The ongoing investigation into the death of Tess Majors has been a topic of national and local concern. Many in the Columbia community are calling for justice, but the alleged behavior of detectives involved in
While we process the tragic death of Tess Majors, we cannot ignore what this means for the community going forward. What is the current relationship between Columbia University and the Harlem community, and how will recent
Jonathan Karten (GS ’20) will be pursuing legal action against Columbia for alleged anti-Semitic action on campus, the first complaint filed after the executive order Trump signed last week.
Just over two weeks after the murder of Tess Majors, Barnard and Columbia faculty members have received racist robocalls on their landlines.
Taped on all four corners to a pillar in Lerner Hall, a black and white advertisement for the student-founded data startup LionBase reads, “Average Contract Size? 5 figures. Projects completed? 8. People Involved? 30+. Number
Reading week and exam week allow Columbia students to sample The Purge: what would happen if there were no laws, and we were truly without inhibition? Well, here are a few options.
This semester, Butler displayed the names of 8 Black, Indigenous and other women of color (BIWOC) writers to honor the 30th anniversary of the original protest of the all-male lineup that graces the facade. In
Arts Editor Riva Weinstein attended the Friday night showing of the CU Players’ The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea. She gives her thoughts below.
Intrigued by the poster (designed by Lena Kogan, CC ’19), Senior Staffer Abby Rubel ventured forth into Middletown, a CUP production directed by Bernadette Bridges and produced by Samantha Grubner and Sean Davey. What she found there was entertaining but…odd. The floor is lit to look like a starry sky or outer space, an image reinforced […]
After thoroughly enjoying last semester’s performance of “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” our Arts Editor was excited to head to the Lerner Black Box Theater last night for the CU Players One Act Festival. True to its billing, the festival consisted of five (relatively) short one-act plays, written by a variety of professional playwrights but entirely produced, directed, and […]
The CU Players are back to grace our days with more student theatre! We sent a Staff Writer to check out the scene. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” runs from the 12th to the 14th, with tickets available at the TIC (or by waitlist). Last night, Columbia University Players (CUP, for short) opened their latest three-day run in the […]
Our very own sports guru Ross Chapman decided to switch things up this week and attend CU Player’s production of Joyriders. He thusly brings you his review of the show. Columbia University Players (CUP for short) put on a show this weekend about life for the poor in 1980s Ireland. The production in the Black […]
This weekend, the Columbia University Players will be presenting Playgrounds, a world-premiere play based on the playwright’s own experience as a nanny in Brooklyn. Bwog recently sat in on a rehearsal to investigate. In CUP’s official blurb, director Lilla Goettler BC ’14 explains that the piece “tells the story of Justine, a young woman who […]
What if the Peanuts gang had their stories documented into high school? Would we finally be able to understand the adults’ speech? Would it be as disappointing as The Rugrats’ All Growed Up? This weekend, Mariana Benjamin went to CUP’s performance to find out. In the basement of the Diana center, seated in a house packed […]
At Columbia, theatre comes in all forms; from huge musical productions to the smallest student shows, Bwog loves theater! This weekend, Blackbox Booster Roberta Barnett headed out for a Columbia University Players fall show: An Evening of One Acts. High above Ferris and Roone in Lerner is a small black box theater on Lerner’s […]
Last night, Bwog’s Theater-Goer Extraordinaire Gabby Beans sat in on the opening night of CUP’s “‘night, Mother.” The Glicker-Milstein Theater in the Diana Center could not have housed a more beautiful and devastating production this season. The CU Players’ production of Marsha Norman’s “‘night, Mother” is a challenging piece in every conceivable sense. The story unfolds slowly. The audience […]