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Buy A Meal Plan And Eat, Too

Columbia will be offering FLEX dollars to qualifying CC and SEAS students over Thanksgiving break, in order to purchase food while the dining halls are closed. Apply by this Thursday at 6 p.m. using this form. The application form asks you to confirm you are a recipient of Columbia grant funds, on a Columbia meal […]

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No Flex At Westside!

UPDATE (9:30 AM): A phone call to Westside this morning confirms that they had a problem with their servers last night which are now up and running. Our Flex tragedy is officially over. Go forth and swipe! Tragedy strikes! You either have to pay with “real” money or get your snacks elsewhere. Our tipster reports […]

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Suspense Builds As Hot Dog Machine Joins Flex

Though still devoid of frankfurters chilled, grilled, or otherwise, the Empti Lounge’s hot dog machine appears to be the newest member of Columbia’s illustrious Flex network. A technician installed a Flex reader on the front panel of the machine today, enabling you to pass off your sizeable weiner bills to your parents as soon as […]

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I Spy…Oh, Wait. Not That Guy

Two pieces of good news came in over the official Bwog wire this afternoon.  First, the first Mac Gray trucks have been spotted about campus after the Great Laundry Flex outage of 2009. Flex readers in laundry rooms all over campus have been out since just before the start of the semester, but as of […]

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Duane Reade to Use Flex After All?

A few days ago, we reported that the CVS on 96th Street and Amsterdam would be using Flex, partly at least because, according to Student Services, other neighborhood drugstores “have not responded to our invitations to join the program.” However, when Bwog checked in with Duane Reade’s manager, we learned that there may be hope […]

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CCSC: A Night of Dildos and Booze

Bwog-rover James Downie hunkered down in the Satow Room to follow the latest CCSC meeting: The meeting began with a vote on cosponsorship requests: while most of the groups received their requested amounts, the Vagina Monologues did not get money for dildos for the audience (or maybe “dildoes for the audience”–Bwog and Demetri Martin aren’t […]

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Hungarian and Flex: A Love Story (UPDATE: Nevermind, It’s Sip)

Exciting good news! According to a University Senator, the Hungarian Pastry Shop Sip has signed up to accept your Flex points. Things should be up and running by the end of the term. Let’s all go here for next year’s “Study Day” and drink 24 hours worth of espresso. UPDATE 11:35 AM: Sip was mistakenly […]

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Flex, Meet Milano

Exciting news concerning your Milano Market! Starting this Thursday, it will start accepting Flex Points. According to a Milano cashier, the “exchange rate” will be 1:1 and all products will be Flex-friendly.

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CCSC: They’re Baaa-ack…

Tidbits from tonight’s CCSC meeting: – First, the first Lerner Pub is this Thursday from 10-12 (as the rest of us try, and fail, to get into East Campus). – Excitingly, Flex off Campus, per junior class President George Krebs, is “well underway,” with a timeline put together by the administration in place. Said timeline […]

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Yes, but does it flex?

Student Services Vice President Lisa Hogarty just let you know in an e-mail that we’ll all be getting nifty new ID cards come fall (that Rita Hollander is one impressive woman). Two bits that matter.  One: the cards will NOT use our social security numbers. Bwog hopes this means that neighborhood flex points a la […]

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QuickSpec: Home for Purim Edition

City Council: Freshmen belong at Columbia Cottage, not 1020. Separate, but equal? OFFCAMPUSFLEX OFFCAMPUSFLEX OFFCAMPUSFLEX! Because you can’t dress in drag for Yom Kippur…  

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In Other News

Other quirks in recent news, for your Friday pleasure. The strike is not the only thing that has put Columbia in the news lately. According to Bwog reader James Downie, the rugby team’s planned visit to Trinidad and Tobago is also newsworthy, or at least for this Tobago publication.  The writer even refers to our […]

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Overheard: Not My Money Edition

Blue and White Managing Editor James Williams submits this Overheard: “My parents think Flex is a New York State tax.” And with a new Democratic Governor, perhaps that “tax” can increase?

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