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Beat the Birds!

You came to Columbia for the unique and rich pit of cultural fabulosity that is New York City. Naysayers from your hometown warned you about subway muggings, ridiculous food prices, and deadly air quality, but you weren’t scared. You were prepared. Except for the one thing they never tell you about: the pesky problem of […]
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Without government-sponsored education programs, our kids will spend all their free time staging elaborate twenty-car pileups with Hot Wheels. Opening Columbia offices in China and Jordan proves to be a lot less hassle than opening any in Manhattanville. The new breed of campus band is scrappy, ambitious, and can be found in your laundry room. […]
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Bwog Official Omnivore Julia Mix Barrington skipped out of a “riveting lab session” hoping to catch a glimpse of Michael Pollan’s bald head. When she actually got to hear him speak, she was so happy she sent in this report. Warning: this Lecture Hop includes incinerated woodchuck. I joined middle-aged Upper West Side intellectuals, American […]
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White smoke has risen from Satow tonight, as Whitney Green has been elected the new ESC President. Green, who succeeds Peter Valeiras, is the current secretary, and has also been GSSC liaison and a class council member. In her speech, Green spoke about she had worked with student groups to get their ideas implemented. Concerned […]
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This evening, mere hours before lottery numbers are due to be posted online tomorrow, Columbia Undergraduate Housing threw us for another loop: there’s a new dorm! Cozily-named Harmony Hall will be available for the 2009-2010 room selection process and offers eight floors of freshly renovated off-campus-esque housing. Harmony is located at 544 W. 110th Street […]
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Nathan Bailey, Lenny Langenscheidt and John Nordin, (bottom, middle, top of picture respectively) all CC ’12, get a lot of weird looks.  This is due to the trio’s penchant for free running around campus as the rest of us peacefully walk to class. Free running is essentially the British and American version of Parkour, which […]
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While many of us have only been back on campus for 24 hours or so, the Asian American Alliance (AAA) and Club Zamana have separately decided the time is already ripe for a study break. Beleaguered masses, rise from your work spaces and head to the West Ramp Lounge at 7 for the Tamasha Hype […]
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Columbia may have been upstaged last month in the building takeover category by our violet-loving friends to the south. However, we can all rest assured that nostalgia for the halcyon days of Morningside Heights in 1968 will never be crushed by pesky NYU Public Safety officers. On that note, today Gothamist posted an interview with […]
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Those needing to fulfill their New Year’s Resolution of finally getting off campus need look no further than the DUMBO Winter Pop-Up Market for a healthy dosage of outer borough fun. The Market is an indoor flea market housed in two buildings on Front Street in the trendy up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (and by […]
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 Photo via nytimes.com Turns out our 7th grade alter-egos down the street at Columbia Secondary School and us Columbians have more in common than geography and raging hormones. Just as we go gaga for Michael Taussig’s fashion sense and perfectly coiffed hairdo, so our friends our middle school friends adore their own teachers. Exhibit A: […]
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Barnard Crime Alert

All Barnard students received the following e-mail this morning about an incident in Riverside Park yesterday:  Dear Barnard community,  The Public Safety Department disseminated security alerts involving a B/C student who was in Riverside Park, Sunday March 22 at 1:55pm and a male  approached her and proceeded to expose himself. Please be aware and alert […]
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Bwog extends a warm welcome back to Columbians, all of whom we assume are facing the day with bleary eyes. Whether you were getting schwasted in Mexico like those people at other colleges or furiously applying to internships and trying to read the books you skipped so far this semester, coming back to school isn’t […]
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