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In Defense Of: McBain

McBain, one of the most popular sophomore dorms at Columbia, gets a lot of flak. Senior Staffer Jake Tibbetts wants to correct the record.

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In Defense Of: Standing “On Line”

Last night, it came to the attention of Senior Staff Writer Abby Rubel that some people refuse to stand “on line,” preferring instead to stand “in line.” After a heated exchange, she decided to defend her position below. Saying that you’re “on line” is correct. The line of people is guided by an imaginary line on […]

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In Defense Of: People Playing The Piano In The Piano Lounge

Every time I tell people I like to study in the Lerner piano lounge, I get a response that sounds something like “but how could you possibly study while people are playing the piano?” Obviously, if you want a totally silent study space, the piano lounge is not for you. But I don’t understand why […]

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In Defense Of The Butler Brusher

In recent times, Bwog members have been horrified to see various members of the Columbia community using the Butler bathrooms to brush their teeth. What’s wrong with them? An obsession with oral hygiene? Bwogger Gabbie Kloppers investigates, and comes to the defense of the Butler Toothbrusher. It started with only one incidence, late one Sunday […]

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In Defense Of: Not Getting A Summer Internship As A First Year

Before everyone freaks out: Internships are a great way to gain experience in a field of interest, help bulk up a resume for future employment, and cross a potential career path off your list. This is merely the argument that there are other, equally valuable ways to spend your summer. Those of you who’ve already […]

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In Defense Of: Not Studying At Butler

During this trying time of finals, papers, and questioning every life decision you’ve ever made, Bwogger Betsy Ladyzhets offers a single piece of advice: if you value your emotional well-being, don’t go to Butler. It’s that time of year again. You have an important choice to make: do you put your emotional health and well-being […]

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In Defense Of: Not Celebrating Halloween

Eschewing the celebration of Halloween. It might be an unpopular opinion, but it’s an important one (arguably, even, the moral one). Bwog staffer Phoebe Newton bravely faces capitalism and the masses to stand up for what she believes in–what is truly right–the eradication of Halloween. Of course I hate Halloween. I can understand the overwhelming […]

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In Defense Of: Campus Traditions

This week is a toxic mix for our productivity: it’s beautiful out, yet there is so much to be done before we can bask in the sunlight forever. It seems like we can’t do one without sacrificing the other, because there aren’t enough (any) outlets in the great outdoors to keep your computer charged long […]

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In Defense Of Babysitting As A College Student

Bwog’s Internal Editor Britt Fossum is passionate about chemistry, Discworld, and taking care of your children. In this edition of In Defense Of, she tackles the stereotypes of being a babysitter while in college. I usually like to stay close to campus on weeknights. I get a bit anxious if I’m too far away from Butler […]

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In Defense Of: Not Studying Abroad

Many students are off on their glorious study abroad trips for this Spring semester, and the feeling of being left in New York may bring some students down about. While studying abroad may feel like the latest trend, it is not necessarily the best decision for everyone. New York Lover Courtney Couillard defends deciding not to […]

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In Defense Of: A Reading (For Fun) Week

Looking for a non-traditional way to prepare for finals? Josh Dillon presents his argument for the best way to spend your reading week days. Reading week: those special four days per semester when students attempt to cram weeks worth of unread books and unsolved problems into their heads. For many, this means camping in Butler […]

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In Defense Of: Keeping Busy During Reading Week

Britt Fossum can’t sit still when there are things to stress about during finals season. So instead of spending her downtime curled up around a hot computer, she actually goes out and does stuff. No Netflix? No problem. I worry about a lot of things during reading week. I worry about my health, my grades, […]

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In Defense Of: Living “Off” Campus

Many students have finally cozied into their new homes in the dorms, beginning to realize that they love or hate the decision they spent months making last spring. Big Plimpin resident Courtney Couillard defends the choice of living in dorms farther from the main campus. Living away from campus in either off-campus housing or some […]

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In Defense Of: Uni Café

It’s time to bring back our somewhat regular In Defense Of feature, where we uphold the hated, disgusted, and all-around avoided Columbia establishments. This week, food eater Josh Dillon leaves the Ferris omelet line to grab some yogurt and support Uni Café. I don’t consider myself a foodie, food connoisseur, or even healthy. I’m a sophomore with 14 meals/week […]

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In Defense Of: Disruptive Protests

In this installment of “In Defense Of,” Julia Goodman protests the protest of protests.  We promise this article will be way easier to read (and way more enjoyable) than that just was. Yesterday, a disturbing editorial ran in the Spectator entitled “Make protesting pragmatic.” It opens with the observation that “campus protests have become less […]

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