It is a cold hard fact that students forget what they learned in school over summer vacation…but winter break is shorter and so we must remember more of what we learned, right? Right??
It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
In case you missed the men’s basketball twitter’s excessive updates, Columbia Athletics will be honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1967-68 team at the game against Dartmouth on Friday. This team, one of the best in Columbia history, finished first in the Ivy League and made to the Sweet Sixteen. Sports Editor Abby Rubel reminds […]
Yeah, you just reached the weird part of Bwog. Tag yourself. Lerner = The Pull Out Method. Whoever designed this, like, wasn’t thinking, at all. We don’t care that he was an alum. Don’t try this at home. Lights up purple sometimes. Barnard Quad Buildings = The Pill. Kind of annoying, but always there for you when […]
We’ve all been there: an early morning midterm on a higher story of Hamilton, and the last thing you want to do is run up seven flights of stairs before sitting down, panting, to take your test. As obnoxious and inefficient as the elevator may be, imagine what Hamilton classes were like without the elevator? Bwogger […]
On Tuesday, April 9th, 1968 Spec reported on Columbia’s closure to mourn the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College President Grayson Kirk announced the shutdown, closing all campus buildings and cancelling classes after receiving a letter from The Concerned Black Students (an ad hoc group formed on campus). He initially planned on closing Columbia for […]
As you may have heard, Bwog is celebrating its 11th birthday! We’ve come a long way from the first Bwoggiversary, which came with a major party at The West End. We do a little bit more journalism, and a little bit fewer Bwog portmanteaus, but we’re still the same website… or, at least, we have […]
Yesterday, the famous New York Public Library Rose Room re-opened after two long years of repairs and $12 million dollars, required to repair the damage caused when a 16-inch plaster rosette crashed down from the room’s ceiling. This beautiful reading room was the architectural inspiration for another reading room that looms much larger on our campus: Butler […]
The tendrils of Wall Street stretch deeply into Columbia—even back to the horrendous Black Tuesday and the Great Depression. Nikki Shaner-Bradford recalls the days of yore, when Columbia students still obsessed with the finance world—even without having LinkedIn to show off. In an article published in the Columbia Spectator on November 20th, 1929, entitled “Stock […]
Adding to the recent speculation surrounding the most famous teenage Obama, Bwog writer Betsy Ladyzhets takes you back to the early 1990s when another, lesser-known Obama attended the best women’s college in New York City. Malia Obama’s college decision is on everyone’s mind: her mind, her parents’ minds, and clearly the minds of the nation. […]
In honor of today’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Bwog historian Mia Lindheimer takes a look at the history of students congregating on College Walk to ring in the holidays with hot cider, cocoa, and boring speeches. The very first Tree Lighting Ceremony took place only 18 years ago, in 1998 (that is, this year is the […]
Ever wonder just how far beneath Lehman Lawn our beloved Magnolia tree spreads its roots? Well, not so far anymore, as several expert botanists tried and tried again yesterday to safely sever her roots and transplant her a whopping thirty feet away. In celebration of this monumental change to Barnard’s landscaping, staff writer Mia Lindheimer […]
Columbia and Barnard haven’t always had great basketball teams, but they’ve certainly seen some notable games over the years. Their most recent victory this past weekend led Nadra Rahman to delve deep into the sports archives for this week’s #TBT, where she discovered a game with more meaning than merely dribbling, shooting, and scoring. The women’s basketball […]
Staff writer Mia Lindheimer takes us back to a day that will forever live in infamy as the day Carman housed not just almost-dead college students, but also an actual dead body. One cold winter day– January 30, 1984, to be exact—three Carman roommates were strolling back to their room when they spotted a rug […]
Though Barnard today is often seen as an almost overly liberal and accepting environment, that wasn’t always the case. The Barnard Library is hosting a series of panels to address Barnard’s history, the first of which, “Guess Who’s Coming to Barnard?” happened on Monday evening. It was led by Professor Bob McCaughey and Mollie Galchus […]
After three long years of losing, the Lions football team emerged victorious from their battle with Wagner this weekend (we’re sure you haven’t noticed). The last time they won a game was almost three years ago. Staff Writer Mia Lindheimer takes a look at what happened during that fateful game, the Lions’ last glimpse of […]
It’s Thursday and we have yet another fun story found deep in Columbia’s archives. Before we danced to Vampire Weekend at Bacchanal, The Grateful Dead apparently played a show on Low Steps. Music Maven Juliet Larsen brings us the tale. Remember that time when The Grateful Dead played an exclusive concert for Columbia during the […]