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Classic Bwog: First Night

Here’s an old favorite from NSOP 2006. Send your own first night stories to tips@bwog.com to inspire the freshlings. It’s your first day at Columbia. Mom and Dad just drove back to New Jersey, and you are ready to celebrate your newfound freedom. But wait. Shit! You’ve heard that Columbia is an awful party school. […]

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#tbt: Columbia Admissions Edition

Bwog continues its exploration of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. This week, Bwog’s Keeper of Secrets Kevin Chen dug through boxes of crumbling Columbia Admissions documents and found some pretty cool stuff. 1860s and 1870s Back in 1862, tuition cost $100 per year ($2400 per year in today’s dollars), Columbia advertised in local newspapers, […]

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From the Archives: And Now A Word from The New York Post

Today is Columbus Day! Two years ago, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser criticized Columbia for holding classes on Columbus Day, which prompted Jim Downie, Bwog’s editor at the time (and now op-ed web editor for the Washington Post), to pen a brilliant critique of the NYPost column. For your edification: As the coda to today’s […]

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Read Sophomoric Op-Eds of Yesteryear

Earlier this morning, our august print newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator, announced that they have put a limited number of their archives online. Until today, Spec’s archives have been read by a very small number of people—smaller, even, than the number of people who read contemporary editions. Why? Spec’s archives have only been available in […]

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Dear Bwog: Crib Configuration Edition

Behold your dorm room. It’s—It’s—It’s—nice?? Don’t be too disappointed. You’ll stain it too and make it your own. (Fun fact: JJ11 has a tainted legacy. One past resident drunkenly shat on the floor.) Anywho, college may be your first time living on your own, so you probably have some questions. We’re here to help. In […]

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From the Archives: Past Personals

True love may be foreign to The Blue and White, but the quest for it isn’t. Here we confess our hearts’ desires for the benefits of Columbia’s love-starved fops, aging professors, and resident perverts for whom the night has not yet been taken. Get inspired to submit your own personal! Seeking Men Anthro major seeks […]

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From the Archives–Casa Totalitariana

While prettying herself up for her launch party this evening (AT MONA on Amsterdam b/t 108 & 109), the Bwog has been pondering her place in history, especially as it related to the rise and fall of Fascism, which, it turns out, Columbia is not so far removed from. Casa Totalitarina By Jacob Jacobsonian One […]

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