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Literally us today, but we're hoping for the metaphor soon.

Literally us today, but we’re hoping for the metaphor soon.

Last night, seemingly in honor of Bacchanal’s end, every natural force came together for a wild thunderstorm. Benches were blown over. Tree branches snapped. People slept even worse than they would have with the aid of Bacch-related extreme alcohol consumption. The morning after, we woke up with some regrets about yesterday’s events. We wished some things would just disappear. So what’s it gonna be? We took to Butler to find out.

The Lobby

  • “Donald trump’s hair”
  • “Oh my gosh, I don’t have a funny answer!”
  • “All my troubles”
  • “Bwog.”


  • “All of my regrets from yesterday”
  • “The cold weather”
  • “The person who asked me this question”

But 209

  • “My problem set”
  • “Everyone’s Canada goose jackets”
  • “Butler, please”

But 401

  • “My 65-page thesis.”
  • “Vomit stains.”
  • “My confidence”

Sixth floor

  • “I don’t understand. Can you translate in French.”
  • “Donald trump”
  • “Misogyny”
  • “Bollinger”

Ref room

  • “The tiny statue.”
  • “The winter weather”
  • “Me.”

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This could be you but you studying.

This could be you but you studying.

In honor of the Academy Awards happening tonight, but more importantly in honor of the Red Carpet happening before (be honest, what do you care about more?), Bwog has decided to do its second round of Oscar-related Bwog Asked. We headed to Butler to see what our fellow classmates had to say.


  • “Forever 21 tbh.”
  • “I think I stole this top actually.”
  • “My mom got these [jeans] for me at a thrift store so idk.”

The Lobby

  • “Columbia, Express, Aldo, the socks are… champion.”
  • “Nike hoodie, nike sweats, and nike shoes.”
  • “Ugh…just like…items I threw together.”


  • “Oh, this old thing? Abercrombie kids. Boy’s fall season premier sweater. But from 2004.”
  • “A power outfit for studying for my midterm tomorrow. I might end up wearing it to my midterm, too…” [wearing Abercrombie and ripped sweatpants]

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But how can TLOP tour top this performance?

But how can TLOP tour top this performance?

It was due time to bring back Bwog Asked for this semester, and what better way to begin than with a topical topic. Kanye has just dropped The Life of Pablo, currently exclusively available on Tidal. So, what do students think of the new album? Do they love it? Hate it? How many students even know about it? We ventured into Butler (and beyond) in order to find out.

In front of Butler:

  • “Fuck Tidal.”
  • “What? Oh, The Life of Pablo? I haven’t seen it yet.”
  • “It’s illuminati bullshit, I’m waiting for the stream to drop somewhere else”
  • “There are multiple explanations of it?”
  • *NYU student outside of Butler* “Kantye”


  • “Typical Kanye……I wasn’t surprised but I was impressed.”
  • “It’s about the apostle Paul.”


  • “I like it.”
  • “What do I think about the life of Pablo? I’m cool.”
  • “I hope he’s doing well”
  • “I feel like I can’t really comment.”

Second floor:

  • “Waaaaaaves. Waaaaaaves.”
  • “Did it come out? I haven’t listened to it.”
  • “We have to dispel the myth that Kanye West doesn’t know what he’s doing.”

Third floor:

  • “I think……….. he’s a genius”
  • “I don’t follow rap.”
  • “Life of who? Paco?”
  • “Can you send me the download link”
  • “Oh ya, I don’t like Kanye”


  • “I didn’t know who Pablo was”
  • “I hate Kanye”
  • “I would like it if he didn’t sing.”
  • “Is he the one who named his kid North West?”

Conversations we didn’t even prompt but just walked in on:

  • (In the elevator) “Kanye now calls himself Pablo. You should follow Kylie Jenner on snapchat she’s staging a whole melodrama with her and Kim and Kanye.”
  • (At a table in 211) “I heard its good. I’m not that big of a fan.”
  • (Lobby) “For real though there are some bangers.”

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Goals, though.

Goals, though.

