As finals week begins and the overwhelming stress that looms over our campus grows, it’s important to remember that students who struggle with mental health issues are everpresent members of the larger Barnumbia community.
We need all the comfort we can get with finals (and snow!?) around the corner. Enjoy a gooey, chocolate-hazelnutty, warm mugful of goodness as you study.
In the latest continuation of the running series, the Bwog Staff discusses the albums, old and new, that defined their semester. If you need something new to listen to, check these out!
Politico has an early copy of MSNBC reporter Richard Wolffe‘s new book Renegade, about Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and among his many tales is the following confrontation between Joe Biden and John McCain during the ServiceNation forum (presumably in Lerner). When Sen. John McCain wouldn’t return the phone calls of Sen. Joe Biden, the never-subtle […]
If you’ve procrastinated about volunteering for a presidential campaign this season, few precious hours remain to get your fill of phonebanking. Bwog Daily Editor Mariela Quintana has compiled the following Procrastinator’s Guide to Phonebanking. McCain: Bwog could not find any information about phonebanking for McCain, but the candidate’s website offers a comparable alternative. (You must […]
A fair number of you politically inclined tipsters have sent us the CNN story about Palin’s mention of Rashid Khalidi’s relationship with Obama. (Good to know you aren’t harboring a grudge against CNN!) Anyway, Palin characterized MEALAC Professor Khalidi — whom she noted was a “political ally” of Obama’s — as a “former spokesperson for […]
As the fundraising for the presidential campaign wraps up, the Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled a total of all donations from “professors, college administrators, and other educators,” and has found that Columbia actually ranks higher among institutions donating to McCain than ones donating to Obama. In fairness, this is only a shocking stat before […]
So, having flubbed Spec’s tricky midterm schedule (just go read yesterday’s issue), we’re back again to Quicking something else—this time last night’s final presidential debate, conclusively won by some guy named Joe. Politico’s Ben Smith – who is obsessed – uncovers that Joe isn’t registered to vote! Slate’s John Dickerson anticipates a feud with Bob […]
Over the past few days, the presidential campaign has become even more negative. Now, hot on the heels of the Senator Barack Obama campaign’s announcement that they would play up Senator John McCain’s part in the Keating Five, Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic reports that McCain’s campaign has a new target: Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi. […]
An eerie calm descended on the usually bustling Low Plaza early this afternoon when a group of Bhutanese monks performed a demon subjugation dance ritual known as Tum Ngan. Intended to eliminate evil spirits in the surrounding area, the ritual comforted many still shaken by the presence of a Jumbo McCain while frustrating Ghostbusters enthusiasts […]
The school year has started again, and so Bwog’s “White House Bureau Chief” Jim Downie resumes his dispatches. Gather ’round, Terrible 12s, and I’ll tell you a story. See, way back in your senior year of high school, Bwog decided to ask me to write a weekly column about the election. I’ve been told the selection […]
Our new friends at this J-School blog have spotted a TV schedule for tonight’s forum on one of the trailers on Broadway. Industrious aspiring journalists that they are, they have summarized the preliminary order of events. What you need to know: The candidates will not speak until 8 p.m. (McCain) and 9 p.m. (Obama) respectively. […]
In the midst all this heart-breaking excitement about John McCain, we were reminded to check in (as we do from time to time) with his daughter Meghan, CC ’07. Today Meghan answered 11 questions for MSNBC, in which she revealed her love for HamDel and her father’s love for Tom’s. Tom’s. “Q: Your dad is […]
As the joint Obama-McCain forum rolls closer, more and more details are beginning to emerge. Last night, Bwog told you about the councils’ and groups’ plan for Thursday. Now, more details are emerging about the event itself. The first issue is seating. Many of you are no doubt wondering when those emails granting you entrance […]
Your (Columbia College) student government is officially functional! The full CCSC met for the first time tonight in Satow, where they’ll be taking care of business every week this year on Sundays at 8:00pm. “We’re going to get in, do what we need, and get out,” said a take-no-prisoners President Krebs of his meeting style. […]
Don’t fret, readers: you now have a chance to get tickets for the McCain – Obama forum! In an email sent just before noon, President Bollinger officially announced the details for the event and ticket process behind it. All one has to do is register online here between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). […]
Well, they moved quickly this time. As we wrote about before, the announcement of a joint appearance by Obama and McCain on campus next Thursday took student government and group leaders completely by surprise. Just before midnight, though, the presidents of the student councils, club governing boards, and Panhellenic councils have sent an email to […]