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An Art Hum-Style Architectural Critique of Koronet Pizza

Senior Staffer Ross Chapman is putting his ArtHum skills to use in the long-awaited review of Koronet’s renovation. Final verdict: no pizza place does it better. As we prepare for our upcoming exams, many of us (seniors included) are boning up for our final in Art Hum. This staple of the Core usually asks us […]

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The Rat King Of Lerner Hall

When you go into Lerner Hall, you normally go up the stairs, turn around, and walk into Ferris. If that’s not your path, you might turn left and take the elevator to the fifth floor for a meeting, rehearsal, or performance. Wherever you go, it’s probably a reservable, numbered room, with walls, chairs, and the […]

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Dark Nights Of The (Kitchenless) Housing Soul

Dark Nights capture the worst feelings that come across campus. Sure, finals are bad, but have you ever tried picking housing? Continuing our tradition from 2016, we present the funniest, weirdest, and most depraved moments from the 2018 in-person housing lottery, as captured via our six days of liveblogging. Wrong Expectations: Day 1, 4:28 pm: […]

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The Hidden “Saturday Advantage” Of Ivy Basketball: A Study On Courts And Dates

Home Court Advantage has become an ever more contentious topic for the Ivy League since 2016’s announcement of an Ivy League Basketball Tournament. The men’s and women’s tournaments, which take place at Penn’s Palestra, give a marked advantage to Penn teams as compared to competitions on a neutral court or competitions on another Ivy court. […]

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At The Crossroads Of Psychopathy And Law With Columbia CSS

If you wander into Faculty House on any given weekday, you’ll probably find some great event you never expected to come across (unless you read our Bucketlists and Science Fairs). I, for instance had no idea that The Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute existed, or that it partnered with the Center for Science and […]

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Astronomy Outreach’s “Signal To Noise” Brings More Arts To Astro

Bwog Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman went to the latest event put on by Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach. Here are his thoughts on Signal to Noise. Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach is one of the University’s strongest programs for engaging with students and the public through free and accessible lectures and shows. Their events run a gamut […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Broadway

Think of Broadway Hall as the alternate-universe version of Wien — it’s mostly singles, but it’s clean and well-located. Senior Staff Writer and former Broadway resident Ross Chapman takes you through one of the nicer corridor-style dorms on campus. Location: 556 West 114th Street, on the southeast corner of 114th and Broadway. The building is connected […]

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Miller Pop-Up Concert Features Yarn/Wire in “Curvo Totalitas”

If you’ve ever wanted to feel the warm embrace of a sheet of steel and a Koronet Pizza-sized gong, you got your chance on Tuesday night. The Miller Theatre hosted one of its signature pop-up concerts on Tuesday, a casual event featuring some free drinks that invited its audience members onto the stage for an […]

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Which Is Better: Dodge Fitness Center or Penn Station?

Dodge Fitness Center is the hub of Columbia’s physical education and recreation activities. Penn Station is the hub of New York City’s connection to Long Island, New Jersey, and the rest of the Northeast. But are these two iconic locations secretly the same place? Is one worse than the other? Using complex metrics, we performed […]

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Liberate Me From Basketball Tiebreaker Hell

Senior Staffer Ross Chapman is really hoping the men’s basketball team doesn’t disappoint this year, though they probably will.  Every year in late February, I write an article about the pile of nonsense that is Ivy League men’s basketball and its tiebreaker scenarios. As we near the end of the season, anything could happen – […]

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The 15 Types Of Grad School Emails Trying To Get Your Attention

If you’re a senior who’s tired of not having an answer to the question, “what are you doing after you graduate,” you may have applied to graduate school. But if you ever put your name on a mailing list, you’re bound to receive emails from hundreds of schools you didn’t even know existed. Take a […]

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Robot Deantini: A Computer-Generated Administrative Email

Do all emails from the Presidents and Deans sound the same to you? We’ve written before on some tendencies that we’ve noticed in emails coming from campus administrators. Practically the same email comes clogging up your inbox every week, and you can’t even reply-all asking to be taken off the listserv. If they all sound […]

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How To Download Your Own Butler Bookshelf With CLIO

Last week, I wrote about taking all of the resources you could from your Canvas and Courseworks sites. But what if you want to learn about topics you don’t cover in class? It’s so hard to find time during your few years at Columbia to read about anything other than your courses, but as soon […]

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What Your Seat In Pupin 428 Says About You

All-seeing and all-knowing Bwogger Ross Chapman calls out everyone in his Pupin 428 lecture, as though he didn’t write this in Pupin 428.  Pupin 428 may not be Havemeyer 309, but it’s still an important classroom for anyone in STEM (or in other big classes that needed a lecture space). The 154-seat auditorium actually spans […]

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How To Archive All Of Your Courseworks And Canvas Files

If you’re worried about hanging on to all of the files from your academic past, Bwog is here to help. Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman gives the full breakdown on electronically clinging onto those precious college memories. If you’re a graduating senior who wants to make the most out of your Columbia resources, or if you want […]

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