With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
Ever wonder what happens when someone actually interested in pursuing a future in journalism joins Bwog? Pseudo-srat stars Rachel Deal and Asya Sagnak take on the important task of proving to the world that Bwog is a legitimate publication. Thanks for the inspiration, Theta! It was a Sunday evening on the Columbia University campus, and a group […]
Columbia Housing offers a full complimentary subscription to the New York Times website and mobile apps. You must have a valid Columbia email address to access the subscription, but that shouldn’t be a problem, should it? Basically, you can finally stop paying for your own subscription or hacking into using your parents’ account to access “All […]
So everyone and their mother has seen the front page of the New York Times. Our very own f-word team has lost its way to infamy and now Bwog has to do some tricky grammatical gymnastics to report on it.* Sigh. *Just to be clear, this is not a post about That Which Shall Not Be […]
Here’s your Saturday afternoon pick-me-up via a fellow student: Abigale Wyatt, GS, is a young officer candidate who was featured in”Breaking Through The Brass Ceiling,” a video from the New York Times. In the video she discusses the implications of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that the Obama administration would be lifting the military […]
Last week, Elyse Pitock, BC’15, had a piece published in the New York Times Anxiety Column. This week, she has this interview published in Bwog. (Of which do you think she is prouder?) Here, she continues her important discussion on food anxiety. Bwog: How did you get your writing featured in the Times? What is your […]
Most Columbian undergrads only live in the city for the nine cooler months out of the year. Those who have remained for the summer observe a city-wide, metaphysical transformation. Brief experience with the truly oppressive combination of ~100 degree weather and giant concrete/metal heatsinks forces a renegotiation of one’s relationship with basic infrastructure. “Urban jungle” takes […]
We continue to respect our heritage/amorous affair with our mother-magazine, The Blue & White by posting each issue of the magazine online. The latest issue, available this week around campus, is a cornucopia of delights: an interview with Dean Peter Awn; the quixotic quest for a Quidditch team; and a discussion of the institution of the Columbia presidency. This […]
After extensive testing on the Canadians, The New York Times launched its dreaded paywall today! The gray lady now requires non-subscribers to fork over fifteen bucks a month for digital content. Bwog had lotsa questions, so we talked to the trusty keepers of information, Columbia librarians. According to Journalism librarian, Chris Ergunay, NYT subscriptions—current and […]
Because Antoine Dodson is getting his own show! Bwog predicts several new techno remixes to follow. (NY Daily News) And, kids these days are getting high on bath salts! No, seriously! (Gawker) And also, there are primates on College Walk! Well, not exactly. But there were. Sort of. One 2011 Sundance documentary explores the experience […]
The New York Times published a story today that calls last week’s bust of a drug ring involving Columbia students “unremarkable, but for one thing: [the] Ivy League clients.” Below, we highlight some relevant new information that our (full disclaimer!) very own Eliza Shapiro helped report: The original anonymous call to Crime Stoppers that prompted […]
A profile of GS student John McClelland II, who was an Army medic in Afghanistan and Iraq, in Warrior Forge. He says that he’s working on his first novel, The War in Glorious Technicolor. Reason 10,343 to be happy you don’t go to NYU: the Times takes a look at college life in the city, […]
Crazy cowboy philosopher and Columbia Department Chair Professor of Religion Mark Taylor came out swinging today with a New York Times opinion piece condemning his own job. The longtime gloom-and-doom prophet of educational decay made his stand against the tenure system, calling it a financial and intellectual blunder and accusing its defenders of acting purely […]
The New York Times is reporting that federal investigators uncovered the existence of some crazy shit at a prestigious Columbia brain-scanning lab: Scientists regularly injected patients with a commonly used low-level radioactive substance that might have had traces of dangerous chemicals. Then some staffers tried to cover it up by forging documents. Um! An internal […]
Professor and former Provost and Dean of Faculties Jonathan Cole discusses why no one knows that American universities are the “envy of the world.” (WNYC) The Times reviews Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu at the Italian Academy on Wednesday. Researchers at the Medical School study a cocaine vaccine. (Spec) Propaganda? (NYT) Coyote phones home. (NYT) […]
Right now, smack-dab in the middle of the Times’ front page, there’s a feature by film reviewer A.O. Scott on actress Greta Gerwig, who graduated from Barnard in 2006. Ms. Gerwig is currently co-starring in the movie “Greenberg” opposite Ben Stiller, but has also appeared in the feature films “Kicking and Screaming” and “The Squid […]