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Where Do The 110 Elevators Go After 11pm?

One Barnard dorm’s elevators are not like every other dorm’s elevators. Do they contain a dark secret, or have they just not been renovated since the fifties? Senior Staffer Betsy Ladyzhets investigates. Imagine – it’s 11:30 pm on a Sunday. I’ve got a mound of dirty clothes taking up space beside my bed and a […]

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Where Art Thou: Going Global

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus. On campus: Monday night at Miller Theatre, Arthur Mitchell—the first African […]

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Fall 2017 CCSC, ESC, SGA Election Results

After a slew of impressively professional Facebook photographs and extensive flyer-based marketing campaigns, we made it! CCSC, ESC, and SGA election results for first-years have arrived, and the below are the winners. The PDF at the end of post contains the full vote count for CCSC/ESC. Congratulations to the new leaders of the Columbia University Class of 2021! CCSC 2021 […]

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Columbia Sent A Diploma To Someone Who Didn’t Graduate

Did you know that every seven seconds, someone drops out of Columbia? Did you also know that I just completely made up that statistic? But imagine dropping out of Columbia, then a few years later receiving a Columbia diploma in the mail like you never even left. This I didn’t make up. It’s a true story, […]

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Bwoglines: So Clean, So Fresh Edition

Happening in the World: First an enigma, now deemed a full-scale attack. 21 diplomats at the US embassy in Cuba have contracted the same serious disease, with symptoms including hearing loss and other cognitive issues. Calling this a deliberate, targeted “attack,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to withdraw the majority of the embassy’s staff, with profound implications on current US-Cuba […]

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Bwog Reviews: “Opening Night: Bach + Glass”

New Bwogger and live music aficionado Zack Abrams attended the Miller Theatre last night for the show ‘Bach + Glass: Opening Night’ featuring pianist Simone Dinnerstein and Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry who performed music by J.S. Bach and Philip Glass. Last night, I jumped at the opportunity to cover the latest show from […]

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Networking Guide: How To Connect With The Hottest Dogs On Campus

You’ve seen them happily playing with their owners around campus. You’ve wondered how to approach them while hurrying to make your 4:10. Now, Bwog presents the definitive guide to catching the attention of the coolest canines on campus (and their owners too, I guess). Make sure to walk around campus during peak activity hours, especially […]

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Calling Berlin: Paul Hockenos Summarizes His Book At The Deutsches Haus

Last night at the Deutsches Haus (German House), Paul Hockenos gave a talk on his new book, Berlin Calling, which focuses on subcultures in East and West Berlin during the Cold War. Staff Writer Abby Rubel attended this interesting, if slightly underwhelming, discussion of punk, poetry, and politics. The event, “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, […]

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Help Puerto Rico And Learn A Cool New Skill!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 storm, made landfall on Puerto Rico. Maria caused extensive damage and flooding, rendering the entire national electrical grid powerless. Today, Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, in conjunction with Columbia University Libraries, is launching a […]

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Bwoglines: Bye Bye Bey Edition

Happening Around The World: A planned referendum for independence in Catalonia, one of 17 autonomous provinces of Spain, is escalating into a constitutional crisis as the national government in Madrid tries radical measures to stop the vote from going forward. (New York Times) Happening In The US: Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, used […]

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Western Saharan Band “Group Doueh” Touring In NYC

If electric guitars, authentic Saharawi music, or riveting cinematography excite the neurons in your body, this announcement just may be for you. Alum Cyrus Moussavi, CC ’09, is on an east coast tour with the legendary Group Doueh (pronounced “Doo-way”) from the Western Sahara. The band is playing tomorrow (September 29th) at (Le) Poisson Rouge at 7:30 […]

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Power Rankings: Columbia’s Coffee Shops

When you need a pick-me-up, but also are have a refined and dainty palate, Bwog’s got you covered. Here’s my ranking of the drip coffees at coffee shops on campus. Disclaimer: Apologies up front for my very pretentious coffee descriptions–I got really into it. 1st place: UP Coffee Major notes: Sweet smell/pepper/cinnamon/astringent, but pleasant. How […]

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Tribeca Art+Culture Night

Bwog Staffers Zoe Metcalfe and Jenny Zhu trekked to Tribeca to check out the art and culture there on, you guessed it, Tribeca Art+Culture Night, an annual celebration for artists ranging from local to international. With over two dozen venues featured, there’s something for everyone. Read on to hear about their experience.  Worth the long […]

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Bwoglines: Bridge-And-Tunnel Edition

Happening Around The World: Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for independence in a referendum on Wednesday, with the election commission reporting that 93% of the 3.3 million Kurds who reside in Iraq supported secession. Will this matter to Baghdad? Probably not. Still, it can’t go any worse than Brexit is. (BBC, Telegraph) Happening In The US: Trump […]

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The 7 Deadly Columbia Sins, Or Why God Stopped Taking Your Calls?: 2017 Edition

Leo Bevilacqua, resident New York Jew, is back with a revamped edition of “The 7 Deadly Columbia Sins.” This month has given us a lot to be thankful guilty for! Without further a do, here’s the article brought to you by ‘Feh!’ and ‘Oy vey!’ In honor of the highest of high holidays, Yom Kippur (a.k.a. […]

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