People Have Maybe Already Started Hanging Out on the Steps

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Some of your classmates have already started sitting on the steps, willing to sit there bored, for hours and hours, just to watch Obamacain on the Jumbotron, which your student leaders fought for so valiantly.

Michael Snyder and Tobin Mitnick, both CC ’10, said that they weren’t sure they were going to hang around until the speech. “I don’t have class,” Snyder shrugged noncommittally, and later admitted that he would “probably hang around.” Mitnick doesn’t expect Obama or McCain to say anything of substance, but said that if there were a debate, he’d like Lee Bollinger’s hair to moderate.

Laura, CC ’09, also wasn’t sure if she was going to hang around. She had been there for 10 minutes, and sat with a salad looking vaguely bored.

Anyway, it’s kind of chilly out too, so if you are planning on heading to the Steps, bring autumnal outerwear.

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  1. ruh roh  

    is it going to rain?

  2. clearly  

    Alma has the best seat.

  3. oldie  

    Last year's jumbotron location was far better.

  4. Wendy Kopp  

    WILL SPEAK ON LOW STEPS 6-7 pm ish

  5. fdjsfd

    What's the point of watching this on the steps? It's not going to be exciting/controversial like the Ahsmdaskldasjdlkasjihad speech. It's going to be a tame, dopey forum without any of the passion of a true debate.

    I like how Columbia kids pretend to be jaded native New Yorkers when they walk by the news cameras/vans, but secretly are giddy and are trying to conceal their boners about the school being in the news.

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