It’s late. You’re up. Pretend like it’s spring break already and take a break from Locke or Adam Smith or whoever else you’re seeing.
A little bird tweeted: And by bird I mean sloth. Aw.
Sloth housing review: Broadway. Sloth dislike. Too much noise. Sloth not want to be in musical.
— Columbia Sloth (@ColumbiaSloth) March 6, 2014
Breaking: sloth thinks it’s winter. Morningside Heights too cold. need to take hot chocolate bath. #joes
— Columbia Sloth (@ColumbiaSloth) March 4, 2014
Novel gazing: Buzzfeed has a cogent piece on the changing definition of young actresses who market “cool,” from silent screen stars to Jane Fonda to JLaw.
Need ice for that burn: This politico article showcases little-known yet public nuggets of Hillary Clinton brand sass, while also implying that she won’t be able to take an actual shot at the position of commander in chief.
The end: Behold, a trailer for the new Annie movie starring Quvenzhané Wallis as “a foster kid, from Harlem,” Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, and a puppy.
Good morning! The weather is just barely going to crack 30 degrees today. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been wearing the same thing every day since January. Happy midterms. Here’s the news:
In Columbia news:
- GSSC tweaks its council election procedures.
- Everyone has something to say about housing.
- Everyone also has something to say about cultural sensitivity.
Outside the bubble:
- A guy hosting an art show in Brooklyn literally chased down a thief who tried to take off with a $10,000 painting.
- Russia continues to do things other countries do not approve of.
- Yesterday, The New York Times corrected errors in the story it ran in 1853 about Solomon Northup, the man best known from the recent Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave.
Good morning! It’s snowing. And despite the almost warmish weather a few days ago, the snow is currently sticking. On the ground. Yep.
In Columbia news:
- Recently The Lion noticed the great injustice of overpriced sandwiches, the most versatile of snacks/meals. To keep sandwich prices square they made a petition to add the position of “Sandwich Ambassador” to CCSC. Here’s a Facebook event.
- The Men’s Basketball team has been sportsing so hard, they might earn over 20 wins this season. Muneeb Alam identifies key reasons why the team is winning sports.
- Bwog reporters share their experiences at the 4th annual Veteran’s Ball this past weekend.
Outside the bubble:
It’s late. You’re up. Hang in there.
Look we’re famous: Barnard got a shout-out for its “crazy college tradition” of the Big Sub. One can assume “crazy” was a typo, because how it should really be described is “awesome.”
This day in Spec history: in a review of art galleries downtown was this gem of a quote: “half the secret in really enjoying Soho is never getting there.” This same issue also contains some interesting stories about union organizing on campus.
Oh this is actually interesting: this is a slidey-scale of how big things are in the universe and how they look compared to other things.
Reality check: If you’re hankering for a piece of news that is not strictly about Manhattan, this post is about how different neighborhoods in Brooklyn got their names.
The end: This video is about why it was cold this winter.
Good morning folks! It’s supposed to rain this afternoon. But it’s going to be too warm, a balmy 41 degrees, to snow. Also, Dig Inn on Broadway and 112/113th should be opening today, if you’re in the mood for healthy food that maybeish will be less expensive than a swipe into John Jay. Here are some more good things:
In Spectator news:
- In Opinion, Mikhail Klimentov discusses the unhealthy silence students treat themselves to when confronting mental health issues, and how Columbia could be a collective source of strength.
- A proposal to fund railings on the Diana roof, which will allow students to hang out on the roof, was granted. Construction will happen over the summer and students may have access as soon as fall 2014.
Outside the Bubble:
- A douche dated from around 1815 was found at an archaeological dig at City Hall. It’s great because not only is it an excuse to use “douche” and “City Hall” in a headline, but it also gives historians insight into class relations and feminine hygiene.
- A fracking well exploded near a Pennsylvania town and all affected residents might receive from Chevron is a lousy coupon for pizza.
- Anti-government protests in the Ukraine which killed 25 people happened last night.
The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters, McAc’s Multicultural Committee, and the Student Government Association’s Committee on Diversity were tabling today in the Diana Center to commemorate the last speech Malcolm X gave before his death—a speech he gave at Barnard in 1965. The anniversary of the speech coincides with Black History Month, and the tabling today added to the many other events happening in honor of BHM. The historic speech itself addressed racial inequality and showed Malcolm X’s movement toward thinking about large scale oppression, focusing on the global struggle of the oppressed against the oppressors.
Students have the opportunity to attend dozens of summits and speeches all over the five boroughs of New York, but with university sponsored events like the World Leaders Forum we are indeed very fortunate to have some very
expensive important guests very close by. Speaking engagements are also spearheaded by individual student groups and university departments all the time, and with all these opportunities, students don’t even need to leave campus to listen to someone say something interesting. In addition to Malcolm X, here is a not at all exhaustive list of other notable speakers you may not have known Alma Mater had grasped in her bosom:
Feb. 22 will be George Washington’s 282nd birthday. In honor of our esteemed presidents, and even lesser presidents (looking at you, William Henry Harrison) (although criticism is semi-unfair—he had a cold that bothered him anyway), most places have off today.
Columbia scoffs at federal holidays, even if they’re in honor of one of Alexander Hamilton’s besties.
So if you are a state or federal employee, or if you have classes somewhere that cares about these things, congratulations. Celebrate like a true patriot, if you so choose, by checking into the exploits of President Bartlet.
Good morning folks!
Get ready for more snow in the next few days, but today there will be clear skies. Outside will still be bitterly cold, though. Also, here are some MTA service alerts.
- There are protests over professor dismissals in the School of Public Health.
- The “I woke up like this” photos from this weekend are part of a larger effort to raise awareness for Columbia’s first Body Positivity Week, slated for the end of this month.
- Sports have been sporting. The picture below is from a Yale versus Harvard game.
Outside the bubble:
- Olympic sports have been sporting, too. Specifically, Shaun White did not score high enough in any of his events to receive a medal.
- There was a deadly bus crash this morning in Greenwich Village.
- Top-level officials in China and Taiwan talked together on Tuesday, opening official government communication lines with each other since 1949.