Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
So it’s the middle of August, the Sunday of summer. As you wind down your internships and wild international adventures, we welcome back our end-of-summer series on where we spend our time and what home is to us this summer. Want to be part of the fun (did you mean: childhood nostalgia)? Send your Houses […]
It may have been 4/20 yesterday, but we don’t smoke. Bwog is already high all the time… on life! Bakers/staffers Sarah Dahl and Timmy Wu wanted brownies, and they made them. The safe way. We decided to use an old/ancient family recipe from Sarah. After some initial texting confusion (Timmy: We need to bake. Sarah: […]
Good Morning, Columbia! The forecast in NYC today is more clouds and drizzle… hopefully warm weather is on its way. And if it’s not, I swear I’m going to fucking lose it. I can’t take this cold anymore. But, don’t fret, because regardless of the weather, we still have today’s bwoglines! Check ‘em out. Happening […]
In the new issue of your favorite magazine The Blue and White, on campus later this week, you’ll read about the denial of tenure to a favorite Barnard professor, get some insight into CUSH’s split from the IRC, and hear from the wisest cabbie in New York City. Whet your appetite with this piece by […]
This Columbia College 1980 home video gets us every year. It’s comforting, because the students are not unlike us. They’re neurotic. They hate conservatives, business school students, bullshitters, and themselves. Never change, Columbia. P.S. Turns out that Kevin Karn, the guy behind this video, made other stuff. Check out his 2003 “Nylon,” a campy flick […]
Following the historic prisoner swap, Gilad Shalit’s sister was spotted donning a Columbia sweatshirt for the long-awaited reunion. (BBC, Haaretz) A Columbia study to be published later this month finds that driving under the influence of Marijuana doubles the chance of a car crash. Don’t drive while high, kids! (USA Today) Presidential hopeful Herman Cain […]
Two friends stretching on the Dodge mats: Girl: “Oh, I totally smoked a j before I came here. You can really feel the burn, but not in a bad way, I’m more detached.” Guy: “Oh, uhuh” Girl [dancing]: “And I’ve been listening to Foster the People for an hour.” Performance enhancing? drug via wikimedia.
Columbia’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse published a study that supports a link between childhood family dinners and substance free living. (ABC News) NYC Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, released a memo last Friday that instructed police officers to no longer arrest people for small-time pot possession. So long as you have less than […]
A little bit of sour news, Columbia. Threatening precipitation has forced the good people at Bacchanal to move their Dark Side of the Oz screening indoors. Instead of once on the Low Steps, the movie will be screened twice, at 8 pm and 9 pm in the Lerner Cinema. Run time is about 45 minutes. According […]
Bwog wants to know— was it worth it? You had a perfectly good pillow, but you went and ruined it in New York’s annual Pillow Fight last saturday. (Digital Journal) And to the Scientific Community as a whole, you had all those cows, and you went and made them produce human breast milk. What’s next? Brown cows […]
Bwog went far and wide this fall break. From Paris to New Jersey to Bear Mountain to Brooklyn… well it was only four days, but Bwog made the most of it. Five weeks ago, you were taking your first midterm examinations; I was shopping for classes. This Monday and Tuesday, you were taking a break; […]
While Bwog enjoyed the sunny weather on such a splendid day, several things also caught our attention: Bacchanal festivities coincided with today’s, er, other special celebrations, including Battle of the Bands, a much-too-limited barbecue, a moonwalk, and a sorority-sponsored “munchies” sale. Columbia’s beloved mascot was also spotted roaming about (pictured to the right), giving hugs […]
Bwog coffeeshop reviewer Downing Bray took a break from caffeine this week in the Caribbean, and made it home to tell the tale. Her hazy memories follow. Jamaica, it seems, was the place to be this spring break. On this sunny island of white beaches and clear blue water, of abundant Red Stripe and weed, […]