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Happening now!

Are you a black-identifying individual attending Barnard College? Want to hear from fellow black-identifying Barnard students and alumni? Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard will be happening from today up until Wednesday with various events throughout the three days! Below is the schedule for each of the events and panels that will be held for you to attend:

Monday, March 26:

  • Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard kickoff, 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Diana Center lobby
  • Open Mic Night: Queer Narratives (Co-Sponsored by WBAR), 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Liz’s Place, Diana Center

Tuesday, March 27: 

Wednesday, March 28:

  • Relaxation Station, 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Diana Center Lobby
  • Blasian Narratives Screening (Co-Sponsored by AAA), 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Milbank 302.

Image via Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard Facebook




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This writer from Orange County, California has two orange headlines for today: some orange snow and a dumb, orange president.

Happening Around The World: Dust and sand from the Sahara Desert have been blown to Eastern European regions, where it created an orange-tinted snow in a phenomenon that occurs once every few years. (Yahoo)

Happening In The US: In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes, porn star Stormy Daniels relayed her side of the Trump-Daniels scandal that involves the Trump campaign’s involvement to silence her from providing details on their affair. (NY Times)

Happening in NYC: Two churches immediately near the World Trade Center that were open during the 9/11 attacks recently installed metal detectors, sparking debate over the decision and what it means for public safety. (ABC NY)

Happening on Campus: The “Columbia University Seminar Series on Global Mental Health: Violence, Mental Health and Early Childhood Development in Brazil” is happening today from 4:00PM-5:20PM in the NY State Psychiatric Institute. More information can be found here.

Weather: Sunny with a high of 48F/9C. Enjoy the sunshine!

Song I’m Listening to Today: Friend Zone by Thundercat (bring him to Bacchanal pls)

Keep Orange 45 out of Orange County via Recycled Bwog Images



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A rich person’s favorite spring break spot to exploit: Cancún!

Spring break, unfortunately, has passed, leaving us with all of the work we didn’t do over the past week stacked up. Relive your adventures with a summary of the Bwog Staff’s feats, summarized here in a cool, collected way. If you have any spring break stories of your own, send them to and you can be included too!

Bwog in the City:

  • Sunbathed like a seal at the High Line.
  • Got back to campus from the East Village alone and wasted on the subway at 4 am- twice
  • Saw SpongeBob The Musical and it was amazing. A Squidward tap number almost made me cry.
  • Spent 5 days with my best friends from high school enjoying all the free attractions NYC has to offer.
  • Got two tattoos! Even after forgetting my ID in my dorm.
  • Got solid relationship advice and psycho-analysis from my best friend’s dad.
  • Snuck into the Mercury Lounge, got kicked out of the Mercury Lounge for being under 21, successfully got back into the Mercury Lounge.
  • Did nothing (which still felt like too much)
  • Took 70 photos for my birthday Instagram, thankfully found two (2) good ones

Bwog’s Trips:

  • Went skiing in Utah. Have only skied twice (including this time), but successfully went down a black diamond.
  • The Mormons tried to convert me in Temple Square. They failed. No coffee= no deal.
  • Went home and kept forgetting that my dog (as of recently) was dead.
  • Went skiing in Switzerland.
  • Started off my break by coming down with a case of pneumonia and getting trapped in a blizzard. Didn’t leave my house for almost four days as a result.
  • Spent a grand total of 16 hours on buses, got approximately 2 hours’ worth of work done
  • Gave the friends I was visiting in Berlin no fewer than 20 Broadway playbills, a couple of which were signed, as a host gift.
  • Bought a book by a professor I had last semester and a book by an artist whose talk I went to (and covered for Bwog) at Columbia last year at a Berlin bookstore; felt appropriately pretentious about it.
  • Successfully navigated the Berlin bus system back to my friend’s apartment, while tipsy, without wifi/data, between 2:30 and 4:00 am.
  • Got unbelievably drunk in Amsterdam, acquired a map of all the gay bars/clubs in the city, and attempted to find some lesbians; discovered that almost all of the gay clubs were men only and somehow ended up at a strip club instead.  Wish I remembered more of this tbh.
  • Got kicked out of my hostel on Sunday morning, but was too hungover to do any more sightseeing and ended up going to the airport five hours early while my friends got high without me.
  • Spent way too much money on vegan food in LA.
  • Went to Six Flags! There was no lines for anything so we were in and out in a few hours.

More spring break stories here.



