Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
All Articles

Vintage Hairstyles As Columbia Stereotypes

Saturday Daily Editor Lauren Kahme delves into various styles of hair from the early 1900s as they relate to notorious Columbia University student stereotypes. 

The VSCO Girl – Short Middle Part Pin Curl Brushout

Attributes:

  • Tries hard to look famous
  • Keeps up with the trends
  • Tries hard to look like one who does not try hard

The First-Year Stuck in High School – Smoothed Out Curls With Rolls

Attributes:

  • Calls parents at least twice a day, every day
  • Consults an adult figure when making any decision (including when registering for classes)
  • Yearns for the high school glory days of ease, hope, and joy–directly oppositional to what they experience now

The Sellout – Deep Side Part With Slightly Brushed Out Pin Curls

Attributes:

  • Majoring in Economics or Computer Science
  • Has a vision board which includes a top-five “wish list” of dream companies for hire post-graduation
  • Redoes LinkedIn photos every season because “[their] face becomes increasingly professional every six months”

The Type-A – Short Finger Waves With Slightly Droopy Curl In Front

Attributes:

  • More uptight than at least 70% of students on campus
  • Cries over the question answered incorrectly eleven weeks ago
  • Maintains an overly organized system of folders and subfolders

The “Chad” – Slicked Back Without Any Part (image on the far right)

Attributes:

  • Indulges in the fraternity lifestyle
  • Belongs to a family who owns at least three homes
  • Genuinely believes that the first day of the weekend is “for the boys”

The Classic Intellectual – Middle Part With Slicked Down Sides (image second from left)

Attributes:

  • Understands quantum physics
  • Struggles to ask romantic interests out on a date
  • Sweetly shy and awkward

BONUS! You cannot tell me this doesn’t resemble PrezBo’s great great great great great grandfather.

Kreml Hair Tonic via Flikr

LinkedIn Portrait via Wikimedia Commons

Vintage VSCO girl via Wikimedia Commons

Senior Portraits via Wikimedia Commons

The Rule Follower via Wikimedia Commons

PrezBo Lineage via Wikimedia Commons

Columbia vs. Amherst Football via Wikimedia Commons

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

 

1 Comment

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Just realized all of these people are dead. Now I’m sad.

  • Have Your Say

    What should Bwog's new tagline be?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    is it too late to bully them into letting me take a gap year? :( (read more)
    Academic Calendar Updates, Pre-Orientation Programs Canceled Or Modified
    June 29, 2020
    This is great news Columbia is opening up on schedule. (read more)
    Academic Calendar Updates, Pre-Orientation Programs Canceled Or Modified
    June 25, 2020
    EXPEL ALL RACISTS FROM COLUMBIA! Tod Howard Hawks, Columbia College, Class of 1966 (read more)
    Racist Messages In FIJI GroupMe Surface, Involved Members Asked To Disaffiliate
    June 25, 2020
    It is great Columbia will be opening on time in the fall. (read more)
    Academic Calendar Updates, Pre-Orientation Programs Canceled Or Modified
    June 25, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel