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Ratrock Magazine Plagiarizes Interview Questions From Unaffiliated Student

Rackrock Magazine has been accused of plagiarizing interview questions from a student unaffiliated from the organization. 

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Spectator Associate Plagiarizes NYT Article

Update 2: Jade is no longer a Speccie. Spec just updated their editors’ note to add that “we have absolutely no tolerance for plagiarism, and Jade’s relationship with Spectator has been terminated.” Update: Bonacolta’s position, according to Spec’s printed masthead, is currently Arts & Entertainment Associate, which is apparently the 3rd (and lowest) tier of editors […]

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Magazine Preview: Paper Chasers

[M]uch as with the escort or narcotics services advertised in stealth on the site, anonymous postings have just re-popularized ancient trades to a new market...we're no more devious now—just more efficient.

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Today In Plagiarism: 2011 Class Council Steals Joke From Varsity Show

Look at how we caught your eye with that headline! Remember that sub-plot in V116 about Dean “Double D” Denburg’s Big Bear/Little Bear initiative? The one where DD matched Barnard first-years and upperclassmen in a binding friendship contract and Jenny couldn’t sneak out and meet Yonatan at 1020? That sucked for both of them, but […]

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An Email That Will Make You Feel Guilty Even if You Haven’t Done Anything Wrong

To All Columbia College Students,  Dean Yatrakis will know if you plagiarize any of your final papers, which you most certainly will. And when you inevitably try to pass someone else’s work off as your own, she will remove you from your precious leadership positions and probably expel you. And then when you try to […]

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The Village Voice’s Madonna Constantine Cliffhanger: Part 2

Good morning, Columbia, hope you’re all set for some more Madonna Constantine updates. Oh good, let’s get started. First, according to last night’s AP report, Constantine has decided to appeal her termination, claiming that she was fired because of the noose incident and that the plagiarism charges are “baseless.”  And speaking of nooses, it’s finally […]

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Madonna Constantine: The Definitive Account (Part 1)

Today, the Village Voice ran the first part of a billion part article that’s something like the definitive account of everything that happened surrounding Madonna Constantine. You might recall October’s noose-hanging incident and the whole multiple charges of plagiarism thing, for example. Anyway, we’ve distilled everything that’s new and important in the article in easy-to-digest […]

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QuickSpec: Activism Edition

Howard Dean comes to Columbia, rips on McCain, and tells you to run for office: We don’t need no stinking think tanks!  Yeaaaaaaaaah! “That’s What God Said.”  Did you hear that Scott Stringer? From Butler chairs to the USenate: GS Housing circus comes full circle.  At least the Senate chairs look more comfortable. TC students, […]

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A Tip For Plagiarists

For those of you who get caught plagiarizing on your finals or otherwise, here are some essays you can write about why plagiarism is bad. The one Bwog used: Plagiarism (missing works cited) By Bwog Plagiarism is a distinguished sounding word. One would almost think that it sounds like some lofty philosophical ideal named for […]

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Oops, She Did it Again

The Opal Mehta scandal continues! Apparently not satisfied with plagiarizing from Columbia grad Megan McCafferty, Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan also lifted passages from Salman Rushdie’s 1990 children’s novel Haroun and Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries. At least she chose well with the Rushdie. Learn all about it from our good friends at the Crimson.

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1-2-3-4, I Declare a Chick Lit War

When college-authored Young Adult Chick Lit scandals emerge, who better to comment than Barnard ’08’s own Robyn Schneider. Herself the author of two forthcoming Young Adult books, Robyn (B&W profile) is taking it personally. Kaavya Viswanathan must have an industrial strength photographic memory. Why, you ask? Because only someone with a mind like a steal […]

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How Opal Mehta Got Busted

The publishing world has been all abuzz the past few weeks over Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan’s new book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life. Even the Blue and White fell under the spell of a peer with a $500,000 book deal and reviewed the book in this month’s print edition. […]

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