prayerEvery second Tuesday of the month, members of a Christian fellowship on campus sit quietly on the Lerner ramps, reading and smiling when people walk by. They don’t want to convert you, or take your money, or make you sign anything–just put in a good word for you in heaven. On Thursdays, they read the prayer requests at their group meetings.

Where do Columbia students need the most divine help? According to today’s attendant, the requests are often vague, but most frequently about ailing relatives and midterms. Which are really about the same thing, if you think about it.