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Bobst LibraryHop

Who knew you could use your Columbia or Barnard ID to get into NYU’s Bobst library? Senior staffer Sarah Dahl has the scoop, thanks to her NYU connects. FYI, it’s pronounced B- OH – BST, with a long O, not like BOBst as in Bob’s your uncle.  First things first about Bobst: Columbia and Barnard […]

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My Favorite Revolution: SisterSpit (A Night Of Storytelling And Poetry)

Last night, Barnard Student Life hosted SisterSpit, an event that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by bringing together renowned slam poets and Barnard and Columbia student poets to celebrate the power of spoken word. We sent Bwogger Betsy Ladyzhets to cover the event, and she managed to pull herself out of a state of […]

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Out of the But: Bwog Goes to Bobst

An intrepid team of reporters from NYU Local trekked uptown to pay our dear Butler a visit, so we told Features Editor and Bobst-enthusiast Alexander Pines to stop sending in field notes about it and just review the damn thing. Here’s his account. I get a little stir-crazy if I stay on campus for too long. It’s […]

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Bwoglines: First World Problems Edition

NYU Abu Dhabi students complain about their beach resort campus. Ahhh, what might have been! (New York Mag) New York families do crazy things for their kids’ education. (New York Times) The plight of the middle class put to music. (Buzzfeed) Seriously though, admission at the 9/11 Memorial. (Gothamist) Bwog’s first world problem… Getting white […]

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LectureHop: Internships, Labor Rights, and the Columbia Community

Monday night, a number of students gathered in a small room in Pupin to discuss the modern obstacles of labor rights in America. The presentation was titled Intern and Labor Rights: Amnesty Presents a Panel Discussion. It featured, among others, Ross Perlin. Perlin is best known for his book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn […]

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College Blog Starts Magazine

Personally, we think it’s better when college magazines start blogs. But you know those NYU kids. From the Observer: NYU Young Media War Rages On: The young folk of NYU Local—the pirate NYU news publication/blog, as opposed to the officially-mandated NYU publication, Washington Square News—is going to wage further war on its rival by putting […]

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Bwoglines: Things in Novel Places Edition

Heroin in a five-year-old’s pockets. (NY Daily News) A Big Mac in a diabetic ward. (USA Today) Fuel in North Korean rockets. (Reuters) A bullet in store-bought cleats. (HuffPo) A transgender competitor in Miss Universe. (Daily Mail) Ikea in a London city planning initiative. (HuffPo) NYU in Greenwich Village. (NY1) Unlikely places to dune-buggy via Wikimedia Commons

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Columbia Is Funnier Than NYU

Update, 4/7/12: Looks like all that voting was for naught, as Columbia comedians and comediennes Bob, Eli, Katy, and Orli lost to NYU’s team. Or, at least Columbia’s stand-up comedy team thinks so. This week, they are competing in a virtual match-up against stand-up comedians from NYU. It’s North vs. South, Uptown vs. Downtown, Morningside […]

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Maybe This Town Is Big Enough

Columbia isn’t the only university set on expansion in New York. NYU has decided to make a bit of a ruckus with the residents of the Village for the past couple of months with their proposal to develop 2.5 million square feet of new infrastructure over the next twenty years. Their plan, which they’ve called NYU2031 in […]

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Battle of the Collegiate Comedians

And unlike the weird clown photo you’ll see to the right, it’ll actually make you laugh! The National College Comedy Competition (sponsored, bizarrely, by Wendy’s) is on the hunt for the funniest college kid in America, and they’re making a stop here in good ‘ole New York. Columbia’s NCCC Comedy team faces up against NYU tonight […]

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Bwoglines: Mixed Bag Edition

Why did the number of applicants to Columbia dwindle to a mere 32,000? Perhaps the kids realized  it’s “impossible” to get in so they’ve all stopped applying, or more likely, it’s because Harvard and Princeton brought back early action. (Business Week) Mayor Bloomberg already takes Spanish lessons, but this year he wants to try a new language: […]

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Bwoglines: Faux News Edition

President Bollinger recalls his younger (but not more youthful) days as a Wall Street protestor. Despite having served on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he wasn’t reluctant to chime in with his own views regarding the current protest. (Spec) Korilla’s brief stint in reality television ended last month after a cheating scandal. A […]

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Bwoglines: Expect the Unexpected Edition

Unexpected acts: On Thursday night, NYU held a “mystery concert” (featuring Flying Lotus, Gang Gang Dance, and Light Asylum) which got rave reviews. At Columbia, we still have to plan our concerts months in advance. (NYULocal) Unexpected calendars: Forget firemen. Now you can check out hot New York City bus drivers and semi-famous Republican women. (NYDN, […]

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Hawklines: Hawk Baby Drama!

NYU’s adopted hawk family, Violet and Bobby, have been the subject of a lot of concern recently. Bird experts, and Bwog, claimed that the pair’s eggs past due earlier this week, but to the shock and surprise of live stream viewers, one chick has since emerged! College students aren’t the only people who procrastinate in/on […]

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Columbia Students Safely Return from Egypt

Ellen Morris, Academic Director of the semester abroad program, confirmed the Columbia students studying at NYU’s Amheida archeology program were safely evacuated from Egypt yesterday evening. After stopping in Dubai, they are due back in New York City today. “For the rest of the semester,” Morris writes, the CU & BC students will be studying abroad […]

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