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Back Of The Envelope: How Much Alcohol Do Columbia Students Consume

At a university like Columbia, where everyone is constantly under heavy academic pressure, many students choose to imbibe copious quantities of alcohol in order to chill out a little bit. Bwog Staff Writer Gabrielle Kloppers investigates the volumes involved, using a thoroughly scientific method. First of all, we need to separate Columbia Students into categories, […]

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Wait, fall break is officially titled “Election Day Holiday?” Wtf? Whatever. You may have read our recent predictions about students’ 2016 presidential picks. This post is not about voting (which we assume all of you do). Bwogger and semi-pro mathematician Sarah Dahl calculates about what percentage of time you’ll be politically campaigning this break. B-of-the-E […]

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How You Livin, Columbia?

The preliminary results from the University Senate’s much-touted Quality of Life survey were released this weekend.  Bwog looked at numbers so you don’t have to, and here’s what we found interesting: Note: all results are based on the pool of people who responded, so data is not representative of entire student body but rather the […]

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Bwoglines: Numbers Edition

1,000,000—Dollar amount of the reward offered for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner. All turn to dust again. (USA Today) 34,000—Troops Obama promised, during his State of the Union address, to bring home from Afghanistan in the next year. (NY Times) 24—Hours it takes a sea slug to regrow its detachable penis. (BBC) 16—Papal wardrobe malfunctions. Janet Jackson would be proud. (Buzzfeed) 5—Reasons given for disliking Valentine’s […]

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Bucket List: Short Week

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Thursday is a university holiday, so there are very few lectures scheduled this week. Our recommendations for are below and the full list is after […]

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The Councils Draw on the Power of PowerPoint

As part of the ongoing efforts to persuade the faculty to end the exam calendar debacle, the student councils have decided that numbers just might be persuasive and have created a PowerPoint presentation to outline just how many ways ending exams on December 23rd makes no sense. Instead, the presentation calls for starting the school […]

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AltSpec: Something’s Happening in Tehran

If this new-fangled Twitter thing is to be believed, there’s some big things a-poppin’ in Iran, and the world media has been calling up Columbia professors for their reactions. The man with the most screen time this time around has probably been Professor Gary Sick (at right), which is not surprising given that he was […]

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CCSC Election Results: A Sue Yang Victory, etc.!

The results are in: Sue Yang is your new CCSC president, and Cliff Massey and Aki Terasaki have won their respective class council races. Massey defeated incumbent president AJ Pascua with 64% of the vote, while running mate Eve Phan won the vice-presidency over current 2010 rep Valerie Sapozhnikova. It was not a clean sweep […]

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Print teaser — Helfand’s Index

Because there’s nothing Bwog likes more than teasing its viewers, we bring you another taste of the upcoming Orientation issue of The Blue and White — it hits your doorstep or dorm lobby tomorrow! Helfand’s Index By David J. Helfand  The June Harper’s Index, that essential compendium of facts masquerading as social commentary, cited the […]

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