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If you haven’t set foot on campus yet today…you can check out Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB)’s latest Orgo Night posters below! The first round of posters arrived last Thursday. These ones are a little more equivocal about the location. Instead of BUTLER, they say, BUTLER??? We’ll keep our fingers crossed for this coming Thursday. […]
According to an email to the CU Marching Band Alumni Association from association director Sam Rowan, members of the Band leadership met yesterday with Chief Librarian and Vice Provost Ann Thornton. Thornton informed them that the Band would not be allowed to hold Orgo Night in Butler 209. Orgo Night, the Band’s traditional end-of-semester event critiquing events at […]
CUMB–do you pronounce the B or not? The world may never know, but Bwog sent Dailier Finn Klauber to check out CUMB’s recruitment process last night. Last night’s events conveniently occurred at the same time as sorority rush. Gotta choose one or the other, we guess. Here’s the run-down. It’s a good thing I wasn’t […]
The second (and more controversial) round of Orgo Night posters have hit Butler bulletin boards (you can look at the first round of posters here). As one would expect, the posters contain Donald Trump jokes (Is he still funny? The world seems undecided), a play on Hotline Bling’s album art, and yet another reference to […]
Two anonymous baby Bwoggers present their review of Orgo Night: Fall 2014 Edition. We sent the freshmen because they didn’t know what to expect. Also they’re less jaded. Last night at 11:30pm in Butler 209, everyone realized—probably—that they had forgotten to take a shower. Sweaty bodies in sweaty sweaters carrying their sweaty parkas milled around […]
Once again, exams have begun, but not before the Columbia University Marching Band ruined all of our studying beforehand, like they do every year. Yes, last night was Orgo Night and Bwog was there. Here’s what we saw: By 11AM the only seat left in Butler 209 was a wobbly one with no plug. Twelve hours […]
In a remarkable change of heart from last semester’s public scolding, Dean Shollenberger now whole-heartedly, enthusiastically supports this year’s Orgo Night, and encourages you to do the same!!! Perhaps the greatest use of ellipses ever Want more? Orgo Night is next Thursday, May 9th at 11:59 pm in 209.
Bwog isn’t really clear on exactly what Basketball Mania is, but we hear there will be free things in a heated building so we’re interested. Head to Dodge tonight to pick up a free long sleeve T-shirt, see performances by groups like the hip hop dance crew, Raw Elementz, and most likely partake in some […]
The Columbia Marching Band has not always been known for their political correctness, and this time around it seems as if they have taken their controversial humor a step too far. Many people were offended by their Orgo Night “Gaza Strip: everyone wants a piece” promo fliers and took to notifying the administration. Following this, […]
Update: The band has provided a video showcasing assorted jokes and songs from last night. Relive the action below. Last night, Butler 209 played host to Orgo Night, one of Columbia’s time-honored traditions and the reason many upperclassmen choose to move off campus. Bwog will have a full review later today, but for now, check […]
As Spec, Deadspin, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post have recently reported, the Columbia University Marching Band has been banned from performing during the football team’s final game of the season against Brown on Saturday. Last Saturday at Cornell, football coaches overheard the band performing an alternate version of the fight […]
Chief Ref Room Correspondent Sameea Butt forayed a floor below her usual spot to recap yesterday evening’s this morning’s Orgo Night. If you want to see video, you can check out one from a commenter or CUMB’s YouTube channel. There was a little more excitement than expected in 209 last night, as the crowds sweated it out […]
Today is the greatest day in the world—the day the noble Prince William marries his college sweetheart, the “commoner” Kate Middleton. It’s a story of love triumphing over society that has captured the hearts of Brits, admirers of royalty, and of course the media, from British tabloids and American gossip mags to the New York Times. It’s […]
Tonight was Orgo Night, that (rare) cherished Columbia tradition, in which The Cleverest Band in the World occupies Butler 209 and strives to “lower the curve on the orgo exam” by telling raunchy jokes with topical music interspersed. Likely due to a number of recent events, 209 was buzzing by 11:10 p.m. By 11:20 Public […]
Princeton’s marching band wended through campus this morning, terrorizing students with upbeat marching band tunes. Quelle horreur! The orange-clad individuals have committed such crazed acts in the past. The visit may or may not have been related to the Columbia-Princeton football game today at 12:30 p.m. on Robert. K. Kraft Field. Update: COLUMBIA WON! REJOICE!