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Literal wins, imminent wins, and metaphorical wins—take your pick!

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When the devil approaches you in a serene landscape and demands that you fancy him with a game of chess, do you accept the challenge? When the devil is Brown, Penn, and Yale, the Columbia Chess Team obviously says yes – and naturally emerges victorious over the other sinister Ivy forces by taking away another Inter-Ivy […]

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After the basketball team lost last Wednesday, BwogSports became depressed. All good things, like the Lions’ historic season, must come to an end, though. Today, that sadness turns into happiness and hopefulness. As Major League Baseball begins, and Columbia baseball and softball begin Ivy League competition, Max Rettig brings you an update on Columbia’s spring […]

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Lions super-fan Max Rettig brings you an update on what the Lions have been up to over Spring Break. This season, the men’s basketball team won 20 games for the first time since 1970, making it Columbia’s best team in four decades. The Lions earned a spot in the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT). The CIT takes […]

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Columbia University’s Chess Club came out yesterday and spanked had a pretty darn good showing against Brown, Dartmouth, Yale, and Penn in the fourth annual Inter Ivy Championship. The tournament, held all day yesterday in Earl Hall (that home court advantage doe) resulted in a tie between Columbia’s A and B teams. In the tiebreaker, team A won, […]

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While athletics at Columbia get a bad rap because of a certain sport-which-shall-not-be-named, many of our teams have been performing incredibly well lately, and they all deserve attention. Instead of spotlighting one team, Bwog’s new Sports Editor Max Rettig is shining light on many winter sports teams as they head into their home stretches. Teams […]

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If you don’t pay much attention to sports at Columbia, you might assume that they are all like a certain sport-which-shall-not-be-named—depressing to watch. This is untrue. Maud Rozee brings you a few reasons why you should check out a basketball game, even if, like her, you know 0 things about basketball. 1. Unlike a sport […]

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Believe it or not, sports happen even when you’re away on break. Stats star Max Rettig brings you this week’s results. In one of the many Columbia vs. Yale matchups this past Halloween weekend, the Lions rallied late to tie the Bulldogs. Columbia scored a pair of goals in the final ten minutes of regulation […]

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Aaaaaaaand the government shutdown is finally over!  You can all get back to studying for midterms browsing the USDA website and other such excitement. (NYTimes) Remember when we interviewed composer and Columbia grad Nico Muhly recently?  Well, he recently had an Ask Me Anything on reddit and was asked the crucial question: oral sex or cheese?  Rather […]

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First Prize, a box set of Literature Humanities books from Book Culture, goes to Laura H.T.: At the consent workshop, coming up (no pun intended) with ways to proposition someone. One group has a Harry Potter fetish: “I’ll show you 9 3/4.” Second prize, a six-pack and a slice of Koronet pizza, goes to Tanay […]

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Katie Meili, CC’13, has had one of the most impressive seasons in Women’s Swimming & Diving program history, culminating with a record-shattering swim in the 100 yard breaststroke at the 2012 Ivy League Championship. The Texas native captured four other Ivy League titles that weekend and was unanimously named Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet. […]

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Despite a rocky start to the season, the Columbia Starcraft team has made something of a comeback, finishing the regular collegiate season with a win against Tufts this past Sunday. The club has several dozen members overall, but sends only a team of the five frontrunners to compete in the Collegiate StarLeague—a league name which […]

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As the winter season comes to a close, a number of Lions have found themselves singing along to the 1977 Queen hit. Just today, the Women’s Track & Field team won the 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Championship for the first time in school history, after coming in second for the last two years. In […]

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There may be no I in team, but there’s an I in win. Columbia athletes had outstanding individual performances this weekend, helping their respective teams to big wins in meets, matches, and championships. Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, and Men’s Tennis all picked up W’s this weekend, and the Women’s Track & Field […]

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In the final weekend of athletic contests before a break for finals and the holidays, the Men’s Basketball team extended their winning streak to seven after beating LIU on Saturday. A streak of seven straight is nice for more than just alliteration, it prepares the Lions for tough Ivy League contests in the new year. […]

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