March 10, 2014

Sports

The Lions gave their fans a memorable season despite the departure of some key pieces from last year’s team.

The Lions sit at 4-4 on the season after their second straight series split.

The Lions finished the 2013-2014 with its first winning record in Ivy League play in 21 years and its highest win total since the 1969-70 season.

The Lions were swept by Penn and Princeton to finish their season.

The Lions put up a strong showing at the NCAA Northeast Regionals with 10, and possibly an eleventh, fencers qualifying for NCAA Championships.

Columbia dropped to 0-2 in Ivy play with a loss to Cornell.

The No. 27 Lions took down No. 75 Binghampton at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center this weekend.

15 members of the track team ran in the Columbia Last Chance Qualifier this weekend.

First-year Marcus Scheidel, senior Josh Houldsworth, and sophomore Zack Hernandez all earned automatic bids to the national championships.

Opinion

The war between charter schools and public schools lacks nuance and ultimately harms schoolchildren.

Sexual assault is a nuanced and sensitive subject that many men need to understand better.

Choosing Cecile Richards, a polarizing figure, for Barnard’s commencement this year alienates those who believe abortion is morally reprehensible.

News

Annie Diamond, BC ’15, is unconscious and heavily sedated at John Radcliffe Hospital after falling from a roof Friday, while studying abroad at Mansfield College in Oxford, England.

Columbia College Student Council voted Sunday night to remove the requirement that executive board candidates must run as a party.

Housing is considering making students who have repeated room lock-outs meet with their graduate housing directors or associate directors to discuss the problems rather than pay a fee for key loans. The $20 fee for repeated key assists would stay in place.

Swipes for Change—organized by Benjamin Schechner, CC ’15, Abby Porter, CC ’17, Allie O’Keefe, CC ’17 and a Spectator opinion associate, and Daniela Quintanilla, CC ’14 and a Spectrum blogger—would allow students to donate a day’s worth of meal swipes each semester to help the hungry in Morningside Heights.

Condominium residents at 115th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard are hoping that the taqueria opening soon on the ground floor will be able to stick to the plans outlined on its liquor license, which was approved last week by Community Board 10.