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Questions On Authenticity And Activism With Michael D. Higgins, President Of Ireland

Even with the protests on campus, many people found themselves in the tightly-packed Rotunda in Low Library. Yesterday, Managing Editor Victoria Arancio had the privilege to hear Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, speak about student activism, climate change, academia, and more.  Yesterday, the Columbia World Leaders Forum invited Michael D. Higgins, the President […]

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Why Are John Jay Coffee Cups Smaller Than Ferris’? A Shitpost

The average Columbia student is inconsistent. Will they read every assigned reading? No. Will they meet every deadline given to them? Probably not. Columbia stress culture is undeniable: late nights in Butler soon become early mornings, and what has changed, besides the change of date? Nothing. If anything, students become more stressed with work that […]

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Bwoglines: Out With The Old Edition

Happening in the world: Despite protests, the Armenian National Assembly has sworn in its next prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan. As a former president to the nation, protests in Armenia have begun as many are discontent with the lack of change in higher government. (BBC)     Happening in the US: President Trump has rejected the proposal for […]

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Housing Coverage 2018, Day 4

It might be the start of a new week, but Bwog is back with more coverage of Columbia Housing. Yes, there might be less dorms to choose from, but not all hope is lost: there are still some pretty good rooms and suites up for grabs. We will be covering housing all day and until […]

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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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Housing Reviews 2018: 616

Still don’t know where you’re going to be living next year? If you’re scrambling to find some last minute options before your lottery number gets called, here’s what living in 616 is all about.  Location: Nearby dorms: 600, 610, Brooks Hall Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Morton Williams, halal carts, Sweetgreen Cost: Single: $11,038 Double or […]

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Columbia Women’s Lacrosse Secures A Win Against Harvard

Finally putting her years of lacrosse knowledge to good use, Bwogger Victoria Arancio took the long trek to Baker to watch the Columbia Women’s Lacrosse game against Harvard. The game was close but exciting, eventually granting Columbia the win that they desperately needed.  0-2 in the Ivy League, I was cautiously hopeful going into the […]

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I Am Evidence: The Fight For Justice Within A Flawed Law Enforcement System

The Athena Film Festival may have officially wrapped up, but we’re here for one more review! Bwogger Victoria Arancio had the opportunity to sit for this powerful documentary.  I have watched many different documentary films before, each attempting to evoke some emotion deep down inside of me, pushing me to anger or action. After viewing I Am Evidence, I […]

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Gravity Sucks: Learning From One Of NASA’s Best

While she may have pass-failed her Astronomy course, Bwogger Victoria Arancio has always had a soft spot for science.  In all my time at Columbia University, never have I seen so many people eager to learn about science. The room—even fifteen minutes before the start of the presentation—was packed, with people finding empty space on the floor […]

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It’s Fucking Hot (Again)

It’s the end of February—one of our least favorite (but necessary) months in the year. It’s still technically winter, but why is it so fucking hot? Hear us out: we think that we’ve figured out why it is so fucking hot on campus today. Do you remember when we first began to experience the trials […]

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Personals: Angelica and Rose

Name, Year, School, Major: Angelica Lagasca, Sophomore, Columbia College, Bio Preference: dudette for dude Hometown: duuuuuuuuuuuval Your nightmare date in seven words or fewer: he venmo requests What redeems you as a human being?: i get trail mix in bulk Library room of choice: business library. In this house we turn profits Beverage of choice: oatmeal Which dating […]

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Understanding A Lack Of Transparency In Global Politics

Despite the fact that she had a history class until 5:25, Bwogger Victoria Arancio was ready for another dose of modern European History by 6. Not only did she learn the name of “that weird orange house next to Low,” but she learned more about how historians treat political transparency.  After a nice leisurely stroll around […]

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Worst Places To Block Foot Traffic On Campus

It’s 10:08: you’re rushing to get to your seminar in Barnard Hall on time, but you’re still on college walk. You’re sprinting to get there on time before your professor makes another embarrassing comment. Here’s some rough spots on campus to find yourself when you’re crunched for time.  Hamilton stairs: some people have to run all the way […]

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How To Best Use Your Free Time During Syllabus Week

Are you one of the many that have successfully avoided the harrowing shopping period? Bwog’s got some things that you can do during the light and early weeks of the semester.  The obvious one: binge-watch Netflix without guilt. Try to meet up with all of your friends before the semester makes you flaky. Leave the MoHi bubble […]

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Field Notes: Winter Break Edition

With break having come and gone, syllabus week is the perfect time to reflect. Our little time without school work and obligations gave Bwog the perfect opportunity to have some fun. Here’s some of the highlights from Bwog’s break! Bwog gets sick Had to go to the ER (not alcohol-related). Got destroyed by the flu […]

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