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
You’re heading into finals, but the frats are heading into the Interfrat Beer Pong Conference Finals. Bwog Sports brings you the events of this week. Remember to root for your favorites! Sig Ep: Jack and Craig (12-3, 6-1 Sig Ep) defeated Greg and Jonathan (8-7, 4-3 Sig Ep) last night. Although Jack and Craig just started […]
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 […]
This week, Georgia Tech’s Phi Delta Theta chapter has been accused of using racial slurs against a fellow female student. While the fraternity insists the allegation is false, the fraternity has received disciplinary action. Luckily, Columbia’s greek life would never be that problematic, right? (Huffington Post) Ashes, ashes, we all fall down! After months of […]
The Lion just posted that Columbia’s colony of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s charter has been revoked, allegedly over a hazing incident. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has only been on campus since May 2012. Katherine Cutler responded to our inquiry with the following statement: Last spring, Student Affairs conducted a thorough review of the organization and it was […]
In an effort to keep institutional memory alive, Bwog wants to teach you about major issues and topics at Columbia. If there is something you would like to know more about, look it up on wikicu or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Today, we attempt to explain why you’re not at a frat fraternity party like all your […]
Big news for frat row! Sigma Alpha Epsilon will join the Columbia Greek community next fall after being approved by the Interfraternal Council on Wednesday, according to one of its founders. Two students, Anirbar Poddar CC’14 and Kofi Agyapong CC’15, spearheaded the effort to bring SAE to Columbia, the only Ivy League school without a chapter. […]
Admit it. You’re a little jealous of those elusive few with summer transfer housing who now get to shack up in one of the frat-houses-cum-dormitories on 114th. Check out their new digs, sans sticky floors (we hope)—the former Psi U house, pictured below. Update: The building formerly known as Pike is available for your visual […]
Are everywhere on campus tonight: Butler (including 209), 114th St., and Low Plaza. A bunch of guys clad in suits drawing attention to themselves? Must be that time of year again… Frat recruitment! Bwog hopes you have invested in a good pair of sound-isolating headphones.
Treats are everywhere! (Sike) The boys of Lambda Phi Epsilon are hoping to make your final official study day a good one: they’ll be serving free ice cream and root beer floats from 4-6 today on Ancel Plaza in front of EC. Thanks, fellas! Update, 4 PM: More from the wacky world of CU free […]
Three first year Delta Sig frat boys in an elevator. One is carrying a handful of flyers advertising an event. “Who has the tape?” “I don’t have the tape.” “I thought you had the tape.” “Do we have to go back up and get the tape?” They don’t exit the elevator. Later:
Imagine our joy when, this morning, an “important update” dropped into our inbox from the Interfraternity Council: Greek membership has exploded from 550 in 2006 to an astonishing 823 today! That’s over 50 percent growth in two years, to just about 10 percent of Barnard, the College and SEAS. There are comfortably over twice as […]
Bwog Editor Juli Weiner spent the night in the land of Brobdingnag. Names and details have been omitted to protect the innocent. Last night, twenty of the largest people Bwog has ever seen stood assembled in suits outside Butler. Passersby stopped to stare at the group, as it is not often persons of this width […]
Well, they moved quickly this time. As we wrote about before, the announcement of a joint appearance by Obama and McCain on campus next Thursday took student government and group leaders completely by surprise. Just before midnight, though, the presidents of the student councils, club governing boards, and Panhellenic councils have sent an email to […]