Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
This Bwogger witnessed an epic faceoff in their Postmodernism class yesterday, which led them to question: if “blackberry” means “I love you,” what does kicking a cockroach out of a classroom mean?
Editor in Chief Isabel Sepúlveda provides the Columbia community with an actual email she sent to an actual professor teaching an actual class that’s guaranteed to get you off the waitlist. Here’s to your soon-to-be
Senior Staff Writer Jake “Jake-Luc Godard” Tibbetts woke up before 10:00 am on only one occasion over winter break: Monday, January 13, when, at 8:18 am EST, John Cho and Issa Rae announced the nominees
Editor’s note: This post has been updated to more accurately reflect the cause of the Palestinian protests. Happening in the World: Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, at protests along the border fence. The protests were in response to calls by Hamas, the group that has controlled Gaza for the last 11 years, […]
Are you a regular reader of banal SGA news? Only here for the controversial issues? Either way, Barnard Bureau Chief Dassi Karp has got you covered. Read on for a description of what went down at last night’s Rep Council meeting, and also what didn’t. Barnard’s Student Government Association seems to have decided to spend […]
Almost every week this semester, Barnard’s Student Government Association has welcomed student groups or members of the administration to talk about what they do and how SGA can help them better further their goals. This week, representatives of Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) were the main presenters. The […]
Bwogger Nadra Rahman reports from a tense and stuffy Satow Room on overflow rooms, fascist symbols, anti-Semitism, “democracy and discourse,” a “painfully white” student council, and more, as CUAD pushes to include a question on the ballot for the upcoming student council elections. Last night’s meeting of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) was […]
Besides the demonstration that will take place on Low Plaza between 11 am to 4 pm, a few events will be happening every day this week relating to Israel and Palestine. Check them out to hear the voices of Columbia students and prominent activists on both sides of the issue. Monday 9 to 10 pm: […]
Staff writer and former daily editor, Leo Bevilacqua, offers his account of last night’s panel hosted by the Center for Palestine Studies, which spotlighted journalist Ben Ehrenreich’s experiences in the West Bank. Read on to see how Israeli-Palestinian discourse, in Leo’s interpretation, can be improved and why he believes demonizing the enemy does not function […]
United States Congressman representing New York’s 10th Congressional District and CC ’69 alum Jerrold Nadler released a statement earlier today condemning the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement currently occurring on campus. BDS is an international campaign, and Nadler’s letter denounces its mission, as well as directly addresses actions of Columbia students. Nadler speaks out against […]
We just received a tip regarding Israeli Apartheid Week – more specifically, regarding recent vandalism of the posters advertising this week’s events. IAW starts this Monday and runs from February 29th to March 4th. We have also attached close up images below that show the writing on each section of torn poster. Messages include, “I LOVE Israel!” […]
This week, JTS hosted a panel with Arnold Eisen and Dr. Moshe Halbertal on modern issues with the Israeli Defense Force, its Code of Ethics, and where they stand in Gaza. Max Rettig (GS/JTS ’17) shares the discussion. As a student in the Joint Program between GS and JTS, I am incredibly privileged to explore my […]
College walk has been taken over by Israeli and Palestinian supporters. The Israeli group is standing on the Butler side, wielding Israeli flags and signs. The Palestinian side is standing in front of Low, holding up flags, signs, and yelling names of civilian casualties. Both groups are standing their ground and handing out flyers. The […]
Bwog wants to know what your living space was like this past summer. Were you back home? Staying in New York? Did you find yourself (abroad)? Send us a photo of your view or room before you move out, along with a brief description of where you were to email@example.com. This one comes from Victoria L, […]
After graduating from Columbia last year, Adam May, CC ’11, headed to Israel to volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces. On his blog, he chronicled his journey through basic training and assignment into Dover Tzahal, the Army’s media division. Now, he works as a military journalist, writing articles about the IDF for an international audience. Bwog: […]
Yet another Monday. Fall Break is behind us, and Thanksgiving is still a while away. Seems like a fairly innocuous week, doesn’t it? Little do you know your every minute is latent with meaning. This relatively arbitrary sequence of November days is playing host to not one, but at least five separate “Week of…” events. […]
Last night, famous linguist and leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky spoke on “America and Israel-Palestine: Peace and War” at Barnard’s LeFrak Gymnasium. The line to get in was long, but Bwog’s radical correspondent Peter Sterne made it inside. A full hour before Noam Chomsky was scheduled to begin speaking, the auditorium was already beginning to fill […]
In case you were wondering why a large tent and tv screens have been set up on Hamilton Lawn, it’s for the Talk Israel initiative, “a program that fosters dialogue about the changing landscape of the Middle East by setting up tents in central areas on North American campuses.” They have lots of pizza and, […]