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CCSC Introduces Your Overlords

Managing Editor Zack Abrams covers the inaugural meeting of Fall 2019’s Columbia College Student Council. If you can do this job better than him (you can) apply to become the new CCSC Bureau Chief!

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GSSC Talks Conflicts Of Interest And Childcare

Newly crowned GSSC Bureau Chief Zöe Sottile swung by the Satow Room to cover this week’s meeting of General Studies Student Council. If you want to watch the drama and discourse yourself, check out GSSC at 8 pm on Tuesday nights.  General! Studies! Student! Council! This is the week of elections, so get out there […]

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Bwoglines: April Fools Edition

Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid died yesterday of a heart attack in Miami. She left unfinished a luxury apartment building near the High Line, and we also kind of wish she’d been able to re-design Lerner. (New York Times) New satellite imagery shows evidence that the Vikings reached the southern coast of Newfoundland. We only needed […]

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Never Go Away, But Please Never Get Old

In the latest installment of our ongoing series of EIC reflections in celebration of Bwog’s big birthday, our second-ever Editor-in-Chief, Lydia DePillis, remembers life back when Gmail was new. Lydia remained a journalist, and now works for the Washington Post. Few things have made me feel older than the realization that Bwog, this little project we […]

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Writing Tips And Cadaver Stories With Mary Roach

Intrepid Bwogger Ross Chapman ventured to writer Mary Roach’s lecture at CU for a night of debauchery, drinking, and dirty secrets about the Department of Defense. Read on for the less-dramatized details. “Turns out, diarrhea can be a threat to national security.” Dodge 501 was filled to the brim with (mostly wine-drinking) students last night […]

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LectureHop: When Journalists Are Targets

Lectures around campus have already begun for the semester, and Media Maven Max Rettig went to check out a lecture on conflict journalism and the late James Foley. “I wish we had a more upbeat topic for you, but we don’t want to hide the truth from you” was the opening line of this panel […]

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Tree Lighting 2013: A Comprehensive Review

A significant portion of our staff was unwilling unable to attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony last night, but hey—ain’t those lights pretty? This year’s Tree Lighting has been lovingly summed up by the one staffer who actually sat through the whole thing: Singing was boring. Speeches were boring. Oh one minute of silence for Nelson […]

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Bwoglines: Pseudoscientific Edition

Drop everything and pick up a chocolate bar! Columbia’s Dr. Messerli releases the most important advancement in medical history—one that allows us to eat chocolatey treats! Because hey, all the Nobel Prize winners are doing it. (Examiner) Our very own Nicholas Lemann (well, not ours anymore) asserts that journalism is doing just fine, thank you. (Daily […]

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Bucket List: Ban Ki-Moon, Iraq, Judith Butler

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended “Address by Ban Ki-Moon” Monday, April 2, 5:00 pm, Low […]

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LectureHop: Stone Keeps Rolling

Less than ten minutes into his lecture in the Journalism School’s Joseph Pulitzer World Room on Thursday night, Eric Bates called out the elephant in the room. “It’s really not possible to get together in a room full of journalists anymore without talking about the profession itself,” the executive editor of Rolling Stone admitted. Standing […]

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Free Food in the Internet Age

There was once a time when finding free food just meant following your nose. Not so, in this Internet age. We at Bwog make it our mission to post every free food offer that comes our way, and this event is no exception. If you’ve got a craving for unidentified “refreshments,” hop on over to […]

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Sage Advice

Allow us to take advantage of our ability to post at leisure, and direct your attention to the 
Henry 
Pringle 
Lecture, delivered by Nate Silver to the graduating class of the Journalism School early last week. Yes, Bwog may be more likely to prick up our ears at the title “Advice for Young Journalists in […]

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Spec at Sploggerheads

Here we go again: the Spectator is currently planning an overhaul of their website (for those curious, it’ll be the third such overhaul in four years). An email to Spec staff reveals that the new homepage will squash all of their current Splogs (check out our coverage here) into one giant mega-Splog to supplement the […]

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Howard French, On Himself

On Monday evening, Bwog’s Claire Sabel joined Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA) to hear journalist, author, photographer and most recent addition to J-School faculty Professor Howard French talk about his life and work. French has had a fascinating career in journalism, spent predominantly working for the perennial Columbia favorite, the New York Times. […]

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PrezBo: Ready for His Close-up

What does our fearless leader do when he’s not, um, doing whatever he does everyday? He watches Dean Quigley buy soup and he appears on public television. Last night, Bwog stayed up past our bedtime to catch PrezBo on Charlie Rose. Bollinger and the nearly equally dapper Mr. Rose spent most of El Presidente’s half […]

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