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This young Bwogger may have gotten the shittiest of housing numbers.

It’s that time of the year: right when you come back to enjoy your first Monday after a well-deserved spring break, Columbia Housing decides to fuck up your day with the release of housing lottery numbers. Whether you got a good number or are stuck with 10/2506 like I am, the damage is done and irreversible. You can login and see your fate here.

Here is the summary for the remainder of the housing process:

  • Thursday, March 22nd: In-person group selection appointment times available on housing portal
  • April 2nd-4th: First round of in-person group selection @ John Jay Lounge
  • April 9th-11th: Second round of in-person group selection @ John Jay Lounge
  • Monday, April 16th: Online selection appointment times available on housing portal
  • April 17th-26th: Online selection

If you are the lucky individual/group to get position 1 in the lottery, email us at so we can find out who the fuck you are!

I hate my life and will be living in the McBain shaft via Columbia Housing



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It is almost April – come fight me @snow

Happening Around the World: Vladimir Putin has been re-elected for a six year term as the president of the Russian Federation. (Washington Post)

Happening in the US: After controversy surrounding Trump’s recent decisions in his cabinet, reports are coming in that Trump is now requiring senior staffers to sign confidentiality agreements, a proponent he often did as a private citizen. (USA Today)

Happening in the City: After revealing a new pieces of art throughout Manhattan, popular anonymous graffiti artist Banksy has paid a visit to Brooklyn, adding more works throughout the borough. Details on the locations can be found here. (NY Post)

Happening on Campus: CTLgrades Learning Community: “Moving Learning Online – Flipping Classrooms and Online Instruction,” Butler 212, 2:00-3:30 PM

From the facilitators: “Have you taken or taught an online or flipped course? In this session, we will explore online teaching and learning – the promise and reality – in the context of active learning. Through this lens, we will consider how we might choose online environments to help our students learn, inside the physical and virtual classroom.”

More information can be found here!

Weather: Sunny with a high of 46/8 and a low of 30/-1! Stay warm yet enjoy the sunshine!

Spring ain’t here yet via Recycled Image



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This will be one of us when the Academy decides whose weekend was the shittiest!

With midterms rolling through for most CC students this week, Bwog Staffers made sure to find some balance in between studying, partying, and watching the Oscars. Here are the nominees for this weekends’ awards, all completed by Bwog Staffers themselves. Feel like you have an award-winning moment from this weekend? Email it to and your story will be added too!

Nominees for Best Love Story:

  • Became an ordained minister; officiated a wedding at 3 A.M.
  • Had a really lovely, wholesome, nice date with someone I met at a metal-themed bar the previous weekend.
  • Hooked up with someone I have a lot of mutual friends with…kept it a secret for like three days before it spread like wildfire.
  • Ran into two people I hooked up with on Friday. Was in a drunken haze with my friends from sig chi (which sucked) all the way to 1020.
  • Made out with my friend in order to make his ex hook up (a boy) jealous.

Nominees for Best Original Drinking Story:

  • Went to Drinking with Bwog and remembered pretty much nothing from it.
  • Realized that I was really good at beer pong at Drinking with Bwog!
  • Started drinking on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and had a wonderful night that i’ll probably never remember <3
  • Went downtown, footed the $460 bill of only tequila shots.
  • Hosted my first Drinking with Bwog and did not flinch when a random person walked in and pretended to know us.
  • Went to Mel’s for the first time! Hated it.
  • Spent quality time with my sister in 1020 (thanks Rachel <3). The two of us ended up making out with random European men.
  • Went to Amity with a friend and used our fakes to get drinks during a Columbia dinner social…freaked out when the friend admitted to some adults that we’re underage freshmen.

More nominees after the jump.



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My brain this week, trying to learn weeks of material in one night.

Happening Around the World: Italian election results are in, and no one won a clear majority of votes, resulting in a hung parliament. This will require political parties to form coalitions to get anything done in parliament, as there is no denominating party within the system. (BBC)

Happening in the US: The Oscars happened Sunday night, with many big stars winning awards, including Gary Oldman for Best Actor, Frances McDormand for Best Actress, and The Shape of Water winning the big prize of the night, Best Picture. (CNN)

Happening in the City: After conducting research on levels of noise and the amount of complaints made by citizens of New York City, Washington Heights and Inwood have been found to be the noisiest neighborhoods. See the whole list and analysis here. (NY Post)

Happening on Campus: “Sexuality, Disability and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus” is a lecture conducted by Jane Gallop from 4:00-6:00 PM in the East Gallery of Buell Hall. More information can be found here.

