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Last night, Professor Claudia Dreifus hosted Editor’s Night, which boasted a great selection of editors in international and science journalism. Eager to soak up their collective wisdom, Joanna Zhang attended the event with an open mind.  As someone with no background in journalism, the one thing I took away from Editor’s Night is that it’s […]

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FroSci got you down? Bwog does science, too! It’s time for another BunsenBwog, where you can read up on science-related news. Bwogger Joanna Zhang composed this week’s edition, and it’s full of interesting factoids. Don’t worry, there’s no midterm. Remember back when you were still a little kid, frolicking around the big bad world without […]

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With the end of Syllabus Week comes the tide of papers, problem sets, projects, and required readings. Doesn’t it all make you want to say “Screw it” to the world and set out on a murderous rampage to let off some steam/reduce your insatiable appetite for human flesh? Okay, maybe not. But courtesy of Joanna […]

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To quote a song from the famous musical Rent, “How do you measure a year?” Well, we did away with the boring measurements such as sunsets, midnights, inches (which doesn’t even make sense), and cups of coffee. Instead, Writer Joanna Zhang simplified 10 years into the units any Columbia student would understand. Basic calculations: 10 […]

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We’re back from our break, but that doesn’t mean everything has changed. Those new year resolutions will only work if you have lots of support. Of course, we mean the support of hard science. Joanna Zhang lays out the scientific backing so hopefully we won’t relapse this semester. Winter Break means going home and eating […]

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Time for another round of investigations into different cultural superstitions held by Columbia students. This week, staffer Joanna also shares some insights into her own (Chinese) culture’s practices (involving food, just to whet your appetite for this Thursday)! Thanksgiving is coming up! This usually means means family dinners and, inevitably, dealing with unwanted questions from […]

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Does the cold got you feeling down? Be careful you don’t get sick. But if you end up feeling under the weather, you can take solace in Bunsen Burner Joanna Zhang’s report of what Columbians are doing regarding ebola, influenza forecasts, and malaria, With the New York cold finally settling in, Bwog recommends bundling up and stay […]

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In the first of a series of posts, Bwog Staffer Joanna takes you on a journalistic journey through the cultural superstitions held by the diverse students of Columbia.  My mom’s still convinced that the only reason I managed to get into Columbia was because my application ID was a string of 3, 6, and 9’s, […]

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This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre presents the Broadway comedy Chinglish. Advertised by the cast as “a wonderful night with fun and happiness,” Bwogger Joanna Zhang was eager to report on Thursday evening’s performance.  Upon walking into Lerner’s Austin E. Quigley Black Box Theatre, my first thought was that this was the most Asian […]

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Are you ever amazed at the power of science to replicate and adapt the human body for the betterment of humankind? We sometimes are. Bunsen Burner Joanna Zhang is revealing the extent of biological research occurring at Columbia and how it may help you one day. Many Bwoggers have experienced the Netflix marathon craze during which you barricade yourself behind […]

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Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) has seen some big happenings recently. Bwog sent staffer Joanna Zhang to sit down with one of CCSC’s newest members, Class of 2019 President and turtle-owner Josh Schenk. Here’s their convo. Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in Los Angeles and this is my first […]

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Freaky Friday? We think so. Bunsen Burner Joanna Zhang investigates the latest developments in organ and spooky body transplants here on Columbia’s own campus. It’s the ultimate crunch time for midterms. While Bwoggers are either poring over textbooks and old notes or watching Taylor Swift videos as a VIP member of the procrastiNation, at some […]

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Staff Writer Joanna Zhang reports on the latest installment of the World Leaders Forum: President Michelle Bachelet of Chile. President of Chile Michelle Bachelet walked into Low Library’s Rotunda like a superstar. She ended her last presidential term in 2010 with 84% popularity and was appointed the first Director of UN Women, so it’s no […]

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