State of the Emergency
Written by Bwog Staff
If you haven’t heard, there’s a hurricane approaching New York, and it has shut down MTA and postponed NSOP and Move-In. Since Bwog never strays from Morningside, we’ll be wandering sadly through the rain, keeping you updated on what the scene is in the neighborhood. If you have any observations, picture, quotes, or musings on the impending downpour, email them to us at [email protected]!
Also, whoever it is that names hurricanes should take the Core or read some Greek. “Irene” is directly derived from the Greek “peace.”
- Update, 7:10 pm: Student Affairs has purchased flashlights for all students who are approved to be on campus now. They are currently being distributed by RAs. Send us a picture if you nab one!
- Update, 5:40 pm: Westside is closing its doors at around 7 pm tonight, probably because there is not much left to buy. A look of the outside of the grocery store with fruit shelves shockingly empty:
- POWER OUTAGE CONTINGENCY:
According to Public Safety, should power go out, everybody on campus will be herded into Lerner, where the “main generators” are located.Update, 3:45 pm: Director of Communications for Columbia University Student & Administrative Services, Eleanor Templeton, writes that if power goes out, the official Public Safety recommendation is that “students in residence halls [are] to proceed to the lobby or lounge and await Public Safety instructions.”
- Dodge Fitness Center will be closed through tomorrow.
- All the libraries are closed for the weekend.
- Westside is out of gallon jugs of water, and packed full with people. There is a line crawling out onto the street, with beefed-up security letting people in only as others exit.
- One shopper was shouting ironically (?), “Start looting! It’s everyone for themselves!”
- COÖP is returning to campus. BOP arrived last night,
1/2 ofROP returned in chunks this afternoon, and HOP should be back by this eveninggot back too!
- Everybody is heading over to CrackDel for premium Hurricane malt liquor sold in 40s.
- Oren’s and Starbucks are closed through the hurricane. Nussbaum
and Absolute areis open (and crammed with cuddling COÖPers), and Absolute is now also closed.
We will keep adding updates as we notice them! Be safe and dry.