News Editor Victoria Borlando interprets the purpose of the Columbia Core very literally, using everything she “learned” from Columbia in life’s most perilous feat: surviving the 1848 Oregon Trail.
On Monday, Staff Writer Phoebe Lu attended Professor Ruha Benjamin ‘s lecture titled “The New Jim Code” and learned about how machine learning algorithms contribute to systemic racism.
Communism is when you invest in GameStop, and the more you invest the communister it is. Happening in the world: Russia’s parliament quickly agreed to approve an extension of the New START Treaty with the
On January 26, Barnard College announced its new partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-ranking, low-income high school students the ability to attend prestigious universities without any financial burden.
Studying at home and feeling left out? You may be physically distanced from campus, but there are still ways to feel a part of it.
Catch up on the latest gossip from CCSC as they discuss campus resources, appointment processes and Center for Career Education developments.
This week’s #tbt is brought to you by the Columbia Spectator Archives and Britt Fossum, who kind of wishes she went to Barnard. Have anything you’d like to see featured? Send it to tips or use our anonymous form. Bacchanal is a fairly recent development in Columbia’s history, starting only in the 2000s. But long […]
It’s fall break (or a 12-day weekend if you “couldn’t get to class” this past Wednesday and Thursday)! We’re sure you’re under your covers somewhere adventurous and, being a Columbia student, you took your Core books with you. Send a picture of your Core reading wherever you ended up to firstname.lastname@example.org for our new feature, […]
A huge piece in the today’s Times examined our most powerful and least proud alumnus’ deliberative process when ordering drone strikes, in which he weighs the benefit of killing a suspected terrorist against the risk of killing innocents. The piece included an oblique shout-out to CC. Obama, who in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech mused […]
Well, this is embarassing. A North Korean long-range rocket launched this morning broke up after launch, raising many eyebrows and more than a few guffaws. (CNN) Core references in real life! Well, in a movie at least. (New Yorker) Not so fast, international censorship laws. (AKAScope) NASA might have found life on Mars! In 1976… […]
Bwog was shocked to learn the world continually turns as we sleep in until 1 pm and subsequently spend the day watching Netflix. Because the news won’t take a break, we’re taking a break from being on break to break some news—cue a recovery nap. Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature and culture and […]
Do you have recurring dreams about The Odyssey? Quote St. Augustine when you call home? Routinely make a photo of Hegel your Facebook profile pic? If so, you would be a great applicant for Columbia’s Core Scholars program. To apply, you have to do what is called a Core Reflection. According to the Core Scholars […]
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… From the genius who brought you BwogWeather, comes Hard Core: A Columbian Odyssey. The show traces Pat Blute’s whimsical adventure one man’s grueling odyssey home after he finds himself stranded. He must survive using only his extensive knowledge of the core. The new project already features footage of the Australian Outback, Thailand, and […]
Update (11:00 pm, Oct. 10): The petition has been officially released. The online petition now has over 300 signatures. Update (11:16 am, Oct. 8): The petition now lists 292 signatures, which can be read here. As expected, the largest departmental representations are from FAS humanities, Sociology, History and Anthropology, but the list also includes professors […]
Freshpeople, Bwog can’t believe you kids are already studying for your Lit Hum final! It seems like just yesterday when you were loading taxidermy rodents into your blue bins. In honor of the big test, we’re recycling this gem of a post, and adding a few updates. Below, Bwog presents a playlist of songs with references to […]
The Core asks you some tough, tough questions. Because we aren’t overachieving enough, the Center for the Core Curriculum decided to instate the Core Scholars Program earlier this year. Finally, the announcement has been made, and the wait’s over: We now know and envy the names of the winners of the $200 cash prizes and […]
Columbia College sophomores, think of the hours you’ve spent teasing out subtitles of Nietzsche’s will to power and Freud’s Oedipal complex. Now think about fried chicken. Yeah, we don’t really get the connection either, but, in a daring thematic maneuver, your class reps will be offering free KFC fried chicken, buiscuits and Mac ‘n’ Cheese, CC study guides, and […]
No Impact Week starts today! This event from Green Umbrella aims to create a consciousness about the impact of everything we do on our environment. A paradox to mull over: making an impact by not impacting. Contemplate how your life as a Columbia student affects the world around you…playing frisbee on the lawn, eating at […]
Stepping Down: Cathie Black, to be replaced as New York City Schools Chancellor by Dennis Walcott. (NYT) Getting Down: The New Yorkers attending a crazy concert on the Intrepid late this summer. Of course, Columbians have been there, done that. (Gothamist) Shot Down: The rationale for using “No day shall erase you from the memory of […]