Rae Binstock

Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 11:55am
While many other colleges are hidden away in small town or suburbs, we at Columbia find ourselves in the City of New York—a.k.a. the Center of the Universe, the most famous city in America. There are plenty of ways to amuse yourself during the day, but since New York is the city that never sleeps,...
Wed, Nov 6, 2013, 12:58pm
Jose A Gralt / Spectator I'm from Massachusetts—specifically Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is right across the river from Boston. In other words, I grew up in the Northeast next to the Atlantic, so I know cold. There are so many ways in which the winter temperatures can break your spirit—the...
Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 5:18pm
Growing up, my mother was absolutely insane about getting places on time. She once made me cry because she wouldn’t stop yelling at the confusing street signs that got us lost and forced us to arrive five minutes early. I’m not kidding. The woman is possessed by some kind of dark god. And yet, I'...
Tue, Oct 8, 2013, 12:03pm
Freshman year is a time for new and interesting experiences: first loves, first final exams, and first naïve visit to Health Services in search of actual medical help. But no matter, every freshman has to spend a year with a meal plan—and then, in most cases, spend three more years alternately...
Tue, Oct 1, 2013, 11:57am
A full month of school has gone by. Your stomach has finally gotten used to the quart of lard that it encounters whenever you go to JJ’s. The security guard in your building has stopped giving you the side-eye when you come home drunk on Sunday night. Core professors have given up on inspiring you...
Tue, Sep 24, 2013, 3:34pm
Columbia ain’t some two-bit institution out in the boonies. We’ve played host to a hefty number of notables in our day, and I think it’s high time we hand out some coveted Alma Mater statuettes to the biggest stars on campus. 1. Scarlett Johansson Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons WINNER: Best...
Wed, Sep 18, 2013, 12:17am
Tony Soprano. Walter White. Don Draper. And just for fun, let’s throw in Dr. Gregory House, Jack Bauer, and a young Hannibal Lecter.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 11:07am
You should have a bike, and you should ride it. No, I do not think this issue is a subjective one. No, I do not see any shades of gray here. In fact, I am so incredibly certain that you should have and ride a bike that I can’t even spare the energy to capitalize on that "50 Shades of Grey"...
Wed, Sep 11, 2013, 7:22pm
Making friends in unlikely places can be a rewarding and gratifying experience.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 11:07am
The first weekend of the school year is officially over, and the all-consuming cloud of anxiety and insomniac stress has officially descended. Why shouldn’t we be anxious? Classes are hard, our friends all came back looking better than we did, and Ke$ho is GONE, guys. Gone like that lawyer in "...

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