It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Happening In The World: UNICEF released a report stating that a girl’s risk of marrying before the age of 18 has dropped by over a third in the last decade. The report attributed this progress to specific efforts made by India, where illegal child marriages are on the decline. (New York Times) Happening In The US: The […]
After claiming in an email Wednesday night that campus would operate as normal through Winter Storm Niko, Columbia has announced that classes will not occur for both Morningside and CU Medical School campuses. The original email from Facilities Executive VP David Greenberg at 8:15 pm, entitled “Winter Storm Niko update,” stated, “At this time, we […]
XMAS!11: North Pole State of Mind is a student-written, holiday-themed, non-denominational musical. Last night, Staff Writer Lexie Lehmann went to the show (instead of studying for her finals), and was pleasantly amused by the show’s witty humor and clever storyline. XMAS! is a popular Columbia tradition that serves to provide a cathartic, entertaining outlet for […]
If you didn’t read our post heralding the arrival of Autumn yesterday, this question might serve as a seasonal shock. Well, it might serve as a shock, regardless. Fall color, after all, is so blasé—just like all the people responding “pumpkin spice”. There’s no other way to describe the complete and utter dominance of consumerism in our […]
Fucking finally. The Emergency Management Operations Team sent out an email stating that: All classes at Morningside campus and the Medical Center beginning at 3 p.m. or later are canceled today, February 13, 2014, because of worsening weather conditions. Wow, the weather forecast came true? That hardly ever happens. (Just kidding, thank you Emergency Management […]
In an attempt to bring pictures that aren’t from Shutterstock or Wikimedia Commons Actual Photography, we sent Features Editor Alexander Pines into the snow to document yesterday’s snow (and to motivate you to up your Snapchat/cover photo/emails to Mom game). The full album is posted on Bwog’s fancy not-really-new-but-we-haven’t-posted-about-it Facebook, but here’s a preview.
January 22nd, 2014. Columbia University. I continue my observation of the students at Columbia University. The weather is unusually cold today and snow covers the extensive walkways except where some sort of magical melting powder has been spread; this causes the students to rush from class to class with twice the speed they usually do. […]
It’s finals season, and you probably can’t help but compare this year’s experience with previous years—was I better prepared? Did I just have a lighter courseload? Hey, when did I stop getting laid? If you’re anything like Bwog, you also miss another fundamental institution often associated with finals: snow. So instead of studying for that […]
As winter makes an early appearance, unsuspecting Californians are plagued by this foreign phenomenon known as “snow”. Girl wearing a light hoodie and Toms, being carried on piggie back, screams: “Awwww I hate cold, I wanna go home! I want California!”
Grab your sled, build a snowman, and roast some chestnuts, it’s snowing! This morning, Columbia has woken up to the first flurry of the season— which by the looks of it, is slowly turning into a blizzard. Join Bwog in putting your boots on and being jolly. Picture submissions welcome!