Posts Tagged ‘flowcharts’

Spectrum | Dec. 5 1:15 pm EST
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Should I make eye contact?

One of the great things about your first year in college is having the chance to meet new people. The first few weeks you roll mad deep with 50 of your new best friends every night. You were your floor. People knew what Carman nine and three quarters was all about. But now that you’re past those heady days, things have changed. Mass texts become more and more focused. You met someone at a student group, both quit in October, and then—I know this is crazy—when you were both in a hurry, walked by each other without even saying hi.

Here to usher you into the world in which the other 75% live is Spectrum’s Freshmen Eye Contact Guide: More »

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Orientation | Aug. 29 3:00 pm EST
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What you should say during NSOP (hint: not your SAT scores)

The Freshman Fifteen, our guide to assimilating in the MoHi community, is near its close. In this penultimate post, we give you tips on starting a conversation during NSOP so you’re not stuck talking about the hurricane. More »

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Orientation | Aug. 27 11:58 pm EST
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Where should you study?

For the class of 2015, we humbly present the Freshman Fifteen, our collective guide to becoming a true Columbian. Next up in the series is our comprehensive guide of where to study. It’s a puzzling dilemma that has vexed generations of Columbians. More »

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Opinion | Mar. 25 8:25 pm EST
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I will so not miss being woken up by a fire alarm blaring for absolutely no reason

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With graduation approaching, I’ve occasionally caught myself daydreaming about post-dorm life. It’ll be nice to have a real mattress and a little more space, you know? Oh, and you know what else will be pretty cool? Living in a building with fire alarms that aren’t constantly freaking out at 4 o’clock in the morning.

I know “what’s the deal with Columbia’s fire alarms” is our local version of “what’s the deal with airplane food,” but the darned things got me a record three times this week, and so they’ve been on my mind. So I did what anybody would do. I made a flowchart about what to do if you hear one.  More »

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The Eye | Feb. 14 7:51 pm EST
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How to spend your Valentine’s Day night

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Opinion | Feb. 13 10:48 pm EST
Optical Allusions

Monday mornings

Waking up on Monday morning may be the hardest part about going to Columbia. That, and always having to ask yourself what the hell you’re going to do after graduation. To make the Sunday night “should I wake up for class” decision a bit easier, we put together this flow chart to map out your options.

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Opinion | Jan. 28 3:20 pm EST
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Varsity Show

The Varsity Show is a yearly tradition we all look forward to. It’s a time to reflect on the year that was, and laugh at the controversies that made it so special. Most of all, though, it’s a time to acknowledge those personalities that force the rest of us to reassess whether we’re “making the most of our college experience.” How do you become one of those personalities? Follow our guide to find out.

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Opinion | Nov. 27 7:03 pm EST
OPTICAL ALLUSION

Major nuisance

This holiday weekend, you once again were able to experience a storied American tradition—the tradition of being asked by dozens of relatives what your major is and what you’re going to do with it after graduating. To help you through that inevitable, awkward exchange, here’s Spectrum’s graphical cheat sheet for that “What are you going to do?” conversation. More »

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Opinion | Sep. 16 9:00 pm EST
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How to get dressed in the morning

Flannel or no flannel? Plaid or solid? What social statement is to be made? This latest entry into our “How to” series doubles as the latest “Optical Allusion.” Read on for a comprehensive guide on how to get dressed in the morning. More »

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Opinion | Apr. 14 1:20 pm EST
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Should I drink this?

Ever been stuck at a party the day before your midterm and not know what to do? Ever have no choice but to yell over to your closest “bro” and ask the inevitable Thirsty Thursday question, “Yo, should I drink this?” We at Spectrum understand your predicament. To make the decision a little bit simpler, we’ve put together this simple flow chart. Happy drinking! More »

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