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New York Underwater!

Passengers are still stranded, sweaty, and discontented along nearly every subway line, as the city recovers from this morning’s as-of-yet unconfirmed tornado. People are still waiting in droves for buses and taxis or walking across the city’s bridges and Mayor Bloomberg has canceled his entire morning to no doubt assess damage to homes and trees in Brooklyn. Send Bwog the story of your wacky commute! We want […]

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Things to see

If you’re looking for something to do in the upcoming days before spring break or are simply wanting a break from midterm studies, check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Center for the Core Curriculum and CU Arts Initiative: Members of the Classic Stage Company are doing a reading of Hamlet in Miller Theater […]

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Nighttime Nuggets: Creepy Profs, Freezing Comps, Sleepy Plumps

Podcasting His Life Away: Electrical Engineering Prof. Daniel P.W. Ellis has a hobby even his wife finds creepy: digitally recording every waking moment of his day. Seeing it as an audiologged diary (or a “lifelog”), Ellis recounts such highlights as the fight with his wife in which he made “asshole” comments and his pleas to doctors […]

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Our Computer (Music Center)’s Frozen!

Vast uptown expansion? Check. Globe-trotting presidential trips? Check. Providing basic amenitites, like heat, to university buildings? That’s always seemed to prove a little more challenging for this institution. As temperatures in New York plunged over the last two weeks, the radiators at Columbia’s Computer Music Center (the vaunted 125th St. mainstay where the world’s first music synthesizer, […]

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QuickSpec

Admissions Office Receives More Applications, Prepares to Crush More Dreams than Ever Before That Pass/Fail Thing Actually Happens; Newly Cold Weather “Just a Coincidence” New West End Owners Plan to Write Book About Establishment’s History, Drunk, on a Single, Continuous Roll of Industrial Paper Towels It’s a Boy!

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Cloudy with a Chance of John Jay “Meat”balls

Poor Ghostface. And Hoplites. And maker-outers. And naked blood wrestlers. Weather.com says rain through tomorrow night, but we Columbia-types are of a hardy sort. The Bwog is sure a little precipitation won’t dampen weekend plans.

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From the Archives—Go South, Young Man!

Wouldn’t these midterms be bearable if the weather were at least half-way pleasant? Maybe. And where is the weather pleasant? South America. And what South American nation does Columbia have a kinship with? Colombia. That’s why we should move there. And that’s exactly what Anand Venkatesan pondered in this December 2002 Blue and White article: […]

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Trapped Like a Rat in a Cage

To save further students the indignity of heading off to class, finding their favorite gate locked, and realizing class just isn’t worth the extra 10 yard walk, know that the following entrances onto campus have been closed since this morning: * 120th Street Gate * Earl Gate * Chapel Gate * Lerner Gate

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At least it shut them up with that lame “It’s just cold in here” excuse

Anna Corke reports that yesterday afternoon Dodge Hall had to be evacuated due to an electrical fire. The fire was caused by an art studio class on the fourth floor that had plugged in over a dozen electric heaters to keep their nudes from getting cold. No word on whether the nudes were allowed to […]

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Snow Baby Starfish

In dress reminiscent of Maggie Simpson’s blue starfish sleepclothes combined with the little brother from A Christmas Story‘s winter-wear, this baby stole hearts on college walk when her parents posed her for next year’s Christmas photo. Find a cuter picture. We triple dog dare you.

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Time Lapse Video of College Walk in the Snow

Gothamist points the way to some snow videos, including a time lapse one of College Walk. Poke around a little and you can find an entire page of Columbia time lapse videos, all seemingly shot from Butler, including a nice sunrise, and the fastest graduation you will ever see. Update: Thanks to “Seth Low” for […]

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Little consolation when you have class tomorrow

2006 beat 1947 by 0.5″.

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I Can’t Believe There’s No Hummus!

After braving the mountainous snowfall to end up at the Manhattan Jewish Community Center on 76th St. at Amsterdam, one Bwog correspondent found her urge for ground chickpeas unsatisfied. The Center promised to set a Guiness World Record today with a 12 ft. wide, 500 lb. plate of hummus. Upon arrival, she was told the […]

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Tales from the Front Lines: College Walk Edition

As Manhattan gets ransacked by the biggest snowstorm of the year, College Walk is transforming into a stage for the surreal. Our correspondent reports: If someone has a digital camera…he or she should head over to the Low Steps…some CAVA kids are using stretchers to sled down that glorious snow… Also–in the midst of a […]

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