It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
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
JJ’s: home of fried food, lines longer than those for the Hamilton elevator, and more often than not, encounters we wish we would have forgotten in the morning. We collected a bunch of Bwogger’s strangest JJ’s stories; be sure to put yours in the comments! JJ’s forces friendships “One time my friends and I all […]
Students have been hit with a barrage of fire alarms in the past 48 hours: 4 times in EC. 3 times in McBain. Once in Carman. And the JJ’s sprinkler system is malfunctioning. The latest false alarm happened minutes ago in EC. Is the stress of midterms causing people to toke up at 3:30am on a […]
Sometimes, in our daily lives at Columbia, we see another student do something so inspiring that we feel compelled to share their story with everyone on campus. Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets had such an experience a few nights ago. At first glance, she seemed unassuming. Just another student milling through the Monday night JJ’s rush, […]
Beginning this school year, Columbia changed its dining hours to provide students on meal plans with 24 hour access to campus dining halls. This created a wave of excitement to students across all four colleges, but Barnard’s complicated bureaucracy has brought limitations to students’ access. We began to hear about Barnard students who attempted to eat JJ’s […]
An anonymous Senior Staffer may or may not have accidentally ended up at the Big Gay Ice Cream Store on Bacchanal last year, having missed the opportunity to purchase a ticket, and having gotten a little too lit at pregame parties. She doesn’t regret it, but she’s here to describe the Bacchanal process through the […]
As we’ve learned, after a scandal involving pipe breakage and flooding and such-and-such and a brief stint as John Jay Jay’s/VaJJ, JJ’s is coming back in full force to its cozy home in the cellars of John Jay today at 5 pm. While we remain unsure as to the exact progress of this operation, we […]
Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t indulge your sweet tooth. Barnard’s SGA discussed a number of hot button issues at this week’s meeting, including its recent survey that promised free donuts and cookies to participants. JJ’s came up as well. Bureau Chief Dassi Karp recounts the important happenings west of Broadway! The Desserts After […]
The Emmy Awards were last night, and while Game of Thrones and SNL took home awards, Lemonade did not, so what’s the point? Regardless, the biggest disappointment of the night was the quality of the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which sucked according to Gerrick D. Kennedy. (LA Times) Watch Bill De Blasio answer why Citi Bike stations […]
What’s hot, meaty, and feels soooo right? Fried chicken, of course! In our semesterly revival of 2girls1snack, first-year Bwog writers Alex Tang and Victoria Arancio sample various versions of our favorite guilty pleasure, available at places near you in uptown Manhattan. Sylvia’s Restaurant (Lennox Avenue & 127th, Harlem) It’s Thursday afternoon, and it’s been a long […]
In case you’re a first-year, a transfer, or someone with no friends at Barnard: it was announced last spring that Barnard students are now able to swipe into JJ’s as part of their meal plans. When one Bwog staff writer ventured into JJ’s last week, she overheard two Columbia students behind her in line for […]
Barnard students just received an email announcing tuition and fees for next year, as well as changes to the dining plan. Though Barnard students lost JJ’s Place access last year, they will once again be able to swipe into the dining hall in the fall. The email announced other changes as well, such as dinner being […]
You know a Facebook event is going to be good when the host puts up a disclaimer: “this is just a joke i am just a bored lady making a joke pls dont arrest me (sic).” Friends and friends of friends and maybe even that weird kid with the wraparound sunglasses in your Orgo class have all […]
We normally think of JJ’s as a magical place because of the curly fries and premixed jamba juice. But there’s something even more mystical going on beneath John Jay at night. We follow one Bwogger’s backpack as it discovers the secrets of JJ’s Place. 11:45 pm We got a swipe into JJ’s! I can’t wait to […]
Bwog has been tipped several rumors that Barnard’s administration and dining services prohibit BC students from eating at JJ’s Place. Apparently, the BC ’17 and ’18 Facebook pages are in uproar about this policy, which has been in effect since 2011, and some students are saying that they currently can’t get into JJ’s after 8 […]