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Clubbin’: Parkour Edition

Carolyn Ruvkun horsed around with the Equestrians and wielded swords with the Kendokas, but no club has quite kicked her ass like Parkour. Ninjas walk among us. For the members of the Columbia University Parkour Club, New York City is a jungle gym with endless opportunities for death-defying jumps, leaps and tumbles. Parkour combines philosophy […]

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Bwog About Town: The High Line

In tourism news, perhaps the biggest story of the summer was the opening of the High Line, an elevated park/walkway running from 20th Street to Gansevoort Street. With the sun out and a cool breeze in its hair, Bwog investigated whether the newest tourist trap is worth a visit. Formerly a freight rail line for […]

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Free Lunch!

Bwog loves celebrating multi-culturalism almost as much as eating free food.  But really, what Bwog loves best is Thai food, especially pad thai with those little pieces of tofu and crunchy peanuts.  Bwog is not sure why the people at the Columbia Thai Student Association are being so generous this afternoon but it might be […]

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A Little Neighborhood Tourism

Registration for the Columbia housing lottery doesn’t begin until March 11 (or March 3, if you’re an LLC weirdo), but to warm up for the event Housing Services will be giving room information sessions and building tours today and tomorrow that will start in the John Jay Lounge. They will be leaving on the half […]

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While I was in Jamaica, once

Bwog coffeeshop reviewer Downing Bray took a break from caffeine this week in the Caribbean, and made it home to tell the tale. Her hazy memories follow. Jamaica, it seems, was the place to be this spring break. On this sunny island of white beaches and clear blue water, of abundant Red Stripe and weed, […]

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Late night at the Apple Store

Bwog�s Mac has been acting up lately, necessitating a trip to the Apple Store at 58th and Fifth. Luckily, the wonderland of glass and white plastic is open 24/7, which can lead to some odd experiences. Bwog contributor Kate Redburn spent some time at the Genius Bar in the wee hours of the morning, and […]

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If a man’s gotta eat…

Torrential rains in central Pennsylvania have forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate. One intrepid Bwog correspondent reports from a river town in Bucks County, PA: A family of tourists wander down the road onto Main Street, which is almost completely empty except for a few store owners loading their merchandise into moving trucks. The family […]

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