Remember Columbia Admirers? A powerful tool during its prime, CA has been plagued by its on-again, off-again… existence. But where can you turn when that cutie in John Jay walks out of your life? New writer Lucy Danger took matters into her own hands by forming a new Facebook group.
Last winter, at an event in my hometown, I saw someone in a Barnard sweatshirt. As the first person from my high school to ever come to Barnard or Columbia, this was really exciting. I went up to her and it turned out she was a student taking a semester off; she was from the next town over. I got her number and email but, of course, promptly lost both. Gone forever, I assumed.
But once I arrived on campus in August, I saw that this was not a unique phenomenon. The idea of missed connections started on Craigslist (mostly in the context of missed romantic connections) years ago, and has flourished since. I decided that Barnumbia needed something like this, for romantic use or otherwise. Thus, the “Barnard/Columbia Missed Connections” Facebook group was born. If you can’t imagine how you’d ever benefit from this, here are some examples of uses for the group!
And the list goes on. The point is, now there’s a way to make that one-time hookup into a relationship (or a two-time hookup), reach out to the chem genius who always helps you in class for formal tutoring, or just find people whose names you’ve forgotten (if you’re as bad with names as your professors). Connect away!