You Are Not Alone in Your Monday Afternoon Grumbling

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You know you shouldn’t be in school right now. You should be in transit, breezing through short lines at LaGuardia or strolling through Penn Station, picking up a donut one of the city’s last remaining Krispy Kremes. Or better yet, you should be home, watching TV and making your parents do your laundry.

But you are not. You are here.

We love to grumble about the insanely short break we get for Thanksgiving, the schlep of traveling (if you’re not skipping school, of course) on the day before Thanksgiving or even the morning of, and starting this short and pointless week has not been fun for any of us this morning. It may however please the Columbia community to know that we are not alone. No other Ivy League school releases its disciples before Wednesday afternoon at the earliest.

No other Ivy, that is, except for Yale, which has been on “fall break” since Friday evening. Oh, Yale. But rest assured that Harvard, UChicago (which, yes, we know is not an Ivy), Princeton and Brown and UPenn officially begin break (as we do) on Thursday morning or Wednesday after classes end. Enjoy your bastardized week! 

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  1. all rumors  

    at this point...apparently in broadway dorm, outside ec. Demons, I tell you: THEYR IN UR STUDENTZ, GETN COVRED UP BI RESLIF

  2. be happy

    in the real world, some of us don't even get the Friday off.

  3. didn't know  

    that UChicago became an Ivy...didn't get that memo

  4. seriously  

    How did UChicago wind up on this list?

  5. that  

    is a valid question. one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong.

  6. DHI  

    UChicago is like the twin school of Columbia in a lot of ways, so it makes sense to me, whatever to the Ivy League.

  7. bwog!!

    you gotta report on the exorcisms! This shit is news!

  8. alum

    is anything stopping you from skipping class one or more days this week? back in the day, we used to take extra time off--some even took an extra week off for spring break!

  9. Dartmouth  

    begins break on Tuesday afternoon.

  10. ...  

    I love Calvin and Hobbes. That is all.

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