Samwise Gamgee, greatest friend in the world and gardener extraordinaire gives us a speech to uplift us in the darkest of times
It is a cold hard fact that students forget what they learned in school over summer vacation…but winter break is shorter and so we must remember more of what we learned, right? Right??
It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Yesterday, Bwog Senior Staffer Sarah Dahl and Deputy Editor Zack Abrams used their press passes for an up-close and personal take on Bacchanal, 2018, whose theme this year was “Pop, Lock, & Bacch it.” Being able to get close enough to Ty Dolla $ign yesterday to see the words in his tattoos (the neck one […]
This morning, Bwog received a tip from the CU Marching Band. Attached was a letter from the CUMB addressed to Ann Thornton as well as the Columbia community, demanding change after last semester’s act of censorship by the school which kicked the Band out of Butler 209. In their letter, CUMB stated its grievances yet again: Columbia […]
We begin our first round of wisdom from the old ones with Adam Chelminski, who was Head Manager of CUMB last year and member of the CUMB “Bored” for three years (a man of power!). Here’s his advice on comfort zones, relaxing, and cheese. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Adam Chelminski, SEAS, Computer Science, Smithfield, RI Claim to […]
Today the Bacchanal committee released information regarding this year’s ticketing policy. In case you weren’t here for last year’s (lupe) fiasco, Public Safety limited access to the concert to only 4,000 undergraduate students at a cost of $7/ticket, the first time the committee charged to attend the concert. This year’s concert will still be limited […]
Like most schools, Columbia has a somewhat propagandist social media presence (like, where do they find all those pictures of smiling students?). Yesterday, to that end, Columbia’s Facebook page posted a “reminder of what a winter day should look like on campus”– you mean, because it’s so warm? Or because snow in NYC seems to immediately turn […]
Bwog was recently tipped a fact sheet with information on the proposed cuts to COÖP. The text of the fact sheet is outlined below with the actual sheet after the jump. Program Fee: $450 Participant costs per program (using 2015 expenses) HOP: $464 per participant ROP: $508 per participant BOP: $662 per participant Need-based scholarships […]
Although the Varsity Show has traditionally been a highlight of prospies’ Days on Campus experience, this year, none of V121 will be performed. This came after the Office of Admissions deemed some scenes “too mature” for prospective students, claiming that much of the satire would be lost on students who have yet to experience Columbia […]
Bwog’s coverage of things that only freshmen do continues with the story of the Beta brother who built partycast, the most popular partying app at Columbia that died after about a week of sporadic use. A naive Bwog writer who usually avoids any kind of Columbia party went to learn how exactly technology can lead to a […]
Amid a storm of student outrage over the cancellation of a fall Bacchanal, the University deans have issued a statement attempting to explain the reasoning behind the decision. Two days ago, a letter was issued by the Bacchanal committee, the student councils, and a few other student organizations that revealed Columbia had canceled what would have […]
Just as Public Safety gears up for another round of NSLOPPY first-years, Bwog has received word that the spring concert organized by Bacchanal (a student organization run through ABC that is also responsible for Lowlapalooza) is under administrative review. Citing “safety concerns associated with drinking and sexual harrassment,” the four undergraduate deans have officially cancelled a […]
Late last night we got a tip about an attack from the War on Fun (it’s back) that occurred at Saturday night’s Snowball Fight. We present the story to you in full: Okay so in the middle of the snowball fight last [Saturday] night, a few dedicated souls opted to forgo the catharsis of violently […]
The Lion just posted that Columbia’s colony of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s charter has been revoked, allegedly over a hazing incident. Sigma Alpha Epsilon has only been on campus since May 2012. Katherine Cutler responded to our inquiry with the following statement: Last spring, Student Affairs conducted a thorough review of the organization and it was […]
As midterms doth approach, freshmen are hitting their stride on how-to-party and RAs are getting crankier. One first-year floor RA emailed his floor, reminding everyone to shut up and get off his damn lawn buckle down on work for the betterment of the community. The RA starts kindly: Just a reminder: Marijuana and drug paraphernalia […]
We’ve decided to pay more attention to USenate and what exactly they do, so as to be prepared for the upcoming election. They had their big plenary meeting yesterday. Senatorial summarizer Kevin Chen took notes. Les highlights: Per PrezBo, if this government shutdown goes on for more than a few weeks, the university is totally […]
Moooornin y’all, A+ work on getting Beta shut down before midnight. The war on fun: it’s real! Now get some coffee, pancakes, and ginger ale and get ready for more activities. Today’s Highlights: Charting the Course (BC), 9:30-11 am, Held Lecture Hall/304 Barnard Hall. Learn how to learn. Being a Transfer Student at Barnard, 10 […]