing for pedestrians and bikes to fully claim the drives below 72nd. Transverses that are used by cars and public buses on 65th, 79th, 86th, and 97th streets will not be affected. (NY Times)

Happening on Campus: “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Envisioning Change” will explore the development of sexual assault, specifically on college campuses, over the past 40 years and the response by administration to these issues, all while looking to the future in hopes to plan to eradicate the high percentages of sexual assault on campus. More information can be found on the Columbia Events Page.

Weather: Sunny and a high of 64 F / 18 C. Spring is definitely here!

Artist of the Week: Gian Lorenzo Bernini. How could you not love his sculptures and their intricate details???

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Image of prospective students bragging about the 183 schools they got into, Colorized, 2018.

You know the drill. We do stuff over the weekend that may be fun, may be regrettable, or is just plain weird. We post them for you. Here is this weekend’s edition of Field Notes. If you have any stories that you think may be a good addition to this, email us at and we will add to it!

Bwog in the City:

  • Spent much of my weekend with my mom who was in town this weekend! Very wholesome.
  • Forgot to bring cash to the Guggenheim during their Pay As You Wish hours, so ended up giving 10 cents to get in.
  • Maybe secured a sublet for the summer, even though the rent mysteriously keeps increasing every time I talk to the owner?
  • Accidentally wandered into a Chelsea Clinton book-signing event in Union Square.
  • Saw Kyle Castlin at a party and resisted the urge to tell him how bad his writing in the tweet announcing he’s going to Xavier next year was.
  • Peed in the sand at Coney Island and felt like a wild creature.
  • Subway partied!!!! i asked a guy for his drink and then people just kept offering me more rip.
  • Went to my favorite Communist-themed bar, People’s Republik in Cambridge, MA.
  • Went to the subway party because a boy I like was there but didn’t get to talk to him because it was so crowded :-(
  • Got $50 in cash back accidentally at MoWi.
  • Froze my ass off for like 2 hours waiting for the Persian Parade to start.
  • Went on maybe-a-date to a cat cafe and it was one of the gayest, happiest moments of my life.
  • Saw Mean Girls on Broadway which greatly exceeded my expectations. Enjoyed some bonding time with my kickass cousin who is like an older sister to me.
  • Flirted with someone at 1020 who called me a “free spirit” bc he heard me talking loudly about my sex life.

Bwog and Alcohol:

  • Went to Key Foods to get more alcohol during a party, was amazed at the deals- $11 for a 6-pack of cranberry downeast cider! $2.99 pirates booty!
  • Got really really wine-drunk with my cousin and her friend on the rooftop of a high-rise in Koreatown; Ubered down to an Italian joint in Nolita and continued to travel down that prosecco-y path.
  • Bought a boy I barely know a 30-pack since he gave me shrooms last weekend.
  • Went to two different stores to get all of a boy’s very special favorite beers for his birthday.
  • Blacked out (again).
  • Drank. So fucking much.
  • Got wine drunk at the big band concert.

Prospie stories after the jump.



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Not to start anything, but why hasn’t Bwog gotten our Pulitzer Prize?

Today marks the announcement of the winners of the 102nd Pulitzer Prize awards, an event held by Columbia University each year to honor excellence in the field of journalism. The announcement, held today at 3PM, occurred in the only suitable place for such an event – Pulitzer Hall.

The notable winners of this group include Kendrick Lamar with DAMN, the first non-classical or jazz album to receive the award, The Press-Democrat for reporting on the wildfires that ravaged Northern California, Ryan Kelly for his photography of the white supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the New York Times for their coverage of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case.

Below are all of the winners from each category:


  • Public Service: The New York Times and The New Yorker
  • Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Press-Democrat, Santa Rosa, California
  • Investigative Reporting: Staff of The Washington Post
  • Explanatory Reporting: Staff of The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network
  • Local Reporting: The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff
  • National Reporting: Staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post
  • International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall, and Manuel Mogato of Reuters
  • Feature Writing: Rachel Kaazdi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ
  • Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media Group, Birmingham, Al.
  • Criticism: Jerry Saltz of New York Magazine
  • Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register
  • Editorial Cartooning: Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, The New York Times
  • Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Feature Photography: Photography Staff of Reuters

Letters, Drama, and Music:

  • Fiction: Less, by Andrew Sean Greer (Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company)
  • Drama: Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok
  • History: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
  • Biography: Prairie Farms: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser (Metropolitan Books)
  • Poetry: Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • General Nonfiction: Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr. (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • Music: DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar.

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May the odds be ever in your favor.

