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Good Night, And Good Luck

Dear Columbia — to our fans, part-time fans, naysayers, haters, and our primarily unruffled, ambivalent readership — we’ve had a strong semester. I say “strong” because it was not quite a good semester but a powerful one, passionate and encouraging. If sometimes too apologetic, you can’t negate our — Bwog’s — interest in the activity we’ve seen on campus over the past four and a half months. A lot has happened, particularly in recent weeks, and I can’t understate my appreciation for your engagement. Not just as a writer and observer but as another student, I am so grateful for a community that persists and is willing to argue against the circumstances you, or I, or anyone else, faces here. I appreciate this persistence.

This is at once our compulsory “Bwog Out” post for the end of the year, and a call for further action. I so love my peers for the work they do on top of academic stress and strain, social and familial and financial and school-related anxieties, adversity and upset, pressure, heartbreak, impairment, invalidation. I ask that you persist and continue. Keep up the good fight (against The Man, perhaps). Send me your thoughts, concerns, stories, ideas, essays, and pitches; I want to know what’s on your mind, what you want to hear about, know about. Write to me personally at taylor@bwog.com. Write to greater Bwog, day or night or upon the witching hour, at tips@bwog.com.

Congratulations on completing the fall 2014 semester! Congratulations on your graduation, imminent graduation, first semester of college, or mid-(college) life crisis! Bwog — as an ambiguous, free-form, yet possibly mammalian entity — and I, support you. We wish you a safe, healthy, warm, and fruitful winter break, and hope to see you at our first meeting come January. There will be snacks.

Sincerely,

Taylor Grasdalen, Editor-in-Chief

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27 Comments

  • CC '15 says:

    @CC '15 Is that a reference to Andrew Bird’s “Tables & Chairs” at the end? Faith in Bwog, restored.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Good luck next semester, Bwog!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous love ya bwog

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Looking forward to Bwog in 2015!!

  • Michael Caine says:

    @Michael Caine do not go gentle into that good night
    old age should burn and rage at close of day
    rage, rage against the dying of the light
    i will not bury another batman

  • JSM says:

    @JSM It’s friday already where are my grades??? Can we start that wall of shame plz?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Have patience, young one. You deserve an A.

  • Hi says:

    @Hi Why does bwog pass from the hands of one sad white girl into the next every year? Even multiple times per year.

    1. 2015 says:

      @2015 I think Taylor will do an excellent job!!

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous well, this explains why every article is about some false rape accusation #BiasedAsFuck

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous If serious, “Learn to read, get glasses or fix your attention span.”
        If not, “you are a lame excuse for a troll, go step your game up hashtagging a teen mag’s blog or something.”

  • Last says:

    @Last comment of the season!

  • G says:

    @G Thank you for your work!

  • Hey, G.... says:

    @Hey, G.... I said, “last comment of the season”

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous why do you creeps refer to emma as a victim even though she never pursued charges, and columbia threw out her case? You realize that’s a presumption of guilt and a violation of due process, right? Or does logic hurt your head.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hope Lerner hall burns down with all the admin in it this Christmas. Fucking pricks.

    1. Katniss E says:

      @Katniss E If we burn, you burn with us!

      1. box this says:

        @box this asap

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous OMG I FOUND AN ENTIRE TWITTER ACCOUNT WITH 130+ PICS OF RANDOM COLUMBIANS DEEP THROATING BANANAS. HIDDEN GEM. https://twitter.com/columbiabananas

  • my GPA is waiting... says:

    @my GPA is waiting... It’s Boxing Day.

    All I wanted for Christmas were my grades back.

    D:

    1. santa claus says:

      @santa claus good luck getting them

    2. Merry X-mas says:

      @Merry X-mas Are you a freshman?
      Deadline for submitting grades is 1/5/2015 as posted on registrar.columbia.edu/content/grades

  • First says:

    @First First post of the new year 2015!! Best to everyone.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Presses charges to publish her ex-boyfriend / “rapist’s” name to the world, repeals charges to avoid perjury. Be more transparent, Emma.

  • WHERE ARE MY GRADES says:

    @WHERE ARE MY GRADES It’s time for the wall of shame, Bwog.

  • For real says:

    @For real though…. but check SSOL; I didn’t get a notification email for a couple of mine.

  • WHERE ARE MY GRADES THO says:

    @WHERE ARE MY GRADES THO Aaaaaaaahh

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