Posts Tagged ‘harvard’
It’s late. You’re up. What’s going on at Harvard tonight?
Check your privilege: “How do I talk about Harvard at home? Will my friends and family think I’ve changed? Will I still fit in? This workshop provides an opportunity to describe and explore your experiences and questions as you anticipate going home.” Pro-tip for Harvard students: Best way to ensure normal conversations with your friends is to mention having attended this workshop.
Check your grammar: One Harvard student only listens to foreign music, because English-language music has abused him: “Such mainstays as ‘I Will Always Love You,’ ‘At Last,’ and ‘My Heart Will Go On’ shake me with revulsion.” Shaken Harvard Student Syndrome is no laughing matter. We trust this has been reported to the proper authorities.
Check under your door: Last week, a bunch of Harvard students received invitations to an exclusive campus club. How exclusive is it? The invitation says “Jews need not apply.” And it goes on to add, “Seriously, no fucking Jews.” More »
It’s not everyday a college football team gets shut out 69-0.
In Harvard’s history-making defeat of the Lions on Saturday, the Crimson scored its most points in a single game since 1946, and achieved its biggest margin of victory since head coach Tim Murphy took over the program 19 years ago.
In this week’s In The Zone Postgame Show, the Columbia Daily Spectator football beat writers discuss the factors that led to the loss and what both head coaches had to say after the game.
To get live updates of Columbia sports, follow @CUSpecSports on Twitter.
The intermission could not come soon enough for the Lions, who trail the Crimson 42-0 at halftime following a miserable second quarter performance.
The Crimson put up 35 points in the quarter, setting a modern-day school record in the process as the Light Blue could not get anything going on either side of the ball. Quarterback Colton Chapple spearheaded the attack for the Crimson, throwing for three touchdowns and picking up another on the ground. Chapple’s first touchdown pass of the day and 19th of the season set a single-season school record.
Columbia’s best scoring chance came at the very end of the half, when Harvard muffed the punt and Columbia got the ball at the Harvard three with five seconds to play. But the Light Blue was unable to come away with any points after two plays.
No it hasn’t been pretty, but you can continue to follow all the action as it happens on our Twitter, @CUSpecSports.
The Light Blue football team heads to Harvard this weekend to take on the defending Ancient Eight champs at 1 p.m. And what better way to prepare for the matchup than to read some alum-written poetry?
Alvin M. Fountain, MA ’71, Ph.D ’76, recently sent Spectrum a couple of poems he penned in the late 80s, during the Lions’ infamous 44-game losing streak. Curious about his backstory, as well as his basis for writing the poetry, Spectrum decided to reach out to Fountain to find out more. More »
Quick! How many stereotypes about Native Americans can you think of off the top of your head? Not very many? Well, that is yet another reason that Harvard is the best at many things.
When the Crimson endorsed Elizabeth Warren for Senate last week, the paper’s readers raced to add their own hilarious observations about Native American culture to the comment thread. Warren has been accused of falsely claiming minority status because her mom apparently told her that she was part Cherokee. And as Harvard’s astute Internet commenters know, elections are not about issues — they are about whether or not someone is 1/32nd Native American.
There’s not a single comment on the editorial that explicitly supports Warren. But between it and lots of other articles that the Crimson has published about Warren, Harvard’s commenters have never wanted for an excuse to write something funny about those hilarious Indians.
A sampling of comments from some of those articles:
So try to base you views on reality not the twisted babble of a white Indian and a wannabe Indian that are just making smoke signals to cloud the truth.
I wonder how much of Warren’s out-of-state donations are coming from casinos in Oklahoma?
LOL. Indians do smoke signals and they also love casinos! But seriously, does anything ever not come down to race with Republicans? Just kidding, of course — they sometimes also like to talk about “erotic gay wrestlers,” whatever that means (is being gay and/or a wrestler inherently erotic, or did this one do something special?). More »
It’s late. You’re up. The harsh reality of school and actual homework is probably starting to sink in right about now, but it’s all good because Christmas/Hanukkah/Festivus came early and a wonderful/annoying gift has arrived: US News & World Report!
Rankings: So we’re tied with University of Chicago (Yeah, I almost went there, too) for fourth place again this year, right behind Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Raise your hand if you’re surprised. Nobody? Yeah.
We’ve told you before that Harvard is the best at many things. What we didn’t know was apparently cheating is one of them.
Well, at least it was back then.
If you haven’t heard, Dean of Harvard Undergraduate Education Jay Harris announced on Aug. 30 that there would be an investigation into a widespread cheating scandal that encompasses over 100 students. And now, just this morning Sports Illustrated reports that senior co-captain Kyle Casey is expected to withdraw from Harvard due to the scandal.
According to the article, withdrawing would save Casey’s final year of eligibility, meaning that he could possibly return to the Crimson in 2013-2014 once everything is settled with his case. But that’s not all—apparently Brandyn Curry, the Crimson’s other senior co-captain, has also been implicated in the cheating scandal, but hasn’t yet decided whether or not to withdraw. More »
This week we learned that “Harvard is the best at many things.” Crimson writer Alexander Koenig says so, in a pointed article titled “Columbia: The Ivy League’s Worst Athletics Program.” Spoiler alert: Alexander Koenig does not think our athletics program is very good!
Koenig (official nickname: “If I wanted to be called Alex, I would have gone to a state school”) points out that we’ve won fewer championships than Harvard, that our football team is bad, and that our basketball team has lost to Harvard’s basketball team on at least one occasion. And Harvard’s sports program, Koenig says, is second only to Princeton in the Ivy League.
All of these things, perhaps, are facts! But what Koenig seems to have forgotten is that, um, none of this matters. Bragging about being the second-best sports program in the Ivy League is like boasting that you had the second-hottest prom date at your homeschool. It may be true, but it’s nothing to be proud of. More »
It was a so-so weekend for Lion baseball as they traveled to Harvard and Dartmouth, and split both series to go 2-2 over the holidays. That mark brings them to 5-3 for their Ivy season, and 12-16 overall. There’s an adage in Major League Baseball that goes: If you’re well above .500 at home, and about .500 on the road, then you’re most likely having a successful season. Unfortunately, due to the 20-game Ivy schedule, that adage definitely doesn’t apply to the Light Blue. So what does this 2-2 weekend mean? Click past the jump for “three quick thoughts” on the weekend and the road ahead. More »
Columbia takes on Ivy League-leading Harvard tonight at Levien Gymnasium. The Crimson has spent much of the year ranked in the Top 25 and currently is tied with Penn for the conference lead with two games left to play. There is much anticipation surrounding this sold-out game between the Lions and Crimson. Check here for the live updates on the action if you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket.