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Pre-Storm Wisdom From Our Parents

As we all know by now, winter storm Jonas is coming for us, and our relatives are concerned! Here are some texts we’ve received from well-meaning parents that have served only to increase our dread: A pearl of wisdom received via phone call: “Buy bread and lunch meat.” Only the essentials, Mom! At least one of our […]

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Bwoglines: Stuff Your Parents Or Roommate Probably Care About Edition

Lila Trekitov, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, was interviewed for Time on the future of Wikipedia. Yikes!!! It seems more and more people want marijuana to be legalized. Sorry, Dad. (Huffington Post) A link your mom or basic roommate who has a soft spot for old men probably shared on Facebook: This girl […]

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Parents’ Weekend? Nope, Never Heard of It

Some of us were lucky enough to spend this weekend wearing the sole blue item in our closets and watching our drunk peers attempt to navigate the bleachers at homecoming. Others of us, however, were of the few and unfortunate whose parents remembered it was Parents’ Weekend and followed through on their threats to visit. […]

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Overheard: Great Expectations

Ah parents! They never neglect a chance to ask the important questions: Father visiting son: So do you ever hang out with…uh…girls or anything? So that’s what they’re calling it these days! Coed mingling via Wikimedia Commons

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College Commences, Parents Exit

With pictures snapping, campus safety patrolling and students and professors promenading en masse, this afternoon’s convocation began with all the fanfare of a red carpet affair.  After brief introductions given by Dean Kevin Shollenberger and Dehui Kong, CC ’11 and NSOP Coordinator in Chief,  faculty celebs took the podium to address students and parents of […]

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Columbia Tours and Lores

Here are some more activities to keep Mom and Dad busy because Bwog loves you and your parents and because Bwog has secret tour guide aspirations…. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia has its own mini-museum in Schermerhorn! Who knew? The Wallach Gallery’s classy digs will undoubtedly impress your parents. Maybe you’ll even impress them with your […]

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Campus Invaded by Roving Bands of Parents

If you’ve been on campus today, you may have seen groups of parents wandering around. Then you’ve realized that these groups of parents are particularly large, and that not all of them have kids with them. Plus, it’s a chilly weekend to be taking college tours, so what gives? Yes, it’s that long-forgotten first-year ritual […]

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