Archive for April, 2011
Heads up guys, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! No, not summer, and no, not Snoop, but just as good—the VShow, a time honored Columbia tradition.Though, we can’t say yet what it will be about, it’s a great time to laugh, cry, and procrastinate your exams.
The show will have four peformances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm as well as a 2pm showing on Sunday. Tickets can be bought here for prices ranging from $7 to $75.
Everything you could possibly care about is occurring this weekend—Bacchanal, Varsity Show, KCST’s outdoor Shakespeare production, and Holi. Unlike many sleepy weekends at Columbia, this weekend you’re going to have plenty of social options to choose from.
As the perfumed, grassy air wafts across campus on Saturday afternoon, it may become increasingly difficult to decide which event to attend. More »
No, Holi didn’t arrive a day early. There currently are roughly 20 anti-ROTC protesters outside the Law School building—where today’s USenate meeting will be held—banging drums and protesting the ROTC decision. Check out video snippets of the action here:
“Stand up fight back”
Jeffrey Sachs, economist extraordinaire and perpetually tossed out answer to ‘Why Columbia?’, has agreed to extend his term with the Earth Institute. Sachs started his position as director in 2002, and has received an extension of unspecified length. Sachs is happy.
In related news, check out our series of Senior Spotlights—which we’ll get rolling in a few days—to learn which senior would like to see Sachs without clothes on.
You may not know this, but Snoop’s got it in with a certain set of folks across the pond. According to KSFM Radio, Snoop Dogg was invited to THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY that ended a few hours ago. Unfortunately, Snoop had to send his regrets. “I got the invite but unfortunately, I’m barbecuing that day, so I won’t be able to make it. I got a lot of love for my nephew William, and I wish him and his beautiful wife the best of luck. Sorry I can’t be there, but my homey David Beckham gonna bring my present for the newlyweds.” More »
Are you in need of a graduation ticket, or trying to get rid of some? The ESC’s Commencement Ticket Exchange has you covered. It’s easy to use, whether you are posting or getting some extra tickets for your crazy Aunt Martha who insists on seeing you in a cap and gown. Though the class of 2011 might be freaking out about their entrance into the real world, at least the decreased drama of graduation can smooth the transition.
We have spirit, yes we do! Okay, so maybe we don’t all tailgate football games and cheer our faces off for sweaty dudes. Pom-poms are passé anyway.
- Instead, we have day-drinking for Bacchanal, and we laugh at ourselves during Varsity Show. This week’s full-color (pick up a hard copy to see!) lead explores these two campus traditions in all their secretive glory. And discovers some less-than-admiring sentiment between Saturday’s concert acts.
- On the more high-brow side of campus events, “Barnard Dances at Miller” is a collaboration between professional contemporary choreographers and student dancers. Probably best not to go filled up on “Gin and Juice.”
- Meanwhile, those already looking ahead to finals (god forbid!) might want to check out “The Art of Getting By.” Kinno Norojono spoke to star Freddie Highmore, who some might remember as the dimple-cheeked cutie in “Finding Neverland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Check out the rest of this year’s very last Weekend edition here or pick up a print copy, and savor it all summer long.
The public safety officers at Columbia fully embrace the late night shift, whether it’s signing in a drunken sophomore stumbling in Saturday night, or catching up on the New York Times, or simply enjoying the night calm that falls over campus in the wee hours. [News]
The chance at an Ivy Title may be gone, but the Baseball team can still finish the season off strong with the doubleheader in front of them this weekend. The Lions take on Penn in their first game today at 12 p.m. on Robertson Field, and will take time to honor the nine seniors that will be leaving the team this Spring. [Sports]
Santiago and Nairobi will hopefully house new global centers within the next academic year. The University’s international presence is growing, and officials are currently working with government officials in both Chile and Kenya to get these projects off the ground as soon as possible. [News]
The bleachers are up, and graduation is right around the corner. Whether it’s describing the thrill of shooting for Spec or a horrendous trip in order to get to campus, these four seniors reminisce about their college experience. [Opinon]