News Editor Victoria Borlando interprets the purpose of the Columbia Core very literally, using everything she “learned” from Columbia in life’s most perilous feat: surviving the 1848 Oregon Trail.
On Monday, Staff Writer Phoebe Lu attended Professor Ruha Benjamin ‘s lecture titled “The New Jim Code” and learned about how machine learning algorithms contribute to systemic racism.
Communism is when you invest in GameStop, and the more you invest the communister it is. Happening in the world: Russia’s parliament quickly agreed to approve an extension of the New START Treaty with the
On January 26, Barnard College announced its new partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-ranking, low-income high school students the ability to attend prestigious universities without any financial burden.
Studying at home and feeling left out? You may be physically distanced from campus, but there are still ways to feel a part of it.
Catch up on the latest gossip from CCSC as they discuss campus resources, appointment processes and Center for Career Education developments.
This weekend was in the wake of midterm season – and what did we do to work off some steam? Columbia falsely answered our prayers and decided to host a festival full of inflatable obstacle courses and balloons on College Walk for…children. So we were forced to put our middle finger dismay away and wind […]
After receiving not one but two ominous mysterious tips about so-called “lounge rooms” in Nussbaum, “This summer they made all the Nussbaum floor lounges into rooms. The problem is that the rooms have windows the width of a golf ball. I can barely breath, let alone sleep. Still paying 9K a year to live here. […]
In case no one loves you enough to send you mail you haven’t been to Lerner lately, this is a PSA about the package center. It is a madhouse. Bwog has received photos of some monster package center lines, and below are some of the worst stories we’ve heard. Please stop ordering things from Amazon […]
We thought only McBain was vulnerable. We were wrong. In the spirit of finals, the ceiling of Carman 714’s bathroom decided to just give up. Bwog’s analysis of the dirt splatter suggests that no one was hurt, but it’s difficult to know for sure. To be safe, we suggest wearing proper safety equipment and visiting […]
Columbia has fucked us all over at some point. The saga continues. This morning several occupants of a John Jay floor had something rather unfortunate and very annoying occur: Columbia nabbed all of the Ving cards that had been left in residents’ doors. A couple of folks got locked out of their rooms while others were […]
Remember back a few weeks ago when all hell broke loose, the end of the world was nigh, and chunks of ceiling started collapsing in Mcbain? After reaching out to housing to ask some questions, the Executive Director of Communications for facilities, Dan Held, sent this statement. Ceiling debris issues are fairly uncommon; this year […]
On September 28th we received a tip from a heated Wallach resident who had been on the 9th floor of Wallach when a fire alarm didn’t sound. Now, we know that sounds like great news. Fire alarms go off on this campus so often that a solid few days without an alarm is kind of like […]
Oh wait, no. Sheetrock is falling. Late this past Friday night, the ceiling of a McBain double inexplicably fell while one of the room’s occupants watched in terror. The sheetrock fell onto one of the roommate’s desk, bed and shattered her phone. Luckily, both of the sophomores are alright, though probably traumatized by McBain doing what […]
In this installment of WTF, Columbia, Bwog reveals a tramatic experience with the notorious laundry system. Two days ago, I spent my morning attempting to open a washing machine with a metal squeegee. Why, you ask? What could have possibly driven me to such MacGyver-esque (though admittedly crazy) behavior? The star of many a nightmare: Columbia […]
In our newest installment of WTF, Columbia, a senior describes an all-too-familiar experience: messy communication in housing. Before school had even started, I submitted a maintenance request to have my bed raised. On the first day of school I realized this was a stupid idea, so I went to Housing and asked them to cancel […]
It was a regular party yesterday evening in the Satow room. Joseph Milholland was the guest of honor. The first CCSC meeting of the school year was full of brainstorming and plans, but at the year’s second gathering, the real business began. After a quick icebreaker where the council member stated the first word that […]
In our continuing coverage on shitty things the university does to make life much more complicated than it should be, Bwog reporter Katherine gives the low down on the bathroom situation in the humble dorm, McBain. If you have a story email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our anonymous form. Columbia, Columbia shouting her name where showering takes forever. I […]
CUE, that community service pre-orientation program, is facing some unwanted changes. The school cut the group from 84 students last year to 54. Historically Barnard subsidizes dining, but this year they’re providing a “small, kind donation” and office supplies. The biggest change, though, is housing. Typically, CUE lives together in McBain, taking up two to […]
Ever get tired of rummaging through Facebook/e-mail/Bwog/Spec/bulletin boards/asking around/passenger pigeon to find out what’s going on on campus? There’s a new app called Commune that wants to solve exactly that problem. Commune is basically an event aggregator; it allows you to see everything that’s going on in the university (and in the city at large). […]
After the suspicious package was found today on campus and the surrounding area was shut down by NYPD, many of us were anxious to find that, while Barnard students received multiple alerts, Columbia did not send any alerts about the event. David Fine, CC’13, former chair of the SGB and editor emeritus of The Current, […]