We know it’s cheesy to talk about the weather, but we’re going to do it anyway. If you’ve ventured outside in the past couple days, you may have noticed a new chill in the air. With the onset of autumn (the equinox was on Wednesday, y’all!!!), Bwog decided to get the scoop on the upcoming styles on campus.


  • “I have a pair of Clark boots I really like.”
  • “I usually just wear my rain boots … and like, maybe flannels.”
  • “A trench coat and khakis.”
  • “Leggings and a sweatshirt, it’s the way to go.”

Front desk access attendant:

  • “A nice vest.”

First floor:

  • “Lots of earthy tones.”
  • “Maroon is really in right now.”
  • “Shirts with programming jokes on them.”
  • “Structured sweater jackets.”
  • “Umbrellas, rain boots, wellies.”

What did the rest of Butler say?



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Where though?

Where is it, though?

Now that school has begun and Butler has resumed its identity as a safe haven for stressed out students, Bwog decided now is the perfect time to interrupt those studies on a Sunday night, in order to bring you the latest in text messaging news on campus. We snuck into Butler to investigate. What we received were a wide variety of responses, from a wide variety of people, from food thieves to fuckbois. 

2nd floor

  • “I’ve failed you. But in a lot of ways, I also failed myself. Are you both going to ADP tonight?”
  • “OMG hahahahaha. what a turd”
  • “Nah i have no time… i’ll probs just bring Tupperware to john jay tbh”
  • “hey my roommate is out. wanna sleep over?

3rd floor

  • “Happy national fuckboi day”
  • “K. Did you see my Hillel text?”
  • “Just #nerdy things”
  • “come tonight and cherish in pregame galore!”

4th floor

  • “and somehow we’re the real losers.”
  • “Wanna smoke now actually… Riverside?”
  • “which location of old spice!”
  • “Can you sign me in?”

Read more responses after the jump!



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Bwog wearing last night's H&M dress

Studying in Butler Cafe like

In honor of spending the next 4 hours in Butler tonight’s Academy Awards / Oscars (which one is it?), we thought it would be fitting to ask people in and around the Butler Library area who they were wearing. From smokers to campers, here are their responses.


  • “Canada Goose. Sorry.” (we forgive you)
  • “Columbia gear.”
  • “Hanes sweats.”
  • *girl outside Butler looking lost & confused* “I’m wearing Ann Taylor Loft socks.”

Butler Café

  • “Bell bottoms and mustard tee from No relation thrift store (the greatest thrift store you will ever go to) on 12th and 1st avenue and a brown suede men’s Levi jacket. This is so awesome. You made my night.”
  • “Forever 21, Gap…Uhh a coat from China, you wouldn’t know the brand.”

The Elevators

  • “Um, no one?”
  • “My ex-boyfriend’s sweatshirt.”
  • “My study clothes.” (what does this even mean?)

Butler 2, 3 & 4

  • “I’m not sure…I guess Gap.”
  • “The student council of my old high school.”
  • “Abercrombie and Fitch.”
  • “The Columbia bookstore.”

The Diana Center

  • “Something I bought four years ago.”
  • “My roommate’s clothes.”
  • “I’m not actually familiar with these questions…”
  • “Salvation Army.”
  • “Democracy Now hoodie.”
  • “You wanna check my tag?”
  • “Gap. Not Kids.”

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What we wore to see Fifty Shades of Grey

What we wore to see Fifty Shades of Grey

While Valentine’s Day may be drifting into the past, the scratch marks on your back hickey on your neck is here to stay. Wondering if everyone else got more action than Bwog this holiday weekend, we sent staff members into Butler this evening to find out how the rest of the student body spent their V-Day.


  • “Went to dinner with friends.”
  • *Public Safety Officer* “Valentine’s Day is just another day because I’m old, man.”
  • “Hung out with a ‘friend.’ We watched some action movie.”

Butler Cafe

  • “Relaxed and hung out with my girlfriend.”
  • “Pretty well. I’ve been dating my girlfriend for two years. We went downtown.”
  • *Guy #1 laughing* “At home. That’s it. He has a girlfriend.” *points to Guy #2*
  • *Guy #2, also laughing* “I think I had a good night.”

