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Columbia-Themed Knuc Tat Ideas

Managing Editor Zack Abrams brings you some Columbia-themed knuckle tattoo ideas so you can show off your school spirit to everyone you meet forever. Who wouldn’t want that? 

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CULPA Quotes That Should Catch More Eyes

CULPA is your friend who has taken every class with every professor and can tell you how much of the reading you actually have to do, if the professor’s voice will put you to sleep, whether the class is worth taking, ect. Usually the site gets the most traffic at the end of each semester during course selection, […]

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From The Issue: A Conversation With Christia Mercer

In honor of first-years beginning their experience of taking Lit Hum, we bring you a piece from the latest edition of The Blue and White featuring an interview between B&W writer Miriam Elzonahy and Christia Mercer.  Christia Mercer, Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy, has been at Columbia for 20 years, and served as chair […]

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Lit Hum Syllabus Changes Tentatively Decided

According to anonymous sources, the committee in charge of next year’s Lit Hum syllabus has arrived a series of changes to the curriculum. While not final, these changes are not expected to undergo much revision. Shakespeare’s King Lear, one of the most resilient texts in the history of Lit Hum, will be absent from next year’s syllabus. The play […]

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Bwoglines: “Classics” Edition

If you haven’t already heard, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel to everyone’s favorite book from middle school, To Kill a Mockingbird. (New York Times) Here’s a preview of Disney’s upcoming short based on last year’s hit film Frozen. (Huffington Post) Another article on Super Bowl commercials: Why “feminist” ads–such as the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always–aren’t enough. (New […]

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The Official Lit Hum Drinking Game

It’s only the beginning of the semester, so you still have a fair amount of time before you really have to buckle down and get serious in order to please your parents (who are spending over 60k a year on tuition) (hahaha capitalism) and get those As. Before the stress settles in, how about combining […]

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Midterms Monday In Emojis

If your midterm is in five minutes, if you forgot how to read full sentences, if you never even ordered the Lit Hum books, don’t panic – say hello to your new best studying companion. Here for your enjoyment/minor alleviating of midterms anxiety are full summaries of the Lit Hum books covered on the upcoming midterm […]

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Lit Hum: The First Lecture

For our young NSOP-ers, the academic year has already begun. Intrepid Iliad-er and  Feisty Freshperson Garrett Donnelly gives us his report of the first Lit Hum lecture. So we all walk into Roone Arledge Auditorium, each with our slightly dusty copies of The Iliad (thank God for the three-day weekend), to inaugurate our class’ entrance […]

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Reading Lit Hum’s Rapes

While Bwog is generally not about the op-ed lifestyle, sometimes we’re tipped articles that we think are important to talk about. The following was sent to us by CC first years Miles Hilton, Lara Tang, and a third writer who wished to remain anonymous. This piece does not reflect the opinions of Bwog or its […]

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What LitHum Teaches You

After reading this NYTimes article about literature teaching you social skills, Bwog quickly brainstormed compiled through much effort the complete set of life-lessons first-years will glean from LitHum. Iliad: Sometimes when people get angry they kill people. Odyssey: Non cosi fan tutte. Histories: People lie to make their stories better. Oresteia: Systems of law are helpful. Oedipus: […]

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The First Lit Hum Class: Yea, Paradoxes!

CC first-years made it through their first class!  Here, Joseph Milholland, CC’17, tells us all about what happened beyond those Roone Arledge doors.  If you would like to write about any of the events (or parties) at NSOP, please email tips@bwog.com. As we entered the Roone Arledge Auditorium, RAs handed out bookmarks, which either listed […]

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Bwog Asked: First Class of Lit Hum

In memory of one of the best things said at a First Lit Hum Class, Bwog asked freshmen, as they were leaving Roone Arledge, to complete the following sentence:  The Iliad is like: the Bible. a journey. boring. Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert hosting the White House Correspondents dinner for George W. Bush. no other book. […]

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Waking Up With Bwog: You’ve Totally Got This All Figured Out

A hearty welcome to the TVC students today!  We hope your day goes smoothly.  If you see or hear anything funny, or if you just need someone new to talk to, go ahead and email tips@bwog.com — we’d love to hear from you! Today’s Highlights: Move In for TVC students, 9 am-1 pm Individual Advising […]

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ID Section of Lit Hum Final Leaked, Not Included in Final Score

Dear readers, we wish we were lying. We were intending to take today lightly, give everyone some space to breathe, give you fun things to watch and read, maybe talk about puppies coming to campus (more on that in a later post). Instead, however, we’ve been informed that this fine university possibly has another widespread cheating […]

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Your Lit Hum Study Guide, In Convenient Dialogue Form

Are you a freshman in CC, a sophomore in SEAS, or some weirdo who just takes Lit Hum for fun? You must be shitting some archetypical bricks for your final tomorrow, so Bwog decided to help you. We’ve succinctly and helpfully summarized all the books in the second semester Lit Hum syllabus! These will guarantee […]

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