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Apr

6

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The Mets win opener 7-1.

The 96th St subway station’s new entrance has been opened.

Thanks to Columbia, retro vending machines no longer have a home.

Gothamist loves Bwog! They’ve introduced an etiquette guide.

Mar

23

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Columbia may have been upstaged last month in the building takeover category by our violet-loving friends to the south. However, we can all rest assured that nostalgia for the halcyon days of Morningside Heights in 1968 will never be crushed by pesky NYU Public Safety officers.

On that note, today Gothamist posted an interview with Mark Rudd, former member of occasional bombmakers Weatherman and, more relevantly, president of the Columbia chapter of SDS. Rudd was expelled from Columbia in 1968 and then joined the Weathermen, aka the Weather Underground, and helped to plan a bombing in the early 70’s of Butler Library, a horror unimaginable to those holed up in 209 at this very moment. Rudd and his fellow Weathermen eventually landed themselves on the F.B.I’s top 10 most wanted list. 

Rudd is currently living in New Mexico and is about to release a book about his experiences as a Weatherman and campus activist in the 1960’s and 70’s. It’s creatively titled Underground, and retails for the quite capitalist price of $25.99. The Gothamist interview touches on his childhood and upbringing in the suburbs of New York, the Ayers/Obama controversy, and his thoughts about the progression of New York City throughout the last few decades. He describes his book as a “story of good organizing (Columbia) followed by bad (Weathermen).” (Photo via gothamist.com)

– ECS

May

19

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Gothamist is reporting that lefty New School students are doing a much better job protesting John McCain in his last commencement stop of the year than we did. Where was Columbia’s 1,000-signature petition?

They even care about it in India!

And no, that’s not the ceremony. Bwog is just still confused by the orange theme.

Feb

13

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Gothamist points the way to some snow videos, including a time lapse one of College Walk.

Poke around a little and you can find an entire page of Columbia time lapse videos, all seemingly shot from Butler, including a
nice sunrise, and the fastest graduation you will ever see.

Update: Thanks to “Seth Low” for pointing out that the date of the video is a little questionable. At least we know now that Columbia is no longer recording our every trek to class.

Feb

7

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Oh, snap! Gothamist hates on Barnard’s new student center. We don’t think it’s that ugly– do you?

Feb

5

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Marvel Comics and the Travel Channel have put out together a Superhero’s Guide to New York City which includes our fair Columbia. Doesn’t answer the question whether Daredevil and Spiderman ever bumped into each other, though.
(Hat tip: Gothamist)

Feb

4

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Gothamist discovers the Splogs

And, yes, we’ve decided to re-christen the Spec Blogs the Splogs. Any objections?

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