As you may or may not know, GS students can apply for lockers in Lerner at the beginning of each semester. When some tenants overstay their welcome, hilarity ensues.
Stop by Lerner today between 12 and 1 pm if you’re in the mood for something a little salty (Mexican food) and also pretty sweet (a performance by Miracles of Modern Science). Live at Lerner is hosting its weekly free lunch, and the menu is this:
To pique your appetite, check out the band play
a Bwog favorite song we’re way too cool for a Bwog favorite—it gets really intense around 1:30!
Morningside Heights may have spent all summer heaving great sobs of loneliness, but it isn’t about to greet newcomers and returning students with super puffy eyes. On the contrary, it’s been having quite a bit of work done. Send any minutiae we missed to email@example.com.
As would-be theater-goers lined up earlier today to pick up tickets for the last performance of the 118th Annual Varsity Show, Bwog found itself sappily pining for a fourth night. Anyone up for a good old-fashioned protest?
Stop by the Lerner ramps this afternoon from 1 to 3 pm for Occupy CU’s champagne study break. It’s all part of a new strategy, Bwog was told, to broaden membership and boost participation by making Occupy events as similar to I-banking recruitment dinners as possible. “Whatever works, amiright?” theorized an organizer in a tip to Bwog.
Black tie or tie-dye requested, caviar and a drum circle on hand for the first hour only.
Conspicuous consumption via Wikimedia Commons.
Lerner was just evacuated after a fire alarm sounded. No need for real alarm, though, dear reader, as the entire Bwog staff was able to exit the building safely after that meeting you should’ve attended. When several of them tried to re-enter to find out what was going on, they were told to “just get out.” The 212 staff were just as clueless as we were. Journalism: it sometimes works.
Two younglings approach Lerner from the Furnald side, gazing excitedly through the glass façade:
Kiddo 1: “Woah! How do you get in?”
Kiddo 2: “It looks like a maze!”
Kiddo 1: “I could just like, run… up the stairs”
Kiddo 2: “But it’s like… a ramp?”
Don’t worry guys, we don’t understand it either.
Hunt for the portkey via Wikimedia
Last night, Lerner tried really hard to be a fun student center. And a fair number of students decided to play along, filling the glass house with the most students it’s seen since the early-semester package center line. Amongst the awkward collision of students both sober and schwasted, one could find free food, performances by several student groups, and even a roller rink in Roone. Because, you know, what jungle doesn’t have a roller rink?
Photos by Michael Discenza
As you’ve probably noticed, a main staircase in Lerner has been broken since last week, making the irritating trek from the ground floor to the package center a nauseating ramp-circling odyssey. We thought that the stairs might only be closed for a day or two, but now that the repairs are stretching into their second week, we’re forced to ponder the deeper implications of this bizarre facilities maintenance. What’s the deal, Columbia? Is it just about to collapse?
Looking for love in NYC sure is tough. That’s why you’ve gotta know what you’re looking for and go for it, directly. With a want-ad. This “strong and beautiful soon-to-be working woman” has no qualms about that. So if you’re male, handsome, and know how to massage feet…
Bringing you the lastest in Morningside minutia: the Lerner stairs between floors two and three are broken. This is really important for everybody who checks their mailbox, and/or takes the stairs.
Sean Zimmermann gives the scoop on the latest dealings of the math-ier side of student government.
Council member William Cybriwsky gave a presentation on how it would cost a mere $123 to purchase a video game system (with games and four controllers) that could be checked out for student use in Lerner. According to his master plan to make Lerner, well, fun, students or groups would be able to rent video game systems from the front desk, and connect them to the televisions in Lerner—which he claims are not being used “effectually” (they are currently used to broadcast information from the student councils. We’ll leave it to you to decide how effective they are…). Ideally, this would turn Lerner from that place you go for mail and meetings into that place you go for mail and meetings and then stay at to play Mario Kart for five hours.
Much more effective use of Ferris Booth’s second floor via Wikimedia Commons
Broke? Hungry? Luckily, you’ve got quite a number of options to chose from tonight and we’re here to help you navigate the smorgasbord of free food at your fingertips.
At NYClash, teams from Columbia, Fordham, NYU, and Rutgers square off on an eternal question that has perplexed many a puzzled pre-frosh: Liberal Arts or Engineering? For everyone else, there will be free snacks and refreshments from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner, provided by event hosts Columbia Debate.
If your hunger (or intellectual curiosity) can’t be satiated by a mere snack, the free food and profound moral questions continue at the Undergraduate Philosophy forum. Pick up free pizza and soda at 8 pm in Philosophy 716 and tackle topics revolving around ethics, Western society, and their place in the American liberal arts education.
Finally, if that’s sounding a bit too intellectual for you (or if you still have room for more), get a different, but still completley free, taste of Columbia at the Bollywood Antakshiri Night. Ahimsa and the Organization of Pakistani Students will be providing a wide variety of free foods on the menu tonight, including dosas, samosas, spinach and cheese naan, and mango lassi. The event will be held in Lerner’s Satow Room on the fifth floor, starting at 8:30 pm.
Update: Even more free food! Election-Ready will be having free Havana Central empanadas (in addition to other undisclosed snacks) in the Lerner Broadway Room from 7 to 9 pm. The event is sponsored by Latino Heritage Month 2011, Caribbean Students Association, Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters, and the Columbia Political Union, to ensure that we won’t be making uninformed decisions in 2012 on an empty stomach.
Deep Thought via Wikimedia Commons
Most people like to eat. Most people do not like to spend money (see: free food tips). One such lover of all foods free and monies unspent has made herself known to us, and we harassed her so much that she finally agreed to assess the quality, quantity, and pizazz of free food events around campus. Read on as The Scrounger scales the Lerner ramps like a superhero in plainclothes, and reports back about Live at Lerner’s latest study break.
Study breaks are a free food lover’s best friend. What better way to procure inappropriately large portions than to do so in a sea of stressed-out midterm-ers who can’t be bothered to look up from a problem set? The Live at Lerner study break this past Monday was no exception. With a chill soundtrack setting the tone for the occasion, those brave enough to leave Butler for new horizons (the Lerner Piano Lounge) were rewarded splendidly as attendees basked in the aura of free stuff.
|Quality||3.5||A table was lined with food in the back of the lounge. A variety of tasty cakes greeted study break-goers including a festive seasonal pumpkin, a cranberry variety and others. The cakes were dense, moist, and apt for an afternoon sugar-rush. The assortment of food that followed was an eclectic smattering of study snacks including BBQ Lays, pretzels, white cheddar popcorn, and, the token “healthy” snacking option, apples.|
|Volume||4.2||The study break was well stocked with baked goods and seemingly bottomless vats of beverages.|
|Amenities||4.8||Forks made from plants, plates, napkins and sturdy cups made taking food from the event a breeze. An excellent selection of beverages including coffee, cider, and hot cider, awaited eaters. In addition, visitors could score and decorate their very own adorable mini pumpkin.|
|Take Out||4.5||Perfect grab food and go event.|
|Décor||4.3||There wasn’t anything too crazy. The food table was nicely clothed and the “pumpkin patch” was clearly defined by a block of butcher paper.|
It may not be quite as exciting as a Saturday night, but Live At Lerner promises to be a free and relaxing break from cramming for midterms. There’s talk of stress-busting back rubs, free food (both healthy, and “comfort,” notes the Facebook event), a photo booth with props, and a pumpkin patch.
Stop by Lerner Piano Lounge between 12 and 2 pm—because it’s better than spending an afternoon half-alive in Butler.
‘Kin via Wikimedia Commons.