Written by Julia Delgado
Did we teleport to Florida or California and not even know it? Why is Mother Nature so cruel as to give us this new heat wave, when leaves should be falling just like our GPAs? Let us discuss how global warming is real, and out to get us.
Judgment Day is coming… and it’s starting with salmon colored shorts in October.
Midterms have arrived, but how is one supposed to study when dripping with sweat in classrooms cranked with this mandated New York circulated heat? As the temperature tops off at 80 degrees today and for the next couple of days this week, the Apocalypse is clearly in its early stages – people are dressing like they’re in a poorly funded indie documentary about Coachella. Does one disregard that professor, who knows their room is like the ninth circle of Hell, but continues to preach about the Cold War like their students aren’t slowly dying internally or, quite possibly, melting off their carefully down foundation? Will tears of misery and uncomfortable sweating be the only moisture before the droplets fall and sizzle under the heat’s unmerciful grip?
Alas, we don’t have an answer to for how to survive in these trying times. All we can say is, when you see that one student who looks too pale and dizzy to comprehend Plato’s caves or attempt calculus, take pity on your fellow Apocalyptic buddy. Sweaty misery loves company, after all.
Until then, we can but dream of breezes and sweater-time as Hell comes to New Yorkers beyond the afterlife. Please, pray for this city as we stumble into what seems like another California-like winter. If you wanted weather like LA, here’s a tip – go to LA.
God speed, fellow Doomsday and midterm survivors.
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With fall looking more like an extended summer or California winter right now, it’s easy for us all to slip into oblivion to avoid the heat and mid-terms. We just want to wear our oversized sweaters in peace!
Too hot to handle
Slipping into oblivion
Image via some site that has nothing better to do
We thought Columbia Athletics giving out free beer at the St. Francis game must have been the epitome of our wonderful institution attempting to persuade to actually have any semblance of pride in its activities. We thought CCSC, ESC, SGA, and ESSC were done trying to support the administration and its myriad of flaws. We thought Columbia might give up on the whole “school spirit” thing.
But apparently, we (and the administration) can always be wrong. Because this week is Columbia’s Spirit Week, leading up to Homecoming on Saturday, and the student councils have really gone all out. The official Facebook event is here, and you can check out individual event details below.
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Alec Baldwin, who has perfected Donald Trump’s signature look and speech in his SNL parodies, comes clean on who he will vote for this upcoming election- Charlie Brown. Although a longtime Democratic party supporter, Baldwin revealed Brown is the one person whom he can truly support as he’s the one with similar wishes and a persevering attitude this time around. (Huffington Post)
SNL is not afraid to illustrate who they don’t like this election season as they rewrote Beyonce’s “Sorry” to fit Melania Trump and the other women in Trump’s life. Blasting through sexual assault allegations and Trump’s political blunders, the SNL women sang a new tune for the Democratic anthem. (Rolling Stone)
Lil Jon has reported Trump called him “Uncle Tom” during his time of Trump’s former show, “The Celebrity Apprentice”. The reports claim Trump referred to Lil Jon as “Uncle Tom” instead of “Uncle Sam” during one of the rapper’s ventures where he sported an Uncle Sam costume to bolster sales for his team. (ABC News)
The founder of Thinx, the period underwear, reveals that no major broadcaster has ever interviewed her, explaining she’s been told women’s menstruation is too taboo and “suggestive” or “offensive”. She goes on the describe how it’s clear America is not ready- or apparently mature enough- to discuss the topic. (CNN)
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From time to time, we like to arrange the various elements of Columbia life into a ranking of sorts, dividing the good from the bad, and the beautiful from the unseemly. In the light of Delta Gamma’s latest successful iteration of their philanthropic Anchor Splash, we felt it necessary to rank the public showcases contained in the Anchor Splash 2016 preview. Here are our objective choices showing which competing teams that submitted a video for the Anchor Splash preview video placed well and which placed badly.
Written by Finn Klauber
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 a correction, please leave them in the comments.
Written by Timmy Wu
Today is the fifth official World Spine Day! Do not doubt it. October 16th is a day for the vertebrate. Been lying prostrate? Want some grapes? Lose some weight?
“Staighten up and move.” Come to this week’s Bwog meeting in Lerner 505 at 7pm. Bring your friends. Feed us some pitches and we will feed you food.
Written by Gowan Moïse
Bwog always loves a good fashion show (and hates domestic violence), so we decided to send Arts Editor Gowan Moise and Bwogger Lexie Lehman to Alpha Chi Omega’s annual fall philanthropy event ‘Runway Warriors,’ a fashion show benefiting anti-domestic violence organizations.
