Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
The Columbia University Marching Band is the most despicable group of heathens to ever walk the hallowed halls of this educational institution. To list all of the Band’s offensive qualities would take more words than War and Peace, Les Misérables, and Infinite Jest combined. This organization is the physical manifestation of the institutionalized patriarchal norms […]
I will never forget how hard my first day of college was. I was lost. Afraid. Alone. I knew no one. I had no friends. In the middle of my first lecture, the hole of being alone and loneliness started to eat me alive. Literally. I felt like there was a hole inside of me. […]
It’s a Friday night, you’re texting your group chat about what your plans are for the night, and you’ve hit an impasse. Sure, you can go out to the bars, hitting 1020 and Mel’s towards the end of the night, but what will you do to pregame. There might be some parties in your dorm […]
Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid died yesterday of a heart attack in Miami. She left unfinished a luxury apartment building near the High Line, and we also kind of wish she’d been able to re-design Lerner. (New York Times) New satellite imagery shows evidence that the Vikings reached the southern coast of Newfoundland. We only needed […]
Presumably in response to outrage over the allocation of $20,000 — $25,000 in additional funds to provide for added security and other services on the Butler lawns during Bacchanal, Vice President for Public Safety James McShane has put out an email explaining how the funds received by Public Safety will be put to use. The text of […]
Dermatologists hate her! This suburban mom uses cheap household ingredients to keep her skin looking like she’s still twenty-five! Here are fifty-two bars of soap that look eerily similar to human beings. You can’t ignore this shockingly heartwarming picture of a single mother making it on her own in the Big Apple. Here are three things you’ll never want to read again if […]
What happens when you give Columbia students 11 rolls of tin foil… Matt Jacobs, CC ’11, gave credit to the industrious schemers of this April Fools’ joke in an email: The ringleaders were Laura Vican BC ’11 and Nate Christian CC ’11, Yujie Zheng SEAS ’11 and John Haney CC ’11 were their main helpers. […]
OK! You got us. As you may (or more likely, may not) have realized, our April Fool’s Day joke was to turn Bwog into Bwog for Mt. Holyoke, the all-women’s college. You may have noticed the Mt. Holyoke tower behind the Bwog nameplate, and the women’s sign on Home tab. We’ve been reporting on the day […]
For many journalistic and Internet-based enterprises, April Fools’ Day provides that one day out of the year when uptight journalists and uber net geeks can leave behind the utter seriousness of their jobs for just a short while to participate in unscrupulous knavery. As such, today’s day of banter and fun has seen a spattering […]
No power struggles with new Provost, says PrezBo. Noteworthy politician who previously liked to turn us down, to speak on Class Day. Two hours, nine judges, and PrezBo’s haircut. It all comes down to this? Hey! something new: Columbia hates ROTC. Hobsbawm revises revisionist history, again.