It’s official—the sweet ’16ers are here! The international/West-Coast ones, at least… In honor of their arrival, campus is wearing its finest. John Jay got new, temporarily stain-free carpets… until some freshperson vomits on it during NSOP oh wait that’s Carman spills some Massaman sauce from their Wondee delivery whilst making a heated point in a […]
While most Columbians vegetate in flyover states or work long hours in the beige halls of finance, Columbia prepares herself for the Fall 2012 and the arrival of the class of 2016. (We see you!) Like the MTA’s, Columbia’s renovations are a patchwork of quick-fixes intended to squeeze a little more life out of really […]
For Lenny Pridatko, Columbia’s campus is a photographer’s dream. Students lying on picturesque lawns, surrounded by architecture, welcome the lensman to capture both the aesthetically pleasing and the historically significant. Where does Columbia fit into this dream, if not as a continually changing haven of ambitious souls and established minds refining their oasis? You can see […]
Yesterday afternoon, nearly two hundred Columbia students walked and pedalled downtown to join the Occupy Wall Street protests. Some professors ended class early, and even joined the ranks of protestors. Thank you to skillful photographers Caitlin Watson, Wilfred Chan (both CC ’13) and Peter Sterne (CC’14) for providing these photographs.
This past Sunday, Morningside Heights residents and their furry companions packed the sanctuary of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, better known as the only day of the year you’ll find llamas, yaks, and snakes integrated into a church service. The animals were present for the Blessing […]
The long-awaited fitness room in Carman is complete and opened under the radar and ahead of schedule, and Bwog was on the scene to give a quick tour. The room itself is small, probably no larger than 300 square feet and, for the time being, there seems to be quite a bit of empty space […]
The weather cooperated and spirits were high for today’s improvisational event. Never before have so many poorly dressed kids stumbled around campus blithely unaware of the broader world around them while completely cocooned in the vibrant audio world produced by their ubiquitous white Apple headphones. And that’s an accomplishment considering the quick degradation of all standards during finals season. Nevertheless, […]
The triumphant shouts of eager RA’s echoed around the quad. The sun shined blissfully and the skies were clear. Today was move-in day made in heaven. Irene left hundreds of cancelled flights, blocked roads, and disrupted trips in her wake, so only some freshpeople made it to move-in. The NSOP committee expects the stragglers arrive […]
Gallant procrastinators, clashing in epic, fluffy battle, stormed across the Butler median last night. The annual Sundial v. Butler bash had a more dubious commencement than usual because of the unclear Facebook event start time. A handful of freshmen began fighting around 11:30, but then quickly left––their school spirit forever tarnished… Thus, one can conclude, […]
Bwog’s Zeitgeist Correspondent Jason Donenfeld snapped these pictures of the crowds at Ground Zero last night. Check out his full gallery of pictures and videos. Update (May 3): In light of the debates going on in the comments, we thought this piece on student reactions across the country might be of interest.