Written by Bwog Staff
April 02, 20158:00 pm 6 Comments
Drank in our cups
Now that we’ve helped prepare you to survive this year’s Bacchanal, you will know regular cocktails will not suffice. Bwog brings you Bacchtails.
Serve this one over ice to only 4,000 of your closest, financially-able companions.
I Don’t Fuck With Empty Calories You
For those unlucky students with Lawn tickets, we recommend making two servings: one for you and one for the security officer preventing your entry onto Low steps!
(Ariana) Grande Mocha Frap
And for those of you that cannot partake in vodka…
Tags: alcohol, bacchanal, bwog drinks, Im drinking a hipster, jewish and at bacchanal, shit lawn tix, what will be in your cup
November 22, 20112:00 pm 5 Comments
You might as well send a couple of these down the drain.
Sustainability Representative Will Cybriwsky explained that unused alcohol from Casino Night, including unopened bottles, had to be poured down the drain because the university’s alcohol license does not allow the university to keep unused alcohol after an event. The council is investigating how new policies could be implemented to minimize alcohol waste.
VP Policy Logan Donovan reports that the Columbia Libraries will be piloting a program where the graduate reading rooms on the 5th and 6th floors of Butler will be open during finals. This will add an additional 150 seats.
Tags: alcohol, butler, casino night, conservation, does anyone actually study on the 5th floor?, health services, maybe people should've had more to drink at casino night, nutrition, pouring alcohol down the drain is basically a crime against humanity, space, Student Wellness Project
November 22, 20119:50 am 3 Comments
Keepin' it short and sweet
UC Davis chancellor “feels horrible” about the pepper-spray incident. (LA Times)
Where the 51% at in the OWS movement? (Atlantic)
We want you to have good sex. (NYT)
HuffPo Canada’s managing editor experiments with a vodka-soaked tampon…and then writes about it. (HuffPo)
Three American students have been arrested for having participated in the recent demonstrations in Cairo. (WaPo)
Adorable blonde bob from Flickr/gemsling
Tags: alcohol, bwoglines, egypt, OWS, pepper spray, sex, tampons
October 25, 20112:44 pm 5 Comments
Don't let midterms leave you with a prickly virus.
Bwog’s resident SGA’er Reneé Kraiem reports not-quite-live-but-chronologically-close from last night’s meeting where talk of liquor and the new enrollment policy ensued.
Read more about last night’s meeting after the jump.
Tags: alcohol, enrollment, majors, phobias, prezbla, sga
February 11, 201112:12 pm 3 Comments
In this week’s Cooking with Bwog, resident culinary expert and quasi-mixologist Matt Powell shows you how to make love potions for Valentine’s Day out of the two most potent aphrodisiacs known to man—chocolate and alcohol!
Like this, but chocolate and alcohol...and not in a heart-shaped bottle!
I may not be a mixologist, but I’ve always liked to experiment with different kinds of drink combinations. It probably all started when I was young. My mom would catch me mixing her good perfumes and expensive spices in a large pitcher… Let’s just say I’ve made some progress since then. At least my drinks are nontoxic now.
But seriously, these drinks would be perfect for your funny valentine. With a plenty of sweetness, they could be considered desserts in their own right. And they only take a split-second to make (as compared to the desserts from last week).
In this drink Amaretto paired with strawberry ice cream to create a milkshake-like dessert.
Tags: alcohol, aphrodisiacs, chocolate, cooking with bwog, love
February 05, 201112:15 pm 9 Comments
These times, they are a-changin’. Saturday Morning Cartoons keeps you up to date on cutting edge technology. Now if only there were an app for recording your night, post-blackout…
Cartoons by Jody Zellman
Tags: alcohol, hold fast to the spirit of youth, jody zellman, memory, Saturday Morning Cartoons, technology, there's an app for that
August 30, 201010:00 pm 40 Comments
Bacchus smiles favorably upon you tonight! May all your parties look like this.
