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From The Issue: Gravitas In The Glitz

Nightlife sociologist Victor P. Corona has traveled past the velvet ropes of New York’s wildest clubs, cocktail spots and cabarets, contributing to his field in an irresistibly idiosyncratic–and iridescent–way. In pivoting his academic focus from the military to the world of drag queens and glam scenes, Corona seeks to dissect their hold on our national […]

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From The Issue: Crossing The Border

This piece from the Orientation issue of the Blue and White, written by Emma Bogler CC ’17, explains and explores the disappearance of the Columbia Daily Spectator’s City News Section and what this means for the paper and the student body as a whole in relation to the greater city. There’s this old joke about American journalism and its […]

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From The Issue: On Duty

We bring you a second piece from the most recent issue of the Blue and White: Ian Truegar writes about the experiences of American military veterans reevaluating their assumptions of the Middle East due to classes in the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies department. Columbia University has the highest proportion of undergraduate military […]

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From The Issue: Defining The Discourse

Defining the Discourse Analyzing Columbia’s most polarizing issue by Yasemin Akçagüner For the first time this year, Israeli Apartheid Week—organized by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)—was protested not just by pro-Israel students on campus, but also by a blow-up Pinocchio doll rumored to cost around $800. IAW, as […]

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From The Issue: Customs, But No Check

This article from the December issue of The Blue and White focuses on the experiences of international CU students and the trials and tribulations of finding (and keeping) work while in school. Customs, But No Check What the visa lottery means for international students at Columbia by Julie Moon A few weeks ago, Omar Abboud, SEAS ’16 and […]

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From The Issue: A Conversation With Thomas Roma

We bring you a final piece from this month’s Blue and White featuring an interview with Thomas Roma, courtesy of Virginia Fu. Thomas Roma is a photographer and proud Brooklyn native. He has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and his work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of […]

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From The Issue: Political Climate

If you couldn’t tell, we’re obsessed with the November issue of the Blue and White and can’t stop sharing some of the great pieces from this month’s mag. Up next, we bring you a story by Staff Writer Yasemin Akçagüner about two major divestment groups at Columbia. When the University announced in June that it […]

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From The Issue: Shifting Perspective

We bring you another piece from the Blue and White‘s November issue (which is now online) by Managing Editor Channing Prend on the new Columbia research study focusing on sexual health at the university. “Last weekend I was standing in line to get into 1020…” These words could have been uttered by any number of students […]

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From The Issue: A Conversation With Christia Mercer

In honor of first-years beginning their experience of taking Lit Hum, we bring you a piece from the latest edition of The Blue and White featuring an interview between B&W writer Miriam Elzonahy and Christia Mercer.  Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy, has been at Columbia for 20 years, and served as chair […]

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Campus Characters: Alex And Grayson Warrick

A classic feature in The Blue and White, we bring you some Campus Characters from the latest issue of the mag! Virginia Fu brings us a profile on Columbia’s coolest twins—Alex and Grayson Warrick. Check out more campus characters and pieces about NSOP in the mag out now! At one point during my interview with […]

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From The Issue: Are You Doing Anything Tonight?

The Blue and White just came out with their NSOP edition of the magazine, and we are going to be posting some of our favorite pieces from the issue this week. To begin, we bring you an At Two Swords Length piece on going out (or staying in) during NSOP. Read through both sides to decide whether you […]

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From The Issue: Eating The Spoils

Itching to get off campus? So sick of John Jay and Ferris that you’d literally eat anything else? Bwog’s very own EIC and contributor to The Blue and White Taylor Grasdalen, BC ’17, went on a freegan adventure to satisfy your dumpster diving curiosities. Pick up a copy of the May issue on campus now! […]

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From the Issue: Dawn of an Office

See the Varsity Show and dying to know more about Suzanne Goldberg? Check out The Blue and White’s investigation into the Office of University Life, written by Literary Editor Virginia Fu, CC ’17. On April 13, Suzanne Goldberg, three months into her new role at the head of the Office of University Life, gave the keynote address […]

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From The Mag: Self-Service

For our last offering from our dearest Mother Magazine, The Blue and White, we present Senior Editor Channing Prend’s, CC ’17, look into Columbia’s Community Scholars Program. Like any other student, Eric Washington has a CUID, logs in using his UNI, and takes courses at Columbia. Yet he’s not enrolled in any of the university’s 20 […]

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At Two Swords’ Length: Should You Read The Comments

For this issue’s ATSL, The Blue and White endeavored to grapple with the most pressing question concerning the Columbia community (or, perhaps, just Bwog readers): should you read the comments? While we obviously think you should, Features Editor and magazine contributor Tatini Mal-Sarkar, CC ’17, tells you why, and staff writer Mabel Taylor, BC ’18, tells […]

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