Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev discusses his 2017 film Directions, explains his gravitation towards fiction film as opposed to documentaries, and expresses his optimism for the future of Bulgarian films.
On Saturday night, Bwog received screenshots of messages from the GroupMe of Columbia’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).
Bwog’s resident Brit, Liv, decided to try out rushing at the start of this semester. Knowing very little about the process, this follows her totally cliché journey into Columbia’s Panhellenic life and provides a window into what it was like for an international kid…
While Columbia has Greek life, Staff Writer Alicia Benis knows all too well about actual Greek life. In the spirit of Family Weekend, and her actual Greek dad visiting, she explains why Butler is absolutely every Greek dad’s dream. If you haven’t noticed by now, I seem to have a special affinity towards Butler. I […]
We bring you another piece from our Cool Older Sister publication, the Blue and White. Ben Schneider, CC ’17, writes about the increasing participation in Greek life and what this means for the War on Fun. “I never expected to be part of a sorority because I did think it was antifeminist,” Blair Wilson, CC ‘18, […]
On Monday, January 25, Anushua (Shua) Bhattacharya published an op-ed in the Spectator about her experience with sorority recruitment and sorority culture on campus. Over the past few days, other women who are in sororities or have resigned from sororities on campus have reached out with their perspectives in response to Shua’s op-ed. In this […]
Yesterday evening, the Inter-Greek Council (IGC) held elections for their board, including the election of a new Judicial Board Chair. An anonymous tipster sent us details on the election process, accusing current IGC Director of Internal Affairs and Sigma Nu member Teddy Finkelstein, CC ’17, of unfair organization of last night’s elections. In addition to organizing the elections, […]
This weekend I avoided homework, frat parties, and sporting events, and participated in a revelatory experience: the Intergroup Community Building Initiative (ICBI), hosted by Barnard Student Life and Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs. The goal of the conference was to “build real connections across different identity communities, make new friendships, and become engaged in […]
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 […]
Registration for spring Panhellenic formal recruitment ended on Wednesday at midnight, and now PNMs (Potential New Members) will wait until early February to start the stressful four-day process. For the next month, they’ll search for the one sorority of the five that fits them best. In the interim, current sisters will try to represent their […]
After hearing about toddler frat Sigma Alpha Epsilon having their recognition withdrawn, Bwog’s Sarah Faith Thompson sat down with two former senior brothers. They spoke openly about what happened under the condition of anonymity. The night began with a pregame in a frat member’s suite where pledges were invited via mass text message. Senior members […]
Zeta Beta Tau has lost its brownstone over what we hear was a party violation. ZBT, the baseball fraternity, was on thin ice after last semester’s still unspecified hazing incident, and would have lost its charter then had KevSho not intervened and reversed the Greek Judicial Board’s recommendation, so long as they adhered to a zero-strike […]
After a hazing scandal that put ZBT in high risk of losing its charter and subsequent controversy and mockery, a statement by the fraternity announced that the decision to rescind the charter was officially reverted. Spec has the full story, reporting that KevSho made the decision after meeting with ZBT and Greek Judicial Board leadership. While […]
Earlier tonight, the Spectator reported that an unidentified Greek organization would lose its charter because of a hazing incident. Details concerning the nature of the infraction and the specific organization have not yet been disclosed by administrators or the Inter-Greek Council, though one commenter speculated that it was Zeta Beta Tau. Columbia defines hazing as an action […]
Bwog spoke with former Greek Judicial Board (GJB) Chairman Matthew Renick about his resignation following the decision on the 114th street brownstones. The GS/JTS student is former President of AEPi. In interview below, Renick explains himself. Bwog: Do you think the statement was appropriate? Do you regret sending it? Renick: No, I do not regret […]
Matthew Renick, GS/JTS ’13 and former President of AEPi, was Chairman of the Greek Judicial Board—until today, when he resigned by email. “My decision,” he wrote, “is based in large part on my reaction to the Brownstone Application Committee’s decision.” He called Dean Martinez’s management of the committee “absurd and out-of-line,” and protests that the committee […]