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The 2018 Disorientation Guide Has Been Released

It’s NSOP, which means new students are flocking to campus, eager to learn more about life at their new school. The 2018 Disorientation Guide is here to give them more information about the place they’ll be spending the next four years at. The Disorientation Guide is a collaboration between the Barnard Zine Club and student activists, […]

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Announcement: Bold Beautiful Black At Barnard Starts Today!

Are you a black-identifying individual attending Barnard College? Want to hear from fellow black-identifying Barnard students and alumni? Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard will be happening from today up until Wednesday with various events throughout the three days! Below is the schedule for each of the events and panels that will be held for you to […]

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Bucketlist: Geopolitical Crisis, Phallus And Activism

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this extremely busy reading week are below. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to […]

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“Experiential Discourse” Takes The Stage At SisterSpit

Last night, SisterSpit, “a night of storytelling and poetry” hosted by Barnard Student Life, kicked off the semester with powerful performances from students and guests alike. Staff Writer Zöe Sottile attended the event and wrote about her experience there. As its contribution to MLK Legacy Week, Barnard Student Life hosted its third annual SisterSpit yesterday. Though […]

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No Red Tape Survivors Week

Campus group No Red Tape (NRT) is hosting a Survivors Week of events, talks, and performances aimed “to raise awareness about the issues faced by survivors of sexual and dating violence both on and off campus.” Highlights include: today (Monday’s) 8-10 pm talk with Professor Christia Mercer on justice and incarcerated survivors. The event is […]

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Protest On Low Against Muslim Ban

UPDATED 7:06 p.m: Hundreds gathered on Low beginning at 5 pm this evening to protest Trump’s immigration ban. The protest lasted until 6:20 pm (though scheduled to end at 6). Starting now, protesters are taking the subway to 59th Street and Columbus Circle to march downtown. This march will include students from five different NYC […]

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CU, We Saw You At The Women’s March

Columbia and Barnard students hit the streets in both NYC and Washington to protest Trump on Saturday, January 21. We sent senior staffer Sarah Dahl to our nation’s capital get the scoop on why students attended the Women’s March there, what they thought of it, and what their goals are looking forward. Though New York […]

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Students Protest In Front Of KDR House In Response To Wrestling Team’s Messages

Earlier today, a group of students demonstrated in front of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house on 114th Street in response to our release of screenshots from a wrestling team GroupMe. Kappa Delta Rho, also known as KDR, is widely considered the “athlete” frat, and numerous wrestlers are members. Three of the protesters held a sign stretched in […]

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Campus Activists Release 2016 “Disorientation Guide”

The Disorientation Guide is back for NSOP 2016. Made by student activists, the “zine’s” purpose is to familiarize new students with campus activism and educate them on the various causes and how they can get involved. You can check out the 2016 guide here. This new version pulls from the 2014 iteration, re-purposing content such […]

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Senior Wisdom: Shezza Abboushi Dallal

Our next senior wisdom comes to you from your favorite SJP babe Shezza Abboushi Dallal on activism at Columbia and Barnard’s best bathroom. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Shezza Abboushi Dallal, Barnard College, History, Beirut, Lebanon Claim to fame: You might know me as the benevolent dictator of the non-hierarchical, democratic students’ organization Columbia Students for […]

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CDCJ Sends First-Ever Proposal To ASCRI

The Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) met last evening with the Board of Trustees to discuss a proposal CDCJ has written “for divestment from the top 200 publicly-traded fossil fuel companies,” according to an email CDCJ wrote Bwog last night. CDCJ sent the proposal to Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI). The […]

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Teach-In: Fight For $15 Tonight

Tonight on campus there will be a teach-in to get students to mobilize for the Fight for 15, a national movement of fast-food and other low-wage workers calling for their right to unionize and to earn $15/hour. The teach-in is in preparation for the planned National Day of Action on April 15th. Tonight, Professor Matthew Vaz will be […]

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LectureHop: Justice Poetry

Whether it’s attending drunken FroSci lectures or showing up to Tunisian talks, Bwog loves to learn in the classroom and beyond. We sent Poetry Professional Briana Bursten to check out Justice Poetry: Readings and Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Messiah. Read about her evening of learning and listening below! A genuine feeling of reverence was evident as individuals from various […]

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CAGE Creates Guide To Columbia Expansion

This month, students from the Coalition Against Gentrification published a document entitled “Understanding Columbia University’s Expansion into West Harlem: An Activist’s Guide.” The guide aims to bring together all of the disparate information on Columbia’s expansion into one easily accessible resource. The document includes census data and statistics on the neighborhoods surrounding Columbia, as well as information […]

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The Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates

The first issue of The Blue and White is still hanging around campus! In case you missed the issue in print, Bwog humbly hosts this edition of the magazine’s regular feature, The Conversation, in which it interviews notable figures around New York. This time around, senior editor Claire Sabel, CC ’13, headed to the Hungarian Pastry Shop […]

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