Posts Tagged ‘eyesites’

The Eye | Dec. 7 5:06 pm EST
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Back to your roots: Surviving winter break

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Winter break is a heart-warming time when family gathers round to cherish the blessing of being together. But for some, it’s also a sobering reminder of how our homes can be a far cry from the progressive political correctness of Columbia. If this applies to you (Midwest, represent!), and you’re a little worried about winter break, here are a few strategies for redirecting unsavory family conversations.

Scenario A:
I’m surprised Obama isn’t gonna move the White House to Colorado now…”

Response: “Hey Dad, how’s your golf game?”

Scenario B:
“We saw that email a few weeks back about Q House comin’ into the brownstones. What kind of fraternity is that ?”

Response: “I’m going to make some cheese toasties. Who wants one?” More »

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The Eye | Dec. 5 5:34 pm EST
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Strategies to wake the F up

Don’t let the festive lights and fun red Starbucks cups fool you. The time of darkness is quickly approaching. As the days get shorter and colder, and our sheets get cozier, it can be nearly impossible to get up and be productive. Here are some foolproof strategies for waking up to face the dreary winter days ahead.

1. Set your iHome alarm to the 1812 Overture at an astounding volume.

2. Leave your window slightly open, so you’ll be able to hear the 8 a.m. “Tranformers”-esque drilling outside on the street.  More »

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The Eye | Sep. 28 3:06 pm EST
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Undercover hits

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In this week’s Eyesites, inspired by Ben Folds’s infamous version of Dr. Dre’s “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” we at The Eye took it upon ourselves to compile a list of our 12 favorite unexpected covers. In the magazine, it’s a match game, in which you have to pair the original song with the covering artist—so, if you still want to play, close your browser and go grab a copy (or click here)! But here, now, for your listening pleasure, we present the songs themselves, in all of their bizarre glory.

“Jolene” by Dolly Parton, covered by The White Stripes.

“Lithium” by Nirvana, covered by The Polyphonic Spree. 

“Sweet Dreams” by The Eurythmics, covered by Marilyn Manson.

“Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails, covered by Johnny Cash.  More »

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The Eye | Apr. 28 10:05 am EST
POP QUIZZZZZ

The love song of C. Robert Kroeger

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In honor of Nickelback’s Here and Now Tour kicking off this month, the Eye has prepared a little quiz to distract you from studying real art.

Out of the following 10 quotes, six are from Nickelback songs, and four are from the poetry of T.S. Eliot.

But don’t be fooled—this is a lot harder than you think. Post your scores in the comments.

a. And would it have worth it, after all,
Would it have been worth while

b. So I would have had him leave,
So I would have had her stand and grieve

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The Eye | Feb. 24 3:25 pm EST
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In focus: Library eyewear

Each library on campus has its own personality — as do the students who frequent them. But can you guess where someone studies just by the glasses on his/her face? Next time you’re bored in class, see if you can surmise the favorite study spot of your bespectacled classmates.


Image by Stephanie Mannheim

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The Eye | Dec. 8 12:02 am EST
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Non-denominational advent calendar

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As winter rolls in, some religions like to reward us for getting through every day of December with an advent calendar. Often these calendars have little punch out holes where you can take a chocolate (or, if you’re us, several) or a small treat each day until a certain holy baby is born. We’ve repurposed this religiously exclusive calendar to be a bit more winter holiday-friendly and remind you that yes, we know it’s hard, we know there’s, like, five hours of sunlight outside and it’s really stupidly cold, but we support you-and the end is near. Check out the prizes below and add them to the days on your own calendar or the calendar on the back-cover of last week’s Eye to help you remember—it will end soon. You’re human. Don’t forget to take breaks. More »

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The Eye | Dec. 2 5:11 pm EST
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Your December checklist

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Yes, exams are looming. Yes, it’s going to be so cold that you probably won’t want to leave your extra-long twin bed, but these are some December traditions you shouldn’t miss this month:

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The Eye | Nov. 20 8:29 pm EST
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The slice is right: What your pie says about your grades

Yes, Thanksgiving is a holiday for us to return home to our families and give thanks for our loved ones, DVR, Free Cone Day, and everything else that matters, but we know what’s actually on your mind these days—the home stretch. In one month, finals will be upon us, and we’re all wondering how it’ll turn out. Well, luckily, your favorite Thanksgiving dessert reveals everything you need to know about your academic performance. More »

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The Eye | Nov. 17 1:37 pm EST
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Pop quiz: The P/D/F debate

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The last day to decide if you will pass/fail or drop that pesky Calc class is TODAY, and Eyesites knows it can be a tough choice. We’ve come up with a handy checklist to help make your decision easy. Mark “yes” or “no” for each question after the jump, then tally your score at the end. More »

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The Eye | Nov. 9 8:56 pm EST
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In the wake of midterms

With all the newfound free time and remnants from two weeks of caffeine injections still pumping through their veins, how are Columbia students spending their nights? Productively, no doubt. Eyesites imagines a likely timeline—don’t pretend that it doesn’t sound familiar.

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