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Summer 2019

It’s Bwog, not BWOG.

Editor in Chief
Jenny Zhu

Managing Editor
Zack Abrams

Internal Editor
Zoe Sottile

Social Media Editor
Idris O’Neill

Arts Editor
Riva Weinstein

Events Editor
Isabel Sepúlveda

Sports Editor
Jana Jaran

Science Editor
Alex Tang

Deputy Editors
Elisha Zhao
Vivian Zhou

Newsletter Editor
Eva Sher

Bureau Chiefs
CCSC: Sam Azanza
SGA: Eileen Chen
GSSC: Andrew Chee

Senior Staff Writers
Angelica Lagasca
Thomas Saenz
Sarah Harty
Ramisa Murshed
Levi Cohen
Leo Bevilacqua
Jake Tibbetts
Danielle Mikaelian

Editores Emeriti
Victoria Arancio
Youngweon Lee
Sarah Kinney

Alma “Oxford Comma” Bwogger
Youngweon Lee


Andrew Penn
Matthew Wayland

Photo & Video
Video Editor: Nikita Desir
Photographer: Sophie Tobin

Akshita Bhatia
Cassandra Marcussen
Jeanne Locker

Daily Editors
Monday: TBD
Tuesday: TBD
Wednesday: TBD
Thursday: TBD
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: TBD

Staff Writers
Riya Mirchandaney
Zoe Ewing
Elle Ferguson
Maggie Gourdin
Regan Mies
Alicia Benis
Andrew Wang
Elizabeth Burton
Flor Arley Hodge
Sam Azanza
Liv Nelson
Jess Hu
Owen Fitzgerald-Diaz
Sara Morales
Sophie Murphy
Jordan Merrill
Abi Peters
Maya Corral
Omar Curiel
Jeffrey Ndubisi
Aditi Patil


Bwog is an independent, student-run campus news site. We publish content that is relevant to undergraduate students at the University, including breaking news; campus arts, science, and culture events; investigative features; and conspiracy theories – often packaged with a humorous voice. We also publish a weekly newsletter that packages these stories for subscribers.

We launched in January 2006 as an affiliate of The Blue and White Magazine, but are now a financially and administratively independent organization from both the magazine and Columbia University. Bwog is now published by Bwog Limited.

Bwog’s rise to legitimacy came with the Minuteman protests in the fall of 2006. Highlights in Bwog history include September 2007 when Ahmadinejad came to campus (thus creating our beloved Hawkmadinejad), comprehensive coverage of Operation Ivy League in winter 2010, breaking the news on Dean Moody-Adams’ resignation in summer 2011, and the spring 2012 announcement of President Barack Obama as Barnard’s commencement speaker. Bwog also covered the spring 2013 LitHum and Barnard cheating scandals, and broke the news on the wrestling team’s GroupMe in fall 2016. Most recently, we broke the story about student Julian von Abele’s racist rant in front of Butler.

Bwog can be found on Twitter, where we crack jokes and livetweet coverage of student events; Instagram, where we post everything from weird overseen scenes to pictures from events around campus; and YouTube, where you can find Bwog Videos, a.k.a. Bwideos. DMs are open and submissions are welcome on all platforms.

The Bwog comment section is intended for readers to discuss relevant topics constructively and respectfully. Bwog leaves it largely self-moderated but reserves the right to step in, as per our comment policy.

If you are interested in joining Bwog or have a tip to submit, email us at, or come to our open weekly meetings every Sunday at 9 pm in Lerner 510. For inquiries concerning advertisements, contact