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Another North-South Smackdown

The baby blue of Columbia versus the flamboyant purple of NYU. Or, if you’re NBC New York, the forest green of Columbia vs. the baby blue of NYU.  Color issues aside, the station is hosting a collegiate version of its “Golden Local” series. The results of the poll decide which school will theoretically receive the honor of “the world’s first human trophy” (NBC’s version of a local, as seen above wearing a golden blazer and matching golden Converse sneakers).

Columbia is currently in the lead, but there’s no time to waste, folks. Past polls have dethroned such institutions as Grey’s Papaya (loser in the “best hot dogs” category) and McSorely’s (“best old bars”), so the inherent obviousness of the decision may not survive the internet.  Get voting, make sure to find the “Skip this ad” button in the upper left corner afterward, and bring some of that local, authentic, ski-hat-with-aviators flavor up to Morningside. He’s sure to be the hottest thing on campus since Sir Michael’s mixtapes.


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  • what? says:

    @what? i thought nyu was a hangout place for people who like squeezing fat bottoms into tight jeans. its a school?!?

  • WAT says:

    @WAT how did grey’s papaya lose

  • Please says:

    @Please Someone make some sassy/witty/smart comments on the little post thing. I’m not clever, but I enjoy seeing our posts (with capitalization) versus “nyu is omg so greaattt.”

  • Umm says:

    @Umm Click to read more about each university and check out the photos.

    Columbia: actual campus scene
    NYU: people screaming in bathing suits.

  • the says:

    @the north always wins… just ask the confederates

    1. lol says:

      @lol i love that you also posted that comment on the nbc site haha

  • yay says:

    @yay Thank the internet! We have a resounding lead.

    1. Alum says:

      @Alum Yes, but NYU has more than twice as many students & alumni. Once they get out the vote, this strategy may backfire on us.

  • Please read says:

    @Please read the description of NYU. It includes the phrase “travel far and white” (?) as well as a nice run-on sentence at the end.

    1. Sadly says:

      @Sadly Columbia’s description isn’t that much more grammatically correct.

      “It’s freedom streak runs strong, and has been the site of countless protests, student uprisings and even granted the right to speak to free-speech hating Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”

      …the difference is that the students here notice the mistakes…

  • goddamn says:

    @goddamn hipster scum.

    1. yes says:

      @yes i support this comment

  • Online Competitions: says:

    @Online Competitions: the one “sport” Columbia actually has a shot at dominating!

    1. hey asshole says:

      @hey asshole heavyweight rowing

      1. and says:

        @and fencing, unless the team’s suddenly lost its Olympians from last year.

  • 90% says:

    @90% for Columbia at the moment.

    I’m sure being on Bwog didn’t hurt.

    1. The says:

      @The Bwog Bump is a force to be reckoned with

  • poor nyu says:

    @poor nyu you may have gotten all the gossip girl characters, but we get everything else

  • 2 years ago says:

    @2 years ago probably when ahmadinejad was on campus

  • Yknow that kid..... says:

    @Yknow that kid..... …in your Lit Hum/CC class that spoke solely for the boner-sustaining joy of hearing his own voice?

    Imagining him, dressed like a douchebag (hipster, punk, ‘alternative’; pick your topping) quoting Plato without having actually read it.

    Add an ironic ‘stache for the boy, err, male-leaning, and a purposely jarring dye-job for their opposite.

    …Your NYU student body, ladies and gentlemen.

  • ... says:

    @... columbia: butler, adderall, paxil, zoloft, prozac

    nyu: washington square park, cocaine, weed, lsd, mushrooms

    pick your poison.

  • Alum says:

    @Alum As I predicted, NYU students are now voting for their school en mass. We were up to 91% when I looked last night but are now down to 78%.

    1. Alum says:

      @Alum We’re now down to 64%.

  • rally! says:

    @rally! bwog needs to bump this article to the top and get more columbia students to vote

    has someone e-mailed this to the administration to see if they could rally the alums?

  • NYU says:

    @NYU As in, Gray’s Papaya* and McSorley’s*? You’re making it easy to prove that you don’t actually live in New York City.

  • Alum says:

    @Alum We’re at 58% now.

  • Alum says:

    @Alum It’s now just 52%, and the voting will continue for another week.

  • please says:

    @please bwog post about this again

  • Alum says:

    @Alum Now we’re down to 46%. And the snarky comments from NYU students are even worse than the numbers.

  • Alum says:

    @Alum NYU won, 53% to 47%.

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