February 21, 2014

Arts and Entertainment

Emily Neil draws inspiration from Emily Hayman's professor op-ed to discuss the ways in which language changes our perceptions of the world around us.

David Ecker considers the effect that the monopoly model of business has had on the music industry recently.

The symposium will feature panels and writing workshops, some focused on the Muslim narrative.

125th Street looks a lot different now than it did in 1934, when Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater reopened as the Apollo Theater. Since then, the Apollo’s history as a home for African-American performers endures.

Tao Dance conveys existential questions through movement.

The New York City Ballet offers a classic, populist retelling of “Coppélia,” in which the principal dancers shine.

The story of Thérèse Raquin has been told more than a few times.

Chelsea festival showcases innovation in vegan and vegetarian food.

David Salazar points out the best brothy bowls in Morningside Heights.

The Apollo theater has a long and complex history, and the community in which it resides has an even more uncertain future.

Chris Browner is thoroughly impressed by "Werther," the latest show of the season at the Metropolitan Opera.

Opinion

Foster explains why caring for Columbia is ultimately intrinsically rewarding.

Columbia students should know where their tuition is going.

CCSC needs to revamp its election process for executive board to create fairer elections that draw more candidates.

In which Karl worries about ends of all kinds.

News

Following two ceiling collapses earlier this year in McBain, Columbia Housing has announced a multi-year renovation project for the building that will begin this summer.

The group, which won the housing in the former convent brownstones, will gain three more doubles on the first floor of the building in addition to the space on the fifth floor that it occupied since September.

The winners, announced this week by Provost John Coatsworth, were chosen from a pool of 27 applications from nine different schools in Columbia.

Out of 32 votes for the 13th Congressional district, 28 members voted to endorse Rangel, two voted for uptown State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, and none voted for newcomer Michael Walrond.

Sports

Columbia men's basketball has a chance to gain ground in the Ivy standings this week against Yale and Brown. The Lions are back on their home turf at Levien gym for the Friday and Sunday contests.

Women's basketball, which has struggled defensively, will compete against Brown and Yale.

The Lions battled to beat Brown 66-59 in their second straight road win in Ivy play.

Following stellar individual performances at both national and international competitions, the men's and women's fencing squads will host NYU and Sacred Heart at Levien this Friday night.

After losing some key players from last season, the Lions kick off play this Sunday against LIU Brooklyn at home.

After making strides in the 2013 season, the softball team looks to keep improving as the 2014 season kicks off at the Houston Classic this weekend.

As the no.1 seed in the B Division, the Lions will be contending for the Kurtz Cup.

Ranked a program-high no. 35, the Columbia women's tennis team will face off against Georgia State for the second time this season. Though unable to travel to their match against Maryland last week due to weather, the Lions are all set to head down to Georgia for the Saturday match.

With the Ivy Championships coming up next week, two relay teams for Columbia track and field will head to Indiana to compete at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational while the rest of the team rests up.

The alpine racing club qualified for nationals for the first time.

The Columbia wrestling team competes at Levien for the final time this season. The Lions are looking to snap a losing streak with wins against Harvard and Brown.