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You might be done with your finals (as previously stated, just crawl into your big blue bin and roll down Broadway, lucky person), but your room is still a monumental mess jam-packed with memorabilia and nonsense documenting your past year at Columbia. What treasures will you find as you comb through your notes and throw […]

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The incredible Joseph Milholland skipped out on a night of celebrating before the last day of classes and Bwog cupcakes to go to the last CCSC meeting of the semester and boy was it full of song, dance, nostalgia, and presents. Hey, Joseph goes to every meeting, he should totally have a CCSC Secret Santa. […]

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Hosted by Columbia University Libraries and the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, The Comics at Columbia lecture was hopped by graphic enthusiast Zachary Hendrickson. The panel included Paul Levitz as moderator and former President of DC Comics; Larry Tye, an author and historian; Al Jaffe, the illustrator whose work is most notably on EVERY […]

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Outside the LLC: “You know, the saddest thing about growing up is that you try and go back and watch old cartoons and they’re just not funny anymore.” We respectfully disagree. I mean, old cartoons are still awesome. Here’s some nautical nonsense (with commentary on the deceitfulness of marketing, the challenges of making money in […]

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Worrying about childhood obesity may be all the rage now, but the first clinic to treat it opened at Columbia way back in 1930. (Newsweek) Gac Filipac, a custodian at Columbia, spent 20 years taking night morning classes for a Classics degree from GS. On Sunday, he’ll finally graduate—with honors! Then it’s grad school application […]

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Bwog’s Chef-in-Residence of the last five semesters, Matt Powell, is graduating. Since OldBwog first presented Matt’s culinary masterpieces, Cooking with Bwog has been your Iron Chef, taken you Back to Basics, and come all up in your living spaces. While Bwog copes with the coming dearth of deliciousness, Matt has put together his all-time favorite […]

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In an email yesterday, Student Affairs sent out an email announcing the Senior Dinner, which is slated for April 30th at 8 pm, and the menu, which is strange. Wondering what a “cranberry gastrique” is, Bwog turned to resident foodie Matt Powell. The Fish Option: The fish option may be both the most substantial of […]

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Sure, it’s Saturday night, but it’s also finals week, meaning that your closest encounter with anyone “dressed to impress” will likely be with this girl. Regardless, that urge to pack up and hit The Heights is probably pretty strong about now. To aid in your decision, we happily present a favorite from the archives, the […]

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh…Who lives by a trash can right next to south field? Apparently, this guy. Who is either the creation of an imaginative procrastinator or an adorable little Nickelodeon fan. We’re not sure how long he can survive without water, so hopefully someone will adopt him soon and give him a cozy submerged fruit to live […]

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Forget career fairs—TMNT is recruiting on campus. Everybody’s going green nowadays, so why not join in the fun? This sign spotted near the flagpole at the top of the steps tells you to “inquire within,” but provide a ColumbiaTMNT@gmail.com email address for the less reptilian folk out there. Their disclaimer reads: If you lack the […]

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In the last 48 hours, the US has received a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat of a terror attack this Sunday, on the 9/11 anniversary. Moreover, a survey by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia revealed that Americans have a false sense of security, and that in the event of a disaster, more […]

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Fashions change, but tradition lives on. New Yorkers sported interesting Easter attire as they galavanted about yesterday. (AP, Examiner, Gothamist) Recent findings that the iPhone stores a log of its user’s location for the past ten months in an unencrypted file leaves some longing for cellphones past. A Latvian man has wedded the OED’s “twitter” with the Internet’s […]

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We found this on the Library’s website, and it was too good not to share. Dwight Eisenhower wasn’t around all that much during his five-year presidency of the university, but he seems pretty chuffed to be at Columbia here, circa 1953.

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After a few unfortunate experiences with a certain caffeinated alcoholic beverage last semester, we at Bwog decided to turn over a new leaf. Our New Year’s Resolution? Keep it classy, baby. Indeed, Bwog has been sharing our appreciation of the more refined tastes of the Columbia culinary community for quite a while now. Today, however, we […]

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We’re stuck in Butler too, wishing we were back in elementary school when all we had to do was color in the circles and not calculate their velocities relative to the Sun as they hurtle through space. Holding fast to the spirit of youth, we’ve created a cootie catcher. Now this toy you once used […]

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