Our Twitter bot, @NotBwog, often seems to be only saying nonsense. But what if, as ancient astronaut theorists suggest, there’s a deeper meaning to its words? What if NotBwog is trying to send us hidden messages? What if, in fact, our humble droid is one of the greatest poets of the age? We take you […]
Elevators are terrifying metal coffins that self destruct upon the act of jumping up and down. One particular elevator on our campus will deliver you through all nine circles of hell whether you jump, sit, or stand.
You may have read, and enjoyed, last week’s post about going high to First Year English. This week, one of our writers went to First Year English on a different kind of high: pill form. Less smoke, and legal. Bwog would like to note that the writer has a Xanax prescription, and took the medicine […]
Last night in Pupin, the Astronomy Department opened its doors to both the Columbia community and the public for its regular Stargazing and Lecture series event. Bwog has sent writers to cover the last few starry Friday night programs, and this week staffer and Friday Night Lights fan Amara Banks was lucky enough to check […]
Midterms got you going to the bathroom out of anxiety? We’re continuing our series on bathrooms around campus with our third installment, and this time, we’re taking you to the second floor of Pupin (for when you’re SEAS-ed with cramps and gas). Privacy (is this a poop or pee bathroom?) The most private bathroom you […]
Valentine’s Day approacheth! Today’s Columbians looking for love are Justin Birmingham, Brittany Portman, and Pupin. If you want to take any one of these awesome humans/ buildings on a date, email us and we’ll set it up (and give you ten whole dollars to take ‘em out). But sorry guys, we’re just toooooo popular — […]
Behold the marriage of modernism and nature! Or at least something green. In this urban jungle we’ll take what we can get. The hardscrabble, weeds, and dead shrubs that littered the raised-plaza-thing outside NoCo have blossomed into perfectly manicured grass sod. Looks like a great place for the kids in the brochures to lay out and read books. […]
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” – Rene Magritte
Deep in the bowels of Pupin, mathematical notation holds Physics students tight in its rational grip. Though confined to windowless sun-deprived cells, these scientists secretly engage in renegade artistic expression. Note the effervescent nature of the flowers and the anthropomorphic eggplant, so fleetingly sketched in chalk.
It’s summer, and it’s that magical time of year when things change and you come back next year only to think, “Hey, when did this happen?” Well, now is when! Lerner Renovation: First and foremost, the plans and models we saw back in May for a new Lerner 4th Floor, home to the new Center […]
The motorcade hanging around college walk, the red carpet paparazzi frenzy outside Low – those sly dogs at the World Leaders Forum must have booked another celeb. Bwog contributor Kate Hughes snuck past the cameras last night to hear what Serbian President Boris Tadic had to say. Serbia and Columbia go way, way back. Turns […]
Whilst you sit in Butler wishing for a perfect storm to disrupt your finals, take comfort in the fact that such miracles can occur. This morning, the final exam for Physics V1202 (the second required semester of non-engineering general physics) was interrupted by a real live fire alarm in Pupin. Or was it? A prankster […]
Hans Hyttinen has just sent us his dispatch from the frontline. Apparently there was confusion as to whether it was a drill or not, as the alarm stopped sounding after a few rings. At this very moment, “a mix of pleased and peeved physics students are standing around the lesser-known sundial.”
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 […]