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img January 28, 20128:31 pmimg 11 Comments

Not one, not two, but three

Since the very beginning of his (interim) tenure, Deantini has closed his charming emails to the Columbia College student body with an egregious perversion of our fair fight song’s title. Though the Band may disagree, the title and refrain of our fight song is “Roar, Lion, Roar.” Deantini, however, has continued to sign correspondence with “Roar, Lions, Roar,” leaving Bwog and many of our fair commenters wondering: Where did all the extra lions come from?

The first time this happened, it was understandable. Deantini had just unexpectedly underwent promotion to the position of Dean; these early email-blunders were almost endearing. But as the mistakes continued, we wondered whether Deantini even knew his own school’s fight song. We can now report the truth.

We’ve received confirmation that Deantini does in fact know the proper lyrics of the fight song and was deliberately tweaking them in his email signature—apparently, the “lions” in his signature are meant to refer to all the students, alums, and other members of the Columbia community that receive the correspondence.

And so, we conclude our investigation into DeantiniFightSongGate. Much like Deantini’s own nickname, this incident demonstrates not the ignorance of the College’s dean, but rather an attempt to build community. Delivery of any Pulitzers for our scrutiny of Deantini’s rogue endeavor should be directed to the our office (the Westside aisle with copious cheese samples).

Roar Lions Roar,

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img February 13, 20117:00 pmimg 33 Comments

The line at the package center earlier today

Bwog must wait in lines at the package center like everyone else.  And, as everyone else has surely noticed, the package center lines are still horrendous, a month into the semester. As a result, Alex Jones donned his investigative journalist hat and did a little digging…

And found basically nothing. It seems like there is nothing to conclusively report, but Bwog wanted to share its findings because we care!

Package Center:

  • claims that package volume has been “much higher” than in any other January.
  • insists that if students come at times other than right after class, then it really isn’t a problem.

“So why is the volume of packages higher?” Bwog wondered. Perhaps Amazon Prime is the culprit?  If that is so, then students would be buying fewer books from other traditional sources. (more…)

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