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From the Issue: Take the Staten Island Railroad to Tottenville

We may be on vacation, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue to post from the summer issue of the The Blue & White. You might also be interested in our conversation with physicist Brian Greene and a graduation-themed Postcard from Morningside—keep an eye out for the rest of the magazine in the coming […]

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QuickSpec: Kneel Before Spec’s Work, Ye Mighty, And Despair! Edition

Ariel Hudes pluralizes “Roar, Lion, Roar“. And, for that matter, uses it in a column. In all caps. As the last line. “Street names [sic] carved by old cow trails.” Talking about… Boston? London? Oh, um, Staten Island. Cow trails? I bet that fact came from a book. Spec boldly asks a question nobody has […]

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Bwog Roadtrips: Staten Island Boat Graveyard

Looking for a chance to wait forty minutes to get your neglected bike onto the McBain elevators, then ride many miles in the freezing cold? Read on, my friend. Staten Island is probably foreign ground to the vast majority of Columbia students, and with good reason — even on a good day, it’s an unbelievable […]

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Cheap Nights Out

In which Bwogger Armin Rosen shows first-years how to break out of Morningside without breaking the bank. New York’s expensive, but the cheap bastards among you are in luck. Yes, New York’s notorious cigarette taxes mean that smokers will have to do a little pinching—or, better still, quit smoking altogether. And although $6.50 might seem […]

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A voyage to New York’s old dump

First-years, Bwog summons you from your groggy Sunday morning hangover. The air is warm and crisp, the sky is blue — perfect for an afternoon outing to Staten Island. Well, the destination is not so romantic (Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island is home to New York’s refuse), but the journey. Oh the journey. The […]

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