Written by Timmy Wu
February 18, 20186:34 pm 0 Comments
An astronaut is coming to our school?
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 sparsely populated reading week are below, with no specifically recommended events. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or a correction, please leave them in the comments.
Monday, Feb 19:
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Friday, Feb 23:
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Tags: bucket list, bwog goes to the moon, bwog is an AI, bwog loves astronauts, go to these cool events!, XTREME engineering
February 11, 20182:53 pm 0 Comments
Add these events to your week to spice it up!
Monday, Feb 12:
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Friday, Feb 16:
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Tags: breastfeeding basics is aimed at whom i wonder, bucketlist, get out film screening!!, go to these cool events!, spicy spicy
February 04, 20183:30 pm 1 Comments
Russia’s presidential candidate is visiting Columbia!
Monday, Feb 5th:
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Tags: #MeToo, Big Data, bucketlist, Indigenous people, NK, russia, Trump will ruin the world
January 28, 20182:02 pm 1 Comments
Go to these events, and feel productive!
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 this
Tags: Brexit, bucketlist, Camden, housing crisis, russia, Sports and Politics, sustainability, trump, world cup
January 21, 20182:28 pm 2 Comments
Plan a week full of events, and pretend it is still syllabus week!
If you love me, click me.
Tags: bucketlist, Buell hall has the best events, fake news!, FemTech, Journalist, Mongol, Morgan Stanley Children's hospital?, tibet, Trauma free
May 07, 201710:13 am 0 Comments
Happening in the world: French voters are choosing their presidents today! By 12:00 local time, only 28.2% has voted. While the vote will not end until 19:00, the turn-out rate by far is said to be lower than previous elections, which might hurt the chances of the liberal centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron. (BBC)
Happening in the nation: Under attack for making trans-phobia comments in the past, Donald Trump’s pick for Army Secretary, Mark Green, withdrew his nomination, saying that his “life of public service and … Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized…” (BBC)
Happening in NYC: The Metropolitan Museum of Art filed a petition to the city to charge non-New Yorkers mandatory admission fee. (NBC NYC)
Happening on campus: On Wednesday, President of Ezidi Relief Fund, Lucy Usoyan, Head of Office of United Nations University, James Cockayne and other human rights specialists will come to IAB from 12 pm to 1:30 pm to discuss “Human Slavery and Trafficking in Conflict Zone“.
This video of a baby struggling to walk on ice is probably a fitting depiction of many of us:
Tags: bwoglines, ice ice baby, No just joking it sucks, reading week is an excuse to go to fun events, Save me a seat, This is too early fro reading week
April 30, 201712:06 pm 0 Comments
As finals season slowly creeps in, it’s difficult to keep track of anything. Exactly how much did you sleep yesterday? Have you eaten at all? How many friends do you still have left? While we have been imparting priceless wisdom to the hopeless masses of Morningside Heights, you would think Bwog has its shit together…but we have our personal vices, too. Yes, we teach you all the necessary skills to survive college or recreationally pseudo-reproduce, but we, too, are subject to mundane affairs of the masses. If you are so inclined to find out who exactly still has the time to write for Bwog, or if you personally want to be the person who courageously writes for Bwog during finals week, come to Lerner 505, at 7 pm today. We will reward you with a Fuck Spec sticker.
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April 30, 20179:44 am 1 Comments
Happening in the world: As a result of the failed coup last year, Turkish government sacks about 4000 government officials, including “1000 justice ministry workers, a similar number of army staff and more than 100 air force pilots.” (BBC)
Happening in the nation: After spending more than two years in detention, an American businesswoman, Sandy Phan-Gillis, who was convicted of spying by China, and sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Tuesday is not back in the US. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: Trump revealed in a Fox News interview that he has not returned to New York City because “going back is very expensive” and that he feels “guilty”. (NYPost)
Happening on Campus: Yuhong Li, a filmmaker of a documentary project “Family Album: 100 Chinese Family Stories Uncovered”, started by students of the University in Hong Kong will be at Columbia on May 1 to screen four films, the description of which can be found in here.
Feeling down because of finals? Here is a baby sloth to cheer you up.
image from Creepy Gift Shop
Tags: baby, bwoglines, columbia sloth, everything is still shit, fetus, fetus arts, final is here fuck, fuck fuck fuck, sloth is my favorite
April 27, 201711:41 am 0 Comments
How do dictatorships and secret police connect?
Bwog Staffer and a Taiwanese student who can not wait to get the heck back to his country, Timmy Wu, shares his experience at a talk at Weatherhead Asian Institute, on the topic of dictatorship and secret police of authoritarian regimes in Taiwan and the Philippines.
Taiwan has not always been a democratic boba tea fairyland under the constant pressure of a giant authoritarian neighbor. While it has been portrayed in the medias as the first Asian “country” (if I may call it so), to ever democratized (and in a month from now, perhaps to legalize same-sex marriage), it was not without incidents of massacres, bloodshed and shady disappearances of pro-democracy activists that it finally came to be what it is today, a country more free than the land of the free. In fact, I have always considered it quite a miracle, how within the time span of thirty years, Taiwan would be able to transform from a society that was infiltrated by probably the highest density of intelligence personals from an authoritarian regime of Chiang Kai-shek, to a full-fledged democracy. In the talk today with Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Missouri, on her book: Dictators and their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence, I was able to get a fresh take on how such drastic transition from authoritarianism to democracy might have gone down.
And just how did the transition go down?
