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With 4 classes, 3 hours of sleep, 2 internships, and 1 brain cell left, there simply isn’t enough time for all of the books that this semester has in store for me. So, I’ve taken to Audible as a means of fast-tracking my reading. But just how many books can I consume in 12 hours?

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Once upon a time, the Glicker-Milstein Theatre was just a nice old theatre living the rest of its retired life in peace and service. However, that has all come to change — the Glicker-Milstein’s position in the landed gentry is now challenged. Barnard has announced that their new learning center will be named The Cheryl […]

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So, we have reached the middle of the second week of school. By Friday, students will no longer be allowed to add a new class. However, they are still free to drop any class up until the 24th of February. Bwog humbly presents a Back of the Envelope Calculation proving that you should instead drop […]

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This bold and beautiful Earth Day got Bwog wondering: how does PrezBo measure up to the judging green eye of environmentalists?  We decided to dust off the old math textbook and do some calculations of our own.  Just how much CO2 does PrezBo emit as he drives along the Columbia campus? Assumptions: PrezBo travels back and forth […]

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Bwog checked in on everyone’s favorite hair supply store/salon/costume depot after the annual mad dash for last minute costumes that is Halloween and chatted up store manager Jesus, who went as Kanye West for Halloween, about the surprisingly normal week the store had. Bwog: Just a back of the envelope approximation, how many costumes did […]

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This year’s second crop of freshmen should be finishing up their Frontiers of Science exam right about now, which Bwog learned was administered on 18 single-sided pages per test taker (not including Blue Books). Those familiar with Frontiers will bear with us for a little back of the envelope calculation: There are approximately 1,000 students […]

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