Housing selection got you down? Haven’t thought ahead about finals? Too bad, because today marks the beginning of another way for you to regret your next semester choices before it even starts. 

Unless you’re a graduating senior, hopefully you have started to think about the classes you want to take next year because today marks the first day of registration for Fall 2018 classes! Rising seniors will have their pick today, followed by rising juniors tomorrow then rising sophomores on Wednesday. Check SSOL for your appointment times!

Having trouble figuring out what classes to take? Bwog has got you covered. Find out our class recommendations for the Fall here.

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Let’s hope this rain brings rainbows and sun back to campus soon!

Happening Around the World: Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has stated that the current Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, may quit as soon as June after dealing with multiple scandals regarding corruption and cover-ups. (Reuters)

Happening in the US: Former First Lady Barbara Bush has notified media that she will not be looking for treatment for her illnesses that are continuing to progress. (NY Times)

Happening in the City: The city of New York will now require all of its workers to participate in anti-sexual harassment training. This will be required for any business with an employee roster greater than 15 individuals. (CNN)

Happening on Campus: Two big things are happening today that will determine your Fall semester experience! Housing registration times for online selection will go up on housing portals tomorrow, and registration for classes on SSOL will start with rising seniors in the morning!

Artist of the Week: After having the pleasure to visit the Guggenheim for the first time this weekend, I wanted to give a shoutout to Dahn Vo, who currently has an exhibition. Though it is not my favorite, his work spans across multiple mediums and themes, making it worth visiting!

Weather: Rainy with a high of 59 F / 15 C. Let’s hope this will bring more May flowers early! I miss the sun already.

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CAVA is our knight in shining armor during Bacchanal.

Well. This weekend was rough for many, to say the least. Need I say more? Bacchanal brought out the worst in many Bwog Staffers, leading to wonderful stories for us to recount to everyone. If you have any Bacchanal or weekend stories that you think are noteworthy (we know you got them), send us an email at and we will add it to the list!

Bwog and Bacchanal:

  • Successfully took care of myself post-Bacchanal with lots of water and sleep.
  • Was upset no one took photos of me even though I was busy taking photos of everyone else.
  • Didn’t get any pictures after the pregame because I was too gone to take pictures.
  • Paced myself too well? And stayed alive for the afterparty.
  • Blacked out in a John Jay bathroom for 3 hours after hobbling to a random floor and puking my heart out there. Apparently hissed at someone who lived on the floor and he got so scared he didn’t even call for help :(
  • Had wonderful quesadillas from Casa Latina to settle my stomach. Threw it up a few hours later.
  • Played beer pong at Lambda (or Beta??? honestly don’t remember) and made friends with a cute guy.
  • Had to explain what a pregame was to a first year in my building.
  • Cut the line at a lot of frats by saying “we’re with Jack” and adopting an aura of confidence.
  • Went to multiple pregames with a bagel in my pocket.
  • Hugged both members of St. Beauty (they responded to my IG story)
  • Made Ty Dolla $ign’s Instagram.
  • Stayed sober for 100% of Bacch day. Started drinking when the clock hit 12 lmao.
  • Ty Dolla $ign SANG TO ME I’m straight now.
  • Went to my first frat party.
  • Sobered up from after the concert by going to Hex&Co and playing board games for five hours, then went to bed.
  • Fell asleep to A Series of Unfortunate Events (should be what I name my weekend) after running into my philosophy professor high as shit at Bacchanal.

More rough stories here.



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The poster for the event with a link to information.

Today marks the beginning of the three-day long Academic Freedom Week, an event held by groups such as Columbia University Apartheid Divest, Student-Worker Solidarity, Barnard Columbia Socialists, and more. The purpose of the events, according to them, is to “bring together a range of academics and activists who have been, because of their ideas and activism, assailed and silenced by universities across the country.” By giving these professors a platform, they hope to “call attention to the ongoing attempts to destroy academic freedom and help chart out new ways to defend an outspoken, progressive politics.”

Below is the schedule of the events planned for the Academic Freedom Week:

Monday, April 9: On The Palestinian Exception, Northwest Corner 501, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday, April 10: White Supremacy in Academia, Lehman Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, April 11: Academic Antifascism, 301 Pupin, 7:10 – 9:10 PM

More information regarding these events can be found on their Facebook here.

Academic Freedom Week poster via AFW Facebook 



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It’s always party cloudy in Columbia!

