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AltSpec: The Onslaught Begins

The thirteens are coming (really, they are), and everyone is taking notice. Thirteens cometh, thirteens goeth: Because without a scholarship, we’re far too expensive. And there’s always those pesky test scores to stop people. And the oh so quotable: Chalfie: “I basically tickle worms.” CU Neurosurgeon Richard Anderson: “Since there are a million different types […]
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Watching the Parade Go By

While you were relishing waking up in your bed at home yesterday, Bwog joined the vast crowd of Manhattanites who schlepped downtown in the cold early Thursday morning to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The procession of giant balloons—an enjoyable if odd holiday ritual, when you think about it—included a few new characters among […]
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Black Friday (Not the Stock Market Kind) Hits Manhattan

Shoppers thronging the streets outside of Macy’s Someone’s going bankrupt Friday—either you, because you scraped the bottom of your bank account taking advantage of sharply reduced prices, or the nation’s retail stores, because their discounts couldn’t reverse months of slumping sales. Whatever happens in the final accounting, the crowds out shopping Friday in Manhattan were […]
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A Happy Thanksgiving, in List Form

Bwog will be taking it easy today in deference to Thanksgiving and hope you will be too. And as per our tradition, we’ve compiled a list of everything and everyone for which/whom we’re thankful. People Andrew Sarris Lil Wayne Michelle Obama Alan Brinkley Giambattista Vico Andrew Revkin Robby the Vending Machine James Franco (and the […]
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Mass Transit Terror Threat

Even more awful terrorism-related news today, as the FBI has recently issued an alert that “al-Qaida suicide bombers were contemplating an attack on New York’s mass-transit systems during the holiday season.” The would-be attacks are being described by law enforcement as “plausible, but unsubstantiated.” No futher details have been made available, and no arrests have […]
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“Break up Weekend” Commences for Twelves

Thanksgiving weekend can be a tumultuous time for first-years. For many, it is the first time home since August, a hectic four-day period where one must see everyone one loved or cared about since pre-school at breakneck speed. This includes much obligatory bonding time with parents and relatives and a lot of “yeah I know […]
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FrancoWatch: Movie Alert!

Remember how James Franco is actually an actor?  Well, it’s time to get your holiday cheer on early because Franco is starring alongside Sean Penn in Milk, the story of California’s first openly gay elected official.  Franco is playing a hippie (for a change) who becomes Milk‘s campaign manager.  The film, opening today, will be […]
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AltSpec: Ivies…They’re Just Like Us!

Spec is off for break, but we want to make believe that they’re still here!  This is some of the best of the other Ivy dailies. Yale loses at football.  Sound familiar? Hugo: not such a big deal! There were elections on November 4.  And not just for Obama! People are sad at Princeton too!  […]
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Exciting Hawkmadinebwog News

Bwog would like take this time to officially welcome our new Hawkmadinebwog editor, Courtney Douds. You might remember Douds from her many magnificent photo contributions. There’s been a lot going on Hawk-wise this week, here’s what you might have missed: The hawk knows to eat students right after they leave Butler — they’re at the […]
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Fox News Talks About You Talking About ROTC

Ooh, what’s going on over at Fox News? Much the same thing that’s happening here, in fact! It’s a debate about ROTC at Columbia, with a special Fox twist. And by “twist”, we mean that they chose a photo of a 1972 student riot to accompany the article. But no matter, let’s see what the […]
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The Battle of the Buses

If you’re heading home via bus this Thanksgiving weekend, make an informed choice! Here, Bwog correspondents persuade you to ride DC2NY, Bolt, VamooseBus and, in an impassioned, extended defense, Fung Wah.  VamooseBus My experience with VamooseBus is a prime example of brand loyalty. When I first went to visit Columbia without my parents, my Columbia […]
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A Point of Departure

As Columbians begin to trickle slowly away from Morningside Heights for the much-anticipated and well-deserved Thanksgiving Holiday, the queues at JFK, La Guardia, Penn Station, and yes even the Port Authority Bus Terminal are beginning to fill out.  In typical fashion, Bwog has asked its most experienced travelers for tips on how best to brave […]
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