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Bwoglines: TRAPPIST-1 Queen Edition

Happening in the world: Scientists (I mean it would be weird if clowns did this. Actually, would it?) have recently discovered a solar system they’ve named TRAPPIST-1. It’s eerily similar to ours, with seven planets close to Earth in size and at least three of those planets in the habitable zone, or the zone where […]

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Columbia Housing Changes Upperclassmen Housing Costs

As Barack Obama once said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” After receiving concerns about current housing costs for upperclassmen, Columbia Housing has decided all upper-class housing will cost $9,292; furthermore, […]

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Bacchanal(?)

Scanning my surroundings and the infinite expanse of the plain beyond me, I wonder — where is the date for Bacchanal? Where have you gone? What have you been up to? Where will you be? I peer through the fogs of ignorance and doubt and see it! — the Battle of the Bands event page, […]

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Bwoglines: Vintage Edition

Happening in the world: Yesterday, a suicide bomber killed at least 70 people at a Sufi shrine and wounded more than 250. (The New York Times) Happening in NYC: On Etsy, someone is selling a good ol’ (literally ol’) subway sign that says “Times Square” for $150,000. (Gothamist) Happening on campus: Starting at 7:30 pm […]

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To Our Campus Snow Removal Crews

When I woke up on the morn of February 9, I was unsure of what corner of the nether regions I had entered. Snow traveled not only downward but upward, leftward, rightward. But hark! Even then, the paths were cleared and salted well. Against the cold winds, some brave soul heaved their whole self into […]

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Bwoglines: Post-(or-Mid?)-Niko Edition

Happening in the world: Unanimously, the three-judge federal appeals panel for the Ninth Circuit rejected Trump’s proposal to ban travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations. (The New York Times) Happening in NYC: Despite the world, fashion carries on — yesterday the eight-day fabulous and monstrous event of New York Fashion Week began. (ABC 7) Happening […]

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Bwoglines: It’s You, Not Me Edition

Happening in the world: Senate Republicans, by quorum, suspended committee rules to push forward the Trump Administration nominee for leader of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt. This comes despite protests from the Democrats. (Washington Post) Happening in NYC: Yesterday at around noon, a little over a thousand Yemeni-American businesses (including bodegas and grocers) went on […]

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Bwoglines: Escape Edition

While you may not be completing your resolutions, Bwog sure is with our new and refurbished Bwoglines. We’ll bring news from the world and from your area to you, our faithful reader, or should I say “Mr./Mrs. 212, Manhattan Borough, to Mr./Mrs. Worldwide.” Happening in the world: Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo, […]

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Ways To Spook Your Classmates

This fabulous year, our favorite spooky holiday falls on a Monday. Bwog Staffer Angelica Lagasca has some ideas to help you take advantage of this timely coincidence (this only happens every seven years!) and spread the love of the spook to your classmates. In the middle of lecture, just let out a big ol’ scream. […]

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The People I See Before 8:40 On Friday

Friday morning: a time of self-reflection, meditation, and recovery. Before her 8:40 class on Friday, Bwog Staffer Angelica Lagasca explores the blank expanse of the campus and its inhabitants. An alarm, unyielding: It keeps calling, as if beckoning for its long-lost love. Wake up darling, the alarm screams. No one answers. A floormate: I open […]

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LectureHop: Writing the Brazilian Telenovela

Last night at the Heyman Center, Columbia Global Centers hosted Writing the Brazilian Telenovela: A Discussion and Q&A with João Emanuel Carneiro. Bwogger and Elementary Portuguese I student Angelica Lagasca covers the lecture: one filled with gray areas, dying German soldiers, broken toys, and some uncomfortable moments. On Monday night at the Heyman Center, a […]

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