Thank God it’s Friday! It’s a miracle that we made it to the weekend. Celebrate with Bwoglines (and a side of Pastor Joel Osteen you’ve never seen before).
New Bwogger Grace Steele shares her take on the common experience of warily wandering the aisles of Morton Williams, hoping some random item will lift their spirits.
With its highly advanced technology, complex belief system, and powerful architecture, the mysterious Columbian civilization has bewildered archaeologists for generations. How could such a mystical empire come to be? In her groundbreaking new book ($4.99
Tash Aw is a Malaysian author focusing on providing literature for a Malaysian audience and has found success both in Malaysia and in the West. Staff Writer Josh Tate tagged along with Events Editor Isabel
There is an excellent website that generates poetry out of your twitter feed. Since Bwog doesn’t have a single poet among its staff, we had to resort to using the internet instead. Enjoy the following poem titled “Happened Before.” Maybe next time we’ll manage a haiku or something.
According to a new study asteroid strikes capable of busting windows in a thousand foot radius are likely to happen once or twice a decade now. The last one happened in February. (NYT) Twitter has its IPO today, and despite having racked up hundreds of millions in losses in the last few years, investors are […]
The government may be shut down, but America’s ability to be awesome at sports hasn’t faltered. We beat a team of international players in golf’s President’s Cup for the eighth time this year. America!!!!! (BBC) According to the New York Times, the Twitter bio is “a postmodern artform” whose master-guru is Hillary Clinton. (NYT) This […]
Last night on Twitter, fueled mostly by being lonely in Butler, Bwog decided to try a contest: Tweet us your cleverest Columbia-related government shutdown joke and maybe we'll give the writer of the best one a prize — Bwog (@bwog) October 1, 2013 Since then we’ve decided that, yes, we will give a prize to the […]
This past Monday, CORE (Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs), with CCE and CEO (CBS’s Entrepreneurs Organization), brought Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey to campus. Attentive socializers Alexandra Svokos and Arvind Srinivasan–half of Bwog Tech–sat down with Mr. Dorsey, who was wearing a great pair of Levis, before his big talk in Roone Arledge. At […]
It has recently come to Bwog’s attention that the NYPD is hot on the trail of a new criminal in Morningside Heights: @columbiamakeout. @columbiamakeout has been on the loose since February 7th and is gaining power as more and more people come to her aid. Mayor Bloomberg has warned that anybody harboring the criminal will […]
The September issue of The Blue & White is on-campus now, and Bwog will keep on posting the highlights for your reading pleasure. Below, Culture Editor Conor Skelding explains how Bwog accidentally gained a global presence in the Twittersphere. On August 14th, Bwog published an ostensibly unprovocative post divulging that Jaeseop “AJ” Kim, 21, member of the […]
The Twitter account, that is. We received word yesterday that the @deantini Twitter has been suspended. Turns out the as-yet-unknown creator didn’t put up the white flag after being unveiled by both Columbia College and the dean himself (see below). His resistance caused a “fair amount of confusion” according to Amanda Lang from CC’s Office of Communications, […]
Update: As of 6/18, the account no longer exists. Update: We’ve received official word that it’s definitely not the real Deantini. As of yesterday, “James J. Valentini,” or simply @deantini, infiltrated the Twittersphere. Now this can mean two things: Either Deantini has tried to expand his “hip” social media presence even further, or there is a […]
We all know that Columbians love to express their opinions, whether solicited or not. It seems that where we truly excel, however, is in compressing these opinions into 140 characters or less. Fearless world wide web explorer Bijan Samareh ventures into the depths of the avian jungle to bring you some of the most well-known, […]
Whether our review of West End Preview left you with some unanswered questions, or you’re just looking for tips from the pros about how to turn your shower singing routine up a notch, now’s your chance to directly engage with the people who will bring the 118th Annual Varsity Show to life. Bwog will be conducting […]
Update, 9:30 pm: That’s not actually the theme, Dan was joking after all… According to Bacchanal president Dan Weinstein‘s Twitter, this year’s theme will be Barkanal. When asked if he was kidding, he returned, “Not at all.” Let’s not let our hopes get too high…
SEAS puts New York in check, when it comes to how green it is. (NYT) The mystery over the Westside cheese labels, and all the existential crises it’s inspired, is solved. (Gothamist) We already figured out how to not be that guy. Now people are learning how to avoid it on Twitter. (The Atlantic) The Economist finally figures […]
Ever wonder the critical reasoning process of certain Barnard students? Fret no more! Bwog’s resident cartoonist Julia Stern can take you on her comic tour of a stream of consciousness fueled by gender equality, sex seminars, and Margaret Mead. In Julia’s “Grin and Bear It” cartoon series— based on the MyLifeIsBarnard Twitter feed, watch how […]
Attention Columbia detizens of the twittersphere (tweetcosystem?)! Columbia’s Center for Student Advising is currently holding a twitter contest in which students are challenged to summarize their life in six words or less. The winner of the contest, to be selected “randomly from the most creative entries” at noon tomorrow, will nab an iPod shuffle. Submissions so far range […]