Overseen on Campus: Girl doing her laundry while crying in the John Jay laundry room (make sure to get rest and take breaks from studying, y’all!)

I’m going to take the biggest L on this midterm today via Bwog Recycled Images 



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Don’t know why but this feels fitting.

Though Bwog Staff had a wonderful weekend and did lots of things, this young Bwogger here has an important test to study for tomorrow. In lieu of this, this Field Notes will be shorter than usual, but oh so good. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these stories. UPDATE: this is much longer than I was expecting, so relish in these extra stories carefully curated just for you. If you want to join in on this fun, email us your stories to and we will include it! 

Bwog and Love:

  • Briefly made out with a guy, then looked at him again, left the party and went home.
  • Flirted with a guy who complimented my nails, eyebrows, and skin, and I thought that was great because I spend a lot of time and effort on them.
  • Had a guy tell me he likes me because I yell at him lol.
  • Had to drag my best friend out of the rain after they made out with someone and had an existential crisis.
  • Went on a date that turned into light cuddling and watching the Paddington movie; 10/10 would recommend.
  • Went to the same party as a boy I have a crush on but didn’t really talk to him :(
  • Met brother’s girlfriend only for my parents to uncomfortably rant at me about their relationship with my brother/his girlfriend.

More stories can be found here.



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Why do these rings even exist like what does it mean? How did this become the symbol of the Olympics?

Happening Around the World: The Closing Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang occurred last night (or morning for our time zone). Highlights included the promotion of peace and a change of flags from South Korea to China to signify the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (NBC)

Happening in the US: California Democrats have refused to give an endorsement to current Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein. Opponent Kevin de León, also a Democrat, was not able to receive the endorsement either, as he did not receive over 60% of delegate votes. (CNN)

Happening in the City: After an Australian tourist contracted measles and travelled to New York City, the Department of Health is issuing a warning that this person was in contact with numerous hotels and the Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 16th to the 21st. (ScienceAlert)

Happening on Campus: Interested in museums, art, and the modern Middle East? Reem Fadda, head curator for the ‘Jerusalem Lives’ exhibition at the Palestinian Museum and Palestinian artist Emily Jacir will be holding a panel to discuss the modern Palestinian identity and its relation to Jerusalem in 1501 IAB from 6:00-8:00 PM. More information can be found here.

Overseen on Campus: “Being sober on campus like this on a Friday night really makes you realize how fucked up half of Columbia is” – man in front of Butler.

Goodbye to Ice Dancing via PublicDomainPictures 



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Bwideo is back and better than ever! While our last installment was focused on the student population, we decided in this video to turn to Bwog writers by having them read the mean comments viewers have left on their articles. If you want to contribute to Bwideo in the future, please email us at with your name and skills, or come to one of our general body meetings at 9 PM in Lerner 510!

Video via Bwideo Staff



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Let’s talk about love!

I don’t know why, but this weekend was a love-filled drama for Bwog Staffers. Maybe it stemmed from the post-Valentine’s Day hype/blues, but nonetheless, Bwog Staffers experienced love, along with other things, in its totality. Anyways, here is a collection of this weekend’s stories, which you can be apart of as well! Send your own stories and weekend adventures to and we will add it to this list or put it on next week’s post!

Bwog in the City:

  • Went to Brooklyn to play Catan and eat vegetarian tacos.
  • Went upstate to hang out with my best friends. Played hide and go seek for an hour in her dorm.
  • Had enjoyable and childish fun that made this weekend feel like a dream! Was snapped back into reality when a random guy with a long red beard got a little too close to me on the bus.
  • Interpreted a stranger’s dream at Hungarian.
  • Met up with a friend from high school in Chicago, smoked in Grant Park, and laughed at the bean statue thing for forty minutes.
  • Went to Boston to visit my best friend!!!!
  • Ate two whole edibles at a concert. Felt like the entire world was inside out.
  • Went to three different graveyards.
  • Went to Chinatown to celebrate Lunar New Year with friends over Chinese food and bubble tea.
  • Ubered from 113th to 116th to avoid walking in the snow.
  • Saw Rico Nasty perform.
  • Went to a gay bar for the first time!
  • Went to Lush <3

More stories here.



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The woman of the hour, probably not singing the national anthem.

