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The Trees are Lit!

College Walk is crammed with merrymakers for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.  All in all, it is a very Columbia Christmas: the Kingsmen modified “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” with a verse on lovebirds PrezBo and Ahmadinejad and Eric Foner gave a Bush-bashing speech about critical thinking in the new year.  An unfortunate elderly gentlemen picked this hour to drive across College Walk and was greeted by Manhattan-centric cries of “Jersey plates!  Oh, shameful!” 

Best of all were the tables and tables of cookies (store bought) and hot beverages (a fine, tart cider and a very chocolatey, smooth cocoa).  Spread among the free food were jingle bells, an informal poll (sample size 6) of which revealed one-third to be jingleless decoys.  Make sure to grab a ringing one and join the procession from Low to John Jay lounge, where the Yule Log ceremony will start around 7.



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  • Damn says:

    @Damn They turned the lights on like three times before the ceremony. Que anticlimactic.

  • lefty says:

    @lefty can foner and his ilk not go 5 minutes without bush-bashing?

  • hot says:

    @hot chocolate was great!

  • alvin says:

    @alvin friend tells me daft punk played the yule log ceremony this year. is this true?

    what time did daft punk go on?

    1. okay says:

      @okay you obvs read bklynvegan comments a bit too much….

      but in any case they went exactly at 7:24 pm

    2. haha says:

      @haha look how dumb you are

      1. macklin says:

        @macklin dude. you’re not getting the reference. see #11.

  • myohmy says:

    @myohmy oh my our acapella groups are kindasorta awful. no wonder they didn’t get into yale.

    1. nahh says:

      @nahh non-sequitur’s “let it snow” in 5/4 was pretty awesome. i feel like they’re the only acapela group with some semblance of music knowledge . . . all the other groups just repeat the same background over and over

  • hurray! says:

    @hurray! kate linthicum!

  • hot cider!! says:

    @hot cider!! I heard XMAS2 sing and they were awesome! I can’t wait for their show on Monday.

  • EAL says:

    @EAL Yule Log is awesome. It’s great to see John Jay decked out for the holidays. Cherry tarts and egg nog afterwards help.

  • what?! says:

    @what?! bwog not covering yulelog ceremony!

  • wirc says:

    @wirc Whatever happened to those bollards? have they used them in over a year?

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