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Bwog has been around for ten years, and no content has quite defined us like our Senior Wisdoms. We’ve seen some very good (and very bad) advice, but the posts are about more than just actual wisdom. Anyone who’s thought about writing a Senior Wisdom has inevitably had to contemplate – would I rather give […]

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So this happened in Time Magazine. Welcome to the party, Time. You’re a little late. However belated, the homage to squirrels on undergrad campuses brought fond memories of Bwog’s own joyous, complicated relationship with the omnivorous rodents. Love them, hate them, or don’t particularly care at all, here’s a brief history of Columbia, the Sciuridae, […]

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All the cool kids have been talking about the mandatory freshman P/D/F policy that’s circling the administration rounds, waiting to become official mandate. The Spec editorial board has officially endorsed the policy, and Bwog’s official classroom/dorm room census has heard opinions ranging from ecstatic to furious. To throw in our two cents to the conversation, […]

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Last week, we sent out the call for this year’s Senior Wisdoms, one of Bwog’s most beloved traditions. One of the responses we received was more unusual than usual: a dedicated scientist who only signed off with the codename Fromage ’13 has made a statistical survey centered around our most famous Senior Wisdom question: “Would […]

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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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Sometimes Bwog procrastinates by reading Bwog. While digging through our archives, we found this gem of a playlist by 2006 CC prof Dermot Albert Ryan. Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy The Police: “Spirits in the Material World” Locke, Second Treatise of Government The Beatles: “Mother Nature’s Son” Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes The Byrds: “Turn! Turn! Turn!” […]

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Anne Hathaway, collegiate role model Let me tell you about the time I got an internship An “interview” with the guy behind an actually really cool blog  Stereotypically railing against enforced gender stereotypes “We put not only the lipstick on the pig, but a dress, and we give it a tampon”  

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So this article has been making the rounds for about a month, but even un-breaking news is sometimes worth a read. Writing in the American Scholar, William Deresiewicz argues that this “elite” education we’re getting actually kind of sucks. Roughly, he posits: the Ivies a) make it impossible for you to talk to people who […]

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