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Blue Shift, Columbia’s undergraduate astronomy club with a shared proclaimed interest in astronomy and astrophysics, is hosting the Arts & Astros events from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in the Broadway Room at Lerner Hall today and providing snacks. No knowledge of either topic is necessary for attendance. Bring along your friends who commonly confuse astronomy […]

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Bwogger Nadra Rahman reports on administrative updates and our upstanding student leaders.  Scott Wright (VP of Campus Services) and Ixchel Rosal (Assistant VP of University Life) paid CCSC a visit last night to answer questions about space, wellness, and university initiatives. Thankfully, they left before our student leaders exchanged Secret Snowflake gifts—which ranged from the […]

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Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the […]

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While we at Columbia have been pretty quiet about the Chelsea explosion, the country is still struggling to find out why and how. Yesterday, the main suspect’s father claimed that he had reported his son to the FBI two years ago. (New York Post) The Hillary Clinton Email Extravaganza continues to have its secrets revealed. Some pretty […]

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The Republican Debate last night hosted a narrowed field of candidates (no entrance cue mishaps this time), with only Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, John Kasich, and Donald Trump remaining in the running. (CNN) Astronaut Scott Kelly aired his last news conference yesterday from the International Space Station, where he has spent almost a […]

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The Hubble Telescope recently captured a photo of a black hole! Cool, right? Also, the black hole happens to be about 21 billion times bigger than the Sun. Just in case you were thinking about having an existential crisis tonight. (Yahoo) South Dakota reminded everyone of its existence in the worst way possible–by introducing discriminatory legislature […]

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Oops [we] did it again…and by did it again, we mean we slept through our alarm. Anyway, on the second-to-last day of finals, Britney Spears has got us thinking about space. Bwogline: NASA’s Curiosity Rover took photos of a blue-tinged sunset on Mars. (NASA) Study Tip: We always find it calming to take a break from Butler […]

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We start here in the homeland. The Supreme Court has lifted a stay on same-sex marriage licenses in Kansas, meaning that, at the very least, the future will bring a number of happy marriages, too long denied. (As an added bonus: the decision passed over the explicit objection of both Justices Scalia and Thomas.) (Washington Post) […]

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While you’re sleeping in, astronauts aboard the ISS are picking up a very big package. (BBC) If you were hoping to save the planet from the doom of global climate change, here’s your goal. (LA Times) Tonight marks the conclusion of the epic TV saga that is Breaking Bad. (Hollywood Gossip)     Missing your […]

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Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s ESC meeting. Sustainability Representative Will Cybriwsky explained that unused alcohol from Casino Night, including unopened bottles, had to be poured down the drain because the university’s alcohol license does not allow the university to keep unused alcohol after an event. The council is investigating how new policies could be […]

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Launch: Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, in conjunction with the automobile company Audi, has kicked off a new project entitled “Experiments in Motion.” The project will consist of a series of experiments to identify new paradigms of motion, mobility, and design. Don’t be surprised if you spot PrezBo gunning down College Walk in a fresh Audi for […]

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Poli Sci professor Dorian Warran discusses Wal-mart’s potential gender-bias class action suit. (Bloomberg) Samantha Power, one of Obama’s people on the NSC, spoke at Columbia yesterday about Libya. (NYT) Physicist Janna Levin of Barnard explains that space has sound, not just light, and that we can hear it when important celestial events happen. We love […]

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