September 30, 2013

Sports

After two games, Lions fans find themselves in a familiar place—on their backs in pain and shock after Lucy has cruelly ripped the football away from us.

Despite the development of its first year players, Columbia fell in its two weekend contests.

Unable to find an offensive rhythm, the Light Blue fell to Monmouth 37-14 on Saturday afternoon.

Penalties and poor protection have kept the Lions offense from staying on the field.

Both men and women's golf performed strong in their respective tournaments this weekend.

Despite tumbling out the gate, men's soccer has recovered to dominate before the start of Ivy League play.

Despite losing its first conference game, the Lions held picked up a win Sunday at Columbia Soccer Stadium.

Cornell gets the better end of things in a wire-to-wire match against the Light Blue.

News

Amid questions over the decision to hold an indirect election to fill a vacant Columbia College seat in the University Senate, Columbia College Student Council announced Sunday it would instead hold a direct election.

At a talk in Barnard Hall on Thursday, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark emphasized social media’s potential to create positive impacts on society.

Early Saturday morning, with cups of coffee and handmade pro-abortion rights posters in hand, members of the Columbia University Democrats made their way to Dr. Emily Woman’s Health Center in the South Bronx to escort women into the clinic and face off against anti-abortion protesters.

Students gathered on Low Steps and marched through Harlem on Sunday to raise awareness and protest the attack of a Sikh professor last weekend.

A 17-member committee of faculty and students will begin the process of designing a new Core Curriculum science course on Monday.

Top female leaders from multiple arenas of public service came together at the Diana Center Event Oval on Thursday night to discuss the United Nations goals for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

A 22-story West Harlem luxury condominium building topped out last week and is on track for completion early next year, adding another high price housing option in a neighborhood where housing prices are going up.

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who came to Harlem on Thursday, has a double-digit lead over Republican candidate Joe Lhota, polls say.

Opinion

To diminish negative perceptions and false conclusions about Columbia, positive stereotypes need to be reinforced.

The new entrepreneurship initiative should foster innovation among students at our school.

We are optimistic that a direct election will be a small step toward the ideal of a representative, inclusive, and ultimately effective student government.

The committee to revamp Frontiers of Science should follow the EPPC's recommendations.

Arts and Entertainment

Organizers of the annual play announced their decision to only cast self-identifying women of color in the 2014 production.