This past Saturday, Alpha Chi Omega sorority hosted their annual fall philanthropy event, ‘Runway Warriors 2016: Storm.’ Going into its third year, Runway Warriors is a fashion show and raffle intended to raise money to support organizations in an effort to end domestic violence. This year, Alpha Chi Omega partnered with two organizations —the Joyful Heart Foundation and the New York Asian Women’s Center— which both address domestic violence by providing services to women and children who have suffered domestic sexual assault and/or abuse.
When asked to speak on the impact that Alpha Chi Omega hopes Runway Warriors will have on the Columbia community, Vice President of Philanthropy Inga Norell (BC ’18) said “With Runway Warriors, we hope to educate the Columbia community on what we can do to stop domestic violence. All too often, people view this topic as taboo or too sensitive to talk about. . . Runway Warriors is more than a fashion show: it’s an event to empower those who have experienced the strife of domestic violence and create a culture both willing and able to recognize and prevent domestic violence.”
After the success of last year’s Runway Warriors show, it was difficult to imagine any way for the event to grow to be any more polished or successful. However, Norell commented that in order to improve the event this year, the philanthropy committee “worked to create a more professional and larger reaching event. [The committee] developed partnerships with more sponsors and higher end brands, and we’ve increased the number of models walking in the show.” These partnerships and sponsorships translated into $24,000+ worth of donated goods, split between the raffle prizes and ‘gift bags’ for the first 100 people in the door. Big ticket raffle prizes included a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Natural History Museum, $500+ worth of Dior makeup, $150 of Givenchy makeup, and various other gift cards, while each gift bag included $100+ worth of Moroccanoil products, designer jewelry pieces, and other small items.
Written by Timmy Wu
A former Full-time tropics dweller, junior staff writer Timmy Wu has only two sweaters: one of Harvard, another, Yale. He elaborates on the microaggression he started to experience since the beginning of sweater weather.
There is one thing that Sappho’s poetry and Columbia school spirit have in common: they both are either broken or lost. As school spirit week approaches, you might begin to question this quixotic thing called “Columbia spirit”. Is it free? Absolutely not. Is it a newly imported, novelty, unicorn-toenail infused vodka from International’s? Maybe.
Could one be wearing Pantone 292 from the inside out without knowing what the color truly entails? Might it be the unquenchable thirst for intellectual, scholarly pursuit that is unquestionably inherent in all Columbians, or the gag-reflex inducing, sad pool of bubblegum-flavored FroYo mixture (which no one ever dares to try anyways), dripping sensually out onto the tacky ground in JJ’s ?
Still, even while Columbia students seem to have a hard time trying to agree, or even, to agree to disagree with fellow lions, there is one unifying factor that we, as proud residents of the MoHi bubble, all share: a ready reservoir of (not so) complex emotions for Sweaters from other
inferior Ivies. Having said that, here is a collection of comments that I received, wearing Yale and Harvard Sweaters on campus, within the time span of a week:
As Election Day slowly approaches, it seems like the Trump campaign is crumbling. A dozen of sexual assault accusations made towards the presidential candidate, lackluster performance in the debates, and a scandalous video may not turn Trump supporters around, but may have them telling Trump to shut his mouth. (Buzzfeed)
South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff stated in a report that that North Korea has failed to fire a mid-range missile on Sunday. The Musudan missile reportedly exploded shortly after liftoff. (The New York Times)
French President Francois Holland was quoted in the book A President Shouldn’t Say That stating, “France has a problem with Islam.” Maybe he shouldn’t have said that. (Al Jazeera)
While Trump remains at his A-list, hot mess status, the Democratic Party candidate also has a full plate of her own–Wikileaks released her Goldman Sachs’ speech transcript. (CNN)
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It’s 2am. You’re at a party in EC. You’re sweaty, you’re sticky, and the room won’t stop spinning. You consider lying down on the floor and never getting up again. But then, you hear those signature opening bars, followed by that pterodactyl-like sound of your friends screeching – it’s that song. It’s your song. It’s the song. The song that resonates with you, somewhere deep in your soul, and lifts all of the stress weighing down on you up easily as though it’s a hot air balloon.
You rally, you get up, you dance. You know all the words, and so does everyone else at the party. It’s moments like these when you most feel as though you belong somewhere, even if that somewhere is a crowded EC living room with a group of drunk people.
Which song is it, and what does that say about you?
Releasing your inner Fergie via Buzzfeed
Written by Sarah Dahl
Why leave campus, or even your dorm, to go to a gallery, when you could have an art exhibit in your own bedroom? Metro fare and energy aren’t required to revel in the beauty of Bianca Rico’s (BC ’19) 3D art installation vivifying her 600 double. Senior Staffer Sarah Dahl has the scoop.
Bianca has always been interested in art, she says, and plans to major in Art History with a visual arts concentration. She’s currently an art intern at the Hearst Design Group, working on the magazines Elle Décor, House Beautiful, and Veranda.
