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An Iridescent Worm Wanders Through the Ruggles Windows

A Ruggles resident, also responsible for last year’s inflatable tube man meets party streamer french fries, created another art installation. It kind of reminds us of an an iridescent worm or a rogue shower curtain. Maybe a wisp of pensieve escaping as our beloved dorm dies, while its windows trap its noble spirit to linger […]

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Bwoglines: Reflection Edition

Does this hyperambitious SAT beasting, global citizen remind you of… you? At the very least, it probably sounds like one of your suitemates and the guy you’re sitting next to in class right now, too. You are all participating in aggressive intellectual capital hoarding, FYI. (NYT) Now that doesn’t mean we don’t understand it was a […]

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1920’s Trains About to Leave the Station, Permanently

For a second time, that is. HBO original series Boardwalk Empire paid the MTA three Columbia tuitions to run 1920’s era subway trains on the 2/3 line to publicize the show’s fall premiere. The promotion ends today, however, at 6pm. Now, simply find an excuse to go downtown. Thanks to various tipsters for photos

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Bwoglines: Hyperlocal Edition

V117 premieres tonight! Their trailer (as imagined by CUMB) boasts POWER, LUST and Godzilla footage. Check out our review of the preview, and a brief history of the Varsity Show tradition. We’ll see you there tonight! Spec gets personal and pretty cute with their professors about the meaning of life, sharing their stories from their […]

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Favorite Comments Are Back!

Poems. Essays. Witty one-liners. Witty one-worders. You spend hours and hours (okay, minutes and minutes) crafting brilliant responses to our posts, and we’re sorry your efforts have gone unnoticed recently. We’ve had some technical glitches with our Favorite Comments system, but through the magic of “CS majors” they’ve been fixed. Finals are coming up soon, […]

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See CCSC See Each Other

That headline’s a mouthful, but it’s probably nothing compared to what you’ll hear tonight if you choose to attend the Spec-sponsored CCSC candidate debates. Yes, that’s right—debates! The issues that you want to hear about (and probably some you don’t) will be laid out on the table (bar? booth?) between 7 and 8 pm at […]

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Bwoglines: We are Not Alone Edition

Drug busts don’t just happen at our school! These guys stepped it up a notch, and now they’re down $8 million and 8,000 marijuana plants. (NY Post) And it looks like we’re not the only ones with new admissions stats—kindergarten hopefuls continue to wait for a spot at their elementary schools, but the lists just keep […]

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Harmony Hunter

This armored vehicle is currently parked outside Harmony on 110th St. Several veterans and this tank-like vehicle are here for ‘Support Our Troops Day,’ at Congregation Ramath Orah, an orthodox synagogue next door to the dorm. They will spend the afternoon working with children, creating crafts, cards and care packages to send to troops. Okay, […]

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Grammar Police, Demobilize

Remember when the grammar police rained on the Philolexian Society’s parade (er, posters)? The Philos strike back:  

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Bwoglines: We Were Here First Edition

Some freshmen students have organized a Facebook event with the goal of winning a free concert from Snoop Dogg.  The school with the most votes on March 14th wins.  Facebook users can vote once a day here. Blogs are on the wane as young people rely increasingly on social networking. (NYT) Stanford, Cornell and Purdue want […]

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Bwoglines: Blowing Your Mind Edition

Columbia’s own Brian Greene has just released his 4th book of popular science, titled The Hidden Reality. In it, Greene provides the latest theory surrounding the multiverse. Wait… do you ever think like, in another world, you are writing Bwoglines and I am reading them? (WSJ) So like, you saw the blizzard on Wednesday from your window, but- […]

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Revamped: Bwog Events

Huzzah! It’s new, it’s now, it’s…Bwog Events! Please direct your attention to our super spiffy events sidebar, courtesy of Bwog tech guru Hans Hyttinen. Click on the Events on Campus link and, by the magic of the Internet, you’ll be taken to a snazzy Google Calendar of events run by students groups. Upcoming happenings are listed […]

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Resolved: Life

There’s something comforting about having identical resolutions every single year. In the spirit of futility/solidarity/peace and blessings, Bwog staff presents its collective resolutions for the new year. Add your own in the comments. Happy 2011!!! Food & Drink Drink more water, fewer caffeinated beverages Learn to drink hard alcohol again Stop eating cereal out of […]

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Semester in Review: Things Happened Before Operation Ivy League

Woosh! Before finally bidding farewell the most awkwardly named decade ever, please allow a moment to reflect on the madness that was these past few months. Starting tomorrow, the overwhelmingly talented, lovely and British (expect some ‘u’s in words where you don’t usually see them) Claire Sabel, CC’13, will be your Bwog Editor. Claire will […]

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The Big List of Thanks

The Bwog staff did what we always do and compiled a list of things we are thankful for. Feel free to leave yours in the comments. Columbia, have an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving. We are so very, truly thankful to you for reading this website and for lots of other things. Randos PDF versions of textbooks […]

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