Clueless SEAS Bwogger Skylar Li tries to understand cutting-edge nanomedicine research, nanocrystal TV screens, and who exactly Raman is.
New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable
Bwogger Jordan Merrill ventures deep into the fiery pits of the 116 St. subway station to sit down with the famous subway rat affectionately known as Rat. My palms are sweating, a sure and obvious
Bwogger Zach Fisher details his first hand experience of studying on an incline in Lerner, and discusses his confusion at how students can productively study there.
For transfers and rising sophomores and juniors at Barnard, Elliott Hall is a convenient, if small, dorm located on Claremont. Location: 49 Claremont (corner of 119th) Nearby dorms: The Quad, the 600s Stores and restaurants: Everything in the immediate Columbia/Barnard Broadway area: MoWill, the food trucks, Pret, Shake Shack, Starbucks, Sweetgreen, UPS/FedEx, etc. Cost: Check the Barnard Housing […]
600 West 116th Street, or the dorm above Shake Shack, is a conveniently located Barnard housing option. But it has a number of inconveniences, too. Read on to weigh the pros and cons. Location: 600 West 116th Street. Nearby dorms: 616, 620, the Quad, Shapiro. Stores and restaurants: Shake Shack, Pret à Manger, University Stationary, MoWill, Sweetgreen. […]
Watt’s up with Watt? Other than being an all-around beautiful and conveniently-located building, Watt also offers students nice, apartment-style living with an off-campus feel. Read on for more deets. Location: 549 W. 113th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Nearby dorms: Right across from McBain & the brownstones (Symposium, Greek row, etc.) Stores and restaurants: Symposium, literally anything on […]
Next on our Barnard Housing Review tour is 110, or sometimes called College Residence (both very innovative, creative names). Many people say Cathedral Gardens is the dorm to live in if you’re looking for a grown-up experience, but often fail to mention 110. With its own distance from campus, non-college habitants, and residents’ privileges to buzz up […]
Location: 620 West 116th Street, at the corner of Riverside and 116th street Nearby dorms: 600, 616, the Quad (including Hewitt, Reid, Sulzberger and Brooks), Woodbridge, Claremont Nearby restaurants/stores: Vine, Halal carts, Morton Williams, Starbucks, $weetgreen Cost: ?? Amenities: Bathrooms: Each suite has its own shared bathroom. Some of the suites (B suites on the […]
Future freshmen have a look at this review if you think one half (the better half) of the LLC may be for you. Rising sophomores have already picked into this lovely dorm, so now it’s up to you to fill the leftover spaces. Location: 1124 Amsterdam (between 115th and 116th, part of the freshman quadrangle) […]
Housing reviews continue with this redheaded stepdaughter of Columbia housing: Carlton Arms. Where is it? Who knows. Who lives there? No clue. Is it a solid place to live? That’s where we come in. So just sit back, relax, and embrace Carlton Arms. Location: 362 Riverside Drive Nearby dorms: Carlton is so remote it isn’t […]
Housing has taught us we’ll never win the lottery, but maybe you’re not such a glum chum. Make the best of a bad situation by reading through our pertinent, updated housing reviews—and maybe you won’t have to stoop to doing unspeakable things. Today, we bring you Ruggles, aka a building that should be a children’s […]
We have come to our last day of housing reviews, and today, we’re covering two dorms for you. First up–Watt! Good luck with housing selection, and remember, there’s always McBain! Location: 549 West 113th Street Nearby dorms: Across the street from Symposium and McBain. Around the block from Broadway and Hogan. Stores and restaurants: All the […]