With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
October can’t come soon enough. To get his spook on, senior Bwogger Leo Bevilacqua decided to sort through his love-hate relationship with Ryan Murphy in a productive way. MURDER HOUSE (Carman) – Where the horror begins quite literally. Plus, some unfortunate upperclassmen find themselves trapped in this liminal space for years to come as RA’s. Those […]
Columbia students really aren’t the best with maps. Whether we’re trying to figure out how Barnard works or asking international students for their images of America’s downfall, we’re learning at Bwog that you should probably have a map handy wherever you go instead of trying to remember it yourself. In this edition, we ask CC […]
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 […]
Bwog was a 90s kid—we spent a lot of our youth pretending to be sick so we could stay home and watch Friends (until Nick@Nite came on, at least). We were thusly titillated by the following tip, sent in by fellow Central Perk Pundit Grace Rosen:
Registration is open, the freshpeople are settling in, and the sun is sort of shining. Convocation’s cancellation means the lawns are more luscious than ever, so go loll about while you can. Here’s to another splendid and occasionally trying year. We missed you very much!
A few weeks ago we realized that you could kinda-sorta get free quarters from Hartley. Mahima Chablani found some other party favors at the Hospitality Desk: The Hospitality Desk is currently giving away stylin’ plastic ponchos to save us from this ugly weather. Students can also sign out space heaters fo’ free, which must be returned by […]
The Core, it has been said, is good for cocktail party chatter and not much else. You’ll be able to schmooze with people about Woolfe and iambic pentameter, yadda yadda. This post supplements the rather specific knowledge Columbia bestows on you (hey, no snark alert: we kind of love the Core) with some genuinely useless […]
The LLC hopefuls heard this afternoon from Scott Helfrich, the Associate Director of Residential Programs. Those who like sprawling kitchens and want to emulate Jack Kerouac applied early to live in Hartley and Wallach, presenting recommendations from their RAs. Those lucky enough to have been allotted their first choice now avoid the stress and uncertainty […]
Image via the BBC For once in your life (savor the moment) something’s been completed before facilities said it would be! Tipsters report that the Hartley laundry room is back in business today after last week’s spontaneous combustion; the email Housing sent out didn’t anticipate the laundry room’s return until Monday, the 27th. Not […]
Housing buzz began this afternoon in earnest when prospective Living-Learning Center residents were emailed acceptance and rejection letters from Scott Helfrich, the Associate Director of Residential Programs. Helfrich, the man who determines the fates of rising sophomores determined not to end up in the McBain shaft and a few juniors and seniors who presumably just […]
It’s a good week for free food. Counseling and Psychological Services will be hosting a study break tonight from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM with free pizza and giveaways (which Bwog assumes will also be free). That’s 112a Hartley, for those of you who don’t visit very often.
Bwogger Sara Vogel points us in the direction of the Housing website, where there is a list of all summer dorm renovations. “We cannot guarantee projects or timing,” it warns. Anyway, we are excited! Three lucky apartments in Woodbridge (right) are getting an environmentally-conscious makeover, complete with Energy Star appliances and lighting and Forest Stewardship […]
Room Hopping has been on hiatus–until today. Emi Noguchi and Noam Prywes bring you another little residential corner of paradise. For 18-year old Chelsea Ward, C ’09, “where are you from?” is an extremely complicated question. She hails from Savannah, Georgia; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Rochester, New York; and Buckinghamshire, England. Add to that the […]
In which anonymous Tipster reports mysterious Figure. Last night, around midnight, I saw a mysterious figure putting up these posters around campus. When I asked her what they were all about, she said that she likes to “jump around the roofs of Hartley” and is looking for a sidekick to accompany her. When I asked […]
Let’s not kid ourselves- we’ve all been rudely awoken by the ungodly shrieking of a fire alarm and we’ve all cursed the name and bodily person of the (usually) faceless, unknown culprits. But, thanks to the personal touch of Columbia Housing and Dining, fire alarm emails have recently included the specific suite numbers of […]