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Welcome to Harmony Hall, a luxurious (but distant) pre-war building located in the Upper West Side. Location: 544 W. 110 St, between Amsterdam and Broadway Nearby dorms: Carleton Arms, 110. Stores and restaurants: Westside Market, H-Mart, Duane Reade,  Chipotle, Five Guys, Koronet, Panda Express, Thai Market, Mel’s Burger Bar, Hungarian Pastry Shop, Insomnia Cookies, 1020. […]

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The fact that our Earth might suddenly burst into a ball of fire or something close to it has alarmed several nations. On Thursday night, Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion about the future of sustainability in a developing world. Bwog Staffer Angelica Lagasca covers the event.  Six pm on a Thursday […]

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What can hydrodynamics tell us about the beginnings of our universe? In our very first installment of Bwog Science, we sent staff writer Angelica Lagasca to yesterday’s physics colloquium, titled “Unlocking the Secrets of the Fastest Fluid in Nature,” hosted by Dr. Jorge Noronha. As an angsty teenager who has spent many an hour in the […]

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Bwogline: After a year and a half, Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency declared over the Zika virus; compared to last year, the number of cases decreased 95% between January and April. (BBC News) Study Tip: Always fidgeting and wanting to do something else other than studying? Get in with the middle-school […]

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As my great-great-great-grandmother always used to say, one must not always rely on external validation. The seasons change, and people vary, but there is perhaps only one constant — you. Validation that comes from within rather than from without is as firm a foundation as whatever the hell is holding up Butler after all these […]

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Happening in the world: On Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured the closest-ever pictures of Saturn’s atmosphere. It also found a quote unquote “giant hurricane.” (Space.com) Happening in NYC: Cutting bathroom tissue as the inaugural ribbon, the toilet authorities of NYC opened a public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000 to make (it has imported tiles and […]

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Happening in the world: This quarter, Barbie sales fell 13%, while Mattel sales overall fell 15.4%. Uh, they still have what I don’t — millions of dollars. (BBC News) Happening in Nico (long for NYC): A lawyer from Queens was arrested yesterday for stealing around $600,000 from the estate of a client, who was a […]

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Happening in the world: Yesterday, the U.S. dropped one of the most powerful bombs in its arsenal on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The number of casualties — both militant and civilian — remains unknown. (New York Times) Happening in the B(ig)ap(ple): It has recently been announced that on Earth Day, April 22, a large […]

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Happening in the world: In Lucknow, India, a 10 to 12-year old girl was found living with a band of monkeys. The police are still trying to identify the girl and her parents. (Boston Globe) Happening in B.A. (Big Apple): Chris Christie, infamous NJ governor, can run, but he can’t hide. Taking a brief excursion […]

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Happening in the world: Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, rejected the recommendation of researchers (from this here university, by the way) to ban a harmful insecticide from farms. (NPR) Happening in Nick(???): Just north of the Bronx in New Rochelle, every school nurse has the usual fare — EpiPens and Tylenol — […]

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Happening in the world: Alaska Airlines has recently announced that the Virgin America airlines will be retired by around 2019. (Gizmodo) Happening in the B’Appz: Yesterday afternoon, a judge ruled in favor of challenging a proposal to create Diller Island, a performance arts center on a new “undulating” Pier 55 along the Hudson River, due […]

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Happening in the world: It has recently been discovered by the All-Knowing that Neanderthals may have used plants to treat pain long before the advent of pills. (CNN) Happening in the Granny Smith: Declines in federal funding to NYC for programs that assist the city’s poorest are beginning to show. Two city agencies that provide […]

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Once upon a time, the Glicker-Milstein Theatre was just a nice old theatre living the rest of its retired life in peace and service. However, that has all come to change — the Glicker-Milstein’s position in the landed gentry is now challenged. Barnard has announced that their new learning center will be named The Cheryl […]

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Happening in the world: After an agreement to share power with the U.K. did not go through in January, Northern Irelanders voted yesterday to elect a new 90-seat assembly. However, this move may not be enough to fend off U.K. direct rule. (Bloomberg) Happening in the Big Appz: The 23rd Armory Show features a work […]

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