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We Are Still Here: A Look Into The Burning and Gentrifying Of The South Bronx

Last night, Bwogger Miyoki Walker attended a screening of the 2018 documentary Decade of Fire, followed by a panel and Q&A with the filmmaker Vivian Vázquez Irizarry, community organizer Fitzroy Christian, anthropologist Marc Dones, affordable housing organizer Gregory Jost. The documentary recounts the story of the 1970s South Bronx fires. 

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Every Event On Campus: 1619 Edition

Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our calendar or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

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Climate Change Task Force Town Hall: The Climate “Entity”

Bwogger Donna Qi attended the Climate Change Task Force Town Hall held in Low Library’s Faculty House to learn more about where the task force is currently stands with addressing climate change at Columbia University and to hear student input and questions. If you’re interested in learning more, they are holding another town hall on November 11th […]

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Circles Of Sorrow: In the Blood By The Acting Class Of 2020

In the play In the Blood, intersectionality is not just your favorite little keyword to feel like a responsible member of society. It’s compound suffering and it’s really, really sad. Staff writer Mia went to see the play In the Blood by the Acting Class of 2020. And the tl;dr is that you should go see […]

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Big Tech Is People, Too

Managing Editor Zack Abrams attended a chat between author and Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar and Columbia professor R.A. Farrokhnia. The subject was Foroohar’s new book about Silicon Valley, Don’t Be Evil, which fails to consider the human component of Big Tech’s story.

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Tolerating The Intolerable: A Conversation Avec Maison Française

Formerly-fluent-in-French Bwogger Alan Wang attended a dialogue on modern tolerance in French and American communities.

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Theater Of War’s Ajax: Unpacking The Wounds of War

How can Ancient Greek plays guide discussion about the difficulties faced by the veteran community and their families? Bwoggers Donna Qi and Chloe Gong attended Theater of War’s production of Sophocles’ Ajax held at Miller Theater to experience this inspiring public health project. 

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CUL and Colloquia want us to debate whether we need to “Dismantle ‘Big Gay.’” Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda and Deputy Science Editor Sarah Braner didn’t quite do that, but they did talk LGBTQ+ identity, safety, and free speech on campus and where they intersect.

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How to Write A Good Op-Ed (But Not For Bwog)

Former New York Times Op-Ed editor Trish Hall spoke on campus Wednesday evening about the elements of a great op-ed at an open class session hosted by Telecommunications, Media, and Communications professor Claudia Dreifus.

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Free Speech Against Mass Surveillance: Edward Snowden At The Forum

How much surveillance can open societies tolerate? NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed this question and more live at the Forum this Tuesday, and Daily Editor Skylar Li has the rundown for you.

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Every Event On Campus: Fall Break Edition

Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our calendar or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

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Life In The Universe

Are stars alive?  Staff writer Olivia Mitchell attended Columbia Astronomy Outreach’s October 18th lecture “Life in the Universe” to find out.

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Who Needs a Spire Anyway?

Sports Editor Eunice Bae decided to add a little «ooh-la-la» to her Wednesday evening with a talk by Dr. Allan Potofsky about the Notre-Dame de Paris at Columbia’s Maison Française, learning a surprising amount about fire codes.

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Send Us Your Events, Cowards

Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda is literally begging you to make her attempts at Inbox Zero futile.

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