A call out, a roast, a horoscope, perhaps new terminology for your resume.

  1. The Columbia Daily Spectator 

If you write for Spec, you have astrological placements in either Virgo or Gemini and you don’t leave your laptop unattended in the library to go to the bathroom. You do, however, put library books that aren’t yours on your seat to save it while you go to class.

  1. The Eye

If you write for Spec but specifically for The Eye, you’ve never written for The Eye. 

  1. Bwog

If you write for Bwog, you regularly use stale memes, you either are a middle child or you act like one, and you have worn clout goggles at some point in your life. 

  1. The Blue and White Magazine

If you write for the Blue and White, you listen to jazz recreationally, you subscribed to the New Yorker only to get the tote bag, and you think you’re smarter than other people because you listen to podcasts on the subway. 

  1. Her Campus Barnard Columbia

If you write for Her Campus, you watch beauty Youtubers on your laptop in large lectures, you have a good relationship with your parents, and you tweet more than twice a day from a private Twitter account. 

  1. Ratrock Magazine

If you write for Ratrock, people have told you that you’re intimidating, you think you were born in the WroNg GenErAtiOn, and you’re surprisingly good at math.

  1. The Barnard Bulletin

If you write for the Barnard Bulletin, you own a lot of Ruth Bader Ginsburg merch, you go to workout classes, and you’re more into the enneagram personality types than astrology because you don’t think your sign is accurate.

  1. The Federalist

If you write for the Federalist, you use the phrase “cancel culture” too much, you have memes on your dating app profiles (profiles, multiple), and you haven’t changed the style of your wardrobe since the 7th grade. 

  1. Columbia Political Review

If you write for Columbia political review, you post Instagram story infographics like it’s your job, you unironically consider yourself “sapiosexual,” and you still haven’t figured out how to make business casual *work* for you but you’re going to keep trying. 

  1. Columbia Science Review

If you write for Columbia Science Review, you regularly piss off your friends by saying you’re going to fail the final but actually ruin the curve by getting a top score, you’ve cried in more than 3 different CU libraries, and you get overwhelmingly excited about every dog you come into contact with.

The self-perception of undergrad writers via Bwog Archives