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How To Simulate The Library Experience From Home

For those of us not in NYC, who long for the days of studying in Butler, Milstein, Avery, the Engineering Library, and Teacher’s College…the list goes on… 

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My First Time In Butler: Pandemic Edition

Life is hard enough as a first-year, and then you put us into breakout rooms? That’s a bit much.

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I Bet You Didn’t Know Butler Has These Books

Bwogger Chloe Gong ventured into Butler stacks to investigate its mysterious collections. You won’t believe what she saw.  

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Horror Story: First Time In The Stacks And I’m Never Going Back

One Bold, Barnard Bwogger ventured into The Stacks for the first time in search of a silent study spot. Instead, she met the lifeless, scared-shitless abyss known as The Stacks.

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Butler 8 Is A Cursed Space

Some spaces on Columbia’s campus are liminal. Some are profane. Some invite a Bwog post by a Barnard writer literally every day. But a few spaces are just downright cursed. This writer, currently nearing the end of her most recent all-nighter on the eighth floor of Butler, believes this space belongs in that third category. […]

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Do you recall a time before you’d stepped foot into Butler Library? Do you remember the innocence you once had? Staff writer Jordan Merrill does, and she has some evidence-based theories of what happens on the inside™.  Every Monday through Thursday as I make the stroll to my classes from Carman to the north end […]

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In Defense Of: Breathing In Butler

It’s 2 am on Monday morning, and you’re working on a particularly hopeless 10-page paper. You’ve staked out the perfect seat in Butler Library – optimal lighting, plenty of table space, and far enough away from the bathroom that leaving your seat to pee feels like a break. The room’s silence keeps you in the […]

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Bobst LibraryHop

Who knew you could use your Columbia or Barnard ID to get into NYU’s Bobst library? Senior staffer Sarah Dahl has the scoop, thanks to her NYU connects. FYI, it’s pronounced B- OH – BST, with a long O, not like BOBst as in Bob’s your uncle.  First things first about Bobst: Columbia and Barnard […]

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Primal Scream Is Tonight!

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream–actually, we all scream because we’re stressed af! Finals aren’t done yet (soon, though). Midnight tonight outside Butler (but also, everywhere), there will be a semesterly primal scream, wherein studious members of the Columbia community gather together to scream their hearts out. Don’t be bothered. It’s […]

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Library Reviews: Butler 209

Bwog is back with another installment of Library Reviews! Today, we take a look at a classic: Butler 209. Whether 209 is your go-to spot (*ahem* like me) or simply a relic of Orgo Nights past, join us on a journey through this age-old Butler classic.  Location: Butler Library, Room 209. Enter Butler and turn either […]

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Ten Items That Will Prevent Your Seat From Getting Snatched In Ref

Typically, finding a a seat in The Reference Room (also known by its street name “Ref”), can be as challenging as surviving Columbia’s demanding curriculum. However, during finals it’s impossible to secure a seat if you don’t head to Butler before 8 am. I’ve learned a few things after spending more time here than in my actual living quarters, and […]

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Reminder: Primal Scream Tonight

Ugh, you thought you’d scheduled all your events on Google Calendar–but wait! You forgot Primal Scream! Don’t miss out on this hallowed Columbia tradition. Come to the front of Butler at midnight tonight (technically early Monday morning) to let out all your fears, desires, and stress. If you aren’t up to trekking over to the […]

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In Defense Of The Butler Brusher

In recent times, Bwog members have been horrified to see various members of the Columbia community using the Butler bathrooms to brush their teeth. What’s wrong with them? An obsession with oral hygiene? Bwogger Gabbie Kloppers investigates, and comes to the defense of the Butler Toothbrusher. It started with only one incidence, late one Sunday […]

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