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Columbia Dorms: The Sad Boy To Fuck Boy Spectrum

We know you’ve all thought it. Which dorm your current hookup lives in says a lot about his relative sadboy- or fuckboy-ness. Whether he’s a Carman athlete, a Furnald poet, or a Wein loner, the stereotypes hold true more often than not. After all, what’s a stereotype without a little bit of truth? Read on for […]

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Where In The World Is Harmony Hall?

Columbia students really aren’t the best with maps. Whether we’re trying to figure out how Barnard works or asking international students for their images of America’s downfall, we’re learning at Bwog that you should probably have a map handy wherever you go instead of trying to remember it yourself. In this edition, we ask CC […]

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Freshpeople Housing Reviews 2014: Wallach

To further honor the newly accepted class of 2018, Bwog is rolling out reviews of the freshman dorms on campus considering you kiddos need to pick where you want to live soon. Whether you prefer living in the same building as John Jay, or stay true to your love for Carman because it doesn’t get better, we’re sure […]

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Wallach Residents Are All Fired Up

On September 28th we received a tip from a heated Wallach resident who had been on the 9th floor of Wallach when a fire alarm didn’t sound. Now, we know that sounds like great news. Fire alarms go off on this campus so often that a solid few days without an alarm is kind of like […]

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Free Food: Winemaking Workshop in LLC

Join the staff and residents of the LLC for a winemaking workshop this evening from 5 to 7 pm in the lobby of Wallach. Grapes from local vineyards will be on hand for your stomping pleasure, and a sommelier will lead a tasting of California reds. An RA tipster promises, “there’ll be plenty left over […]

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Residence Hall Etymology

The Core, it has been said, is good for cocktail party chatter and not much else. You’ll be able to schmooze with people about Woolfe and iambic pentameter, yadda yadda. This post supplements the rather specific knowledge Columbia bestows on you (hey, no snark alert: we kind of love the Core) with some genuinely useless […]

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Ahhhhh Real Housing!

The LLC hopefuls heard this afternoon from Scott Helfrich, the Associate Director of Residential Programs. Those who like sprawling kitchens and want to emulate Jack Kerouac applied early to live in Hartley and Wallach, presenting recommendations from their RAs. Those lucky enough to have been allotted their first choice now avoid the stress and uncertainty […]

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It’s Just What Wallach Does

Wallach floods again! Here’s a view from the stairwell, which looks sort of like all the worst horror movies ever morphed into one. Help!

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The LLC and Awkward Silences

A visitor to the Livin’n’Learnin’ Center noticed something odd about a new poster welcoming students to Wallach 5. The floor’s new poster is ostensibly intended to help residents get to know New York by introducing them to all tha Big Applez‘ ethnic enclaves. You know, like the Upper West Side. The poster highlights neighborhoods across […]

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Start Freaking Out About Housing…Now!

Housing buzz began this afternoon in earnest when prospective Living-Learning Center residents were emailed acceptance and rejection letters from Scott Helfrich, the Associate Director of Residential Programs. Helfrich, the man who determines the fates of rising sophomores determined not to end up in the McBain shaft and a few juniors and seniors who presumably just […]

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Wallach Ice Cream/Havana Central Giveaway

Bwog contributor Alex Weinberg just frantically passed along the following tip: “There is a huge amount of ice cream in the Wallach Lounge and they are begging people to come eat it or steal it. I walked away with a box of ice cream sandwiches. TIME IS TICKING” And for those of you who foolishly […]

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The 2008 Housing Lottery: Your Best Mistake Ever!

Our all too brief sojourn to Brooklyn must come to a close, as our quest to explore each and every dorm continues. Today: Wallach.  Hey, everyone. It’s Wallach! Wallach is the kid in class that really isn’t the most interesting or social person but is certainly the one that can be immediately described as “nice.” […]

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A Deeeeluxe Apartment in the Sky

Until this week, the Wallach Skylounge’s zippy name was its only appeal to studiers in search of space. It was notorious for its smell – a dank bouquet of mouse droppings and sweat – and its furniture – one backless couch and a couple of spinecurlingly low tables. But Housing has worked its magic and […]

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The Defenestration(s) of Morningside

Bwog editor Chris Szabla writes in: “Did security invade anyone else’s EC room in the early [Saturday] morning hours to inspect something down on Morningside Drive?…” Chris first heard the security officers discussing what sounded like the source of some projectiles (“10-4, it’s the fourth window up, seventh one over”) before hearing a knock on […]

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