A few months after getting left on read by the frontman of her favorite band, Staff Writer Victoria Borlando’s open letter contemplates the emotional repercussions of ghosting, philanthropy, and the doubt of Ezra Koenig’s relationship with his alma mater.
Welcome, my friends, to Housing Selection 2019. Think of the next two weeks of housing review posts as a long episode of one of those shows where people tour real estate and decide which house to buy. Except instead of being rich you’re stuck with Columbia Housing. Still tho. First up is the gem of Extended […]
Remember when Vampire Weekend released “Harmony Hall” last month, allowing all of us Mohi-tians to briefly step away from the course notes and Blue Java pastry bags littering our Butler desks and, for the most fleeting of moments, take part in a glamorous dream world of – gasp – celebrity?
Columbia’s indie rock claim to fame, Vampire Weekend, has finally come out of hiding to release new music. Two new songs are to be released on Thursday, one titled “2021,” and more importantly, “Harmony Hall,” presumably named after, you guessed it, the Columbia residence hall. Vampire Weekend is no stranger to making Columbia references in their music; the […]
Scanning my surroundings and the infinite expanse of the plain beyond me, I wonder — where is the date for Bacchanal? Where have you gone? What have you been up to? Where will you be? I peer through the fogs of ignorance and doubt and see it! — the Battle of the Bands event page, […]
Freedom Summer, a push from civil rights organizations to increase voter registration in Mississippi, confronted incredible hatred and violence from the KKK and police. The movement happened over 50 years ago, but the School of Social Work hosted an event last night in Low Rotunda to make sure we never forget the struggle for voting […]
Light a candle in your dorm tonight, because Rostam Batmanglij has left Vampire Weekend, leaving the band gutted, and perhaps artistically (un)dead. Every Columbian mourns tonight, reminded of the ephemeral nature of this material world. (Pitchfork) Maybe more bands don’t come out of Columbia because, as this noise map of the city shows, we are a staid […]
Ezra Koenig once said about a former hookup at Columbia, “How am I supposed to pretend I never want to see you again?” On the other hand, not-so-lovestruck Lili Brown explores the awkwardness of (almost) running into a hookup from the past in the wee hours of the night (in Butler). There are many a life […]
A recent alumnus, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig looked back on his musical influences in an interview with entertainment news site Vulture. One of Vampire Weekend’s most popular tunes was clearly inspired by their time at Columbia. Namely, Columbia students’ inclination to defend useless punctuation marks. “I’d seen there was this Facebook group at Columbia called […]
Vampire Weekend once wrote a song. It mentioned a falafel place not too far from here. Musical anthropologist Lauren Beltrone investigated. “Sing next year in Jerusalem/You know—the one at 103rd and Broadway…” Ok Ezra, if you insist. Aside from being brilliant, Vampire Weekend’s newest album “Vampires of the City” also includes a local restaurant recommendation […]
It’s everyone else’s move-in day, so NSOP is dangling carrots to lure first-years off campus. Just stay out of our blue bins’ way! Please continue to send in overseens and overheards to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our anonymous tip form. Today’s Highlights: Neighborhood Tours: East Village, Downtown/Financial District, Brooklyn Bridge, Park Slope, meet at 11 am in […]
Much as you try to deny it, the school year is almost upon us. To get ourselves jazzed about going back to school, Bwog remembered the songs that got us really pumped about “g01ng t0 c0llEg3 1n nEw Y0Rk C1tyYyyy.” You know what we’re talking about: that song you played on repeat for the entire […]
Sure it’s summer, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any action on campus. This anonymous tipster waxes nostalgic on summer loving and the art of negotiation. If you have any stories, queries, or miseries to share, we’d love to hear them. Email email@example.com or use our anonymous form. Thinking back, I can’t help but […]
Another month, another round-up of Columbia-centric news. We’re almost back in action, kittens, so rest up till September. To ease registration pains, Columbia added a “Wish List” feature that automatically enrolls you in the classes you choose during your registration slot, and you’ll be able to see course syllabi a few days before registration as […]
Hometown heroes Vampire Weekend took to Reddit this morning to promote their brand spanking new album, Modern Vampires of the City. Along with vital topics like salmon shorts selection and Ezra Koenig’s cameo on Girls, the bandmates also upped our collective street cred by chatting about Columbia for a bit. Turns out either Chris Baio or Chris Tomson didn’t […]