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Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 11:58am
As you may have heard, Columbia, the faculty of SEAS is not happy with Dean Peña-Mora. The New York Times published a letter yesterday that was signed by seven of the nine SEAS department chairs and a large number of tenured professors who requested that the dean be removed from office. The letter...
Sat, Dec 3, 2011, 10:09pm
Last night I went to a poetry reading and dinner with my beginning poetry workshop. The class is comprised of mostly first-years, and at dinner we ended up talking a lot about what it's like to be a first-year at Columbia. It reminded me of my own issues with adapting to the environment here and...
Mon, Nov 28, 2011, 1:14pm
A funny thing happened this Thanksgiving, Columbia. That three-year-old Standard Issue question of "How's school?"—asked so often by friends, relatives, and kids you're happy you haven't seen since 12th grade— suddenly changed. It turns out that I'm a senior now, a fact which I'm more willing to...
Thu, Nov 17, 2011, 9:05pm
If you're in Barnard, you may still be deciding whether or not to Pass/D/Fail. (Sorry, rest of Columbia, the deadline was at 5 p.m.) So here is the advice from our beloved bloggers for those who still don't know what to do—remember to decide by 11:30 tonight!
Sun, Nov 13, 2011, 4:30pm
There have been a number of troubling reactions by members of our generation, Columbia, to the recent Penn State child-abuse scandal. Most notably, there was the riot in State College, PA after the firing of head coach Joe Paterno. I'd go off on how sickening that sort of confusion of priorities is...
Wed, Nov 9, 2011, 3:09pm
I come to you today, Columbia, with the cold pragmatism born of an 0-8 start to the football season. I've waited four years for the Lions to be good—I never asked for an Ivy Championship, just for a team that could compete. I even spent a month as Roar-ee the lion hoping it might bring the team...
Fri, Nov 4, 2011, 8:27pm
I am tempted to just write the headline and have that be the end of the post, but I should probably explain myself a little bit. I had the opportunity to catch the taping of "Conan" at the Beacon theater yesterday. It was awesome, as expected (partially because the funniest man in the world was the...
Sat, Oct 29, 2011, 2:40pm
As my fellow blogger Neil FitzPatrick reminds us, Halloween provides a smashing (pun) opportunity to reconnect with the idylls of our childhoods, and reanimate (zombie pun) the whimsical, irony-less wonder of being young and armed with an empty pillow case on the hunt for the house with king-size...
Fri, Oct 28, 2011, 11:31am
For this week's Quick and Dirty, opinion bloggers reveal their dress-up plans for Halloween. Naomi: Candy corn—yellow pants, orange shirt, white hat.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011, 7:17pm
Halloween is broken, Columbia. It all started one fall day in middle school when I woke up and my idiot friends had become those kids—the ones whose half-assed costumes were just their excuses to smash pumpkins, who stole the bowl (not the candy) when people left a sign saying "take one," who hid...

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