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Appreciation Post For The Sun

Deputy Editor Zack Abrams is a big fan of sunlight and thus not a big fan of Daylight Saving Time. Read his thoughts below.  Winters are tough. Seasonal depression is at its height as it can heavily weight on your psyche having only a few hours of daylight where you’re not in class or in the […]

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All The Chairs Are Wrong

It was once said that all great designers, whether they design skyscrapers or artwork, challenge themselves to design the perfect chair: beautiful when seen, yet invisible when in use. I’m pretty sure I heard that on a podcast at some point. In any case, Columbia clearly didn’t recruit any “great designers” when considering which chairs they […]

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Guide: What Podcast You Should Listen To Based On Your Major

Deputy Editor Zack Abrams always has voices inside his head but he’s pretty sure he’s not crazy; he’s just a podcast addict! Here are his recommendations for a good podcast to listen to when working out, commuting on the subway, or generally trying to avoid other people. Sources say if you like enough of his […]

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In a statement released by the official Columbia Admissions Twitter account today, Admissions clarified that students facing disciplinary action for peaceful protests will not be “at a disadvantage in the Columbia admissions process.” This statement comes in the wake of many schools promising the same, including MIT, Brown, Yale, and several others. The Needville Independent School […]

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Paul Ryan Gave Me $1.50, So I Went On A MoHi Shopping Spree

Paul Ryan recently tweeted (‘n’ deleted) about a whopping $1.50-a-week raise for a high school secretary as a result of the tax bill. In anticipation of the money raining from the sky, I decided to treat myself to a $1.50 shopping spree around MoHi. Here’s how it went. With a light heart and a heavy […]

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What If PrezBo Weren’t A Dinosaur?

He would probably stop eating Deantini. He also would fit in his Audi. PrezBo via Bwog Archives

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The Definitive Statistical Analysis Of Columbia Buy/Sell Memes

Deputy Editor and frequent FiveThirtyEight reader Zack Abrams has created a site so HTML-heavy that he had to throw the whole Bwog away and host it somewhere else. Go here for the full experience or scroll down for an overview of the site. Note: use Google Chrome to see the preview, but the site itself works on any […]

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Bwoglines: State of Our Union

Happening in the World: Cape Town is about to run out of water. ‘Zero-day,’ the day the taps turn off, is April 16th after drought and overuse have drained the city of its water supply, and citizens have little hope of a way out.  (NPR) Happening in the US: Trump gave his State of the Union address and managed […]

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Bwog Reviews: Glass + Schubert

Deputy Editor and live music aficionado Zack Abrams attended the Miller Theatre last Thursday for the show ‘Glass + Schubert,’ a solo recital by pianist Simone Dinnerstein who performed music by Franz Schubert and Philip Glass. After an enjoyable experience at the Miller Theatre last semester, I was once again excited to see Simone Dinnerstein […]

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What To Do If You Only Have 15 Minutes Left At Columbia

If you’ve been living under a rock (or inside a concrete bunker) for the last few days, you may not have heard about the fake missile threat that was accidentally activated in Hawaii, prompting a notification on everyone’s phone. That got me thinking about how I would have no idea what to do in that […]

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Professors Say The Darndest Things: A Call For Opening Remarks

In the beginning, there was class. Out of the chaos, professors materialized and said ridiculous things in order to keep your attention. Like the Greek myths of old, a professor’s opening lecture is meant to enthrall you and make you believe in something larger than yourself. However, unlike those Greek myths, these opening remarks were […]

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Bwoglines: We’re Back! Edition

Happening Around The World: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a journalist and Columbia Journalism School alumnus. (CNN) Happening In The US: Two of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s children spoke out against President Trump, who has claimed to be “the least racist person you have ever interviewed.” (New […]

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What Your Laptop Decorations Say About You, According To Me

I’ve been through a lot with my laptop: endless Netflix binges and college applications, unfortunate spills and learning new skills. The laptop is the extension of the self, and your choice in decoration says more about you than your search history. Here’s what your laptop stickers say about you.  No Decoration If your laptop isn’t […]

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Bwog Top Ten (2/4): Best Bwoglines Titles

Ah, 2017. It’s been an amazing twelve years since the start of 2016, so to celebrate this impossibly long year, we at Bwog decided to give out awards every Friday until the new year. Our first installment, which you should totally check out, was the Top Ten Best Worst Comments. This time, we’re taking a […]

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The Albums That Defined Our Semester

The Bwog Staff discusses the albums that defined their semester. For some of us, it was our first semester on campus adjusting to the frantic pace of city life. For others, they were celebrating some of their last time on campus. We hope you enjoy our selections. Jenny Zhu Lorde’s Melodrama. Do I even need […]

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