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Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 12:05pm
The following reflection won't give away any of "This Columbia Life"'s material, its just to reflect on the wonderful and weird things I learned about my fellow Columbians three weeks short of graduating! This past Thursday, WKCR hosted a live story-telling event in Dodge 501 to kick off their...
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 1:51pm
No need to spend your precious time searching through Facebook and Twitter to stay updated. Spectrum has your back: this weekly series on current events will have you more informed on the real world than your favorite Poli Sci professor! How could I write a news article without first mentioning...
Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 11:55am
While many other colleges are hidden away in small town or suburbs, we at Columbia find ourselves in the City of New York—a.k.a. the Center of the Universe, the most famous city in America. There are plenty of ways to amuse yourself during the day, but since New York is the city that never sleeps,...
Mon, Oct 14, 2013, 11:57am
Brace yourselves, because midterm-season is rapidly approaching. As each day passes, Butler gets a little more crowded, and everyone campus looks a little less…put together. There is no better way to take a much-needed study break than watching some television. gifsforthemasses / tumblr
Thu, Jan 31, 2013, 1:30pm
All my life, I have been a wannabe nomad. Technically, I am not a nomad---I have moved and traveled because of opportunities rather than from necessity. But I love the idea of wandering, never being rooted to a specific place. I'm the pretentious cosmopolitan who, when asked, "Where are you from...
Tue, Oct 2, 2012, 12:43pm
In today's paper, Thea Raymond-Sidel reports that elderly locals were treated to lunch and a show yesterday by local charity Morningside Village. Many of the seniors living in this area have been here for a long time—like Edith Taussig and Miriam Hurbitz, for example: “I came here in 1949 as an...
Thu, Nov 17, 2011, 3:05pm
This Tuesday, Spec published a piece about the growing effort in this neighborhood to get Morningside Heights recognized as a historic district by New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission. This is an issue that's been on my mind for a while now, and not only because I'm in the middle of...
Sat, Oct 15, 2011, 10:45am
Ah, Mr. Sun---that glorious ball of light that fills us with warmth all summer long. Where I'm from one could normally depend on good weather to brighten up his or her day, but New York City is fickle (I direct your attention to last week’s bipolar weather). Hell The transition during fall can be...
Sat, Sep 17, 2011, 12:17pm
One of the sadder things in the life of a college cinephile is having to watch film on a 13-inch computer screen—this, quite simply, is not how the medium was meant to be enjoyed, and I think I already need to see an optometrist about it.
Sun, Jan 30, 2011, 2:53pm
This happens every winter: It snows a lot, some of the snow melts, and every street corner in New York becomes just completely ruined. I live way out in Harmony Hall, which means I'm climbing snow mountains and jumping over snow puddles—I'm literally jumping in the air—seven or eight times just to...

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