Get ready, everybody, because this weekend is the weekend for campus events.
Columbia Ballet Collaborative Spring Performances
Featuring professional and student choreography and dancers (including students who are former professional dancers), CBC’s spring performances will bring ballet to Miller Theatre on May 4 at 8 p.m. and May 5 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 with a CUID and can be bought online or at the box office.
The 119th Annual Varsity Show
One of Columbia’s oldest traditions, this year’s student-directed, acted, scored, written, and choreographed Varsity Show will make you feel part of a tradition—and probably make you laugh. (In case you missed it, meet the cast and Creative Team behind V119.) More »
It’s late. You’re up. No doubt you’re reflecting upon how you’re going to pay for items to shower your main hook-up buddy/actual-relationship-human with. Maybe you’re just going to shower and buy yourself lotion.
Not to worry! Your companions and peers have found this week to be an excellent opportunity to capitalize on existential loneliness or a lack thereof, and many organizations are hosting events for you to either buy sweet trinkets for your beloved, or they are providing you with opportunities to go out there and meet some people!
WARNING: times are wobbly and shouldn’t be trusted.
Event: Varsity Valentine’s Day—learn about the Varsity Show and presumably get candy-hearts thrown at you
Time: 1-4 pm
Place: Low Steps
Before I begin another rant against political correctness, let me first admit that it mostly stems from frustration over not having today off. I am convinced that even the most ardent of anthropology/ethnic studies double majors would appreciate having Columbus Day off, even if they won’t admit to it.
That being said, I now find myself in the awkward position of writing a post in defense of what may be both my favorite and least favorite group on campus—the Columbia University College Republicans. God bless them—and I use that in the secular, colloquial sense—they’re the only people standing up for our right as Americans to sleep in on the second Monday of October to honor the sometimes genocidal, always lovable Christopher Columbus. More »
Now that you’ve recovered from your turkey comas, we’re back with another weekend events round-up. Don’t let the looming prospect of finals get you down, check out what’s going on around campus today through Sunday after the jump. If you’d like to suggest an event, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 1
Columbia University’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Yule Log Ceremony
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Head to College Walk to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy performances by Clefhangers, Glee, Kingsmen, Nonsequitor, Notes and Keys, and Uptown Vocal. There’s also a reception afterward in John Jay Lounge to light the Yule Log and enjoy silly amounts of free food and beverages. More »
Columbia A Cappella group The Kingsmen have gone around campus the entire day to perform for lucky females during class. They have stopped by at least four classrooms, including Room 203 at the Diana Center.
Video taken by Spec’s Jasper Clyatt
Today we present the fourth installment of BloggerHeads, a weekly feature in which our bloggers sit down to debate or discuss an important issue at Columbia.
In recent weeks, the question of how college students think about sexual violence has come to the fore. In mid-October, controversy struck Yale’s campus when Delta Kappa Epsilon pledges chanted “no means yes, yes means anal” outside the Yale Women’s Center. The following week, the Yale Daily News published an editorial critical of the Women’s Center’s response, which sparked an outcry of its own. And, here at Columbia, Lucha spoke out against fliers advertising for the a cappella group The Kingsmen. This week, we asked Vaidehi Joshi and Aarti Iyer if campus culture leads to sexual violence. More »
Earlier this month, Kingsmen posted a flier, seen at left, that said simply, “Rape me.” Needless to say, the message was not taken well. (And the recent troubles at Yale on this front remain in the public eye.) Last night, Lucha released a public statement on the incident, and at our request, the Kingsmen have also provided comment. Those and some additional context, after the jump. More »