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Get Up And Go (To The Park)

New York City is the biggest city in the U.S. and one of the biggest cities in the world. While all the chaos of eight million people coexisting in only a couple hundred square miles is incredibly exciting, it’s easy to feel trapped – especially when it’s ninety degrees outside and you’re living in a double […]

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Routes To Run In Riverside Park

Spring is here for good, if the scant outfits we saw around campus during yesterday’s concert were any indication. But there are more benefits to the warm weather than just wearing shorts and sundresses: you can finally set out on a run in Riverside Park without your butt cheeks threatening to go numb. For those […]

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Housing Reviews 2017: River Hall

River Phoenix fan? We’ve got you. River is one of Columbia’s hottest dorms, at least in our opinion. This dorm may have a simple name, but it’s got big plans. Read about its cool features. Location: 628 West 114th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. Nearby dorms: Shapiro, Broadway, Hogan, St. A’s, those Barnard 116 dorms. […]

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What Does Your First Day Say About Your Major?

It’s that time of the year again: major declaration. For those of you who can’t wait until your entry on the all-knowing Directory is updated, and thus put weight on your studies—this one’s for you. Choose your own adventure below, and see if it matches up to the major that you (hopefully) have declared by […]

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Doomsday: In Picture Form

We don’t feel like reading/writing words either.  Enjoy this gallery! And then check out all our Hurricane Sandy coverage. And don’t worry, we called the bars for you. 1020: “We’re open.”  Don’t know how late, but as long as they can be. The Heights: Open till 2 am Mel’s: Bar open all night, kitchen closed. […]

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Body Found at 116th in Riverside Park

A dead body was found hanging from a tree in Riverside Park this evening, between 115th and 116th. An NYPD officer on the scene told Bwog that the body belongs to a man in his thirties who is unaffiliated with Columbia. A person passing through the park noticed the body and alerted the police around 7:45 […]

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History is Among Us

Unearthed from under centuries of dirt and cigarette butts, this Mini Stonehenge has been found in our very own Riverside Park. Archaeologists say it is an ancient mystic healing place erected by Columbia students to mend wounds (read: paper cuts) received in the great 1754 Battle of the Butler. Administration is now considering developing it […]

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Students Robbed in Riverside (UPDATE)

Public Safety has sent out another Security Alert after two students were robbed on Friday night in Riverside Park. The pair “were sitting in Riverside Park between W. 115 St. and W. 116 St., when a group of males approached them and asked them where they could buy weed.  One of the suspects then displayed […]

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QuickHawk: It’s The Warm Weather That Brings ‘Em Out

Hawkmadinejad (or, more precisely, the Hawks-madinejad) has (or have) been keeping to himself (or…oh screw it) more this spring, but that hasn’t stopped Hawkmadinebwog editor Courtney Douds from documenting some of the other fine flora and fauna of the neighborhood. The Animorphs would feel right at home in Riverside The paradoxically-named catbird! That tree in […]

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Rash of Indecent Exposure Penetrates Columbia Bubble

   Photo via Revart.blogs.com Spring is upon us (which does not explain the pumpkin in the picture, but stick with us here), and, hand in hand with the warm and the wet come a New York City tradition:  flashers.  Yesterday, Barnard Public Safety sent out yet another of its “Crime Alert” bulletins warning students of […]

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Barnard Crime Alert

All Barnard students received the following e-mail this morning about an incident in Riverside Park yesterday:  Dear Barnard community,  The Public Safety Department disseminated security alerts involving a B/C student who was in Riverside Park, Sunday March 22 at 1:55pm and a male  approached her and proceeded to expose himself. Please be aware and alert […]

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Make It A Real Snowday – Go Sledding!

Hofstra and all NYC public schools are giving their students a snowday. Although Columbia is not joining in on the fun, there’s no better way to pretend you’re 7 and school’s canceled than a healthy dose of neighborhood sledding. You definitely can’t steal a dining hall tray and sled down a hill with your outdoors-y […]

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QuickSpec: These Hips Don’t Lie

True fact: Sarah Palin doesn’t eat babies. Cars don’t run into you in Riverside Park. The stock market crashed!  Now what? Fight Club was released nine years ago.  Don’t you feel really old?  Like, over nine years old? Columbia wants to demolish and rebuild in every direction!  Watch out Lincoln Center. Columbia students may not […]

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FDNY Pays Its Respects

It’s been seven years since 9/11, and the city’s firefighters still come here, to Firemen’s Memorial on 100th St. and Riverside. The Ground Zero memorial is restricted to those from FDNY 343 and their family members. “It’s sad that an event like this has to bring us all out,” said Officer Pat McNeely, from Ottawa, […]

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Beyond Pupin

Conscious of spring’s glorious birth today, David Helfand, resident nutty professor of Astronomy, posed a curious question at the beginning of his Beyond the Solar System class: “Would you rather hear my prepared lecture or take a walk?” One hundred sorrowful humanities majors awoke, and Helfand led them on an impromptu adventure in Riverside Park […]

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