Former Speccies share their experiences and thoughts before graduation. Check out our four final senior installments for May 16 featuring two columns by the editor in chief and managing editor of the 138th managing board.
In his column, Luke Foster contemplates the implications behind graduation on both old and new friendships.
Columbia’s Core Curriculum solves the meaning of life.
I’m impressed by how regularly life shifts and things end. College lends itself to that, as each semester to some degree changes whom I see, what I do, and how often. And if someone wasn’t graduating, taking leave, or transferring, then I was the one moving away from friends.
As Columbia Law School’s panel on fossil fuel divestment approaches, it is important to remember that our job isn’t to invite the fossil fuel industry to the table—it's to keep them from burning it down.
Just because they’re touted to cure all health problems, dietary supplements may not be all that good for you.
There’s something ironic about a forced consent program. So what better way to respond to coercion than with Japanese-style verse?
Bollinger’s silence on the recent instances of police brutality increases the alienation many students on this campus already feel.
Spectator Editorial Board argues in favor of keeping Bacchanal a tradition at Columbia University.
In order to give all students an equal chance of succeeding at Columbia, freeing up time to focus on classes through increased financial support may be just as important as providing academic resources.
Spectator’s Editorial Board announces endorsements in the executive board elections.
What is the role of an active listener on campus?
How Columbians experience drugs.
What is the “War on Fun” at Columbia?
Ollie’s burning down exposes our insensitivity to the plight of low-wage workers.
Judging by its response to the recent fire at 600, Barnard should improve how it addresses emergency crises.
Standardized testing for New York City students is a good idea; it helps the state evaluate how well its students are acquiring and applying the critical thinking skills necessary to earn a job in a competitive market.
Illustrator Ji Hoo Woo comments on the helplessness students feel despite the numerous resources available for mental health.
Have you ever given any thought to your winged neighbors?
It can be a real pain—both physically and otherwise—to compete in club sports at Columbia.