Tonight is the most important night of your life, the first night of college. You’ll probably do something sort of fun. Here’s what some of your elders did their first nights at Columbia. It gets much better from here. Don’t throw up! NB: Not every Bwog post has bullet points.
Tags: alcohol, carman, debauchery, disappointments, dont believe the hype, first nights, firsts, nsop, NSOP 2010
April 19, 20102:33 pm 3 Comments
Spotted on 114th and Broadway, near Book Culture. Just what you needed before that “graduation” chat with your folks…
Photos by AB
Tags: alcohol, fluids, overseen, shots shots shots shots shots shots everybody
February 25, 20103:30 pm 0 Comments
Photo by CU Arts
Though we probably can’t see as many free exhibits nowadays, at least we’ll be able to drink our underage art-deprived sorrows away. The CU Arts’ latest initiative, CUlinary Arts, now gives Columbia students special deals at restaurants around the city – 12 out of 32 of which involve free alcohol, mostly in the form of free prosecco or champagne (an interesting choice of deals given the largely < 21 target population). However, the list features a decent range of budgets, cuisines and locations. There’s SushiSamba for Japanese/Brazilian fusion, Ouest for American, French at DB Bistro Moderne and Indian at Bay Leaf. For the less geographically adventurous, Community, Mama Mexico and Sezz Meddi are also participating in the program. CU Arts, our palates and wallets thank you.
Tags: alcohol, cuarts, culinary arts, dining, not free food, we live in new york damnit
January 31, 20108:45 pm 4 Comments
Photo by Lacey Harris-Coble
On Thursday evening, ABC News director of polling Gary Langer appeared on behalf of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) to deliver a lecture on the Whys and Wherefores of Newspolling. Lacey Harris-Coble, the Premiere Poobah of lecturehopping, reports.
Seen the real poll numbers on Obama’s ratings post-SOTU? Bullshit – unless, of course, they came from ABC News and were inspected by its celebrated data cop, the Premier Poobah of newspolling, Gary Langer. A two-time News & Doc Emmy winner and a leader in the newspolling industry, Langer, a pleasant fellow, arrived on campus and did not hesitate to begin bashing the omnipresent Internet click-in polls, which he calls manufactured data that easily “acquiesces to biases.”
That’s right – the data on the news is not real data, says Langer, who claims to be one of the few men left in news with standards and who can allegedly guarantee news reporters good, credible data while “shit-canning the bad.” To Langer, bad data is an epidemic spreading everywhere from CNN to The New York Times, the American Medical Association (AMA), and even occasionally ABC News itself (but only when the Good Morning, America hosts can do the fact-checking, of course). So where does this ubiquitous bad data come from? People like you! You’ve seen those pop-ups asking you to sign up to be an online survey-taker and get paid for it; well, some people actually do sign up, collectively completing thousands of surveys each day. The results of these convenience surveys are presented and sold to the news companies as accurate statistical fact, and the news companies in turn present the data as truth.
Tags: alcohol, gullibility, lecturehop, lies, sex, statistics
September 25, 20091:42 pm 0 Comments
Drop those Jello shots, folks—the Columbia Bartending Agency has officially reopened after a several-month hiatus. Though the School of Mixology has offered its signature five-course, real-alcohol training programs for the past three seasons, the Agency, responsible for hiring out bartenders to private events, was asked to shut down temporarily after sending several students to an unlicensed warehouse party last fall.
Having conducted a rigorous internal review, the Agency has finally begun to re-train employees under a newly revised protocol. Managing director Bryan Wesley Reid believes the Agency to be far more comprehensive and organized than its previous incarnation, and newly instated administrative and pricing changes should help its services remain accessible to prospective clients. In addition, the School will run four evening courses as planned this October, and will continue to donate a portion of each student’s $200 tuition to the America Reads and Community Lunch organizations through Community Impact.
Your days of drinking Schnapps straight from the bottle may be over. But then again, probably not.
