With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
While spending a semester studying abroad in Ecuador, Bwogger in exile, Sara Vogel, fell into an internship with the press office in Ciudad Eloy Alfaro, where the country’s brightest and finest (we hope!) are hard at work forming the Republic of the Equator all over again, and for the 21st time. Her dispatch: I just […]
This past weekend was the New York Comic Convention, a massive gathering of everything comic books. New Bwog correspondent and former Marvel Comics intern Shaina Rubin writes a dispatch about meeting the writers behind the heroes. (She’s even illustrated the scene with her very own comic.) On first entering the New York Comic Convention, known […]
Over the holiday bwog freelancer Kate Linthicum headed north with four friends and a loose agenda: rollick through Buffalo, Toronto and Montreal, make some art, and do it all for cheap. On Monday we packed ourselves into a borrowed van and fled the city. Goodbye thesis, goodbye job, goodbye anxieties about post-graduation life. In Poughkeepsie […]
Blue and White Managing Editor Katie Reedy spent her winter break in Guatemala with a nascent NGO called DreamWeavers. Here, her dispatches from Nebaj, Guatemala City, and San Pedro. (Ed. note: All images from Google, since there are no camera cords in San Pedro.) Nine days ago, we ended up in Nebaj. Up blind curves […]
In which three young gentlemen–NYU correspondent W.M. Akers and temporary Brits John Klopfer and Brendan Ballou–offer their tales of Thanksgiving out of sorts. Isolation within the 116th St. gates may be hard to take, but think of the NYU students. Not all are able to leave the city during Thanksgiving and Winter break, and although […]
We brought you dispatches from Mongolia and Bolivia — now it’s back to South America, where a Bwog friend in Chile has some unvarnished tales of her time abroad. I’m sitting in the bar I go to every Friday, sipping extremely cheap wine and chatting with a friend and some new acquaintances. The bar is […]
In the vein of our dispatch from Mongolia, Bwog friend Ernest Herrera, CC ’09, tells us what’s going on down south. Since no one ever assumes I’m a ‘gringo,’ I can’t always tell when my cover is blown in this country. However, I know better than to think I can completely ‘fit in’ when a […]
One-time B&W writer Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, rather than starting junior year, lit out for Mongolia. They have investment banks there too! There’s a common saying in Mongolia: “margash, margash…” Translation: “tomorrow, tomorrow.” Perhaps what amounts to an expression of Mongolian time-dilation explains why I’ve decided to delay my return to Columbia for a year. After all, […]
This month, Bwog staffer Armin Rosen finds himself in Bangalore, which is not as unlike Manhattan as you might think. Up until this weekend, my lone experience with south Asia’s IT boomtown was crossing the street between its central bus and train stations. Simple enough in theory—but, owing to the city’s notorious Friday-night traffic and […]
In which Bwog staffer Hillary B. unearths a trove of desperate preteen pleas. The other day, one of my fellow interns at the marketing/publicity firm where I work turned to me and asked, “Do you know what happened to all the Good Charlotte fan mail?” That band once had been among our clients, and we’ve […]
Not again! Here comes the third of five installments of Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson’s travels to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. In this segment: poignancy, “cooking with gas,” the earth’s most important room, plate tectonics, and a healthily collaborative working environment! As we head to the Core Lab, Brusa picks up two […]
Hear ye, hear ye. The second of five installments of Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson’s travels to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York has arrived. In this segment: Doc Ewing, explosions in New Jersey, a trap door in Schermerhorn, space constraints, seafaring, more explosions, general disarray, a very famous kitchen, and bees! Doc […]
Welcome to the first installment in our five-part series on Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, that mystifying, Columbia-owned haven of higher learning in Palisades, New York, that no one really knows anything about – until now! Bwog correspondent Addison Anderson takes us through the history, the mystery, and the all-around good time that is waiting for you […]
Bwog staffer Brendan Ballou’s musings from his great state… If you live in Minnesota, you waited for Robert Altman’s new film A Prairie Home Companion with mixed emotions—specifically, fear and dread. After all, The Land of 10,000 Lakes came off very poorly in the Fargo (explaining that Fargo is actually in North Dakota has become […]
With the World Cup over, Berliners had to find some other way to get their kicks–and what better than a massive parade celebrating techno music and the fall of Communism? Bwog correspondent Joyce Hau reports that over 120,000 scantily clad people (some estimates ranged much higher) throbbed to the beats of DJs Paul van Dyk […]