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Housing Reviews 2020: Ruggles

Guest Writer Ashley Zhang informs us that “no longer plagued by its fire-ridden past and only hindered by its lack of AC, Ruggles is having quite the moment.”

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Fire In Ruggles (And Wien) Hall(s), Because Columbia Is Constantly On Fire

Ruggles Hall decided to do its best impression of our hearts and minds this finals week by setting itself ablaze. At about 11:30 pm last night, Bwog started receiving tips about a growing fire on 114th Street. When windows started to shatter, we could tell that this was not your average false fire alarm. You can follow […]

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Columbia Dorms: The Sad Boy To Fuck Boy Spectrum

We know you’ve all thought it. Which dorm your current hookup lives in says a lot about his relative sadboy- or fuckboy-ness. Whether he’s a Carman athlete, a Furnald poet, or a Wein loner, the stereotypes hold true more often than not. After all, what’s a stereotype without a little bit of truth? Read on for […]

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Housing Reviews 2015: Ruggles Hall

Location: 508 West 114th Street Nearby dorms: John Jay, LLC, Carman, Brownstones, Broadway Stores and restaurants: Strokos, Artopolis, JJs, Hamdel, St. Luke’s (important). It’s basically on Amsterdam, but the blocks immediately around it aren’t the most happening. Cost: $9,470/year (same as Claremont, EC, Hogan, Watt, Woodbridge, SIC’s, and Brownstones. More money than last year.) Amenities: Bathrooms: Two full baths […]

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Housing Reviews 2014: Ruggles

Housing approacheth. And, unless you’re on top of it, it’s probably coming up sooner than you think.  Bwog’s got you covered; we’ll be rolling out two housing reviews per day until no residence hall is left un-reviewed. Prepare to get (even more) excited: this year, we’re reviewing Barnard residence halls, too. Reviews for all! Today’s […]

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Housing Review 2013: Ruggles

Location: 508 W. 114th St. Nearby dorms: John Jay, LLC, Carman. Same block as a bunch of frat/sorority houses brownstones and Broadway Residence Hall. Stores and restaurants: Nearly everything, especially on Amsterdam. Strokos is basically next door, and you’re just a short walk from HamDel, Artopolis, and Columbia Cottage. Stroll an avenue to the west […]

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Housing Reviews 2012: Ruggles

Location: 508 W. 114th St. Nearby dorms: John Jay, LLC, Carman. Same block as a bunch of frat/sorority houses brownstones and Broadway Residence Hall. Stores and restaurants: Nearly everything, especially on Amsterdam. Strokos is basically next door, and you’re just a short walk from HamDel, Artopolis, and Columbia Cottage. Stroll an avenue to the west and you’ve […]

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Egg-splosive Practical Yolks Hit Ruggles

This has to be one of the strangest things to take place in Ruggles since whatever it was you saw from the window of your John Jay single. According to a concerned tipster, rotten eggs (with January expiration dates stamped on) materialized outside the doors of many suites this morning, evidently so that the denizens […]

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PowerSuites: The FemDems

At long last, Bwog brings you the feature you’ve all been waiting for (but like, really—we’ve kept you waiting since 2009): a close look at Columbia’s best and brightest PowerSuites. In its inaugural installment, PowerSuites visits the den of four very influential juniors, through the lens of Examiner Extraordinare Alex Eynon. Join Alex as she […]

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An Iridescent Worm Wanders Through the Ruggles Windows

A Ruggles resident, also responsible for last year’s inflatable tube man meets party streamer french fries, created another art installation. It kind of reminds us of an an iridescent worm or a rogue shower curtain. Maybe a wisp of pensieve escaping as our beloved dorm dies, while its windows trap its noble spirit to linger […]

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Residence Hall Etymology

The Core, it has been said, is good for cocktail party chatter and not much else. You’ll be able to schmooze with people about Woolfe and iambic pentameter, yadda yadda. This post supplements the rather specific knowledge Columbia bestows on you (hey, no snark alert: we kind of love the Core) with some genuinely useless […]

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This Band Vampire Weekend Went to Columbia

The world’s best known former Ruggles inhabitants, Vampire Weekend, released their new album Contra yesterday. The album has received positive reviews so far, including  a shockingly high 8.6 from notoriously picky Pitchfork Media.  The band was recently interviewed for a Wall Street Journal music blog, Speakeasy. The band talked about books and wore cardigans. VW […]

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Refurbishments Abounds

Bwogger Sara Vogel points us in the direction of the Housing website, where there is a list of all summer dorm renovations. “We cannot guarantee projects or timing,” it warns. Anyway, we are excited! Three lucky apartments in Woodbridge (right) are getting an environmentally-conscious makeover, complete with Energy Star appliances and lighting and Forest Stewardship […]

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The 2008 Housing Lottery: Your Best Mistake Ever!

From Woodridge to Wien, we’ve covered a lot of ground already. But we’ve got to maintain a steady pace if we’re going to reach McBain by suite selection.  Ruggles   With recent renovations in all eight-person suites and upcoming summer renovations for the four-person suites, Ruggles is quickly departing from completely carpeted floors and cramped […]

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