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Clubbin’: Parkour Edition

Carolyn Ruvkun horsed around with the Equestrians and wielded swords with the Kendokas, but no club has quite kicked her ass like Parkour. Ninjas walk among us. For the members of the Columbia University Parkour Club, New York City is a jungle gym with endless opportunities for death-defying jumps, leaps and tumbles. Parkour combines philosophy […]

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One More Required Class

For those freshpeople too busy with their hedonistic pursuits to finish AlcoholEdu, today is the deadline! A friendly reminder to the Class of 2014 from your friends at Bwog: be sure to complete part 2 of AlcoholEdu or something may or may not happen to you.

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Things You Should Pretend You Already Knew

Sometimes, fresh-people, in a seminar, or at a party, someone will reference something that used to exist and doesn’t anymore, and you will have to nod your head or laugh knowingly. Ah yes, Morningside is like, so gentrified, you will say. We asked alumni of The Blue and White and Bwog for places, events, and […]

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Windows Into Columbia’s Soul

With only a month of school left, this is a sad time for many seniors, who look around them and can’t help but feel waves of nostalgia issuing from all corners of this revered, and remarkably architecturally homogeneous campus. Soon-to-be graduate David Roche sent us this gem, and we were so touched that we thought […]

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The Jawbone Is Connected to The…Stem Cells

It’s only a small step towards a brave new world of medicine, but scientists in Columbia’s Biomedical Engineering Department, led by Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, have successfully created part of a jaw joint from stem cells. The scientists say that the joint (at right) is the first “complex, anatomically-sized bone” created using stem cells, and will […]

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River Gets Its Own Purple Neighbor

Spotted outside the doors to River:   – Photo by JYH

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QuickBW: To Comfort You at Home

The Blue and White’s February/March issue is now online! From the issue: Columbia and internet start-ups: two tastes that don’t go well together. Remember, Hitch did go to Columbia… Memories of far-flung homes, including Jack Daniel’s in Tennessee and guns in San Antonio. If only bureaucrats liked the idea of going undercover… And: a church without […]

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QuickSpec: When I was your age…

Wow, this theatre is beautiful. It kind of reminds me of the Great Depression. Wow, you mean there are actually “recession specials” being offered at local stores and restaurants? In my day we had to hike 15 miles in the snow to the nearest Walmart for those special prices. Remember what your life was like […]

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Playground Love: Morningside’s Fountain of Youth

Feeling melancholy this Sunday? Be daring and venture out of the confines of Butler into Morningside Park, the area’s oft-dismissed sanctuary of tall trees and fresh breezes. At the bottom of the 436,232 stone steps, Bwog had to flatten itself against a wall as hordes of screaming children raced around in circles, delighted at having […]

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EyePoke: Remembrance of Things Past Edition

Can you miss the good old days of something you never actually experienced? Everything I know about politics I learned from Stuyvesant High School Why can’t Broadway be just like it used to Wherefore art thou, print media! Catwalk it back to Venus de Milo, she says

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“Passport to Columbia”: Columbia, The Mega-Country

Last night, Culture Editor Tony Gong went to CCSC’s massive multicultural event “Passport to Columbia,” and returned a little more appreciative of diverse foods, arts, and Columbia, the nation. His account of the night follows. Some people (naysayers and cynics, mainly) don’t think you need a passport to go to Columbia. “Columbia is a university, […]

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The Suburban Summer

Bwog’s suburban diarist Madeline L. is spending the summer away from the city — and she’s enjoying it. Here, our diarist disects the nature of the suburban summer, and why it beats Morningside anyday. Summer in the suburbs is built on a founding myth; an event within a circle of friends that becomes retold in […]

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The Valedictorian’s Speech

With the pomp and circumstance of Class Day and graduation weeks behind us, Bwog was surprised and delighted when we were contacted last night by Maxim Pinkovskiy, the Columbia College valedictorian. Wrote Pinkovskiy: “As the valedictorian of Columbia College does not give a speech on Class Day, I did not get to make a speech. […]

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Lights out at the Night

The Night Cafe, like Mona, is closing. Bwog correspondent Kate Linthicum got there before the taps shut off forever.  Last night, as the prickly first winds of autumn blew across Morningside Heights, the loveliest dive bar in the neighborhood sang its swan song. Dozens of devoted patrons pressed into the warmth of the Night Café […]

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So remember that stage-rushing thing from last year?

Minutemen, minutemen. What heady times those were. Stages were rushed, lives changed,  definitions for “Kulawiking” determined. Indeed, it was only after many long and trying months of op-eds, town hall meetings and general soul-searching that we were finally able to go about the difficult business of trying to move on with our lives. Or did we? Via […]

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