2nd Floor

  • “Worked.”
  • “It was great. I finished my Lit Hum reading.”
  • “My girlfriend and I went to an art museum. Then we ate sushi and watched Animal House.”
  • “I am not ashamed of what I did on Valentine’s Day.”
  • *208 Desk Attendant* “Watched WALL·E alone.”
  • “Hung out with friends.”
  • “I went out to dinner.”

But who went to see Fifty Shades of Grey???



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Learning by osmosis

Bwog has given up and has decided to try the book hat technique

It’s the least wonderful time of the year (again) and Bwog ventured into the depths of Butler to ask how Midterms are treating Columbia’s students. Judging by the disgruntled answers and the atmosphere of anxiety and cigarette smoke, y’all are barely hanging on.


  • “Don’t care, not really stressed because I’m a Creative Writing major”


  • “I don’t actually have midterms (this week).”


  • Cute German guy in line for coffee at butler: “I study a lot. Drink a lot of coffee.” (He then proceeds to show us a magic trick… Randomly awesome person or pickup artist extraordinaire?)

3rd Floor

  • Guy behind the reference desk: “it’s going ok… I’ve had one…. No wait, two midterms, so kinda stressful but doing ok.”
  • Guy wearing no shoes outside 301: “I don’t have any midterms till next week so… That doesn’t really apply to me.”

Random Locations

  • “shittily” – deeply concerned looking guy
  • “midterms? Ha. thats why i just take seminars.”- business casually clad girl
  • “ughhhhhhhhhhhh” – person sitting next to business casually clad girl
  • “Great. I like to think critically and delve deep into a topic…were you looking for drama?” – Exchange student getting coffee (then proceeded to show us a magic trick with cards and fire wtf)
  • “Fine but I need to get back to this email. Bye.” – stressed looking guy on his laptop
  • “Don’t talk about them or I have to acknowledge they exist.” – girl with nothing apart from her phone
  • “Not sure…” – very confused looking guy with calculus homework
  • “Shit. Like really shitty. Really really shitty.” – guy wearing red wristband with “fuck it” written on it

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Bwog could have used that hour productively

Bwog could have used that hour productively

We all felt the wrath of losing an extra hour of sleep last night that we could have desperately used with the encroaching week of hell. In times of distress, it is best to know that you are not alone; everyone else is equally pissed (or happy?) In order to further make people listen to us talk about this whole “springing forward” situation, Bwoggers scurried through Butler tonight to ask the patrons how they felt about springing forward.

Butler Cafe

  • “Horrible. I got three hours of sleep.”
  • “Abolish it now, like Arizona”

2nd Floor

  • “I don’t like it.”
  • “Good.”
  • “I don’t know.”
  • “I don’t have an opinion. It happens every year.”
  • “It’s nice when we gain an hour.”
  • “Losing an hour didn’t help.”

Things are getting dark



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"I hope there's wine in here"

“I hope there’s wine in here”

This weekend of romance has come to an end. Scurrying back into their camped out spots in Butler, Bwoggers stopped to ask a few of tonight’s patrons what they did for Valentine’s Day.


  • I went to a party at Harvard
  • I cooked dinner and watched Blue Valentine. Realized there are more fucked up relationships than mine.
  • I went to dinner and a shitty movie. We left halfway through.
  • I went to the basketball game, and that’s pretty much it.
  • I went to the basketball game and my friends almost died of sadness.
  • I celebrated Galentines day. We had tea and little sandwiches.

5th Floor

  • Hung out
  • When was Valentine’s Day?
  • Nothing worth you writing about

6th Floor

  • This is embarrassing. My friend from high school was visiting so I ate mac ‘n’ cheese at her house.
  • I drank a lot of wine.
  • House of Cards marathon.
  • The library
  • I drank wine with some friends

Trying too hard via Shutterstock




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Bwog does it for Mother Russia

Bwog does it for Mother Russia

While Columbia may not be sending too many athletes to the Olympics, a school can dream. It boost morale and remind everyone to watch the insane figure skaters, unathletic Bwoggers hit the Butler for their daily exericse of walking up the stairs to the 3rd floor to ask the Butler patrons what sport they would play if they were in the Olympics, or what they would like to see if they went.

