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12 Hours In The Law School Lobby

Danielle, one of Bwog’s other staff writers, sings the praises of Columbia Law School’s lobby. To her, it’s the perfect studying environment. It’s quiet, but not oppressively so; it’s spacious, but not overwhelming; it’s off-campus, but not really. I, however, never really got behind the idea of wanting to study there. I’m someone who rarely […]

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Atlas Kitchen Shines Despite Some Minor Imperfections: A Review

Staff Writer Jake Tibbetts recently joined Staff Writer Danielle Mikaelian on a trip to Atlas Kitchen, the new Chinese restaurant located at 109th St. Though the service wasn’t everything that the two of them had hoped for, they both believe that the institution has quite a bit of potential—and one hell of a brilliant menu. […]

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This Is Just To Say (CC Boy Edition)

I have sat in the green chairs that are on the second floor of the Milstein Center and which you were probably saving for someone who actually attends Barnard Forgive me they were magnificent so plush and so cozy (also i ate ur plums too lmao) William Columbia Williams by Unknown

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In Defense Of: The McBain Fitness Room

Staff writer Jake Tibbetts is both a cardio junkie and an utter misanthrope. Going to Dodge used to be the only way that he was able to satiate his desire to engage in fat-burning, blood-pumping behavior—until he moved to McBain. The McBain fitness room receives a fair share of flak, and in this piece, Tibbetts […]

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A Plea To Columbia Dining: Bring Back The Old John Jay Granola

Staff Writer Jake Tibbetts loves granola and hates disappointment. This semester has been a bit rough for him, to say the least. He has a lot of problems with John Jay Dining Hall’s switch to generic Ferris-style granola, and now you’re gonna hear about it. I am, in many ways, a simple man. After a […]

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Things That Beto O’Rourke Definitely Did During His Time At Columbia

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, a U.S. Representative from El Paso who is currently challenging Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his quest for a second term, is an insurgent firebrand with an incredibly bright political future… and a pretty interesting past. Though many people around these parts aren’t aware of it, Beto—or Rob, as he was known […]

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Conspiracy Bwog: @dril Is Lee C. Bollinger

Staff writer Jake Tibbetts spent the past few days asking himself a question that has haunted Internet addicts for over a decade now: Who is @dril, the weirdest account active on Weird Twitter? After a brief period of reflection, Tibbetts quickly realized that the answer was right in front of him—and the rest of the […]

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At Frederick Douglass Bicentennial, Optimism Prevails

Amid one of this country’s most politically volatile periods, An Archive of Struggle did the unthinkable: temporarily assuage some of Yaniv Goren’s (CC ‘22) and Franky Campuzano’s (CC ‘22) existential fears. Read on to hear these intrepid Bwoggers’ eye-witness accounts of one of this semester’s more thrilling academic panels. Franky: Although I had to look […]

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Book Culture: The Radicool Bookstore That Columbia Deserves

Bwog staff writer Jake Tibbetts recently discovered the Marxism and labor history sections in Book Culture, a business that boasts an… ambivalent history with leftist causes. Break out the good stuff – it’s champagne socialism! Even in New York, a city with an extensive history as a bastion of left-wing theorizing and organizing, there are few radical independent bookstores. […]

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LectureHop: What Does Cell Biology Have To Do With Saving Pollinators?

This Tuesday, staff writer (and honey bee fanatic) Jake Tibbetts had a bee-rrific time traveling to the other side of Broadway to listen to Dr. Jonathan Snow, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Barnard College, deliver a lecture about his research on the ways that honey bees respond to stress on the cellular level […]

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Graduate Workers Of Columbia Announce A Strike Deadline

This morning, the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC-UAW Local 2110), having just voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, announced in a post on their website that they will go on strike April 24 at 10:00am if the Columbia University administration does not declare its intention to begin bargaining with the union before then. The union […]

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Just Violence: A Conversation With Rachel Wahl

Staff Writer Jake Tibbets attended the Just Violence panel last night, held at Teacher’s College, talking about modern morals in the practice of torture by police officers in India. Dr. Rachel Wahl, the author of the event’s namesake book Just Violence: Torture and Human Right in the Eyes of the Police had a lot to say […]

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Review: River Rouge Takes Great Risks, And The Audience Is Rewarded As A Result

This week, the Columbia University School of the Arts New Plays Festival, which features original works by members of the 2018 MFA playwriting class, kicked off at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, where the first two plays of the ten-play festival will debut. One of those two shows is River Rouge, a riveting tale […]

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Housing Reviews 2018: Furnald

In this review, we’ll be tackling Hotel Furnald, one of the quieter dorms on campus. Whether you’re an incoming freshman who’s looking for a place to crank out UWriting drafts in peace or a bitter sophomore who’s trying to, for some reason or another, distance himself from the rest of his class as much as […]

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A Day Spent In The Lerner Computer Lab: People-Watching And Procrastinating

One of my favorite things to do when I have free time, which I rarely do, is people-watch—and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no better place to people-watch on campus than the computer lab on the third floor of Lerner Hall. Because my laptop is on its deathbed, I’ve been visiting the lab regularly […]

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