Happening Around The World: Another plane has unfortunately crashed, marking the second commercial incident in the past week. Aseman Airlines Flight 3704 crashed an hour into the journey heading from Tehran to Yasuj. (BBC)

Happening In The Nation: While the NBA All-Star game was happening (I don’t know anything about sports nor will I attempt to try to analyze it), Fergie performed the national anthem in a… weird manner that I can’t analyze. Take a look at it yourselves. (Sacramento Bee)

Happening In The City: A Harlem resident passed away yesterday after falling out of her apartment. Quanneisha Baskerville, age 30, was a mother of three and lived on the fifth floor of an apartment on Lenox Avenue at the time of her death. (NY Times)

Happening On Campus: Interested in human rights? Want to know more about the field and its workers? ISHR will be hosting an event entitled “Careers in Human Rights: Insights from the Field” in 707 IAB from 5:00-6:30 PM! More information can be found here.

Overheard On Campus: “That’s definitely the guy” – two random dudes pointing at me in Butler 11 stacks. I still don’t know what they were talking about. I don’t even know them.

Fergalicious via Creative Commons



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THE legend herself.

Bwog is back and better than ever from a long, crazy weekend. From celebrity meetups to scaring poor tourists away, here is a collection of the highlights of our Staff writers’ weekends. If you have any stories you would like to contribute, email us at and we will add it to this week’s edition!

Bwog and Food/Drink:

  • Talked shit over vodka sodas with a friend like i was on Sex and the City.
  • Ate a Stews meatball after it had fallen on the floor of an Academy bus (I think).
  • Spent approx. 1/6th of my current remaining money on a dozen Absolute bagels.
  • Pregamed the Olympic Opening Ceremony at an event called “Miracle on Smirnoff Ice.” Took a shot every time the NBC commentators made some dumb comment about nature and man being in harmony. Subsequently got wasted.
  • Had a bomb smores reeses cake at an otherwise terribly-mediocre rowing party.
  • Fought management at Carmine’s for a table.
  • Ate fancy bread pudding with jalapeño ice cream.
  • Got very drunk very quickly with my roommate. Ended up leaving Mel’s at 1 in a cab and we caused a scene in front of Appletree because I was screaming because my friend was trying to run back to Mel’s.
  • Drank Smirnoff Ice and listened to early 2000’s music whilst watching my friends fill out the Datamatch survey.
  • Got stoned and called a spa in the UWS that I frequent to ask them what their spaghetti policy is. Laughed harder than I should have for longer than I should have.

More stories found here.



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You could be doing this in no time!

DevFest, Columbia’s version of a Hackathon, is back and better than ever. For the next week, events will be happening all over campus dedicated to computer science, programming, and coding – no experience required! Starting today, introduction workshops will be held for those interested in coding but do not have any previous knowledge on the subject. On top of all of these programs, there will be lots of free food, including boba, Chapati house, and cookies! At the end of the week, people will have the opportunity to present their ideas and programming they have made in the past week for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,500!

Don’t miss out on the amazing events planned out for Columbia students throughout the next week. For more information on the events being held, you can find the list of scheduled programs here.

Happy hacking!

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They’re really pressed over Bwog’s reviews and commentary!

Happening Around The World: Saratov Airlines flight 703 crashed after takeoff during a routine flight from Moscow to Orsk, killing everyone (71 individuals) on board. Investigators are looking into the potential cause for the crash of the commercial plane, which is proving to be difficult due to the widespread range of debris fall. (Russia Today)

Happening In The US: Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general for the State of New York filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his brother as a result of the “human right violations” the corporation has performed against women and other individuals. Weinstein has come under spotlight over the past few months after numerous women have accused him of sexual assault, triggering a negative outcry against him. Trying to keep his corporation alive during these times, Weinstein attempted to commit a sale worth millions that would help, but this court case will delay these attempts. (NY Times)

Happening In The City: A fourth child has unfortunately passed away from the flu last night. The 5-year old girl, hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn, was diagnosed with the flu Friday night, with her symptoms worsening until her passing. This comes during a bad flu season, with over 60 kids having died compared to around 20 this same time last year. (CBS)

Happening On Campus: Today continues Columbia’s Community Service coat drive, which lasts until April 30th! If you have a used coat that you’re not wearing anymore or want to donate one of your extras, show up to 304 Earl Hall today to drop it off and help a local family in need! More information regarding the drive can be found here.

Overseen On Campus: Harvard’s Jester gets mad at Bwog for dragging their service DataMatch (see photo above).

Salty competition via Bwog Website

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