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September 04, 20159:02 am 0 Comments
Makin’ ur way downtown…
You’re in the homestretch, kiddies–it’s almost the weekend (and the end of NSOP!), which means you only have a few days left of boring lectures and gyrating at Cannon’s before classes start! Be sure to send us accounts of your adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: Go on Professor Ken Jackson’s all-night bike tour of New York City. Prof. Jackson teaches a course called “The History of the City of New York,” and once a year in the fall, he leads a group of students on bikes around the city, meeting at the Sundial at 11 p.m. and finishing in Brooklyn Heights at 6 a.m.
From The Archives: Have you had the chance to drunkenly eat halal yet? Chicken over rice isn’t the only thing you can get from those trucks…
Long exposure lol via Shutterstock
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September 03, 201510:44 am 0 Comments
We thought this hypnotic swirl looked particularly happy
Welcome to Thursday! The week is officially half over for which you should be grateful. Today is pretty light on required activities for non-transfer students so maybe it’s time to venture out into the city! Send an account of your adventures, whether they be officially sanctioned or off the beaten track, to email@example.com
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: Spend a night in the stacks, whether its spent soaking up the knowledge of centuries or engaged in more trivial, carnal pursuits.
From The Archives: By now you’ve probably made it to the Heights (or at least meandered past the Heights late at night) and noticed the obese cat that habitually hangs out on the stretch of Broadway. Bwog has interviewed this cat.
Your future at Columbia awaits… via Shutterstock
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August 31, 20159:09 am 0 Comments
You, ready for your first day as a Columbia University student!
Yesterday’s schedule of cart-hauling and forced social interactions is thankfully behind all of you first-years, but don’t think having your stuff all settled in Carman means that you’re free for the week — formal NSOP programming begins now. Your OLs will only up their pep, you will find yourself in more icebreakers, and you might tonight still be scrambling for some inebriated fun with loosely titled “new friends”. Happy first Monday of college, and we here at Bwog hope all of you over-eager NSOPers continue to exert yourself enough that everyone you meet sends along all the ridiculous/pretentious things you say at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if anyone still sees a lingering dad offering the best set up for their kid’s room or running across Broadway with a fan, we want him too.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: Find the mythical and surely legendary outlet that Alma Mater is rumored to boast. We think it may only exist in our dreams, but the Columbia University Admissions stats tell us that you might be just the right first-year class to solve this mystery for us.
From The Archives: Field Notes: The First Weekend, which will familiarize you with our weekly Field Notes, and make you less likely to be notoriously CAVA’d during NSOP weekend.
Thumbs up for NSOP (NSOP!) via Shutterstock
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August 28, 20149:32 am 0 Comments
You and your posse
Rise and shine, freshlings! There are boring NSOP events to attend and selfies to take with Alma! As you prep for your 50th trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond, we’ll let you know what’s hip and happenin’ on this beautiful NSOP morning. As always, send anything and everything NSOP-related to email@example.com or use our anonymous tip form.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: Today’s nugget of wisdom comes from the dynamic duo of Claire Kao and Mahima Chablani (also known as ClaireMahima ClaireMahimerson):
“Delete your Facebook for at least one semester. If you don’t have one, high five!! There’s a strange sorcery to social media, wherein everyone else’s lives look that much more **sparkly** than our own. But things always look grander on Facebook. Skip the virtual interaction in favor of good ole eye and physical contact. Text your friend. No, call your friend. No, knock on their door.”
From the Archives: Ever wonder what you would see if you spent 12 hours straight in a Tom’s booth? Wonder no more.
A picture that made more sense in an earlier version of this post via Shutterstock
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August 27, 20148:06 am 2 Comments
“Look at all the friends I made, mom!”
After two days of NSOP, you can officially call yourself an old pro at this game. Slug down some OJ and eat away that hangover you still have from Sunday night to prepare for the day that NSOP and your clingy roommate both start to feel overrated. Keep trying to impress everyone with your SAT score and listing the schools you declined to attend Columbia. If you hear someone actually do this, tell us all about it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using our online tip form. This is the day the real whispered confessions come out.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating:
Find the best bathroom on campus to have a peaceful poop. You will forever be grateful how proactive you were finding that toilet your first couple weeks at Columbia until the day you graduate. Pro-tip: the higher you go in Butler, the more pooping privacy you shall find. (Thanks for the advice, Shelby.)
From the Archives: Love can be found in 1020. Robert and Kristine 4ever.
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August 25, 20148:03 am 2 Comments
If you haven’t already noticed the cheering OLs, herds of lost-looking students, or crying parents, welcome to the first day of NSOP! If you ARE a cheering OL, a herd of lost students, or a crying parent, then you probably already knew that. If you’re interested in writing about anything from your NSOP experience to your weird new roommate to a squirrel you saw eating pizza, email us at email@example.com or use our anonymous tip form.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: In one of Bwog’s most beloved series, Senior Wisdom, graduating seniors bestow their infinite knowledge upon us. Today, we’re highlighting a snippet of wisdom from Bwog’s own Anna Bahr:
“Let’s keep it seasonal. The swings in Riverside during spring. Mr. Softee during summer. The Cloisters during fall. Coney Island during winter.”
From the Archives: The story of Matilda the Harlem Goat, our almost-mascot and the champion of our hearts. Spend your first day talking about taxidermy goats and make friends for life.
Light of our lives via Shutterstock
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September 02, 201310:00 am 0 Comments
This is it, friends. Tomorrow we’re officially back to school.
