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NSOP Day 2: A Round-Up

A Lit Hum class was had, SEAS was tested, placement exams happened, and eye contact continued to be made.  Oren’s was still giving free coffee, and Bwog once again scored a free dinner.  Isn’t NSOP the best? Overheards: OL, to student literally running out of Roone Arledge: Where are you going? Student: I have a […]

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Crack Del Crackdown!

Weeping echoes across the entire Columbia campus as we receive tips that Crack Del has been shut down for selling alcohol to minors. Tipsters report that the building is surrounded by cops and upset freshmen. If you have any info about our beloved Crack Del’s demise, send it to tips@bwog.com. Update, 1:17 am: A tipster sent […]

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PSA: Your Bacchanal Coverage May Experience Some Technical Difficulties

Remember when we wrote a light-hearted and clearly speculative post about some rumors to get pumped up about Bacchanal?  Apparently Bacchanal didn’t find it as much fun. In response to an inquiry for a magazine piece about the organization itself, a Blue and White first-year reporter received an unexpected response from a board member: “We at Bacchanal have […]

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This Revolution Was Tweeted

Not content to go quietly, the Class of 2011 had an unofficial post-graduation rager last night. The party started as a flash mob on IAB 15, but Public Safety soon stopped by for old time’s sake. During their attempt to kick students out of IAB, tipsters tell us it was a pretty rowdy time: A […]

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Get A Better Fake Now

If you haven’t already heard, uniformed policemen raided Campo and the Heights on Friday, and 1020 and Mel’s the following night. According to a sophomore, the cops entered 1020 at 12:30am and approached a group of students sitting at one of the front booths. “Can I see your fake IDs? Let us see your fake […]

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Please Get Trashed More Quietly!

Last night a tipster reported a lot of police officers milling around outside Mel’s during last night. Apparently there’s such a thing as too Eurotrashed? The following Facebook message was sent to attendees of the party: Hey guys, I just wanted to explain to everyone what happened last night. Mel’s neighbors called in a noise […]

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It’s Time to Start Stocking Up

Friends, today is a sad day. From this day onward, beer distributors will no longer deliver our beloved Four Loko into New York. Though retailers (read: CrackDel) will still be able to sell Four Loko (provided they can prove that it was ordered before the 10th), there shall soon be a day when nights of […]

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No Kissing on Butler 6

Found in the African Studies Reading Room on Butler 6. Looks like the War on Fun is still alive and well…

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Overheard: CC Suddenly Feels… Deep

On this last crisp autumn Monday, a CC class was proceeding lazily in a Carman classroom situated directly across from Frat Row. Somebody else was presumably having a less than studious morning, because unexpectedly and suddenly the room reeked of weed. As students snickered, rolled eyes and envied the bold toker, the instructor quick on […]

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Morningside Pretty Safe; College Students Drink Alcohol

In the highly likely event that you did not consult your 2010 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report this evening, Bwog has picked out a few highlights for you. Instances of burglary have gone way down in the past few years; the McBain arsonist sets fires no more. Forcible sex offenses almost tripled from last […]

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Postcrypt Update: The End of Free Popcorn

Though Postcrypt opens its first show of the semester this weekend, the coffeehouse continues to struggle to stay up and running in the face an endless stream of administrative hurdles. After meeting with Columbia administrators on Tuesday, Postcrypt members inform us that they will not be serving alcohol this or next weekend, since they failed […]

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Postcrypt Coffeehouse Faces The War on Fun

Since its founding in 1964 by then-assistant chaplain Rev. John Cannon, Postcrypt Coffeehouse has remained “among a handful of really well run college venues of its kind.” Popular within the folk community both for the ridiculously cool space in St. Paul’s basement, and the dedicated crowds, the coffeehouse has hosted well-known artists such as Jeff […]

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Smokers Fight Back Against The War on Fun

As academics and poseurs alike raise their lighters in revolt against the impending smoking ban, Students for Sensible Drug Policy have drafted an open letter to the Tobacco Workgroup protesting its methodology. The ban proposed by Michael McNeil and the Workgroup would outlaw smoking within Columbia’s property, even extending its reach to the surrounding sidewalks. […]

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CCSC: Four More Years for Frontiers?

The prolonging of Frontiers, student honor boards, and serving alcohol to freshmen – it’s all in this week’s CCSC report: In typical Yang-era fashion, the meeting opened with a series of brief announcements. VP for Finance Nuriel Moghavem told the council that student groups wishing to use the Black Box Theater have to put various […]

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2009 NSOP: Somebody Didn’t Think of the Children

Earlier this afternoon, the coordinators over at NSOP finally released their schedule book, a hefty pamphlet full of some orientation activities and some more advertising. The breakdown, day-by-day: Monday: Convocation, OL meetings, Class Act/College Night, blah, blah, etc. Tuesday: This year’s Lit Hum first class teacher? Gareth Williams. SEAS, on the other hand, gets the […]

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