Connect with us

All Articles

QuickFed: QuickSpec Edition

QuickFed? QuickSpec! Featuring:

….a Juicy Campus op-ed

…a Manhattanville shout-out 

…Barnard stereotypes 

…an eerily accurate staff editorial 

Plus bonus Fed non-fiction! (We think?)


Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.



  • Fed Writer says:

    @Fed Writer You’re all idiots. The “Now available at the Columbia Bookstore” written at the top makes it clear that the cartoon is also making fun of Columbia students who actually have those perceptions in the first place.

  • I think says:

    @I think …the only thing wrong with that barnard thing was the homely bear.

    there are some surprisingly good looking lesbians at barnard.

    but most of them go to columbia.

  • struggleuphagus says:

    @struggleuphagus All of this would be relevant if any of this were in any way funny.

  • i go to barnard says:

    @i go to barnard i write for the fed
    and i dont see how that joke is more offensive than any varsity show (which gets more money from the school than all other clubs combined), any rant in the spectator or any facebook group proclaiming “barnard bothers me”.
    at least this is well drawn and silly. I laughed. People who can’t make fun of themselves offend me more than anything.

    1. I don't says:

      @I don't think the cartoon was offensive at all. And I agree with you, Barnard and a good portion of the student body take themselves waaay to seriously and need to loosen up. But that cartoon was just lame. And as far as the Varsity Show, I loved the whole Barnard/Vandenberg thing. Why? Because it was original, not just, “LULZ! Barnard girls are fat lesbian boyfriend-friend stealing dumb housewives”.

  • I go to Barnard says:

    @I go to Barnard and we take far worse than that on a regular basis.

    Offensive? Yes. Shocking? Not in the least.

  • yo, man says:

    @yo, man the fed usually sucks but that cartoon is hilarious

  • well.. says:

    @well.. The only Spare Bear that is much different than traditional Barnard joke is the Homely one, but the rest are pretty standard.

  • Silber says:

    @Silber The funny thing is how student life fees through the student activities board pay to support The Fed (unlike Spectator which is financially independent), so technically their little humor-rag could be subject to university restraint.

    The Fed would be a much better publication if it financially supported itself, anyway. Resigning itself to university funding sort of defeats the purpose of an “underground” satire publication.

    1. not on the fed says:

      @not on the fed I don’t think there’s anything contradictory about a student publication being funded by the University through student life fees. Our president is a free-speech scholar and has stated time and again that Columbia voluntarily upholds free speech as a matter of principle and of academic freedom.

      The Spec can afford to support itself because, by virtue of publishing 5 issues a week, it has lots of ad space to sell. Moreover, they’ve got an endowment and a corporate structure such that they own their computers and cameras. And even though they’ve been independent since ’62, it’s worthwhile to consider that they built their brand and alumni fundraising base during 100 years of University financial support.

      The fed, in addition to having a completely different purpose than the Spec, has a completely different scale too. Maybe an ad-supported structure is best for a daily newspaper, but I don’t see why a student humor club should have to be profitable merely because they produce a printed product.

      If you think your student life fees are being ill-spent, start your own club, convince ABC to give you more money, and eventually, the fed will garner a smaller portion of the budget. Otherwise, I don’t see the point in complaining that the fed staff, at the very least, are benefiting from the student life fees that they themselves pay.

      1. mrs says:

        @mrs “not on the fed” sounds more like “not on the fed… anymore” if you’re catching my drift.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Actually, the Fed was still getting pretty big checks from Alumni my Freshman year.

      Perhaps that’s stopped now, and obviously they take some money from ABC, but gee golly, your fascist dream is sure appealin’!

      1. Fed Publisher says:

        @Fed Publisher We have rich alumni who used to write us big checks? Please tell me more about these mythic creatures. As far as I know we have had a normal abc budget like everyone else for a number of years now. Anybody interested in an explanation of The Fed budget or a justification for why we should get one should feel free to email me. It’s really fascinating stuff I can assure you.

  • non-Barnard Girl says:

    @non-Barnard Girl I go to CU and even I find that cartoon offensive.

    And god knows i normally like a good barnard joke but that is seriously fucked up.

    1. i go to CU says:

      @i go to CU and I find that joke hilarious.

    2. Barnard Girl says:

      @Barnard Girl Agreed. I seriously enjoy a good Barnard joke just as much as the next CC student, but that’s just lame and recycled.

  • Have Your Say

    What should Bwog's new tagline be?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    I wanna hire you! (read more)
    Million Dollar Ideas
    September 18, 2020
    Wait how do I measure my heat tolerance? (read more)
    Million Dollar Ideas
    September 18, 2020
    Hey man don't put this on Barnard, we are DEFINITELY not all in support of these disgustingly indulgent displays of (read more)
    Columbia University Marching Band To Dissolve Following Anonymous Confessions
    September 17, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel
    • COVID-19 misinformation