“I don’t know… I think I’ve become more of an optimist since coming here…”
After the raucous John Jay Awards Dinner, Senior Bwogger, Leo Bevilacqua (CC ’19), takes you behind the Pantone 292 curtain once more (maybe for the last time). Seriously, someone call the FBI, cause he may be needing Witness Protection very soon.
Happening in the World: A flight in Melbourne, Australia hit a shopping center soon after take-off from Essendon Airport, killing the pilot and four passengers. Authorities found out that the plane’s rudder had been in the wrong position, a simple error that could have been fixed by the pilot before takeoff. Happening in the US: […]
Ferris Booth is not usually a place of productivity. A crowded feeding trough for busy students, it becomes even more of a pressure-cooker area during midterms. Everyone’s in a rush to get into the pasta line, then everyone’s hurrying to grab the silverware before it runs out, and then comes the mad dash for a […]
Some things are just better left unsaid. This includes “hey, man, I hope it’s ok I used some of your hemorrhoid cream last night,” “I actually really hate Drake,” and “Donald Trump actually has a chance at winning the 2016 elections.” A recent conversation overheard at the Hungarian Pastry Shop takes the cake, though: two […]
What do you think Russians do on Wednesday night? Bwog heard a great snippet of conversation outside of Milbank Hall this morning, that will surely put a smile on your face. “I’m sorry I’m not a rich fucking Russian. I’m sorry I’m a poor American. I’m sorry I don’t have a sexy fucking accent or […]
One tipster overheard the following exchange between two Schermerhorn denizens: Girl 1: Yeah, it’s like, sometimes my mom will buy me a $700 keychain but not a $700 jacket. Girl 2: Yeah, moms are weird like that sometimes. We at Bwog are no strangers to this bizarre double-standard. Please: if you know any moms who tend […]
A tipster overheard the following exchange between two students in line for an advising appointment: Junior: What year are you? Senior: Senior J: Where you trying to go after this? S: Oh, uh, John Jay I guess. J: For what? S: For…dinner? Blissful shortsightedness via Shutterstock
A student tour guide was overheard singing the praises of Columbia’s fitness offerings near the entrance to Dodge: “We have all kinds of sports and activities, including yoga and aerobics—like what middle-aged moms do.” The tipster noted that the group was mostly middle aged moms and their kids. This might not be what they mean when they […]
Bwog overheard the following exchange between two Columbia students: 1: You’ve never pulled an all-nighter before? Not even for social purposes? 2: Yeah, I mean, playing Call of Duty and shit. The lesson? Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t watched a sunrise through Butler’s portholes windows. Your copy of Call of Duty, on the other hand, is feeling a […]
Overheard outside of the package center: a conversation between two girls, one carrying a pair of large Gilt boxes. Girl with boxes: So I just spent $500 on clothes again. Other girl: Do your parents not notice that? Mine would call me if I spent more than $200. Girl with boxes: Maybe if I spent $1000. Pocket change via Shutterstock
In the Uris Cafe earlier this afternoon, two gentlemen spiffed up in suits had the following exchange: Suit 1: “If you met the perfect girl, would you ditch your girlfriend?” Suit 2: “No way man, the sunk cost is way too high.” To the girls lucky enough to call these men their own, we suggest you try […]
Overhead in Lerner from one student affairs admin to another: “Do students live in John Jay?” Good question! No, John Jay’s only purpose is JJ’s Place. Just ask the athletes who eat there 3 4 times a day…The other 15 stories are just used as storage space and other random rooms for PrezBo to do, […]
This past weekend Bwog overheard a profound insight on 115th and Broadway: Well you know my rule about Columbia: assume gay until proven gay. If this isn’t already your general rule of thumb here in MoHo, you must be a freshman. Opening the eyes of straight, white men everywhere via Shutterstock.