Samantha Sokol

Fri, Jun 6, 2014, 10:45am
Since January, Columbia has been advocating to build Obama's presidential library and museum in New York City. The library would be on Columbia's Manhattanville campus, between 125th and 132nd and Broadway and the Riverside Drive. This may actually be a real thing, because the De Blasio...
Tue, May 20, 2014, 2:17pm
This marks the second installment of our Class of 2018 series. After asking for haikus from these folks, Spec asked for one song that encapsulates Columbia life. We compiled all the responses into one "Columbia playlist." Listen to this as you get pumped for Columbia (whether you're feeling...
Wed, May 14, 2014, 5:35pm
Today, the School of Engineering and Applied Science announced Alden Quimby as its valedictorian and Halvard Lange as salutatorian. Spec wishes them a huge congratulations! Alden, hailing from the quaint town of Lee, New Hampshire, majored in computer science and minored in economics. His favorite...
Tue, May 13, 2014, 11:20am
Yesterday, the School of General Studies announced the 39 inductees into the New York Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for 2014.  The students were chosen by faculty PBK members based on the rigor of their academic programs, and professor recommendations. PBK is one of the most prestigious honors in...
Sat, May 10, 2014, 8:00pm
Curious about the incoming class of pre-frosh? We were too. So let's quit the small talk---let's see how good they really are. And what better way to test how Columbia-ready you are than through the subtle, concise art of haiku.  If you're interested in learning more about these haiku authors,...
Fri, May 2, 2014, 1:48pm
All Barnard students recently received an email about a sexual assault which occurred last night at approximately 4 A.M. A university affiliate was in a livery cab (those semi-legal black taxis) when the driver pulled over to the side of the road and assaulted the affiliate. The perpetrator is...
Thu, May 1, 2014, 5:27pm
Core Scholars is a program where students submit projects which, according to the Core Curriculum's website, "analyze, question, dramatize, interpret, and (of course) reflect on the materials of the Core Curriculum." This year's winning creations are a poem, a film, a musical composition, and a...
Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 2:59pm
So today marks the 10th anniversary of the most quotable movie of all time: "Mean Girls." Though most love to laugh at Fey's comedic oeuvre, I would like to take a second and appreciate the finer side of the film---the part that we can all relate to: the Mean Girls themselves. It’s been a whole 10...
Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 1:37pm
If you are a member of our favorite Fu Foundation, you may have received a long and intimidating-looking email from Dean Boyce about new student spaces. For those of you too buried in your problem set to read it over, Spectrum has your back. What is this?  SEAS is looking to provide a ~*modern*~...
Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 1:09pm
If you ignored this Deantini email, look again, because it has some important information. Spec has a full story here, but for a fun-filled summary, Spectrum has your back. So what is this? This email is about a change in Student Affairs structuring. Hold on to your hats. The office of Student...

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