Thu, Mar 20, 2014, 12:03pm
This spring break, we decided to take Spectrum along with us to wherever we’ll be. Some of these tales are fictional, others not so far from the truth. Either way, it’s up to you to decide. In this installment, Spectrum takes Miami. I think I've discovered a special kind of sorcery. All last week,...
Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 5:01pm
We know midterms are almost through, but our relationship with coffee isn't. You may be unlucky enough to be the humanities major that chose all the classes with papers due right after break, in which case the love affair continues through spring break. Either way, the simple mathematical equation...
Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 8:27pm
During midterms, let's salute the efforts of our peers and remember that we will get through this.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 1:02pm
I was reading Nietzsche in CC when I first came across the notion of "suspending belief." For Nietzsche, in "On the Genealogy of Morals," the concept of being able to perceive objective truth was laughable. He compared contemporary philosophers who wrote with such conviction to "false priests,"...
Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 10:45am
Spring break starts early for Spectrum! Kind of. We'll be on limited production this week and next week because of midterms and spring break, which means that there will be comparably fewer posts on the site and we'll only be publishing a paper today and Wednesday.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 11:15am
In our Getting Graphic series, blogger Orli Matlow interprets the week’s news with humorous charts and graphs. Hello Columbia! Welcome to an all-pie chart Getting Graphic, written as such so it doesn't resemble anything in the economics textbook. I have begun to resent supply and demand curves and...
Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 11:57am
So you're shocked that it's already December, excited for Christmas peppermint season, and---oh, right---dreading the next few weeks of finals, term papers, and problem sets. If you're of the all-nighter variety, you've probably gotten a grip on your patterns and let them inform your behavior...not...
Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 7:40pm
Music can evoke a powerful sense of nostalgia, a form of respite from midterm stress.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 12:01pm
Yesterday, an e-mail on behalf of National Novel Writing Month popped into my inbox. “Dear Burgeoning Novelist,” it said. “I’m writing to tell you I need you. I’ve been swirling around in the breathtaking labyrdinths of your unconscious mind for a while now, and I’m itching to leap into the world....
Sat, Oct 12, 2013, 4:15pm
Welcome to the best and worst part of your semester—midterms. Best in the sense that its the first of many (and we mean many) moments here at Columbia when life may seem like an endless search for a seat in Butler at 9 p.m. However, luckily for you we have compiled a list of must-eat snacks for the...
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