This summer, in addition to working full-time at a summer camp and taking online classes, Bianca envisioned her installation, which compiles a multitude of materials and themes.
She explains, “The big wall behind my bed and desk is covered with xeroxes of my paintings (which are sumi ink and coffee/mixed media on watercolor paper), and the two walls that border it provide color to the room. An assortment of objects that I picked up over the summer (Washi paper, an inflatable Christmas tree, a plastic mask, medical gloves, paper dolls, excerpts from the New Yorker) adorn these walls.”
Pretty dope, right? The piece is also lit up with Christmas tree lights for the special visitor.
Bianca painted a lot this summer, and says she “realized that if I continued to produce images, then I might have enough to transform my bedroom into an alternative kind of sleeping space.”
Written by Victoria Arancio
It’s Saturday night: the party you’re at is about to get shut down by public safety and your bank account is a realistic interpretation of “Dante’s Inferno.” You and your new-found friends are on a mission: to get to JJ’s together in one piece. Welcome to this adventure! Click on the links to determine your fate.
While at the party, you try to convince yourself that you can take one more shot. You:
A. Listen to your friend that sees you gripping to the wall and decide to pass on the drink. You don’t want to have to get your ass CAVA’d again.
B. It’s only 12! You have plenty of time to sober up before acknowledging reality tomorrow morning, and all that food that you’ll eat at JJ’s will soak up the booze.
You’ve just escaped public safety and you’re heading onto campus. You and your friends notice that Butler’s sprinklers are on. You:
A. Live your life to the fullest! You and your friends harmonize in song as you run through the lawns.
B. You and your friends decide that you’ve had enough fun for the night. You decide to enjoy the buzz and skip the sprinklers for the night.
You have reached Columbia’s Mecca, JJ’s: a necessary stop during a week’s worth of stress. You enter John Jay and begin to make your way down the staircase that just keeps going. You’ve finally reached the pearly gates! Approaching the Keeper of Keys, you smile but she gives you an angry look. Handing her your ID, she comments, “Oh man, you are so gone.” You say:
A. “Oh shit I so am! Yo I drank way too much jungle juice and I AM SO FUCKING DRUNK!!!!”
B. “No m’am, I am just recollecting the past 36 hours of my life being stress-ridden and sleep deprived. The glazed-over stare is just an indication of my preparation for midterms, but I understand your confusion.”
You enter JJ’s and escape the cloud of smoke that meets you at the door, but wait: another obstacle stands in your way! You’re met with a hoard of zombies crowding around the counter, ready to pounce on the burger and fries that you and your friends so desperately need. You:
A. Ditch your friends and battle through the crowd. You settle for the veggie panini that you find.
B. You stick to the plan, you’ve gotten this far with your friends by your side! United, you stumble your way through the crowd as soon as the burgers are placed before the zombie crowd.
Congrats! You’ve made to to JJ’s!
Written by Gowan Moïse
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/ theatrically-inclined on campus.
Tuesday, October 18th
Tags: 'everything from electronica to Indian classical to the jazz legend Thelonious Monk' sounds pretty lit for a jazz concert, but seriously check out 'username' and 'summertime', drop deadline is long gone so you're stuck!, how are those take-home midterms shaping up?, NoCo study sessions or bust, NOMADS (New and Original Material Authored and Directed by Students???), that midterm date is coming up!
Notorious RBG tried to take back a past statement in a discussion on Colin Kaepernick’s hotly debated protest for black lives in the United States. Initially calling the protest “dumb,” Ginsburg claimed that she wasn’t informed on the reasons for Kaepernick’s protest. She later regretted her comments and said that she should have refrained from comment, as her opinion on the protest disappointed her progressive following. (The Huffington Post)
Another woman has come forward to bring Trump’s dark past into the limelight. Kristin Anderson claimed that back in the early 1990s she was groped by Donald Trump in a Manhattan night club. Donald Trump’s campaign has again denied this “phony” account of sexual assault. Since the release of the 2005 video that recorded Trump say terrible things about women, several people have come forward to tell their stories about experiences with Donald Trump. (The Washington Post)
There’s some good news for cheese lovers: the United States is currently experiencing a surplus of cheese, with 1.2 billion pounds of cheese still uneaten. This amount of cheese has lead to the lowering of prices nationwide. Unfortunately, some workers in the dairy industry are experiencing a 35% decrease in income. (Vox)
At the London Zoo a gorilla by the name of Kumbuka escaped his den which led to a zoo shutdown earlier this past Thursday. While early this week a spokeswoman for the zoo said that Kumbuka did not break through the glass of the enclosure, new evidence shows that he has broken glass panes before the incident. How Kumbuka was able to escape is still unknown to the public. (The Guardian)
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