Welcome to CLCV UN4014: Classical Archetypes in the Modern World. In this lecture series, your Arts Editor and Helen of Troy Apologist Riva Weinstein will introduce various applications of the heroic archetype and monomyth narrative
Baby Bwogger and real-life mistake-maker Cole lists the five tragedies that will strike every first-year student at Columbia.
This Wednesday, Creative Writing faculty member Ben Marcus hosted a reading by author Carmen Maria Machado of her forthcoming debut memoir, In the Dream House in Dodge Hall.
Deputy Editor Vivian Zhou and New Bwogger Lynne Irvin are avid fans of the Diana Center Café. Such avid fans that they will love and accept her even if she’s growing up and going through
A former Full-time tropics dweller, junior staff writer Timmy Wu has only two sweaters: one of Harvard, another, Yale. He elaborates on the microaggression he started to experience since the beginning of sweater weather. There is one thing that Sappho’s poetry and Columbia school spirit have in common: they both are either broken or lost. As […]
Sometimes it’s all too easy to take Columbia’s status as an elite institution for granted. But why not take advantage of it instead? The Columbia Club in New York City—aka the “off-campus continuum of Columbia University’s intellectual, academic, and professional impact on New York City and the world”—sounds pretty dang fancy, but is it actually […]
Sam Moyn, a professor of intellectual history, does not like smart phones, and is not down to chat about cheese. He claims to be neither famous, special, nor wise, but we beg to differ. Here is his Actual Wisdom: Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I teach existentialism in my classes, so I find it […]
Even though Blair from Gossip Girl considers them her “holy trinity,” 2/3 of HYP are officially Big Losers now! (WSJ) (Bloomberg) Columbia, on the other hand, reports smaller losses. (Reuters) Morgan Stanley’s new CEO made it through the B-School. (WSJ) New York Fashion Week keeps on strutting its stuff, despite the recession. (NYT) And in […]
Against the predictions of the preseason pundits, the men’s basketball team continues to rack up the Ivy League victories, defeating Harvard 60-59 on Kevin Bulger’s last-second jumper. The Lions again used a K.J. Matsui three-pointer (one of five in the first half) to take a one-point lead into the half. Harvard, though, led for almost […]
As some of our more movie-savvy readers have noticed, Hermione Granger (also known by the alias of “Emma Watson”) is currently touring the Ivy League, having already made stops at Harvard, Yale, and Brown (?), and provoking geeky analogies that Bwog certainly will not engage in. Though, just for the record, we would like to […]
According to an article by everyone’s favorite authority on colleges, US News and World Report, Columbia was nipped ever so slightly by Harvard this year for the top honor of being the university whose name appears most in global print and electronic media. Hey, at least we trounced the rest of the Ivies, as Yale, […]