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Last week, we were contacted by a Princeton 2012 alum about Hillflint, a “collegiate sweater line” he started for the Ivy League. We checked out the website, made jokes about the pictures of what’s supposed to be the Ivy experience, scoffed at the pretentiousness in the assumption that people will know your school based solely […]

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In response to today’s uncovering of application essays from the class of 2017, Bwog staff got hit by a wave of nostalgia and began combing through our own application materials–leading to a wave of embarrassment.  In solidarity with those prospies who naively bravely posted their essays online, here are some choice lines from Bwog staffers’ […]

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I am not pretentious!! Maybe it’s because Columbia is pretentious.  This movie is not pretentious.  Stephen Merritt, on the other hand, is a touch pretentious. Wine does not have to be pretentious!

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Previously, on the Joy Luck Book Club: Marisha Pessl’s merits as author and as hottie were debated. In this week’s episode, certified hottie Dave Eggers presents What is the What, and the J.L.B.C. convenes, gin cocktails in hand, to their secret clubhouse somewhere in the outer boroughs… Reading Rainbow! Dan: Dave Eggers is famous for […]

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For most, summer is a season for skimpy bikinis and cold Coronas, or whatever those zany teenagers do these days. Along with such activities, Bwog staffers Lucy Tang and Daniel D’Addario will while away these months of freedom in (partial) devotion to literary pursuits, and then discussing these books in a nifty little feature called “Joy Luck […]

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In which freshman Bwog contributor extraordinaire Dan D’Addario gives you a guide to being, at least superficially, a cool kid. Columbia is full of those of us (myself included) who listened to Sufjan Stevens in high school and thus considered ourselves far too cool for those who listened to Dave Matthews Band. Well, karma has […]

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