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Bwog Does Anthropology: Which Song Does Your Club Turn Up To?

It’s 2am. You’re at a party in EC. You’re sweaty, you’re sticky, and the room won’t stop spinning. You consider lying down on the floor and never getting up again. But then, you hear those signature opening bars, followed by that pterodactyl-like sound of your friends screeching – it’s that song. It’s your song. It’s the song. The […]

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Bwoglines: Otherized Edition

The bizarre story of a Times reporter who tracked down another man with the same name comes to an end. (NY Times) Is Sarkozy on his way out? We report, the French decide. (Associated Press) A roundup of yesterday’s Coachella action. Yeah, that’s still going on. And yes, this blatantly has nothing to do with […]

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An Exciting New Intellectual Opportunity

A few days ago the History Department emailed about a new class, “Occupy the Field.” That’s “a field-based course about Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement more broadly,” which, you will recall, began last semester. The Anthropology Department is responsible. Apparently, the class will be split between seminar and field work at OWS. Accordingly, the […]

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Microsoft Word Just Doesn’t Get Us

We, oppressed Humanities students, have discovered, through our weeks of crazed paper-writing, that Microsoft Word doesn’t know anything about anything. If “precolonial” isn’t a real word according to our computers, college is a lie. Here are some words Bwog was punished with that red squiggly line for writing recently. Add your own in the comments. […]

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Professor Archetypes: The Marxist

Bwog got a little misty-eyed when we applauded for our favorite professors yesterday. The end of classes always both feels much too soon and way overdue—in a “shit, I haven’t done anything for this class since the midterm” kind of way. This week, we’ll celebrate the people who teach us things by reducing them to […]

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Profs Sign Stuff About Gaza

While student groups may still be in the planning stages of any events about the Gaza conflict, some more Columbia professors have voiced their opposition to Israel’s actions, signing an open letter to Barack Obama written by USC English professor David Lloyd. Among the approximately 800 signatories are 14 Columbia faculty members, including: Anthro professor […]

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QuickSpec: Raising the Big Questions

Does anyone actually know what anthropology is? What does Evo love more: nationalization of oil or speaking at Columbia?  Should GS deans be chosen in the same way as GS students–far too late? Did you know that, like, East 116th is TOTALLY less gentrified than, like, Columbia?  I think she actually saw a poor person! […]

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How about Chang and Eng? They’re our favorites.

March is almost here and the theses have begun their looming. Blythe Sheldon forwarded us the following email from an anonymous anthopology student. While the fetishization of childhood books is never a great idea, they’ve still got a clever idea. in other news, i’m naming my thesis. so that my away messages will sound better: […]

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