Archive for October, 2010
With the sting of yesterday’s loss to Yale slowly starting to fade, it’s time to take a look back and see what worked and what didn’t for Columbia on Saturday. Read after the jump to see what I took away from the Lions’ third straight Ivy loss. More »
The Columbia women’s soccer team began the weekend in a tie for first place in the Ivy League and will end it in a tie for third. On Saturday, the Lions (9-4-3, 3-2-1 Ivy) dropped a 2-1 decision to Yale.
Yale (7-8-1, 2-4-0) had been last in the league with just one Ivy win, but the Bulldogs pulled off the upset and moved into sixth place in the standings. Columbia is now eliminated from Ivy championship contention. While the Lions began Ivy play with three wins and a draw, they now have suffered two straight conference losses.
Well, not really the jack-o’-lanterns themselves—send us pictures of them! More than a few of you have put some out in front of your dorms, so why not share them on the Internet as well? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you go down to the Village and we’ll post the best ones.
Have fun (and keep safe) tonight!
Most of the people who attended Jon Stewart’s and Stephen Colbert’s rally in D.C. should be back in New York, so what better time than now to relive everything that happened yesterday? Spectator’s own Leah Greenbaum was there and has filed this report:
Ah, the losing streak. Not our proudest moment, but the national media has picked up on it once again. This time, Jim Weber of Yahoo! Sports writes about Matthew Fox and the 44-game losing streak. Weber talks about how the team was “cowardly” and how Fox interviewed to be an investment banker, all while taking a good-natured poke at Fox’s early acting work. [Yahoo! Sports]
I was so super excited to go to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend, and I had a great time in D.C. But sadly, I didn’t get to see or hear much of the rally. It was rather disappointing. Apparently, though, I wasn’t the only one who thought so.
I don’t think anyone was quite prepared for the amount of people who came. Everyone on the National Mall was surprisingly nice and well-mannered, especially considering we were smushed up against each other and being whipped in the face with backpacks. (Sorry about that!) But the saneness of the group couldn’t make up for the tiny screens that were impossible to see unless one was directly in front of them, or the inadequate speakers over which I heard indistinguishable mumblings presumably belonging to Jon Stewart. I used to think the 1 train was awful during rush hour, but the Washington metros were so crowded yesterday, people were literally pressed against the windows and the doors couldn’t close. More »
The Rally to Restore Sanity is over, and I think it’s safe to call it a success. We laughed, we listened to the Roots play the greatest song about the evolutionary need for procreation ever written, we watched Ozzy Osbourne and Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) engage in a musical duel. But most importantly, 150,000 people gathered in one place and had a pleasant, polite afternoon (think the National Mall as a miniature version of Canada). I was hoping I’d have a profound opinion on the whole thing by now, and maybe I will formulate some thoughts in the coming days, but for now I’m not sure I’d have anything to add to Jon Stewart’s speech. Instead I’ll just copy the rest of the country’s news outlets and leave you with my favorite signs from the event:
“My other sign is a Vuvuzela.”
“I masturbate to Christine O’Donnell.”
“I support the separation of Church and Hate.”
“Bears: Nature’s Death Panel.”
“The new Dune books suck.”
“The best lack all conviction. While the worst are full of passionate intensity.” – W.B. Yeats
“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain
For those of you who couldn’t convince yourselves to trek to Connecticut, Spectrum is bringing you live coverage of today’s game between the Columbia Lions (3-3, 1-2 Ivy) and the Yale Bulldogs (4-2, 2-1 Ivy). Check below the jump for game updates. More »