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Today In Plagiarism: 2011 Class Council Steals Joke From Varsity Show

Look at how we caught your eye with that headline!

Remember that sub-plot in V116 about Dean “Double D” Denburg’s Big Bear/Little Bear initiative? The one where DD matched Barnard first-years and upperclassmen in a binding friendship contract and Jenny couldn’t sneak out and meet Yonatan at 1020? That sucked for both of them, but then (SPOILER ALERT) everything worked out OK in the end.

The 2011 Class Council, is doing something eerily similar in real life, but they didn’t plagiarize anything and we were just making a little nod to current events. The council is launching an initiative: “Senior Pals.” Here’s how it will work: CC 11ers will be paired up with incoming CC 14ers so that our new fresh-friends will have someone to ask questions like “should I buy the grapes at Cafe 212?” (no!) or “EC, Heights, or Campo?” (rap about it!) or “where is the 9 train?” (it doesn’t exist anymore!) What’s in it for you, wizened, tough guy CC senior? Free lunch! There will be a welcome luncheon in the fall for Big Pals and Little Pals.

Pals will be matched according to residence hall (if you lived in John Jay, you’ll be paired with a current JJ resident) and hometown, althouh Udell acknowledged that it will be difficult to get both those matches for all Pals. Udell, who started the initiative, explained its existence to Bwog: “during the campaign I had a lot of people lament the ‘cold’ nature of Columbia, and this seems one way to warm things up a bit.”

Udell and Learned Foote, CCSC President, will send out an email in July to the incoming 14ers saying hi and explaining the project, and they expect that about 500 eager-beaver first-years will sign up to be Little Pals, so that means they need about 500 Big Pals by July. Sign up here, and cross your fingers for those chocolate-chip brownies (and not those grilled veggie wraps) at the Pal Luncheon.

Update, 2 pm: Although it’s a CC initiaitve, SEAS and BC seniors are also eligible/encouraged to become Senior Pals.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “Wizened” means shriveled with age. I have to say, CC ’11 looks fine to me, but maybe it’s just makeup.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous also, the spreadsheet shows that the program is available to SEAS and BC seniors (as well as CC).

    1. Eliza says:

      @Eliza Oh good call, updating.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous (sorry for pointing this out), but the “its” in the update should be “it’s.”

  • Also says:

    @Also Learned is the CCSC prez now, no? You have him still listed as the 2011 prez…

    1. Eliza says:

      @Eliza Indeed, fixed.

  • Bad Analogy Guy says:

    @Bad Analogy Guy I propose freshman be called “Columbia Cubs” and seniors “Larger Lions”.

    1. Xzibit says:

      @Xzibit Yo dawg. I heard you like bad analogies, so we put a bad idea in your bad idea so you can make lame puns while you make lame puns

      1. 2005 says:

        @2005 I was there

    2. Mufasa says:

      @Mufasa Everything the light touches is our kingdom. A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.

  • Again says:

    @Again blatant hatred for GS.

    1. ... says:

      @... i had a dream last night that i typed CTRL-Z into the universe and suddenly all evidence that i ever enrolled at columbia gs disappeared and all those six figures of debt suddenly ceased to exist. it was the first time i’d felt happy in years.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous in your dream or in real life?

      2. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous the rest of columbia would like to do that in real life :)

  • CC'XIV says:

    @CC'XIV I am a ’14 and this sounds really cool.

    1. Ya omg CCXIV says:

      @Ya omg CCXIV at least youll know that you have at least one friend already when you get to school!!!! so cool!!! congrats mr. roman numerals!!!

      1. Wow says:

        @Wow Introducing the poor kid to the Columbia spirit already! Good for you! That way he can hate himself and everyone else BEFORE he even gets here. So thoughtful of you.

        1. CC'XIV says:

          @CC'XIV Do people on campus behave like that IRL or just on anonymous comments?

          Ugh, I need to toughen up before Sept so I can keep up with all this crap talk.

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous do the rest of our incoming freshman class a favor and stop typing.

          2. CC'XIV says:

            @CC'XIV cool story, bro.

  • bwog says:

    @bwog will not know how to spell anything right until the end of time

  • This is just like says:

    @This is just like Columbia 411. A shitty idea that only student council people get excited for.

    Why, oh, why did we vote in the same people AGAIN

  • Ah, Google Forms says:

    @Ah, Google Forms Where you can anonymously enter practically unlimited amounts of unverifiable information.
    I envy the freshman who has Jesus as his Senior Pal.

    1. Sean Udell says:

      @Sean Udell Thank you for filling out the form! Sadly, we’ll have to take out Jesus, Barack Obama, and Lee Bollinger out of our spreadsheet; they’re not 2011. (We do actually verify all of the UNIs and names.)

      Actual thank yous to Bwog and the 100+ (real) seniors who have already signed up. There is a lot of interest in this program for both ’11 and ’14, and we are looking forward to introducing people to each other at the end of this summer!

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous snark snark snark

  • my my says:

    @my my lets just face it we love to hate at columbia

  • Edgar says:

    @Edgar Yeah this sounds like a great idea lets tell all the incoming freshmen the best places to get cava’d.

  • Reece says:

    @Reece yeah seriously. we’ll show them how the best get fucked up. i know of this place that sells cheap crack and it’s relaiable too!

  • Edgar says:

    @Edgar Yeah! im gonna hook up with all the 14′ biddies show them something harder than Calc at Columbia

  • Reece says:

    @Reece fuck wilma’s special. they will go crazy over my special ‘onnnnn whiiiiiiiiiiteeee’

  • OMG says:

    @OMG that’s disgusting man WTF is wrong with you….it’s kids like you why this program will fail, i hate how kids decide to be NSOP leaders just to attempt to find naieve freshmen slampieces. you sicken me

    1. No, says:

      @No, we become NSOP leaders so that we can move in early. And get first dibs on the hot co-eds.

  • Reece says:

    @Reece who the hell are you OMG? trying to find younger women to be our slaves is just a game. it’s fun, you should try it!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous so apparently you don’t know about the Track function…

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous are you schizophrenic?

  • Reece says:

    @Reece nah i went to it

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i’m going to bang my sib

  • Graduated Senior says:

    @Graduated Senior I like the idea of a freshmen mentoring program. There is just soo much that you are likely to miss out on just by not knowing it exists.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Can I start an “I already miss Columbia (even though I do nothing but complain during the year) thread?”

  • ugh says:

    @ugh this is the exact same thing as the mentoring initiative OMA does for self-identified gays at Columbia. When will Sean & Learned realize this whole campus doesn’t consist of gay men?

  • BC Mentorship Program says:

    @BC Mentorship Program There is actually something at Barnard that is similar to this for this upcoming academic year. The proposal was an initiative of the BC 2012 and has been an ongoing conversation at Barnard from the beginning of the year. In any case I’m happy this is something that both campuses care about!

  • double ugh says:

    @double ugh columbia mentoring initiative already does this.

    think of something new CCSC

  • Self-Identified gay, 2014 says:

    @Self-Identified gay, 2014 Wait… the whole campus does NOT consist of gay men?

    1. I dont even... says:

      @I dont even... you might be even stranger than the roman numeral guy…

  • CC'13 says:

    @CC'13 You might be big bro little bro with the seniors but to us, CC’14 will be our lunch money. Who’s down for the reinstatement of freshman friday? Silly, naive freshman.

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