Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Freshmen, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since your tour guide mentioned it during your first Columbia visit. Everyone else, get some free hot chocolate and take the same Instagram pics you do every year. It’s tree lighting time! The Tree Lighting Ceremony runs from 6-7 pm today on College Walk. Festivities start at 5 pm, though, […]
In our somewhat-regular feature In Defense Of, we bring much-needed support to the most maligned Columbia (or life) institutions. This week, sometimes studier Alexandra Avvocato puts her books aside to defend that most notorious of reading rooms: Butler 209. As a freshman, I avoided Butler 209 like the plague. According to established wisdom, it was […]
Columbia has a wealth of libraries, abandoned classrooms, dorm rooms, and various corners in which to study for finals. But after the 5th day in a row wandering around Butler for 45 minutes trying to find a seat, even the most impressive library can get a little dull. Sometimes you need to practice your liberal-arts-hipster-cafe-typing […]