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Freshpeople Housing Reviews 2016: John Jay

Named after one of our favorite founding fathers, John Jay is next on our freshpeople housing lineup. While this building is known for its dining halls (John Jay & its greasy younger brother, JJ’s place), there are other qualities that make it a desirable residence hall. Location: 511 W. 114th Street, New York, NY 10027 […]

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Freshpeople Housing Reviews 2015: Barnard Quad

Our freshpeople housing reviews have begun, and up next is the cozy Barnard Quad. This is the only option for all you baby Bears, so get acquainted to this quaint outdoor table setup and overwhelming presence of brick. Read on for specifics, and check back for more housing reviews later on in the week! Location: Brooks, […]

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Housing Reviews 2015: McBain

Love the vibe of Carman? Then McBain will surely be your jam. Rising sophomore heaven! Perhaps that is hyperbole… Anyway, Bwog here to tell you what to expect. Location: 562 West 113th Street Nearby dorms: Watt, Nussbaum, 113th Brownstones Stores and restaurants: Deluxe, Milano, Amigo’s, Oren’s, Tom’s, Dig Inn, Nussbaum and Wu, NYPL, basically everywhere Cost: $7,324 (same as […]

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AskBwog: Spec-cest

Dear Bwog, I am a freshman, so I don’t know much about the rules of journalism at Columbia. Here is my question—am I allowed to be part of both Bwog and Spec? Sincerely, Bwog-curious Dear Bwog-curious, We love that you’re interested in experimenting with Bwog, and we don’t care what other publications you’ve written for […]

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Freshpeople Housing Reviews 2014: Carman

To further honor the newly accepted class of 2018, Bwog is rolling out reviews of the freshman dorms on campus considering you kiddos need to pick where you want to live soon. Whether you prefer living in the same building as John Jay, or stay true to your love for Carman because it doesn’t get […]

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Consent 101

Yesterday, the Sweet ’16ers learned how to keep sex sexy with Consent 101. Below, NSOP 2012 attendee Alexander Pines takes a look at what that program consisted of, how it was received, and whether Health Services might take things a little more seriously. For the last major mandatory event of NSOP, “Mapping Your First Year […]

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Welcoming the Class of 2016

We’ve had our laughs at those overeager types who bothered turning in their applications way back in November, but now the Admission’s Department has tapped a whole new deluge of high school seniors to join the class of 2016. This is the point that marks the transcendence of current freshman from the set of innocent […]

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Overheard: No, Not That One

A girl reading The Aeneid on the subway is approached by a random older man. Guy: What are you reading? Girl: The Aeneid. Guy: Oh, I remember reading that. I liked the Iliad better. Girl: Me too. I can’t wait to finish this so I can read the Metamorphoses. Guy: Oh man, I love Kafka. Girl: Yeah, […]

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Not As Bad As McLovin, But Still

We’ve seen you “going out” at night, freshpeople. Don’t worry, we were all awkward like you at some point: handing a bouncer some poorly-made fake and praying you remembered your zip code. The Bwog staff empathizes with you as we share some stories and nuggets of information about the one thing in your wallet you […]

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COÖP Is Here!

The newest freshpersons have arrived on campus! Look at them luxuriating in the shade of this Convocation tent and probably preparing to sing Roar, Lion, Roar and eat only hummus for four days. They head out to the woods tomorrow to make the best friends anyone on has ever had in the history of the […]

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Freshpeople Housing Review: John Jay

Continuing our assistance for pre-frosh picking housing preferences, here is the second installment of Freshpeople Housing Review, in which we examine that most august residence hall, John Jay. John Jay is the other 100% first-year dorm. Rather than the double-double purity of Carman, the vast majority of JJ rooms are singles. There are a few […]

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Early Decision Stats: Lots of People Want to Go to Columbia

Halp! More numbers! Some fun facts about this year’s crop of CC/SEAS Early Decision applicants: Columbia received a total of 3,229 Early Decision applications this year (final after adjustments) 632 students, or 19.57% of the ED pool, were admitted 696 students, or 21.55% of the ED pool, were deferred to the Regular Decision pool ED […]

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Frontiers Of Science: It Ain’t Poetry

Freshpeople! You tired, you poor, you huddled masses gathering to take the Frontiers final today: we promise, college isn’t always like this. To provide some last-minute assistance, here are some haikus sent by one of your own. If you have other haikus, Frontiers-related or otherwise, leave ’em in the comments. Good luck, friends! Two distributions […]

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Dear Alex and Drunk Neighbors

Freshpeople, you destroy us! Found in Carman.

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One More Required Class

For those freshpeople too busy with their hedonistic pursuits to finish AlcoholEdu, today is the deadline! A friendly reminder to the Class of 2014 from your friends at Bwog: be sure to complete part 2 of AlcoholEdu or something may or may not happen to you.

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