October 11, 2013

News

If 10 percent of Columbia College students sign a petition for Columbia to divest from the fossil fuel industry, Columbia’s very first ballot initiative may take place this semester.

The race for Columbia College’s next University Senator is heating up, as nine students have officially declared their candidacy for the elections next week.

After student activists announced Wednesday night that temperatures in the John Jay Dining Hall had been lowered, the administration said they were moving forward with more reforms.

A new space at Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race is opening up opportunities for media-based research projects.

The West Harlem Development Corporation awarded $1 million in grants to 27 neighborhood nonprofits on Thursday.

Arts and Entertainment

Sinclair Target reclaims the adverb.

Krista White declares her love for fries.

Although Jackson Heights has a smattering of fast-food restaurants and flashy American bank buildings, it is largely free of chain institutions that populate most of the city.

From the island’s oldest house to its smallest museum, the 2013 OHNY Weekend will offer a visual feast of architectural gems and oddities.

More comic enthusiasts than ever take over this weekend as the New York Comic Con comes to the Javits Center. But don't worry, it's cool.

The New York City Ballet’s production of “Balanchine: Black & White” shows off the skill of the dancers and the brilliance of the choreographer.

“The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” which opens in select theaters on Friday, follows a 14-year-old and nine-year-old’s sweltering summer as they try to protect themselves from drugs and street violence.

"Bangerz" reveals more merit than the "Wrecking Ball" video detractors would like to admit.

Cults' new album, "Static," is no sophomore slump.

A witch show set in New Orleans features an all-star cast.

Joshua Harmon's hilariously clever "Bad Jews" centers on a disputed inheritance.

Opinion

Our identities should not restrict our ability to participate in campus discourse.

In this oped, City Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito and City Council nominee Mark Levine argue that locals are right to be concerned about the potential impacts on air quality if construction were to begin on Jewish Home Lifecare.

Blue Java's reign of terror must end.

Sports

The men's and women's cross country squads, both coming off big performances, will participate in the New York Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday.

After splitting last weekend's games, Columbia field hockey will host Colgate and No. 12 Albany this weekend.

Still searching for its first win, Columbia football hosts Lehigh, 4-1 on the year, on Saturday.

After tying 2-2 with Brown last weekend, the Lions, in the middle of a hot streak, will host Penn on Saturday.

Women's soccer will face Penn, one of the stronger squads in the Ivies, on Saturday.

3-9 on the year, CU volleyball will hit the road to face Ancient Eight opponents Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.