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Housing Reviews 2018: 600

600 West 116th Street, or the dorm above Shake Shack, is a conveniently located Barnard housing option. But it has a number of inconveniences, too. Read on to weigh the pros and cons. Location: 600 West 116th Street. Nearby dorms: 616, 620, the Quad, Shapiro. Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Pret à Manger, University Stationary, MoWill, Sweetgreen. […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Woodbridge

Want to be close to Riverside Park and don’t mind walking up hills? Woodbridge has everything you need. Location: Nearby dorms: St. A’s, Schapiro, the 600s, River (sort of). Stores and restaurants: Morton William’s, a halal cart, Sweetgreen, Starbucks, Shake Shack, Pret. Cost: standardized to $9,538 per year Amenities: Bathrooms: Sink, toilet, and bathtub, one […]

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Where Art Thou: Dance The Day Away Edition

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: On Thursday through Saturday, head to the Glicker-Milstein theater […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Plimpton

So you’ve heard mixed reviews about Plimpton: but what is Plimpton really all about? In this housing review, we break down everything that you need to know before living in Plimpton. Location: 1235 Amsterdam Ave (between 120th and 121st on Amsterdam) Nearby dorms: EC and Wien Stores and restaurants: Appletree Deli, Friedman’s, Maxx Café Cost: $9,510 per double, $11,038 […]

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Bwoglines: Malala Edition

Happening in the World: Malala Yousafazi returned to Pakistan for the first time since getting shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012. Her return was kept a secret, mainly for security purposes. She remains in Pakistan, and she will not return to the Swat Valley, the place where she was shot. (NBC) Happening in […]

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Classical Whines: The Hamilton Elevator

This is the first installment in Bwog’s new column, Classical Whines, in which Bwog’s resident classics majors will talk about all things classics and give you a wine recommendation. In the first post of this series, you can read Social Media Editor Youngweon Lee’s rant about the Hamilton elevator. Hamilton Hall, as the main headquarter […]

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What’s Happening In Columbia Sports

Sports Editor Abby Rubel interrupts your Easter, Passover, or sleep to bring you the latest from Columbia Athletics.  Baseball: The Lions (2-1 Ivy, 5-17 overall) will play a three-game series against Harvard this weekend following an 8-7 loss to Manhattan on Tuesday. The Crimson are 8-11 after a two-game losing streak against Furman; the series […]

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CC, SEAS Announce Class Day Speakers

Early this afternoon, CC announced that “Moonlight” producer Dede Gardner CC ’90 will be the CC class day speaker. Celebrity chef Judy Joo SEAS ’97 will speak at the ESC class day. Gardner, alongside her role as co-president of major production company Plan B Entertainment, has produced films such as “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “Selma,” and “12 Years A […]

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Student Panel Discusses How Graduate Students Can Fight For Dignity

Last night, the Graduate Workers of Columbia Union, Student-Worker Solidarity, and the International Socialist Organization held a panel in Hamilton to discuss why a graduate student union is necessary. Senior Staffer Abby Rubel brings you the details. The night’s discussion opened with brief comments from the moderator, Fainan Lakha (CC ’17). She focused on the […]

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For those of you who missed it, the Columbia School of Journalism hosted a book talk and signing event for the newly released Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia by Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman. Resident Russian Olga Ivleva attended the panel, saying “dasvidania” to Stalinist Russia.  Gessen and Friedman’s dark and mystifying […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Carlton Arms

It’ll definitely take you less time to read this housing review than it will to walk to this Columbia dorm. Carlton Arms may be the farthest dorm, but that Hudson breeze is worth it.  Location: Riverside between 108th and 109th. Nearby dorms: Nothing… Harmony and 110 (Barnard) maybe? Stores and restaurants: Cascabel Taqueria, West End, Mels, 1020, Duane […]

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Subway Statuses Around MoHi This Weekend

It’s Easter Weekend! The MTA isn’t resurrecting, though, so here are the service changes for this weekend. As always, please keep in mind that I’m not a fortune teller (yet) and don’t know when the trains will be delayed. If you’re feeling loved today, remember that the MTA hates you. Cheers!  1: The 1 is running […]

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Bwoglines: Black Friday Edition

Happening in the World: During Tuesday’s preliminary World Cup game between France and Russia in St. Petersburg, Black players were targeted by fans with jeering and ape noises. It is the third occurrence at the St. Peterburg Stadium. FIFA is currently investigating the incident alongside the Fare Network, an organization dedicated to investigating racism in the European […]

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GSSC Has A Fun Guest And Also Food

Bwog is back with weekly GSSC coverage! Staff writer Zoe Sottile went to check out the happenings at General Studies Student Council.  This week drew a large audience at GSSC and with good reason: new dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch visited to give some updates and answer questions; the elections commission brought forward a few new candidates […]

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How To Explain Bacchanal To Friends And Family

Dictionary.com defines “bacchanal” as “an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy.” While that about sums it up, I have a feeling that that description of the day may not fly with your mom. In order to explain Bacchanal to all your various loved ones, you may have to tweak the definition in order to suit their agenda. […]

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