Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
This week, Columbia hosted a series of speakers to share some of their work examining interactions between storytelling and academia. Bwog Sports Editor Jana Jaran attended a conference session this morning with speakers connecting the idea of narrative to topics from gay marriage to artificial intelligence.
At a special edition of the Columbia Journalism School’s Film Fridays series, The Post was screened last night in Pulitzer, followed by a conversation with the film’s two screenwriters. EIC Betsy Ladyzhets (who found some of the film’s moments of miscommunication between WaPo’s EIC and publisher hitting a little too close to home) attended, and was appropriately inspired. […]
Bwog Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman went to the latest event put on by Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach. Here are his thoughts on Signal to Noise. Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach is one of the University’s strongest programs for engaging with students and the public through free and accessible lectures and shows. Their events run a gamut […]
On Thursday evening, the Russian community of Columbia came out in high numbers to listen to and challenge Ksenia Sobchak, one of the opposition candidates running against Vladimir Putin in the upcoming Russian election. Betsy Ladyzhets, EIC and interested party whenever someone challenges Putin, was there to take copious notes and write belated coverage. When […]
Last night, SisterSpit, “a night of storytelling and poetry” hosted by Barnard Student Life, kicked off the semester with powerful performances from students and guests alike. Staff Writer Zöe Sottile attended the event and wrote about her experience there. As its contribution to MLK Legacy Week, Barnard Student Life hosted its third annual SisterSpit yesterday. Though […]
On Wednesday, Barnard’s Diana Event Oval hosted the women behind some of the most iconic visuals and sounds of last years Women’s March. Bwogger and Bwog photographer (Bwotographer?) Aliya Schneider attended the event and got the scoop on what it means to be a modern-day artist-activist. Joan Snitzer (Co-Chair and Director of Visual Arts, Art […]
A group of Barnard Speaking Fellows hosted an event last night in honor of the launch of their new podcast, “The Speakeasy”. Betsy Ladyzhets, Bwog Editor and Writing Fellow, attended the event, and was both entranced and inspired by the podcast’s words. Last night, a group of Barnard Speaking Fellows led by Allison Emmet (BC […]
In this EventHop, Borscht-y Betsy has a cathartic experience while enjoying the finer things in life, i.e. Eastern European music and literature at the Italian Academy this week. When I stepped into the Italian Academy on Tuesday evening for an event called “Music & Literature Presents Dubravka Ugrešić and Victoria Polevá”, I had no idea […]
Last week, an event named “Ayiti Cherie: The Next Chapter,” a celebration of Haitian culture was held at the Diana Event Oval. This was to the delight of Bwog’s sensation, Tamsin Pargiter, who with much elation went to the location for a Haitian vacation to cure her starvation. Here’s the narration: I arrived at the […]