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Gone Too Soon: July Round-Up 2017

Monday marked the tragic end of July – a steamy and dreamy month that seemed to have begun yesterday. July gave us 31 days of sweat and stank (especially if you are spending it in the armpit of the U.S. that is the mid-Atlantic), but it also gave us hope that summer would never end. In […]

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The Dog Days

The summer is sliding by. Morton Williams is boycotting Turkish products. (Gothamist) This guy turned his GS admissions essay into a Kindle book, so we bought it. Highlight: “I have never smoked a cigarette, drank beer, or used any illegal drugs.” (Amazon) All old campus buildings still have asbestos, and are continuing treatments begun this spring. […]

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While You Were Out

Most of us may not be on campus anymore, but Morningside Heights stops for no one. In the time you’ve been having exciting summer adventures watching Netflix in your bed, here are some of the things you’ve missed: The Halal Guys are transitioning to a chain restaurant, and the second location is planned to open near Columbia […]

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QuickSpec: Picture of Mike Tyson’s Punchout!! Edition

Diamond Already Pushing For Four More Years (actually two and a half more) B.C. May Go Back to Stone Age Columbia Not Only Organization Ruining Housing, Having Horribly Slow Paperwork NY Has Share of Has-Beens Besides Yankees And then we remembered that we use Macs. Feditor new wise man of protest Point–Counterpoint On CULPA Also, […]

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BriefBirch

A grey day dawning over snow slowly turning to carbon-saturated black mush? A snowman keeled over like a post-1989 piece of Soviet stauary? It’s all put us in the mood – for Eastern Europe! Kidding aside, here are some highlights from the Birch’s fantastic winter issue: A poem about…gerunds. And literal translations. Trust us, it’s […]

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QuickSpec: Ironic Paradox Edition

Columbia-sponsored high school, created as Manhattanville quid pro quo, evicted, now homeless: ironic? CU formally apologizes to Minutemen: reactions predictable Barnard career services better than Columbia’s…unless you want to be a bartender Speaking of which: bars crack down on legal IDs, but hire illegal bouncers Revelation of the day: “in certain cases drug use destroys […]

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QuickSpec: sleepy Monday edition

Power strugglin’: student edition Power strugglin’: faculty edition Not news, not important: a nifty news feature Do this and Bwog goes extinct Pro-choicer goes to pro-life event, gags Spec goes liveblogging, forgets that it’s in print “We’re all champions.” But the women a little more so.

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Duvets not bombs

If you stayed uptown today, you missed the 2nd annual New York City Pillow Fight –organized by the public art group newmindspace, it attracted over three hundred pillow-wielding New Yorkers to Union Square at 2:00 to wail on complete strangers.  Many in the crowd wore colorful and attention-drawing outfits, including a banana suit and several […]

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SwiftCurrent

Free speech or not? Why Havel might be like hearing your favorite love song, or, er, better You won’t find any Maus in this exhibit Remember reading Animorphs books under the covers until you were almost in high school and loving them? You weren’t alone. Chevron, Columbia, and the power of dissent all in one […]

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QuickSpec (Drama Other Than the Oscars Edition)

Hey, NYU students know how to organize a protest too! Columbia Cottage’s watered-down wine is not the only foul thing there, apparently The only legit programming on the TV Guide Channel? Earbuds? Please, they are so 1999   Your CUID could ruin your life

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QuickSpec: It’s a passably beautiful day edition

I feel like I’ve been here before, been here before… (Watch Jeffrey Sachs on last night’s Charlie Rose.) Give me your toasters, your lava lamps, your otherwise hidden appliances…while you walk out for that McBain fire alarm Peace, Not Apartheid. (Just kidding!) Democracy Soon! Please? Frontiers’ heart:  in the right place “In fact, the only […]

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QuickSpec – Navelgazing edition

Yeah, we’re Establishment now… fuck. Quite possibly better news than Chipotle Alternatively, we could hire chauffeurs. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA we love Ben Grosghal. And a little from the outside world… Bollinger dishes to Observer, avoids Biden fumble Gothamist on wheatpaste CUCRs one-upped by the NYU Republicans

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QuickSpec – And they’re off!

Hm, you heard this anywhere before? Barnard Students get authentic New York experience STRIPPERS STRIPPERS STRIPPERS (gotcha) Three hours before this becomes part of someone’s platform. Anti-War professor speaks at anti-war rally because he is anti-war. Stop the War!

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QuickSpec: Hopefully Your Web Redesign Goes Over Better Than Ours Edition

Fresh from the newly cleaned-up Spectator website: How about just… not assigning exams in Lerner? Morningside Heights to Rangel: Draft? Seriously? Now where will we buy our discount movie passes? This just in: Professors’ ideas on sexuality often out-of-date! (please read this)  

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QuickSpec: “But Baby It’s Cold Outside!” Edition

Over 300 have the balls to stand out in the cold; 150 participate in much warmer Lerner teach-in (also, Spec includes a nifty little video) In the meantime, Computer Music Center staff catches colds without protesting Chillin’ with the Varsity Show Will Iran turn a cold shoulder? — In the meantime, the pro-life perspective of […]

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