Posts Tagged ‘liveblog’
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—
the day before Days on Campus Bacchanal! (JK, lots of love for prospies here.) Will Macklemore back out at the last second? Will rain ruin everything? Will people forgo partying in favor of sleeping and brunch? (Only in my dreams.)
I’ll be liveblogging all the #DeBacchery and continuing to wonder how one is supposed to move during concerts without looking foolish. Tweet at me @efindz for a shout-out. I’ll be periodically reminding you to hydrate and put on sunscreen, because someone has to be the mom.
We’re here for the penultimate day of In-Person Selection. Liveblog, Whiteboard, below! More »
Two big questions many juniors will debate: 1) if they drop down, what singles (if any) can they get?, 2) should they drop to Junior Regroup. Follow along! Liveblog, Whiteboard, below. More »
Hello everyone. Jezebel has heard about this thing called Orgo night, and they do not like it. Not one bit. Maybe some of you find find Orgo Night an amusing source of stress relief? That does not make it ok. Just because you enjoy laughter is no reason that Jezebel should have to tolerate your man-splaining.
So we are here to liveblog all the reasons that you should be appalled by the band’s existence. And to that end, we will be sure to rate each joke: “More offensive” than the Gaza strip flier, or “Less offensive.” Prediction: most will be way, way more offensive. Here we go! The band is also livestreaming the whole thing right here (it might be below the jump depending on when you’re looking at this page). Check it out!
12:43 a.m.: Enzymes catalyze reactions in the human body. Our fliers catalyze overreactions in the administrative body.” Draws the biggest cheers of the night. And now the band is playing the fight song and marching out.
12:42 a.m.: Show’s over! The band is now providing study hints for the Orgo exam. All in all an interesting show. Most notable was the fact that the band did not seem to have censored themselves at all in light of the uproar over their fliers. Very few people seemed to mind, though.
12:40 a.m.: “In honor of checking your privilege, the Band now forms the forgotten ten percent and plays ‘I’ll make a Bro Out of You’.”
12:39 a.m.: “We see now that Greek-bashing, like homophobia, is a serious abuse that can no longer be ignored. Being frat is not a choice, they were born this way! Born with an overwhelming desire to chug shitty beer and roofie half the freshman class.”
12:37 a.m.: Talking about the Brownstones now. One commenter on Bwog complained that “the gays” did not deserve a house, because they would turn the brownstone into a den of iniquity and promote an immoral life style — “In other words, Q HOUSE IS PERFECT FOR FRAT ROW!”
12:33 a.m.: Internet problems still slowing things up. SJP called “Students for Yelling in Palestine,” something about Israel’s missile defense system being “as impenetrable as a JTS girl’s jean skirt.” The moral of this drama: “Don’t take anything seriously that is yelled in your face!”
12:30 a.m.: “The Gaza Strip exploded once again this year, like a Barnard girl’s hymen on the first day of NSOP. About 140 people died in the military confrontation. That’s 0.003 Syrian Civil Wars, or 1.4 Hurricane Sandys, or 12 Dark Knight Rises premieres!” More »
Tonight, while you are cozy in your favorite
work procrastination station in Butler, I will be at Rockefeller Center, live blogging the festivities (and still hoping to run into Tina Fey). I’ll also be tweeting @efindz.
Stay tuned for answers to exciting questions like: Can Mariah Carey still sing “All I Want” as well as she did 20 years ago? Will the dichotomy of religion in my childhood manifest itself at this holiest of ceremonies? And will this year’s tree be adorned with 45,000 iPad Minis instead of actual electric lights?
8:58 p.m. Now we light…the tree? Why does it smell like weed?! But what a magnificent tree. And cue the terrifying subway crowds. I just tripped on a fence while writing that. So that will be my sign off. Thanks for reading. And if you’re checking this out later, like the weekend, feel free to make a drinking game out of this and do a shot every time I make an irrelevant pop culture reference. Merry Christmas, Columbia.
8:55 p.m. “Christmas time is in the air again.” So what is in her hair…(again)? This is like prom meets religious imagery meets luau. That’s a frat party theme if I’ve ever heard one.
8:48 p.m. Classic: couples slow dancing / swaying… And the Rockettes do a re-run. More Mariah coming up.
8:39 p.m. Here’s an excerpt of the real lyrics to this song. “He sees the M4 go by. And he knows where to catch the 1. He knows if NJ transit’s closed, and he commutes from Long Island. Oh, you better HopStop, you’d better swipe quick, you’d better make sure you’re not on express. Santa Claus is trying really hard to come to town but there must be some concert or something in Midtown.”
8:37 p.m. Hey, Chris! Chris Mann just waved at me, for those who missed it. He can see me through this building separating us.
8:26 p.m. Rod, you’re back! And your jacket looks like you’re trying to pick up chicks in a cigar lounge.
Both candidates arrive at tonight’s debate in Denver with problems to shed: Romney must erase the public perception that he is an out-of-touch elitist, while Obama’s campaign was recently shaken by a secret videotape in which the President reveals that he is black.
The debate begins at 9 p.m. — and Sam, Darron, Jake, Sara, and Stephen are here to bring you all the highlights. Stay tuned!
10:33 p.m.: That’s the end of the debate! Our takes:
Darron: Romney’s tie was crooked the whole night.
Sam: They both looked pretty bad.
Jake: Obama was stuttery and Romney was unlikeable.
Sara: I fell asleep, but from what I could tell Jim Lehrer won.
Stephen: Why was there no arm wrestling match?
Thanks for tuning in! See you next time!
From 8:00-10:00 p.m., new students of all Columbia’s schools will gather on Low Steps for a community forum. We’ll be liveblogging it, assuming our Internet connection holds up on the Steps.
So, interested upperclassmen (or freshmen who want to be able to convincingly claim that you attended this “mandatory event”), stay tuned. Updates will begin at around 8 p.m. and continue until it’s over — plus maybe a few more minutes to find out what this “surprise celebration” is all about.
9:28 p.m. The surprise celebration is glow sticks and music. Liveblog over.
9:26 p.m. I think it’s over. The celebration is beginning now. I am sorry for inflicting this on you guys. What a boring event to liveblog. Good lord. At least we’ll find out what the special celebration is.
9:22 p.m. People step to the mic to tell short, inter-connected personal stories about the difficult circumstances they overcame on their journeys to Columbia. More »
We thought it would be fun if we liveblogged our experiences the night before the Organic Chemistry final, so here we are!
Neither of us is taking the final, but we are very empathetic people and are going through a lot of emotions. We needed someone to share them with so tonight, that lucky someone is you.
Come join us, the Columbia University Marching Band, and a ton of inebriated or sleep deprived students (the verdict’s still out on that one) in Butler 209 at 12:00 for ORGO NIGHT!
12:50 a.m.: And that’s the end folks! Other students are yelling at us to shut up, so we’re out of here. Thank you for reading our liveblog and goodnight!
12:47 a.m.: No bookcases were broken in this live blog. A little disappointed about the lack of Columbia coverage, but pretty funny stuff overall. And Butler 209 is now basically empty, so come and get your study space and cot for tonight!
12:45 a.m.: And that’s the end! We’ll have final thoughts in a minute or two.
12:41 a.m.: People are walking out during the band’s study tips for the orgo exam. APPARENTLY, people are not actually here to study. WTF, people?!?
12:40 a.m. The band is playing “The Final Countdown.”