Thursday Room Hopping – Uptown’s ABC No Rio

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Bwog doesn’t have the cash to “pimp your room,” and we certainly don’t want to raid it and then date you. So we bring you the semi-weekly Thursday feature, the “Cribs-esque” Room Hopping, continuing with…


Kyle (right) and Jesse C’09 say they are glad to be out of the “beehive” that was John Jay.

“My room was like a shit-hole last year,” says Kyle. “I decided to clean up my act this year.”

Clean their Nussbaum double is. And perhaps one of the most tranquil, artistic, and creative spaces on campus.

“We have no flatscreen TV to show you,” Jesse says, “but we have paintbrushes.”

bottle art
fuckartArt on every wall (much of it graffiti) reflects their politics as “thinking human beings as opposed to not thinking,” Jesse says.

They’ve even painted their refrigerator.


fridgeThe fridge (right) isn’t done yet — school and their weekend trips to the Jersey Shore have gotten in the way of their artistic ambitions.

Fortunately for their friends, they have had time to host “a few little chill-outs with the wine and the hookah going.”

They also cook. Kyle lives ten miles from the border, so their pasta dishes and shrimp tacos are always infused with that “Southern California flavor.” (Speaking of living ten miles from the border, Kyle says he’s well-acquainted with the Minutemen, who have pepper-sprayed his friends in the face.)

kyleanddad But back to the art!

This photo installation (right) features little Kyle and his dad, “just dickin’ around during the summer in San Diego.” Note the shirts on their heads.

So cute!

polkadots They also spray-paint stenciled one wall of their room with polka-dots, created a coffee table for their hookah and aloe plant out of a board and some drawers they found in the trash.

They delight in the lanterns that give their room its warm glow, and the fact that their fluorescent overhead, “hasn’t been on in weeks.”

Jesse and Kyle wish to give a shout-out to David Feith.

Have a tricked-out dorm, or wish to volunteer a friend/foe’s room? E-mail [email protected], and we’ll send a correspondent to scrutinize your living space for next week’s edition of room hopping!

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  1. I lived  

    on their floor last year, John Jay 7. There were some crazy people living there, always something going on.

  2. umm  

    are kyle and jesse dating yet?

  3. wow  

    bwog really knows how to make these guys seem real artsy. kind of reminds me of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNy-28K0Nks&eurl=

    "so cute!" are you fucking kidding.

  4. chrissy bradley  

    YEAH! what a bunch of chrissy bradleys.

  5. alma  

    my boys!
    hehe, sorry for volunteering you two...your room is too sweet, though. i wish there were a shot of the hookah setup.

  6. wamu

    What? No plug for the handy-man behind all of those lighting installations?

  7. confession  

    i have a crush on jesse


    @ number 2

    good question

  9. in love with it/them  

    this is def. the best room i have seen at columbia. and jesse and kyle are pretty awesome too...

  10. i am so down  

    I have the biggest crush on these boys... it's mostly cause of the room... but the wine a hookah helps too... and the hotness

  11. Anonymous  

    Wow, "beehive" is actually a great way to describe John Jay.

  12. hmmm  

    i wonder how many people actually get the "ABC No Rio" comparison

  13. MediaBias  

    BWOG continues its pursuit of a radical-left-wing George Soros-funded Secular-Progressive agenda by highlighting the room of two known left-wing activists. Why no profile on Michael Woodley's room? Or a CU-Republicans' member's hookah-setup? Until I see that, this website will be considered nothing but a Communist mouthpiece!

    • wait,  

      are you being sarcastic (in which case i would be able to ignore such an idiotic statement)? while both kyle and jesse seem very liberal (especially kyle), i think it's going a little far to call them both activists. you're giving them too much credit when you characterize them as menacing radicals.

      • Incorrect  

        Incorrect, Kyle was present at the outside Minuteman protest. I saw him as I was snapping pictures for TheFreeRepublic, he was commiserating with known Communists. I consider that downright anti-American.

        • well,  

          you can believe in communist ideals and still be a good american. isn't the point of this country that we're free to believe as we choose? he's hardly conspiring to overthrow the government and institute a soviet-type police-state. if you're asking us to respect the freedoms of fringe right-wingers like the minutemen, realize that that means we can ask you to respect those of fringe left-wingers.

  14. Melon

    "What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?" - EC

  15. geez

    i love how the minutemen somehow got brought into this post too. man they're everywhere

  16. Ian Corey-Boulet  

    i guess i understand if it's a coincidence. i don't mean to sound like it's such an unfathomable possibility.

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