Archive for September, 2010
We have just been notified that there is, in fact, a man on a bike toting a giant vanilla cupcake with pink frosting around campus. Our source says, “Apparently he’s driving it around the city and taking pictures of it in different places as an art project.” We scratch our heads and watch the video below:
Video courtesy of Jason Bell / Spec
Here’s some news to make us all feel good about ourselves. Or pretty terrible.
“Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are deeply ignorant about religion,” the New York Times declared yesterday. The evidence? A recent survey in which, for example, more than half of the nation’s Protestants “could not identify Martin Luther as the man who started the Protestant Reformation.” More »
Check your inboxes, class of 2011! CCSC senior class president Sean Udell has sent out an email asking you to figure out which important Columbia-related people you want to invite to say inspiring things at Class Day! You can vote for five of the following people, including your top choice—the official Google spreadsheet survey thing is here. (Obama’s not on the list, but yes, they’re working on inviting him. I guess they figured he’d be most people’s first choice.) The (other) nominees are: More »
Oh, Tom’s. We’ve developed such a tenuous relationship over the years. There was freshman year love full of shared milkshakes and late-night laughs. Then there was the split: the rumored rats in the kitchen, the realization of mediocre food, and the discovery of better options drove us apart. But you were on Seinfeld! You were THE diner, Seinfeld’s answer to Friends’ Central Perk. Well, now you’re slammed with a lawsuit for paying a worker less than minimum wage. More »
Looks like we missed the anticipated tornado and have come to live another day in the sunshine (!!). Others of us were not so lucky. Wince-worthy news below:
- A second trial in a 14-year-long saga involving a Columbia microbiology professor and a 20-year-old Barnard student he possibly kidnapped, sexually abused, and assaulted is dismissed. [News]
- As for more topics that make us cringe, PrezBo addressed the big Manhattanville elephant in the room at yesterday’s fireside chat. Then there’s always the Harlem Hospital Center, which Columbia will no longer administer. [News and News]
- Well, er, this is awkward. Why doesn’t Barnard have commencement in the same place every year? The Editorial Board wants to know why Grant’s Tomb or outside of SIPA and why not the campus itself. [Opinion]
- Meanwhile, Amanda Gutterman opines on the terrifying number of econ majors. We’re just not used to people making money when they graduate! Ahhhhhhh! [Opinion]
- But some people are really successful and happy!! Take Ivy League Rookie of the Week freshman David Najem, for example. He is dominating on the soccer field, having a good time, and has been recognized for being awesome by actual people who know what they’re talking about. [Sports]
In the first of our new A&E series “No-Cook Recipes” Harry Flager shows it’s possible to make delicious food in your dorm. Without a stove. Or an oven.
Here’s an updated version of the classic New York Style Cheesecake. For the purists out there, feel free to use graham crackers. Oh, and I used lemon basil from the green market outside Columbia’s gates (only $1.50 for a half-bunch). More »
We’ve said it before, but thank goodness we don’t go to Princeton.
A year ago, the Columbia football team defeated its New Jersey rival by a score of 38-0 in the Light Blue’s biggest conference road win since 1961, and largest ever margin of victory over the Tigers.