Tags: alcohol, CU Bartending
April 20, 20099:28 am 12 Comments
A mild Sunday night meeting started off with some great news: the Bacchanal College Days T-shirts had been universally praised and were in high demand. In true Columbia form, however, the only leftovers are extra-large. And speaking of Bacchanal, the Campus Life Committee had originally wanted to have a pre-concert festival was originally planned for Saturday, but were told that it “needed to be silent.” George Krebs offered no further explanation other than that they had actually been considering a mime show.
The majority of the meeting was spent on familiar topics: meal plans and substance policies. After last week’s hullaballoo, the upper class meal plan is no longer part of the Ferris Booth proposal. Those optional meal plans have already been adjusted by increasing the number of meals in most plans and adding “free meals” to each plan. In order to save the struggling venue, however, both sides are still pushing for John Jay-style swipe access. Breakfast would be priced from $6-7, lunch from $8-9, and dinner from $10-11. It would be a continuous swipe system (much like the system John Jay will transition to by 2010) and no, the food won’t go down in quality, though portions may be reduced. Curses! (more…)
Tags: alcohol, bacchanal, ccsc, vague statistics, war on fun, war on tobacco
April 13, 20095:27 pm 6 Comments
Much of last night’s CCSC meeting split two ways was concerned with the CCSC Town Hall and College Days, with George Krebs and Robyn Burgess reminding the council members to come out. Actual news was little in evidence, with one exception:
VP for Policy Adil Ahmed, CC 2010 President AJ Pasuca, and CC 2010 VP Sue Yang reported on their Wednesday meeting with Dean Cristen Scully-Kromm, in which they discussed noise policies and other parts of the War on Fun. Yang told the council, “In terms of the noise policy, I feel we agreed there needs to be a more informal system for minor noise warnings to small groups.” Currently, some RAs have logs differentiating for these, but there is no formal system for this approach: each complaint must be registered with ResLife.
Pascua noted that “”Dean Kromm expressed a strong willingness to move forward in the near future with CCSC. She’d prefer to work over the summer, rather than working hastily now.” However, he also cautioned the council: “although Adil, Sue and I felt that we’d like a resolution as soon as possible, we felt some intransigence on the other side.” Ahmed also expressed concern about the actual influence CCSC would have: apparently, Kromm told them that ResLife is already working on a new policy, but when the CCSC representatives asked to see it, Kromm refused, saying that the policy was “unconfirmed” and asked CCSC instead to submit their own ideas separately in writing. Hey, at least she’s consistently secretive. (more…)
Tags: adil ahmed, aj pascua, alcohol, ccsc, george krebs, robyn burgess, Scully Kromm, sue yang, war on fun
April 12, 20097:40 pm 20 Comments
At tonight’s CCSC meeting, VP for Policy Adil Ahmed announced that, after a meeting with Dean Cristen Kromm, alcohol may be allowed in common areas next year. Currently, Columbia does not allow alcohol to be kept anywhere except in an overage student’s room, declaring the common area a “public space” (locks and doors not withstanding).
Ahmed emphasized that the step “is still a plan,” and that the changes would have to be written into official ResLife guidelines over the summer. If it goes through, the change will be in place by next year, and denizens of EC, Hogan, and other popular senior locales could finally stop pretending that a second door suddenly made their alcohol private. A first step, perhaps, but we doff our caps to the councils. Now let’s work on that whole 40s thing.
Tags: alcohol, victory, war on fun
April 09, 20097:15 pm 4 Comments
How to start the weekend? Why not cheap beer? Sources tell Bwog that Pourhouse has 300 40s left over from Tuesday’s celebrations, and will sell them for $4 until they run out. After all, today is the real 40 days until graduation (celebrations were moved to Tuesday because of Passover), and starting the night with cheap beer means things can only get better.
Afterwards, Bwog recommends bouncing on over to La Negrita, which is commemorating its last weekend with a “Drink Us Dry” special.
Tags: alcohol, cheap stuff, pourhouse
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