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The Morning(side) After

Sometimes, you see the sunrise because you’re a productive human being and woke up early. Sometimes, you see it as it greets you on the stumble home from Butler. Bwog, inspired by sleep deprivation and stress the vibrant fall images on campus, brings you this first-hand account. The birds are the first things I hear as […]

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BunsenBwog: A Strange Kind of Optimism

It’s the end of the semester and the end of BunsenBwog for another year. While last week focused on science’s somber stories, today Bwog’s enthusiastic arborist Zach Kagan brings you amazing accounts of nature in a world altered by man. New York City is an “urban heat island,” a zone of increased temperatures caused by the high heat […]

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Your NSOP 2011 Theme is “Taking Root, Branching Out”

Take heed, 2015ers! “Taking Root, Branching Out” is this year’s NSOP vanilla, and will likely affect what goes on the t-shirts. It’s a clever choice of theme. It potentially encompasses two stalwarts of undergraduate enthusiasm, environmental awareness and diversity (how many of you wrote your college essays about your grandparents, or other miscellaneous relatives?). And […]

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We Study in the Most Lovely of Surroundings

Despite weather that’s frigid one day and positively balmy the next, photographer extraordinaire Hans Hyttinen reminds us that fall is still here! Bwog feels all warm and fuzzy inside. Photo by Hans Hyttinen

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Bwoglines: Smoking Trees Edition

The University Senate debates a resolution to ban smoking within 50 feet of all buildings on Columbia’s Morningside campus. (Spec) A new housing option is introduced. (NYT) Why, Camel, why? (NY Post) It’s about that time… (Gawker) Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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Don’t Tell the EcoReps

Looks like the trees on Philosophy lawn got a makeover.

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Ah, To Be Young Again

As Bwog dragged our weary old feet out of Hamilton today, we saw three adorable lil’ rascals climbing the big tree over Hamilton lawn. They were a heart-warming bunch to say the least. Note abandoned bicycles and scooters at the bottom of the tree. Climb on, comrades!

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Bwoglines: Local Prodigies Edition

Tavi was cute. A 5 year old fashion-blogger is just creepy. (Racked) The city is training the next generation of arborists (tree climbers!) (NYT) An un-known name in the art world, Shaquille O’Neal curates a new show at the FLAG Art Foundation, opening Friday. (NY Mag) Prestigious pooches parade! (NY Post) You can be great […]

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O Tannenbaum

 This weekend, Bwog ventured into the heart of Brooklyn to find the best and the bushiest of  the pinus genus.  If you know of any noteworthy XMAS tree purveyors around town, please let us know in the comment section below. Last week, Bwog posted a list of “Things We’re Looking Forward To,”, which at the […]

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Two Iranians Pedal for Peace

Zahra Khimji and Bwog editor Maryam Parhizkar write about a very long cycling trip with a very noble mission. While in the United States people are constantly striving for ways to save the environment and stop global warming, Iranians too are striving for ways to promote peace environmental awareness.  Somayeh Yousefi and Jafar Edrisi, an […]

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The Trees are Lit!

College Walk is crammed with merrymakers for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.  All in all, it is a very Columbia Christmas: the Kingsmen modified “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” with a verse on lovebirds PrezBo and Ahmadinejad and Eric Foner gave a Bush-bashing speech about critical thinking in the new year.  An unfortunate elderly gentlemen […]

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