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The Dance of the Glow Worms

It’s a cheery 59 degrees outside! Take your work out on the lawn, bask in the sun, read on the steps… squirm (?) on Low Plaza…

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ΣΛΓ Is Exuberant!

There is a very loud and very exciting sorority initiation going on on Low Plaza right now, next to the east fountain. Lots of singing and dancing and chanting. It’s for ΣΛΓ. It’s the most fun sorority initiation Bwog’s ever been to! Update, 8:45: It was the Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority. That’s ΣΛΓ. Sorry our […]

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40s on 40 Has Come And Gone

About 125 seniors gathered on Low around noon today to honor the time-honored tradition of sippin’ 40s on the Steps forty days before graduation. Public Safety was there in spades, kicking seniors off who didnt have their beer concealed, including those who had their beer in Nalgenes or other clear containers. Seniors with beer in […]

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Columbia Right to Life on Low

Columbia Right to Life is protesting against abortion on the Steps: Update, 2:20pm:  We’ve updated the post indicating that the group was Columbia Right to Life.

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Good Day Sunshine

Obviously the best thing to do on a beautiful Saturday would be to move your couch onto Low Plaza and/or play an intense game of freeze tag. Photos by MJM

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This Is A Sick World: Midterms Edition

As of 1:55 PM today, there was not a single seat in the Reference Room. Even the bad ones in the back are taken! Bwog swooped in, planted our stuff (sorry sorry), and headed out to the Steps only to find a wood coffin planted on Low Plaza. A few students in black suits handed […]

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Is It Spring Yet?

AccuWeather reports a balmy 45 degrees in the big 10027 right now. These two brave souls have the right idea. Party on.

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Low Plaza Temporarily Home To The Israeli Apartheid Wall

Little darling, the snow is melting, lalala, dododo. February is over, the sun is shining, and it’s March 1: Day 1 of Israeli Apartheid Week 2010! Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine have constructed an Israeli Apartheid Wall on Low Plaza. SJP members are assembled around the wall handing out literature and answering questions. The […]

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AskBwog: Why Are the Steps Un-Runnable?

Anyone who has ever been late for a class knows that running up the uneven Steps of Low is basically impossible, even for the athletically inclined among us (i.e., not the Bwog staff). Many Columbians and pedestrians alike have puzzled over why the Steps’ spacing is so adverse towards mobility. Bwog’s Megan McGregor reports with […]

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Accessorize on Low Plaza

   If you’re in need of fur coats, chicken kebabs, or chunky necklaces that harken back to Santa Fe circa 1990, stop by the crafts fair on Low running today and tomorrow.

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Cham! Bhutan Ritual Dances

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 […]

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The College Walk Colossus

College Walk finds itself abuzz with excitement this afternoon, playing host to an array of colorful happenings. Spring is here to stay, much to the delight of protesters and peddlers. First, as the beat of a conga drum wafts through the air, one finds the ubiquitous trinketry, cheap spring scarfs, and ethnic food of a […]

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(Cancer + Fundraising) Sunshine = Rollicking Good Time

Unless you’ve been closeted in the stacks all day, you probably heard the shindig out on the Plaza, which will raise lots and lots of money ($64,445 and counting) to benefit the American Cancer Society. It’s also rather entertaining for passersby, with various field-day type activities filling every corner of the quad. More pictures after […]

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Troops out now! Fuck it’s cold!

“Money for Jobs and Education, Stop the War and Occupation!” “Cut the funding, stop the war! What the hell is Congress for?” Anti-war impatience reigned on Low Plaza this afternoon as a hundred-odd students, professors, union workers, and community members listened to a slew of speeches organized by the Columbia Coalition Against the War while […]

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PrezBo among the Planeteers

Could they be paying attention? Could they care? Passersby Low plaza at 2:30 today–the first annual Campus Sustainibility Day–pondered that very question as leafy-brown suited PrezBo and right hand man Robert Kasdin spoke, unmiked, about how important environmental stewardship is to Columbia. For the cliffnotes, check your inbox for the e-mail statement he sent out […]

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