Just minutes ago, Bwog received an email (anonymously, of course) from CU Admirers, with an official letter to the community stating their permanent departure. The page has been banned on Facebook so they are saying peace out, Columbia.
While it’s been a fun run, Bwog has to again say our PSA from Sunday night: admire each other in real life. Go out, talk to each other, use your voices. If you see a cute person in Butler, talk to him/her. If you have a fun one night stand, get the person’s number. If you want to tell your friend how good of a person they are, tell them directly. You can even make a Facebook status from your own personal account if you just need to live your life publicly.
Get out there, kids! The Columbia dating culture is whatever you make it, so make it damn good and real and open and honest and stop hiding behind a computer screen, please. Unless you’re gonna be a creep in which case we would rather you stay at home.
Dear CU Admirers Followers,
It is with a heavy heart that CU Admirers comes to bid our fellow followers and friends farewell.
Due to extenuating circumstances, our page has been banned on facebook, not that facebook was an useful interface to achieve our goals, just an easy one.
It has been a fruitful four and a half months in what started as an endeavor spear-headed by five people (two consistent submission posters – all done by copy and paste from tumblr to statuses – and three moral springboards) as a mode to release romantic frustrations or express any form of awe as we understood and undergone the social awkwardness that plagues our community. We also wanted to add another element to campus life that wasn’t necessarily attached to academics. One that would also be nice for procrastination.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to make it to 8000 posts without making a few enemies (movie taglines do not lie). However, it has been hard work to please everyone with our posts and make it beyond Facebook guidelines without a scratch.
Regardless, a few thanks are in order. First to the Columbia University Marching Band’s Sensual Sundays crew for bringing an incredibly entertaining physical performance to the text. Secondly, to all the publications and Internet resources that took time to ask us questions because sadly we are not robots. And lastly, as cliché as we can get, we would like to thank all the people who participated, sent in admirations, or friended us and watched their newsfeeds get swamped on Sunday evenings: Thank you.
Now that spring is in full swing, we hope that the Columbia University campus decides to further on our goals. With the shedding of clothes, may there be shedding of… more clothes. Only slightly kidding. We hope that in addition to everyone’s blooming romantic ventures; our one primary aim was to facilitate a more open campus. So please: hold doors, compliment shoes, say hi, or partake in any other form of kindness if it does not physically or mentally harm you.
This isn’t exactly a goodbye, as we cannot help but be involved in campus life, but rather a “c u later” if the need should ever arise.
P.S. Keep admiring, Columbia.
Real life admirer via Shutterstock