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Bwog Finance: Back Of The Envelope Taxes

Today’s Bwog Finance column meshes a traditional Back Of The Envelope article with our novel Bwog Finance series. We’re going to give you a rough estimate of how to know how much money you’ll *actually* make this summer after taxes are deducted from every paycheck, and how much of a return you *might* get. Remember […]

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Bwog Finance: Trump’s Trade War

Bwog Finance does more than just your personal banking–we help explain world phenomena, too! Check out our latest column, offering a digestible overview of Trump’s trade war with China (and other countries). Remember, if you have questions or column topic ideas, email finance@bwog.com. If you read the news, or follow my twitter account, you may […]

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Bwog Finance: Do Your Taxes For Free

Now that you’re saving/earning so much money budgeting, using your student checking account, and investing, Bwog Finance is going to teach you how to pay your taxes! Yep, that’s right, you don’t want the federal government auditing you for not paying taxes on all your earnings. You may owe the feds some money, but at […]

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Bwog Finance: How To Make A Budget Using Excel

Bwog Finance is almost a weekly column at this point…Get hype for our latest post, “How To Make A Budget Using Excel.” It might seem kind of obvious, but we know (some) of you will be needing it when allowance money runs out after college. Also, we now have a listserv dedicated to financial problems. […]

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Bacchanal Review 2018

Yesterday, Bwog Senior Staffer Sarah Dahl and Deputy Editor Zack Abrams used their press passes for an up-close and personal take on Bacchanal, 2018, whose theme this year was “Pop, Lock, & Bacch it.” Being able to get close enough to Ty Dolla $ign yesterday to see the words in his tattoos (the neck one […]

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Bwog Finance: Intro To Investing

Thought Bwog Finance was a one time thing? You thought too soon! We’re back, and better than ever. Now that you’ve got your checking account covered, we’re back with “Basic Kinds Of Investments” so you have a place to put all that money you’re saving on monthly fees. This Bwog Finance Column will be a […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: 600

600 West 116th Street, or the dorm above Shake Shack, is a conveniently located Barnard housing option. But it has a number of inconveniences, too. Read on to weigh the pros and cons. Location: 600 West 116th Street. Nearby dorms: 616, 620, the Quad, Shapiro. Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Pret à Manger, University Stationary, MoWill, Sweetgreen. […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: 110

Whaddup Barnard friends (and Columbia kids if you’re cool enough to room w/ us?)! Housing selection is soon approaching. Bwog is back with our coveted and much anticipated Housing Reviews. Today it’s 110 (more officially called 601 W 110th St), a Barnard dorm that’s very grown-up. Look forward to more great content this week. Location: 601 […]

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Bwog Finance: Best Bank Account For College Students

Did you ever think Bwog was gonna give you money advice? Yeah…neither did we…but here we are! Enjoy the first in a series of Bwog Finance columns, where we advise you on how best to save/spend your $$$. The “best” bank account depends on what you’re looking for. Is the best bank the one that […]

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Barnard Guest Swipes: The Truth

Are you totally confused–and frustrated–by Barnard’s guest swipe policy for Columbia dining halls? So were we. Bwoggers Sarah Dahl and Lucy Danger did some investigating to find out the truth about guest swipes. We hope this information helps you. Barnard students weren’t allowed to swipe guests into dining halls until this year, when emails from […]

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New Orgo Night Posters

If you haven’t set foot on campus yet today…you can check out Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB)’s latest Orgo Night posters below! The first round of posters arrived last Thursday. These ones are a little more equivocal about the location. Instead of BUTLER, they say, BUTLER??? We’ll keep our fingers crossed for this coming Thursday. […]

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Campus Buildings As Forms Of Contraception

Yeah, you just reached the weird part of Bwog. Tag yourself. Lerner = The Pull Out Method. Whoever designed this, like, wasn’t thinking, at all. We don’t care that he was an alum. Don’t try this at home. Lights up purple sometimes. Barnard Quad Buildings = The Pill. Kind of annoying, but always there for you when […]

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Yelp Reviews Of Brownie’s Café

I was googling the hours of Brownie’s Café the other day, and lo-and-behold, I stumbled upon a treasure trove of actually helpful Yelp reviews. You’ve probably read the highlights from our analysis of Yelp and Google reviews of Columbia University overall, but here’s the best (and worst) take on a specific, infamous (famous?) Columbia institution: […]

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Faculty Write Letter Of Support For Disciplined Students

Yesterday evening Bwog received copies of two letters written by Columbia faculty members, in support of students disciplined for protesting the Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) Tommy Robinson event on October 10. The letters are the latest in a range of efforts by students to defend themselves from what they view as unfair disciplinary action for a […]

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What The Fuck Is That New Siren Sound

At least three times a day, whatever I’m doing is interrupted by that new, moaning siren sound. What the fuck is it? You know what I’m talking about. It’s high-pitched, like a siren, but it’s long, drawn-out, and sad. It doesn’t sound urgent at all. If I heard that siren, I wouldn’t pull my car […]

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