Louise McCune: Get into it. Whatever “it” is. I wish upon everyone some extremely “chill” times in college, but I also hope that there will be days– weeks! months!– that you are so so so so absolutely INTO what you are doing that it is almost all you can think about. Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to have ideas and make things in the company of all these brilliant people.
Know Your Alums: We can tell you that you go to school with some seriously kick-ass people and you’re really going to enjoy the next four years, or we can just show you these:
The Hard Core: A Columbian Odyssey (Part 5 of 5) “It’s Finals Week” from Bwog on Vimeo.
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September 01, 20138:30 am 1 Comments
Classes are looming nearer. Today, you’re going to have to actually run some errands/buy textbooks/buy food, not just put it off. Luckily, you still have a few days of waking up with us. Savor it, this won’t last for much longer.
Steven Castellano: Go on top of the Low dome. The journey up is half the fun, and the view from above is unmatched by that of any skyscraper in the city. Definitely do that, but also explore as many other physical and mental spaces as you can.
Know Your Alums:
You have this guy to thank for your 14th floor room with no functioning elevator. He was also the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as we’re sure your enthusiastic tour guide told you. Love you, JJ.
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August 31, 20138:05 am 3 Comments
It’s everyone else’s move-in day, so NSOP is dangling carrots to lure first-years off campus. Just stay out of our blue bins’ way! Please continue to send in overseens and overheards to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our anonymous tip form.
Rachel Nash Bronstein: Go the fuck outside. Like, right now. Chances are it’s nice out, but even if it isn’t, the fresh air will do you good.
Hell yeah this song is about where you are right now. Welcome back, upperclassmen! (And, yes, the chandelier is in St. A’s)
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August 30, 20138:03 am 1 Comments
You’re almost there, NSOP-ers — real school is almost in session. Welcome to your first Friday. Not the First Friday, though. Please continue to send in overseens and overheards to email@example.com or use our anonymous tip form.
Mixers & Such:
Brian Wagner: Get your heart broken. It doesn’t have to be by a person—it could be an idea, organization, or friend. Once you get over the grieving, you’ll have quite possibly the clearest perspective on life that you’ve ever had, and you’ll learn what really matters to you. Find that one thing, and never stop doing it.
Alexander Hamilton: the man, the myth, the legend.
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August 29, 20138:29 am 6 Comments
Moooornin y’all, A+ work on getting Beta shut down before midnight. The war on fun: it’s real! Now get some coffee, pancakes, and ginger ale and get ready for more activities.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: [Today we’re giving you two pieces of advice for the price of one thing.]
Beyonce Knowles Carter Meriam Raouf: Lose that virginity. Not so much because you need to have sex to fit in, because, let’s be honest, there’s a ton of abstinence being practiced on this campus. But because that mission will probably take you below 110th street or just more into 116th. Either get involved off campus or get involved on campus. Netflix, Reddit, imgur, all those bastards, can eat up a semester, and then a year. And you’ll wish you’d only watched Parks and Rec all the way through one time, and done something instead.
Will Hughes: Spitters are quitters.
Be proud, you’re joining the company of these fine humans:
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August 28, 20138:00 am 1 Comments
Good morning. Starting to get the hang of things? Remember, keep emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with stories, overheards, desperate pleas for roommate advice. Keep on rocking.
Logon Donovan: Make an effort to get to know at least one new person in each of your classes. Go get coffee or tea or whatever they drink. It’s so easy to go to class every day and sit next to the same people and not even know their name. Especially in engineering where all of your classes are with the same people.
Let’s keep listing the celebs: Anna Paquin, both Gyllenhaals, and the far-superior-to-James-Franco Joseph Gordon-Levitt. None of them may have actually graduated from Columbia, but they were once on this campus, just like you.
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August 27, 20139:00 am 0 Comments
A hearty welcome to the TVC students today! We hope your day goes smoothly. If you see or hear anything funny, or if you just need someone new to talk to, go ahead and email email@example.com — we’d love to hear from you!
Randolph Carr III: Rob this school blind. Check out as many books as you can read, and keep whatever you find inside. Apply for every grant whether you think you are qualified or not. Any professor who you are slightly interested in, take every spare moment they will offer you, to loot their wisdom. This school is abundant in resources, most of which it has, indeed, robbed from someone. Do not be ashamed, steal every opportunity you can get.
Know Your Alums: James Franco was here for a little and “studied” in Butler 209 a lot, which was a fun and sexy time for people.
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August 26, 20137:15 am 1 Comments
Today we’re getting our final round of movers-in with the short-distance travelers. Bwog will be running about today, snooping on NSOP and talking to freshmen about the experience. As of today, NSOP is officially in full swing, so it’s time for you to Wake Up With Bwog. If you’re interested in writing about anything that you go through today, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Thing To Do Before Graduating: One of Bwog’s classic traditions is Senior Wisdom, a series run around graduation every year, where seniors are nominated to shed some wisdom. Here we highlight a piece of advice from them.
“Have purpose, and lots of sleepovers.” – Claire Sabel
Know Your Alums: Comedy group Local Empire, Columbia alums who were in the Fruit Paunch improv comedy group, verbalize how you’ll feel on the lawns with your OL today:
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September 06, 20112:38 am 0 Comments
It’s over! We hope that you freshpeople have enjoyed getting to know Bwog as much as we’ve enjoyed getting to know you. Relive the best of this week’s NSOP coverage:
Introducing the Class of 2015:
Health and Safety:
Getting to Know the ‘Hood:
Things you should really know about:
Getting to Know Columbia:
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