As finals week begins and the overwhelming stress that looms over our campus grows, it’s important to remember that students who struggle with mental health issues are everpresent members of the larger Barnumbia community.
We need all the comfort we can get with finals (and snow!?) around the corner. Enjoy a gooey, chocolate-hazelnutty, warm mugful of goodness as you study.
In the latest continuation of the running series, the Bwog Staff discusses the albums, old and new, that defined their semester. If you need something new to listen to, check these out!
Facebook is moving ever closer to its long-awaited IPO, rumored to value the company at over $100 billion. (WSJ) It has recently been announced that Lana Peters, Joseph Stalin’s only daughter, died of colon cancer in Wisconsin on November 22, 2011. (BBC) The AMR corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, has filed for Chapter […]
Bwog is languidly clearing our virtual newsdesk today, bringing you a selection of interesting and possibly relevant headlines from the past few weeks. We hope that these stories, tenuously connected to Columbia, will reflect a similar degree of detachment from the establishment in your minds. One of the undercover cops in Operation Ivy League was […]
NYU’s adopted hawk family, Violet and Bobby, have been the subject of a lot of concern recently. Bird experts, and Bwog, claimed that the pair’s eggs past due earlier this week, but to the shock and surprise of live stream viewers, one chick has since emerged! College students aren’t the only people who procrastinate in/on […]
The end of Girl Scout cookie season always comes too soon. This is your last week to stock up Samoas. (Village Voice) It’s also Bird Week! Naturally, elegant photos of our avian affiliates flood the NYC blogosphere. Keep a lookout for our own nearest and dearest. (City Room) Is PR beating out newsrooms? This is […]
Reasons why these days are not the best days: Parts of the world are at risk from nuclear fallout. Yet another fun/terrifying way to use Google Earth. (Fast Company/Arcade Fire) Columbia dramatically scales back its new public school for those affected by its multi-billion-dollar expansion, angering residents. Does this surprise you? (DNAinfo) NYU’s hawk Bobby […]
Ivo Sanader Gordon Bajnai, former prime minister of Hungary, will be a visiting scholar at Columbia in the Fall. Hopefully, he won’t suffer the same fate as Ivo Sanader, the last former prime minister of an Eastern European country to visit Columbia. (Politics.HU) Why does Snoop Dogg need us to pay him so much for […]
Congress avoids a full government shutdown and passes a last-minute budget deal that plans to cut $38 million from federal spending. While Planned Parenthood and other groups that provide abortions should go relatively unharmed, President Obama admits that “some of the cuts accepted by Democrats ‘will be painful.'” (NYT) Columbia superstar professor of mathematics and […]
Share with your neighbors So if you have a crazy/violent/cool hawk roaming your college neighborhood, show the NYU-ers some love and let them have one too. (NYU Local) Don’t talk back Unless you’re invited to by the J-School, that is. In which case, you should plead “complexity” like NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger did this past week. […]
Roses are red, Brown must be blue, Since Emma Watson is leaving… We would be too. (EmmaWatson.com) There is nothing quite as annoying— With our hearts cab drivers start toying, “Where do you want to go? Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn? Ha, no!” Caught on tape, the act’s self-destroying. (NYT CityRoom) Speculation ensues; New, very low number […]
PoliticalLine: Our very own Jeffrey Sachs (director of Columbia’s Earth Institute) did not approve of Obama’s State of the Union Address. Media caught up with him on a bus from Zurich to Davos. That’s usually where Bwog goes, too, to express disapproval. (WSJ) HawkLine: Apparently we’re not the only news outlet with a thing for […]