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
Congratulations, everyone, we made it through! If you’re still working through a project with an extension, we’re wishing you luck. If not, good job surviving another year of the Columbia grind. Today’s our last day of the year, and we hope you party with all the energy of a kid just released on summer vacation. […]
Asenso Ampim, CC’11, has produced a song addressing the inevitable post-finals decision: “EC, Heights, or Campo?” [audio:2011/03/ec-heights-or-campo.mp3] Try not to let it get stuck in your head until after you finish that last exam. You can download the mp3 here.
The shadowy group only known as “Senior Underground” has sent Bwog a message (by carrier pigeon, of course) that there will be a senior class gathering tonight at the West End to celebrate “our last night at Columbia.” Join your friends, and try not to send any texts you’ll regret.
The staff of the Blue and White kindly requests the pleasure of your company at our last general body meeting of the school year, tonight, at 9:30 PM in the catacombs of St. Paul’s Chapel. Join us as we bid adieu to the class of 2009 (picture in formal attire at right). We’ll provide the […]
Despite the cold, Columbians have turned out in force for the inauguration viewing on Low Plaza. If you were hoping to see Obama’s speech outside, prepare to stand at the back. Whether you’re in DC, around New York, or on campus, send in your Inauguration Day photos to email@example.com. For those of you staying in […]
Trawling the weddings section of The New York Times, Bwog found out that Columbia’s very own Farah Griffin was married last Saturday. She teaches English, comparative literature, and African-American studies. She also directs the Institute for Research in African American Studies here and has written several books about jazz musicians. The lucky man is Prof. […]
For those of you who missed it, we’ll be getting you a full write-up of DSpar’s inauguration in due time. But from now until 6pm, there’s a proper party on Claremont full of food from at least several cultures to celebrate–do her proud! Photo by Liz Naiden. More after the jump!
For those of you who shied away from the fireworks and the humidity, here’s Bwogger Lydia DePillis’ dispatch from Washington DC’s 4th of July. Washington DC on the fourth of July is the hothouse of American patriotism (in more ways than one). Having avoided it last year, this time around I thought I’d try immersing […]
This weekend, America is turning 232, making it just slightly older than the Columbia College website. Traditionally, Americans celebrate their country’s birthday by cooking meat on grills outdoors and then watching fireworks. For this week’s Guide to the Weekend, we’ve consolidated a few events that will give you the opportunity to do just that. Macy’s […]
Tipster John Gardner sends photos our way of the Hindu Students Organization’s Holi festival. The annual springtime celebration features 1500 lbs. of paint for throwing at your friends and promises (threats?) of supersoakers. There will also be a classical dance performance explaining the origins of the celebration. It’s happening til around 2ish on the EC/IAB […]
April is not just Poetry Month, it’s also Earth Awareness Month. W.M. Akers reports on NYU’s valiant awareness-raising nude protest/celebration. A civic-minded group of students took to the streets outside of the main NYU buildings today, exhibiting their bodies and their concern for the environment. Timing their small march to coincide with the gap in […]
Due to the less-than-pleasant weather, Columbia Japan Society has moved its Matsuri Festival to the Lerner Party Space. There’s also quite a load of free food down there, which they are encouraging students to come down and eat — not to mention $2 bento boxes, girls in kimonos, Wiis, quirky carnival-esque games and Hello Kitty […]
More stuff you shouldn’t have saved on a public computer. We were able to get some take out Thai food, drag a couch left on a corner into an abandoned intersection and gaze at the wonder of New York‘s night time sky line. Oh, it’s beautiful. The Chrysler Building and Empire State Building are familiar […]