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Staying Put?

Even if your plan to stay on campus over break was to live the life of a Real New Yorker (suggestions: every morning walk an imaginary dog with the Times under your arm, reenact the top ten Seinfeld moments of all time, playing all parts), you might want to know about a few events coordinated by […]

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Bwog food editor Jon Hill heads to Galaxy Global Eatery to overcome culinary phobias and beyond… Unless you’re a regular sushi eater or a fan of “Eastenders,” eel is most likely not a familiar foodstuff. The reasons for eel’s scarcity here in the States are not hard to ferret out if you’ve ever seen a […]

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The free New Jersey transit fares (with a student ID and this coupon) continue until Sunday. Take advantage and see the Jerz — here are some suggestions, and directions, from the Bwog Staff. Medieval Times Lyndhurst, NJ Catch the 192 Bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and take it to Polito Ave. Then look […]

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Looking for a chance to wait forty minutes to get your neglected bike onto the McBain elevators, then ride many miles in the freezing cold? Read on, my friend. Staten Island is probably foreign ground to the vast majority of Columbia students, and with good reason — even on a good day, it’s an unbelievable […]

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A Bwog daily editor reports on a distressing development in the world of tunneling: A year ago, your correspondent made a bid for tunneling immortality. With sharpie in hand, I went in search of the Columbia tunnel system’s holy grail–a Manhattan Project-era cyclotron rumored to be somewhere in the upper campus tunnel system. It turns […]

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Two Bwoggers report on a disturbing journey to the center of the mind… Our reasons for doing Salvia had as much to do with irony as they did with recreation. Free of associations with the 1960s counterculture, the perfectly legal psychoactive escaped the social retrenchment our nation experienced during the 70s and 80s. So while […]

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In which Bwog newbie Thomas Rhiel ascends to the height of filmmaker fandom. Critics seem to have lost much of their patience with Wes Anderson (He’s elitist! Self-important! Maybe even racist!), but I admit it: I can’t get enough. I want my characters quirky, forlorn, and constantly smoking. I want my frames symmetrical and colorful, […]

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So Park Slope is far away, but intrepid Bwog correspondents Maryam Parhizkar and Emma Jacobs made the trip and rediscovered their childhood. Remember a time before CC? Well, maybe this well help… Before the semester really gets under way, you might want to stock up on some extra support. There’s still time left to get […]

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Beyond the Strand

Looking to pick up some summer reading?  The woman at the desk of Partners and Crime, in the East Village, told Bwog reporter Emma Jacobs that Manhattan’s bookshop scene’s just not what it used to be–but we didn’t believe her.  You can still find some of the best bookshops around hanging in on Manhattan to […]

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Those stuck in New York over the summer, fear not: there’s plenty to do off the Island. In this installment of Bwog Adventures, Lydia DePillis takes you to the far reaches of Queens for some equine entertainment. For someone who read as many Black Stallion books as I did as a kid, Belmont Park is […]

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First-years, Bwog summons you from your groggy Sunday morning hangover. The air is warm and crisp, the sky is blue — perfect for an afternoon outing to Staten Island. Well, the destination is not so romantic (Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island is home to New York’s refuse), but the journey. Oh the journey. The […]

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Midnight Amusement

With the West End shut for renovations and Butler closing at six on the weekends, Bwog has lately resigned itself to Saturday nights sitting on the Steps with the high schoolers who have taken over campus. Fed up, last Saturday the Bwog team embarked on a midnight scavenger hunt across Manhattan, a five-hour chase that […]

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