Tags: autocrat, But will trump sell taiwan to china, Chiang Kai-shek was an asshole, dictator, I don't care, philippines, secret police, sheena chestnut greitens, Taiwan, transitional justice, ugly past
April 23, 20174:04 pm 0 Comments
Another semester has passed. Half of your 70000$ tuition is down the drain. You have been going every financial/investment banking/consulting events, but you still don’t know if you really want to go down that path. Maybe you are unsatisfied with your majors. Maybe you still don’t know what you want to study. Maybe you don’t know when you will finally gather up the will power to do your laundry. But everything is fine, you know that Bwog will always be at Lerner 505 at 7 pm on these glorious Sundays, waiting for you. You know there will be groceries, sweets that will make everything less painful.
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Tags: bwog is better, Bwog loves you unconditionally, final is here, is everything crashing down, meeting announcement, You will be fine
April 23, 20171:45 pm 3 Comments
Bwog staff writer and daily editor, Timmy Wu, reflects on his first year of College life, and presents to you a rare, indecisive reflection on Columbia.
Today had to have been the six-thousandth time that I saw campus tour guides herding prospective students and their parents into Furnald, pointing out the woodwork of the lobby and the top-notch facilities. They filed into the abnormally large model room. There was no laundry from three weeks ago, no hidden bottles of whiskey and wine, no hair intertwined in the polyester fibers on the carpet. In the prospective students’ pamphlet, there are statistics, polished ones that don’t necessary translate into what you experience in Columbia. There are resources for the unquenchable, ever-expanding young minds, it wrote. There are spaces where you could talk about the things you cared about. There are gazillion clubs where you will find people who share your interests, with whom you will build a relationship that lasts forever after bouts and bouts of social anxieties, feeling of isolation and loneliness.
Like traveling through a tunnel, looking at the bright light yonder, you dived into Columbia, accepted the admission offer with naive ecstasy, without knowing that, shit, you have to get through these hours of very very nasty feelings. So here is a fluffy Bwoglove to those classmates with whom you suffered in First Year Arabic class, friends whom you immediately called after you woke up from a night of debauchery, and finally, clubs that somehow (mistakenly) did not reject you. Hold on to them. Tell them you thank them for getting through this rugged year by your side, tell them that you are willing to go to Ferris if they are feeling extra adventurous today.
Tags: "Love Fuck Die", are you emotionally dead? yes or yes question, Can't wait to get the shit out of here, friends, I want my money back, what is this
April 23, 201710:06 am 0 Comments
Happening in the world: Amid high tension in the Korean peninsula, after the US warns North Korea that its “strategic patience” is over, North Korea detained Kim Dong-chul, a 62-year-old naturalized US citizen born in South Korea. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Us actress Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie in sitcom Happy Days in the 1970’s has died at age 56. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: NYC celebrated Earth Day by clearing Broadway of traffic from 10 am to 4 pm, here are some photos of the events. (NBC New York)
Happening on campus: Matthew Casey wil be at Sulzberger Hall 3rd Floor Parlor, presenting his new book Empire’s Guest Worker, that discusses the “on-the-ground experiences of Haitian migrants in Cuba” and how their actions shaped “larger processes of US imperialism, economic penetration, race-making and shifts in global migration policies”.
Want to know how to write hit songs like The Chainsmoker, here is a tutorial:
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Tags: broadway, cuba, Earth say, Erin Moran, everyone chill the fuck out, haiti, Happy Days, NYC is cool, NYC is nasty too
April 16, 201712:00 pm 1 Comments
In this glorious holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, when you run around hunting for Jesus-blood stained Easter eggs that actually (and disturbingly) symbolized empty tombs, you may feel like: on this slow crawl to the eventual death and finals, maybe you could use a resurrection too! Well, Bwog is here to help! Come to Lerner 505 at 7 pm today so you can receive a “Fuck Spec” sticker to finalize your resurrection and if you have something to preach, we will even broadcast it to the masses for you!
image via Wikimedia Commons
Tags: easter, I am not from here so please don't judge me, i wikied it, if i get anything wrong, pretty disturbing easter eggs, resurrect my GPA, resurrection
April 16, 201710:01 am 0 Comments
A random missile
Happening in the world: US Pacific Command and South Korean defense ministry confirmed that North Korea had launched a failed ballistic missile test which soon detonated after. (BBC)
Happening in the nation: Protests took place in over 150 locations in the United States to demand Donald Trump to release his tax returns. (BBC)
Happening in NYC: April the Giraffe finally gave birth, with one million people watching her calf coming into the world on a livestream. (NBC New York)
Happening on campus: Yang Su, associate professor of sociology at UC Irvine will visit Columbia on Tuesday, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm and take us back in time to revisit the Tiananmen movement.
Here is a “playful fish that enjoys being handled and thrown” to remind you of yourself and the imminent final season. (Please exercise self-care):
photo via Wikimedia Commons
Tags: april the giraffe, failure, missile test, North Korea, north korea chill the fuck out, priorities, smh, Tax march, tiananmen, where is your tax returns
April 09, 20173:00 pm 0 Comments
Wondering what that bitter, metallic taste in your mouth is? A mix of regret and shame, a lot of alcohol and probably a small portion of leftover vomit hiding in the deep crevices of your eating hole! After a day of excessive drinking, Bwog is here to help you ease the hangover, so you can hide your pain, hide your vices and put on a big, winner smile for those admitted student class of 2021. Show them the side of Columbia that they would not see if they decided to come!
Bwog will be holding a detox session tonight at 7 pm, so we can all talk about campus news, gossips and resuscitate our livers. Students from Days of Campus are welcomed to join us! Bring your friends, last night hookups, and your pitches. We will meet you at Lerner 505, 7 pm.
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Tags: all are welcomed, Detox is fake, detox session, lerner 505 is bwog dungeon, meeting announcement, pls come, RIP livers
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