For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, as well as Latinx students, the anguish that accompanied news of a massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub this week was especially pronounced.
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Nayla Kidd, SEAS '18, who had been reported missing for almost two weeks before being found safe by the NYPD earlier this month, wrote an
The irony that Dean Baquet—who attended Columbia College but ultimately did not graduate—was standing before the graduating class of 2016 to deliver a keynote address on Tuesday was not lost on him.
Bill Nguyen, CC ’16, first got involved with Columbia’s chapter of the Quest Scholars Network because he wanted to make friends.
In her four years at Columbia, Deborah Owolabi, SEAS ’16, has made a name for herself in the civil engineering department and minority interest groups, but continues to embrace her imperfections.
Niger Little-Poole, SEAS ’16, is a data scientist attracted to answering big questions.
Five years ago, Aramael Pena-Alcantara, CC ’16, did not plan on attending Columbia. He even resisted going to Days on Campus despite living just a few stops away on the 1 train, but was eventually “forced” by his parents.
Once, a stranger came up to Eyvana Bengochea, CC ’16, on campus and recognized her as “the Republican cheerleader.”
In his four years at Columbia, Ramis Wadood has established himself as a compassionate and effective advocate for students.
When the Freedom, Liberty, and Freedom Party, led by Ben Makansi, CC ’16, and Vivek Ramakrishnan, CC ’16, appeared on the ticket for the Columbia College Student Council executive board elections, very few students—including Makansi and Ramakrishnan themselves—expected them to win.