Never fear, freshies: Bwog Arts Editor and rat monarchist Riva Weinstein is here with a lightly comprehensive guide to everything you need to know during your first year at Columbia University. Hark her wisdom, for
In an email sent to Columbia students and faculty Friday, President Lee Bollinger announced the appointment of Ira Katznelson, CC ’66, to the interim position of university provost.
UPDATED: Barnard College will be seeking a new Executive Director of Public Safety as one of three steps taken to reform the agency after the assault of a black Columbia student in the Milstein Center
Ahh, Columbia! The Ivy League School where the brightest students from around the world study under renowned professors, hanging out in groups with perfect diversity and doing mock trial in their free time. Or so
Today, we compiled some advice specifically for students interested in science at Columbia. If you’re curious about what your first science lecture will be like, how to get into on-campus research, or how to take
What could make a brownie more special? How about putting it in a flourless cake form and covering it with creamy frosting? That’s what we are thinking. Here’s a super easy, Passover friendly recipe that will disappear from your kitchen in 24 hours. Fallen Chocolate Cake (adapted from Bon Appetit) Ingredients ½ cup (1 stick) […]
Nothing better than your professors telling you, among other things, to get drunk, send nice emails, or vote for them in the future. Thanks for responding to our call and submitting direct quotes and/or descriptions of actions. A Bwog tradition, we once again bring you end-of-the-semester closing remarks! Alexis Soloski, LitHum: “Last week I threw […]
It’s a week until Christmas, and you haven’t started buying gifts for your friends! It’s not really your fault – when you have a final on Christmas Eve Eve, it’s hard to focus on shopping. But if you haven’t quite found the perfect present for your Columbia friends, don’t worry. Momma Bwog has a lot […]
Overseen in Ferris: Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier (according to his Twitter) Jacques Torres will be coming to Butler Cafe next Tuesday, February 24th from 3 to 4:30 pm. Also known as Mr. Chocolate, Torres is well-known for his cocoa creations, and he has eight locations throughout NYC. Treat yoself this midterms season and be […]
“People like chocolate. People like wine. Let’s put them together.” When we spotted ChocoVine featured prominently at the front of our fair International the other day, the first thing we wanted to see was the supply and demand curve used in the slide deck that eventually produced this abomination. The second thing we wondered was […]
Craving something sweet? In this week’s edition of Cooking with Bwog, our saccharine chef Matt Powell reveals how to make basic and not-so-basic treats like cookies, meringues, and chocolate ganache! The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Makes 1 1/2 dozen 5-inch cookies The best chocolate chip cookies in the city are made by Jacques Torres. This is […]
In this week’s Cooking with Bwog, resident culinary expert and quasi-mixologist Matt Powell shows you how to make love potions for Valentine’s Day out of the two most potent aphrodisiacs known to man—chocolate and alcohol! I may not be a mixologist, but I’ve always liked to experiment with different kinds of drink combinations. It probably […]
Need a special something for that special someone on a special budget? Let Bwog’s chocolatier extraordinaire Matt Powell show you how to make sweets for your sweetheart! We’re approaching that dreaded time of the year. It’s the most stressful time for a boyfriend— treating him/her to something special and out-of-the-ordinary, and of course finding the […]
How does place of origin affect chocolate? Is chocolate from Madagascar better than Ecuadorian chocolate? Are you a dark chocolate person? Can you stomach a 100% bar? Even if discourses on chocolate aren’t your thing, eating it has to be. Make your way down to Lerner East Lounge between 9 and 10 pm tonight for […]
Chocomize was founded by three young entrepreneurs—Nick LaCava CC ’09, Eric Heinbockel CC ’08, and Fabian Kaempfer CC’09—who met while studying together at Columbia University. One day they all went to a supermarket together. Nick, the one with the famed sweet tooth, visited the penny candy section and loaded up on candy, chocolate, and nuts. […]
Members of the Class of 2012 can head over to the West Ramp Lounge between 10 and 11 tonight to pick up free swag from their class council: class mugs sporting the CC ’12 logo in Columbia blue. There will be Hershey’s Hugs, too! Don’t forget your CUID. Hillel will be hosting an “I Scream […]
Here at the Bwog, we’re fans of the underdog, the little guy, you know, the little train that could so to speak. So when it comes to consumerism, corporations and all that jazz, we support locally-owned independent businesses. As detailed in the current issue of The Blue and White, Morningside Heights unfortunately has succumbed to […]
Uniformed attendant standing next to giant chocolate fountain in John Jay Lounge. Why? H&D has people waiting in line to sign housing contracts? Whatever. Go now before the strawberries, cookies, marshmallows and pretzels get snatched up or the fountain runs dry!
Sugar-loaded festivities sponsored by your student affairs office on the Lerner ramps are drawing to a close — all that remain of the cupcakes are some round, oily stains in cardboard boxes. But there’s still some hot cocoa, a few crummy-looking but deliciously-buttery heart cookies, and some chocolates. Scavenge away!
3111 Broadway between 122nd and 123rd Morningside Heights has a new spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chokolat Patisserie, long a shuttered storefront, opened within the last month in the beyond-Barnard, downhill stretch of Broadway (although its website is still under construction). If you’re looking for a Hungarian substitute to hunker down and study, Chokolat […]