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Bwoglines: Blown Out of Proportion Edition

After seventy-two years, the Bleecker Street subway connection will finally be completed tomorrow. Way to finish what you started, New York! (NY Daily News) The phenomenon of dance-fighting has spread out of the fictional world of “Zoolander” and “West Side Story” as Thai gangs take to the streets…Gangnam Style. (The Guardian) Dethroning “Mad Men” for the […]

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Bwoglines: Uncomfortable Politicians

Another college ranking! CU ranks #2 on Forbes’ list (of America’s Most Expensive Colleges)! Cause for celebration? You decide! (Forbes) Wireless carriers have formed a deal with the city to bring cell phone service to the subway, maybe. (NYT) The enterprising performer known as the Naked Cowboy, a.k.a. Robert John Burck, is expected to announce […]

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Bwoglines: Today Edition

The appearance of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the WLF today has drawn some protest online. Will we see political activism on campus? (Various) Why you skip class (kind of) and what to do about “anxiety-related school refusal”. (WSJ) Not that this affects the vast majority of you campus-loving college students, but it looks […]

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Morningside Heights Is The Nexus Of Technology

The MTA has no money, but is using its no-money to make these little robot machines called subway indicators all along the 1 line (that’s the “red line” to you, Class of 2014) this summer. Until they actually take away Unlimited Metrocards, we’re not complaining, because this is a fantastic device that allows you to […]

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Truths Edition

A gloomy Saturday  morning is upon us. Stay in side, stay in your pajamas, and regress back to childhood with Saturday Morning Cartoons. Cartoons by Abigail Santner

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Bwoglines: Old and New Things

The Mets win opener 7-1. The 96th St subway station’s new entrance has been opened. Thanks to Columbia, retro vending machines no longer have a home. Gothamist loves Bwog! They’ve introduced an etiquette guide.

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Bwoglines: Nostalgia Edition

Subway riders have tea parties and pretend its the Great Depression, sans breadlines (HuffPo). Al Gore is to would-be Bloomberg assassin as Holden Caulfield is to Mark David Chapman (Gothamist). Cue the orchestral backdrop — Phil Spector has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among greats like Abba, Jimmy Cliff, the […]

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Bwoglines: Bubonic Plague Edition

 Our porcine problem persists as experts question the vaccine’s use (NY1). Evangelists may have vanquished Route 66, but Atheists are now converting subway riders (Gothamist). With Manhattanville secured, Columbia plots to conquer Europe and South Asia (Spec). The rich and famous enter Purgatorio without Virgil’s help (Gawker).  Teachers College descends from the ivory tower (Spec). […]

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Bwoglines: News of the Day

Good news–it’s Monday and the city’s subway system is returning to normal operations after the MTA decided it was a good idea to repair 18 of its 20 lines at once this past weekend. (NYT) More shocking news as a new study released by the American Mustache Institute reveals that men with mustaches earn more […]

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Bwoglines: Too Late to Apologize

Sorry, Class of 2010, guess you’ll never know when the next 1 train is arriving. (NYT) Sorry, David Paterson, CC’77, but come on- can’t you just take the hint?  (Daily Intel) Sorry, New York school kids… all that zucchini bread is going straight to your hips. You can thank us later. (NYT) Sorry to break […]

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Bwoglines: Misleading Questions Edition

Dying from a heart attack, seizing up, or miscarrying from the swine flu vaccine? The Feds say not to worry, this kind of stuff happens all the time, vaccine or no vaccine. (NYT) Support or disagree with a University Senate-imposed Smoking ban? Hold your horses! In their first meeting of the year, PrezBo reminded them […]

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A Mixture of Subways, Columbia Alumni, and iPhones

It’s two of the best-known rites-of-passage for any Columbian: the first time that you forgot to switch to the 1 train at 96th, and the first time someone who was staying with you forgot to switch. The latter, of course, is the funnier, especially if you tell your visitor the wrong directions back, but the […]

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AltSpec: Something’s Happening in Tehran

If this new-fangled Twitter thing is to be believed, there’s some big things a-poppin’ in Iran, and the world media has been calling up Columbia professors for their reactions. The man with the most screen time this time around has probably been Professor Gary Sick (at right), which is not surprising given that he was […]

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Female Alumnae Praising SEAS and Decorating the 1 Train

Remember Miss Subway competitions? No, because they were discontinued after 1976 (save a one year revival in 2004). But we should all pretend to be nostalgic for them now that, with the help of a tipster, we have found a former Columbia student winner! After extensive research (read: some Googling), we know nothing about the […]

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Mass Transit Terror Threat

Even more awful terrorism-related news today, as the FBI has recently issued an alert that “al-Qaida suicide bombers were contemplating an attack on New York’s mass-transit systems during the holiday season.” The would-be attacks are being described by law enforcement as “plausible, but unsubstantiated.” No futher details have been made available, and no arrests have […]

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