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At the end of last semester, Bwog reviewed the Share Meals app, just one part of Share Meals’ effort to end hunger on college campuses. Senior Staffer Abby Rubel talked to Share Meals founder Jonathan Chin about the app, the organization’s other initiatives, and what it’s doing to have a bigger presence at Columbia. Our […]

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Have you heard of Columbia’s the Share Meals app? Bwogger Ross Chapman covers this latest attempt to combat food insecurity on campus, and reminds us of the last time Columbia attempted something similar.  The launch of Share Meals, an app meant to aid food insecurity, has once again highlighted the difficulty of the Columbia community […]

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SGA Meets Mujeres

This week’s SGA met with Mujeres, furthering the notion that SGA is actually going to achieve stuff this semester and impressing our Barnard Bwogger Dassi Karp who covered the the range of issues presented at the meeting.  Barnard’s Student Government Association is really stepping up its game this semester, bringing in student groups or administrators every […]

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This week’s SGA meeting focused on food insecurity and plans to make Barnard students healthier. Changes to Barnard’s rule on “double-swiping” and the introduction of the Share Meals app have been proposed.  This week, SGA finally took a break from it’s endless line of administrative guests and strike frenzy to focus on….nothing much. Barnard’s Rep […]

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Food insecurity became a big issue on campus back in 2015, but its prominence on the activism scene has since diminished–Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman checked in on the progress of various student groups that have been working to combat hunger within the student body. 2015 was a year of hope for food insecurity on […]

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It’s the end of the semester, and we’re all unraveling a little bit – stress about exams, end-of-semester projects, and those ever-looming course evaluations is really getting to us. It appears that CCSC might not be so different – a simple discussion about the Sandwich Ambassador nearly drove CCSC into chaos. But the council still […]

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After merging with FLIP National, FLIP Columbia is able to offer students MicroGrants for this spring. However, the application for these MicroGrants had been open for four days before FLIP sent out the an email announcement on February 28th. This will likely pose a problem to those who could have filled out the application over the […]

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You’ll be glad to know what the most recent CCSC meeting was about, since Bacchanal remains the one thing that keeps you up at night, as you ponder over equality and fairness. Joe Milholland brings you the deets about that and more! Sunday night, the Columbia College Student Council decided to send out a poll to […]

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As part of an initiative to address food insecurity on campus, CCSC, administrators, FLIP, and other partners have worked together to launch Swipes, a mobile app meant to make meal-sharing easier. The app connects students who need to access dining halls with students who are nearby and can swipe them in, in a setup similar to […]

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Yesterday, CCSC, in collaboration with ESC, GSSC, FLIP, and the administration, as well as a team of independent app designers, took strides to fix the issue of food insecurity on campus by announcing several new programs. Columbia College’s student council, along with those from Engineering and General Studies, unveiled the Emergency Meal Fund, a student-provided bank […]

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Earlier tonight, CCSC announced a plan to address food insecurity at Columbia—an issue brought to the forefront by last year’s CCSC and FLIP.  The plan involves a mobile app called Swipes that will connect students who need access to dining halls to students with available swipes.  The app will be available for download “soon.” CCSC’s […]

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Recent months have brought low-income students’ straits to the attention of the greater campus and administration. Bwog Editor in Chief Taylor Grasdalen reports on the issue of food accessibility and what Columbia University students are doing to fix it. Two weeks ago, the Columbia First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) launched a campaign to promote their “Microfund,” intended to assist Columbia […]

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