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A coronal mass ejection, a storm of charged particles and radiation unleashed by the sun, will hit the Earth over the next few days. Aside from the Northern Lights extending in visibility to Illinois and Oregon, the storm may affect power systems, radio transmissions, and even GPS devices. (Albany Daily Star) The new EU migrant […]

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While some people were enjoying the Oscars, others thought that MC Billy Crystal’s jokes were “as obvious as a crying baby in Church.” (Reuters, The Hollywood Reporter) A Southwest Airlines pilot learned the hard way not to announce that there was a “mom on board.” (The Daily Mail) Educators face the dilemma of how to teach students […]

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On one blustery winter evening each year, (read: tonight at 7 pm), the Asian American Alliance (AAA) hosts cultureSHOCK in Lerner to showcase Asian American performance, fashion, and FOOD from groups across the Columbia community. In an attempt to answer the clearly rhetorical questions on the event’s Facebook page, Bwog’s resident expert on both Asia […]

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William S. Burroughs has risen from the dead and is holding up Greenwich Village’s frozen yogurt and sex-toy joints. (NYT) Sitting down will kill you. (Gothamist) Snacks are mandatory. (NYT) Despite the devastation in Haiti, cruise ships are still docking on the island, depositing tourists at private beaches 60 miles from Port-au-Prince. (Gothamist) Two lap […]

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The Boarding Hordes

Emerging from Fortress Lerner just now, Bwog was nearly mowed down by a swarm of young white male skateboarders, like a Critical Mass for the four wheeled set. They went on for minutes upon minutes — what could this be? Where do they come from? Do they have some kind of skateboarder phone tree? If […]

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