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Bacchanal As Told By Someone Who Knows Nothing About Bacchanal

An anonymous Senior Staffer may or may not have accidentally ended up at the Big Gay Ice Cream Store on Bacchanal last year, having missed the opportunity to purchase a ticket, and having gotten a little too lit at pregame parties. She doesn’t regret it, but she’s here to describe the Bacchanal process through the […]

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Bwoglines: Holiday Edition

If you’re still in the city and planning on going home, you should probably think about leaving right now. (Gothamist) An early Christmas present: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are back to filming Sherlock. (Mirror) Haven’t talked to your high school friends (or your high school dealer) in a while? Here’s a guide to scoring […]

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Bwoglines: DOUBT EVERYTHING Edition

Congress has apparently decided that it won’t be passing serious legislation on privacy for the time being.  Instead, states will be responsible for making sure our search histories deepest darkest secrets aren’t available on the web.  (NYT) THE RED SOX WON THE WORLD SERIES. AGAIN.  (NYT but also do you live under a rock?) At least one […]

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Bwoglines: Sci Fi Edition

Watson and Crick didn’t have the full story, it appears! Scientists at the University of Cambridge have released a new study showing that 4-stranded DNA exists within the human genome. (Fro Sci didn’t prepare me for this!) It is being called the G-quadruplexes, and there is excitement over its potential to aid in cancer research. Only […]

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Vincenzo Has “Grown So Much”

Stephan Vincenzo—oops, it’s Perez–is back on TV to discuss the “prescription epidemic” sweeping the country. Again! Dressed to the nines (again), Perez also talks about returning to New York for trial and his forthcoming graduation from Emory University. The video won’t embed for us, but you can watch him tell his “story about redemption” here. […]

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Bwoglines: Spring? Cleaning Edition

Discipline and punish. (The Economist) NoCo is saving the environment! (Sacramento Bee) Change is coming to the Central Valley. (New York Times) Good Guy Anonymous, stopping child pornographers. (Time) The FBI can’t seem to keep track of its super secret spy gadgets. (TechDirt)   Questionable behavior via Wikimedia Commons

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Bwoglines: Breaks and ‘byes Edition

New York Times foreign correspondent and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Shadid passed away in Syria due to a severe asthma attack. (Columbia Journalism Review) Jon Stewart has temporarily cornered the market on late night satire. (New York Times) Corruption is everywhere. (The Guardian) Never take candy from strangers undercover cops. (AlterNet) Bunnies via Wikimedia […]

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Bwoglines: The War on _____ Edition

Fighting the war on lame hats Drugs: Latin American leaders call for drug regulation because the War on Drugs isn’t working. (Washington Post) Body Fat: Analysts are slaves to passion. (Yahoo!) Tax Evasion: Society expects something of you! (The Atlantic) Contraception: More fancy hats. (New York Times)   Ye Olde Analysts via Wikimedia Commons

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Operation Ivy League Actually Happened in 1973

On December 7th, 2010, five Columbia students were arrested for allegedly dealing marijuana, LSD, cocaine, Adderall and ecstasy. Four of the five students arrested were members of fraternities. They were arrested after allegedly selling drugs to an undercover cop. This is a story you now know well. Exactly thirty-seven years earlier, on December 7, 1973, […]

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Bwog found Mickey Avalon’s backstage spread rather ordinary – fruit, iced water, some Red Bull. When Zoe Camp and Peter Krawczyk showed up to interview him before last night’s show, they couldn’t detect slightest sign of illicit behavior – for all we know, it could have been Al Gore’s green room. But then out walked […]

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Free Food: Munchies Edition

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is holding a phone banking event to end marijuana prohibition in California in 501 Lerner with free pizza from Angelina’s (105th and Broadway). Apparently there’s some sort of competition between other SSDP groups nationwide to see who can make the most calls, with the winner taking home a banner. Bwog […]

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Eyepoke: Soul Searching Edition

Quick – get your Tamagotchi African villager avatar – lest you be trapped by your own limited, soon-to-be-obsolete pen-and-paper way of learning. Watch out for them drugs, kids! You might end up accidentally cheating by outsourcing your work to yourself. An awkwardly short list of nothing particularly awkward or noteworthy. Riot grrl#~~!!* Oh! The shame!

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AltSpec: Procrastination Alert

Thanks to one of the few female graduates in the early days of the law school, copyright law was blessed with the “fair use” clause.  Here’s to in-class movies and music. Measles, mumps, and rubella are frightening now, but as a child you would have preferred putting off your immunization visits to being saved from […]

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QuickSpec: Happy Holidays Edition

Here’s a trippy opinion piece called “The Benefits of Smoking” that doesn’t contain a single word. [ed: Spec has, for some reason, removed this article in the last hour.] Pete Seeger lived through the 60’s. That must have been so sick, man. Wait, why was he at Teacher’s College again? No one will ever suspect […]

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AltSpec: Denials Edition

The real world media reveals that Columbia’s full of denial this week. The Alps don’t exist.  Really? Bananas aren’t blue.  Really! Traylessness isn’t all that bad.  Obviously. The drug war isn’t publicized enough.  Irresponsibly. CU Med school doesn’t get questionable donations?  Honestly!

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