Happening Around the World: The Syrian government has received international criticism after being accused of killing dozens of civilians in Douma in a recent chemical attack. (NPR)

Happening in the US: A Florida woman recently claimed during her arrest for cocaine possession that it was the “wind” that “blew it in her purse” that was located in her car. I can’t make this up. (The Times Picayune)

Happening in the City: One of Bill DeBlasio’s aides, serving as the deputy director of the Office of Criminal Justice in New York City was arrested for having a loaded handgun in her vehicle upon being stopped by the police in Queens. (NBC New York)

Happening on Campus: Today marks the beginning of the scheduled programming for Academic Freedom Week. Check here for more information regarding the events for the day!

Weather: Partly cloudy with a high of 47 F / 8 C. It’s cold now, but it’s slowly warming up! Spring is here!

Artist of the Week: Pop Art is always a good go-to answer when someone asks what your favorite style of modern art is! Artists in this time period that I would recommend are Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein (of course), Yayoi Kusama, Jasper Johns, and John Cage!

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Honestly one of the most terrifying things ever.

Another week, another messy weekend. Bwog Editor Thomas Saenz has collected the weekend’s best (or worst) events that Bwog Staff underwent for your enjoyment. If you have any weekend stories you want to be added, send us them at and we will add them!

Bwog and Alcohol/Drugs:

  • Decimated some NYU Republicans at beer pong.
  • Got high and painted two of my best friends naked.
  • Got high with my future suitemates <3 in Riverside Park which I have never seen more busy than that night.
  • Smoked in my room for the first time and became That Person in the hall.
  • Drank kosher for Passover whiskey which apparently exists?
  • Sent the most polite, grammatically correct drunk message I have ever sent in my life.

Bwog and Love:

  • Hooked up with a Jamaican dancer I met at a Lower East Side bar (after climbing on stage and insisting he dance with me).
  • Fell deeper in love with a deeply unavailable man.
  • Hooked up with beautiful beautiful but unattainable NYU boy again.
  • Went on a tinder date with a guy who is writing a Forrest Gump song on his guitar.
  • Had the worst hookup experience of my life; still reeling from it days later.
  • Sat on my boyfriend’s fire escape and peoplewatched while eating cold beef noodles.

More weekend stories after the jump.



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Meteor shower. But make it space parts.

Happening Around the World: The Chinese space station that everyone was worried about hitting the Earth (while also praying it hit their city lmao) finally took its mediocre plunge to Earth and landed… in the South Pacific Ocean. (NBC)

Happening in the US: After Trump decided to increase tariffs on Chinese aluminum and steel, the Chinese government responded with increased duties on American meat and fruit. Wait…. does that mean Trump, a literal orange, will be taxed whenever moving around the country? We sure hope so. (WSJ)

Happening in the City: Despite it being April, we are supposed to get snow tomorrow. I hate this. Literally, we have one month to go and I was hoping for sunshine, but this article right here dispels such hopes, promising us a cold spring ahead. (Stamford Advocate)

Happening on Campus: Today marks the beginning of the graduate strike authorization vote, which if passed, will shake up the campus and could cause the trustees to recognize their demands. Let’s hope so.

Art Piece of the Week: Yayoi Kusama, Narcissus Garden, 1966

A narcissist’s greatest dream.







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Hey man, rush Beta.

Spring break may have been over for two weeks, but some Bwog Staffers are still partying it up like they’re in Miami Beach. Luckily, we have collected all of their stories and amassed them just for you. If you have any stories from the weekend you would like added, email us at and we will promptly add yours!

Bwog and Alcohol:

  • Blacked out three nights in a row for the first time since October.
  • Went to a dinner that started wholesome and ended with bag of wine thrown out a fourth-story window.
  • Got angry drunk and bitched out a boy in Riverside.
  • Stole beer from a frat party and brought it to Butler…a Public Safety officer saw us drinking and then quickly walked away.
  • Got crossed for the first time and went bar hopping for my friend’s birthday.
  • Took my friend from Brown to 1020, where he had his first bar experience.

Bwog in the City:

  • Went to see MGMT at Brooklyn Steel!
  • Went to Brooklyn for Columbia Community Outreach and spent 3 hours turning big sticks into smaller sticks just so they could be thrown away.
  • Spent time in 4 out of 5 boroughs over the course of about 12 hours.
  • Wrote gay poetry on the subway.
  • Went to a Funny Hat Party in Bushwick and was the youngest person there.
  • Ate the most amazing calzone of my life in the Bronx after CCO.
  • Blacked out and woke up on the Upper East Side.
  • Went home for exactly twenty-four hours.
  • Went to dinner at Persepolis w/ friends and then ate some moist-af cupcakes from Two Little Red Hens.
  • Had my first acai bowl at Two Hands and James Franco was there.
  • Went to March For Our Lives and was significantly confused when they started playing Promiscuous and Timber.

Read more after the jump.

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