3rd Floor

  • Soccer! Oh for the Winter Olympics?! Figure skating, but I can’t actually do it.
  • Skiing, I guess

4th Floor

  • Sleep
  • For Russia because I majored in Russian Studies
  • To See Shaun White!

Some true gems after the jump



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"Can we watch the new episode of Real Housewives instead?"

“Can we watch the new episode of Real Housewives instead?”

You could say that Bwog’s inner-love for sports is showing with the Super Bowl tonight and the Winter Olympics starting on Friday. With athletic jubilee in our souls, Bwoggers made their way through Butler a little bit earlier than usual tonight to ask people what sport do they actually like to watch.

1st Floor

  • The only sport I watch is Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
  • Or people running to their rooms after one night stands.

2nd Floor

  • What? Volleyball.
  • The Olympics, I guess.
  • Yeah no I don’t watch sports.
  • I want to be watching the Super Bowl but I have to study. My roommate (who’s a diehard Broncos fan) is texting me updates.
  • *Much apprehension* Swimming is a sport, right?
  • Football
  • Chess

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Considering Bwog continues to freeze their asses off every time they try to walk to Butler, we decided to go around and ask people how cold it is once we got to the library. Our weather app isn’t loading and quite honestly you all are much more informative than that app even though it shows pretty animated snow when it’s snowing.


  • The Stacks (Bwog trusts you)

Smoker’s Plaza:

  • I can still feel both of my feet, so it’s fine.
  • It’s not that cold today…..

2nd Floor

  • I go back to my room and can’t feel my feet for 10 minutes
  • So cold that I haven’t been outside in four hours
  • One person: “Brisk.” A Friend: “Yeah, Brisk is good; two for brisk.”
  • Twin one: “Arctic cold”  Twin two: “yeah, sorry.”
  • Not as cold as Chicago where when I went outside the moisture in my nose froze but cold enough that it took a Herculian effort to get over here from McBain.
  • Ice cold.



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"Remember those days before finals when everything was good and nothing hurt?"

“Remember those days before finals when everything was good and nothing hurt?”

Momma Bwog is already worried about all of you kids being sad and your mental health and it’s not even the last day of classes yet. To cheer you all up and bring you back to some happier times away from work, Bwoggers bugged asked tonight’s patrons of Butler what is their happy place to survive finals?

Smoker’s Plaza

  • Not here…
  • Here! Not there (pointing at Butler)
  • Having a joint outside of Butler instead of a cigarette… hypothetically speaking of course ; – )
  • Not my bed because my room is freezing…
  • My bed!
  • Orgasm.

3rd Floor

  • St. Bart’s
  • Home
  • My bed
  • A room full of cats
  • Girl with headphones: “What…? I’ve never really thought about it.”
  • Person hiding in the stairwell: “The Heights!”

Cheer up you guys!



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Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom

Yes, we know you were all waiting for this question in our Bwog Asked series. Tonight, Bwoggers ventured to Butler to see what all of you are doing for the impending Thanksgiving break.

Smoker’s Plaza

  • Going home to Maryland
  • Going to my Grandma’s house in Queens
  • Going home and Black Friday shopping because it’s the first year I’m allowed to (my mom used to think I would get trampled)

2nd Floor

  • Bartending 3 times. And feasting with my roommates
  •  *blank, sad stare* nothing
  • Family dinner with friends from Mexico
  • Going with my girlfriend’s friend’s family to upstate New York
  • Laughing at the shit my grandparents say
  • Going home to my house in Philadelphia
  • Going home, nothing too crazy

3rd Floor

  • Going home
  • Catching up on work
  • Eating lots of food!
  • Probably watching a lot of Pretty Little Liars

Imagine if this was from the dining hall via Shutterstock

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