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Bwogline: Trump announced yesterday that he plans to completely withdraw U.S. armed forces from Syria. The decision appeared abrupt to many of the parties involved, including top U.S. military advisors and foreign countries who had acted as allies to American efforts against ISIS. (New York Times) Study Tip: If you’re one of the unlucky souls […]

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Tonight is probably the night with the highest ratio of events that tour guides mention to the number of hours in which they occur – both Orgo Night and Midnight Breakfast are tonight! You’ve (hopefully) seen the posters for Orgo Night at this point, but in case you haven’t, it’ll be at 11:59 pm in […]

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Bwogline: Michael Cohen, Trump’s former longtime lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday for campaign-finance violations, making false statements to a bank, lying to Congress, and tax evasion. At his sentencing, he said, “I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” referring to Trump. (New York Times) Study Tip: Write down important […]

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The people asked and they received! In an email to the Barnard community this morning, Co-Interim Deans Alicia Lawrence and Natalie Friedman announced that The Milstein Center will be extending its hours next semester. The new hours for next semester are: Sunday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – midnight Saturday: […]

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Happening in the World: According to new satellite images, North Korea has upgraded its long range nuclear missile bases recently. This comes after months of negotiations between the United States and North Korea about denuclearization and indicate the work left to be done. (CNN) Happening in the US: Former President George H. W. Bush’s funeral was yesterday, and […]

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Freshmen, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since your tour guide mentioned it during your first Columbia visit. Everyone else, get some free hot chocolate and take the same Instagram pics you do every year. It’s tree lighting time! The Tree Lighting Ceremony runs from 6-7 pm today on College Walk. Festivities start at 5 pm, though, […]

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Happening in the World: Benoit Quennedey, a senior official in the French Parliament, was arrested for potentially spying on France for North Korea. Quennedey has authored multiple books on North Korea and was formerly head of the Franco-Korean Friendship Association. It is doubtful that he had access to crucial sensitive material, though. (USA Today) Happening […]

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Hello! It’s snowing! It’s the time of year when people from the Northeast and Midwest say things like “this isn’t even REAL snow!” and “I was born in an igloo, I eat popsicles in blizzards for fun, and my first car was a snow plow.” (Disclaimer: I’m from the Northeast.) To celebrate, here’s “Neither Snow,” a […]

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There are a lot of meanings of the term “PDF.” The classic Portable Document Format consistently makes me happy because it’s usually books and articles I’d otherwise have to buy. Apparently, it also stands for Pretty Damn Funky, which sounds like something only middle-aged dads say, and the Panamanian Defense Force, which is good to know in […]

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Happening in the World: Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of the U.K. Cabinet yesterday to move forward with her plans to implement Britain’s exit from the European Union. She now must gain Parliament’s approval, where she has less political support. (NY Times) Happening in the US: The judge in CNN’s lawsuit against the […]

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Happening in the World: Archaeologists discovered the world’s oldest known figurative cave painting in Borneo. The painting depicts a species of cattle and is thought to be over 40,000 years old. (The Guardian) Happening in the US: Jeff Sessions was forced to resign as US Attorney General yesterday. The new acting attorney general, Matthew G. […]

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Happening in the World: Asia Bibi, a woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan, was acquitted on Wednesday by the nation’s highest court. The case has caused protests and political turmoil in Pakistan for almost a decade. (USA Today) Happening in the US: President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are still feuding over […]

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Happening in the World: Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman announced yesterday that he will work to “bring to justice those who are responsible” for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabian officials have recently stated that Khashoggi died while in a chokehold after fighting at the consulate, but Turkish and US officials […]

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Today is Columbia Registrar’s favorite holiday – Midterm Day! That’s right, folks, you know what that means: all of your midterms are today. Every. Single. One. Some of you may be confused by this announcement, especially if you’re first years. That’s understandable. To help you navigate the most hectic day of the semester, here are […]

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Happening in the World: There have been dozens of attacks connected to an increasingly divisive presidential race in Brazil in the last month. Perpetrators have largely been supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who has used violent rhetoric on the campaign trail. (New York Times) Happening in the US: Connecticut Police officer Stephen Barone was fired following after a […]

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