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Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 8:00pm
Did you know that there is a ghost that haunts Hartley? That the Nussbaum “penthouse” is just a mafia hideout? That odd-numbered floors in EC have a secret hallway in which you can find the bones of people whose IDs got lost after signing in?
Tue, Mar 3, 2015, 1:30am
Let the countdown begin…to Room Selection 2015!
Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 3:22am
Among this year's band of well-written dramas that seem bound for success, “Madam Secretary” stands out as a show that unites lovers of all genres.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014, 4:33pm
Even more exciting than finding out who my Music Hum instructor would be or what P.E. I’d get into is seeing this season’s upcoming pilots. With premieres coming over the coming days and weeks, there’s strength in dramas and a very hit-or-miss set of comedies.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 11:26pm
Kwasi Enin's acceptances to all eight Ivies reveal the dangers of America's deeply rooted Ivy League obsession.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 8:18pm
After some confusion about lottery numbers being assigned to multiple groups, we now have for you our full Shaft predictions for this year's Room Selection. As always, email us at shaft@columbiaspectator.com or write a comment with your questions. As a refresher, here are last year's cutoffs. It's...
Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 2:43pm
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming lottery number analysis to let everyone know that the lottery numbers released included several glitches. The algorithm Housing used to generate groups' lottery numbers assigned multiple groups the same number, which is why there are groups larger...
Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 6:20pm
This isn't fashion advice---it's your grand welcome into the 2014 housing season. For those of you new to the game, the "cutoff" is the last group that was able to pick into a particular kind of room/suite. So if your number is worse than the listed cutoff for a particular suite, it's risky, but...
Thu, Feb 27, 2014, 5:14pm
For rising juniors and seniors, the housing lottery—though somewhat daunting in its own right—isn't an entirely new beast. For rising sophomores, though, it can be confusing, stressful, and agonizing—not unlike a McBain fire alarm. We'll have advice for rising juniors and seniors next week, but...
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 8:23pm
If you're like me and you're sick of your suitemates not knowing how to use a bathroom/stepping over your roommate to move around your room/people stealing your yogurt from the communal fridge, never fear: Room selection season is almost here. Traditionally a stressful and scary process, room...