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Spectrum | Feb. 18 1:11 am EST
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Bunnies are cuter than Harvard

It’s late. You’re up. Somehow other people got to sleep—but not you. Because you, my friend, have things to do and people to see. Either that, or you accidentally binge-watched a TV show or two … Either way, check this stuff out:

A little bird tweeted: Blogger Kelsey Delano Atherton devoted one tweet per president in a grand attack in honor of Presidents Day. Some were politically charged, while others were just plain funny.

Heard along the Ivy: For Valentine’s Day, The Harvard Crimson’s Fifteen Minutes Magazine put together a list of the 15 Hottest Freshmen. Yeah. This is one of those times we wish we were kidding. Check out IvyGate’s analysis of said Harvard heartthrobs here.

Reality check: There is a Japanese island called Okunoshima where tourists go to be swarmed by bunnies.
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Spectrum | Feb. 13 1:11 am EST
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The one eleven: Golly it’s cold edition

It’s late. You’re up. If you actually like the cold you might have gone to senior night, or some other social event/Butler. I’m not judging. You do you. This is the insanity on The Weather Channel’s website right now, though:


But whatever, man. Hold fast to dat spirit of youth.

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Spectrum | Feb. 12 1:11 am EST

Valentine’s week is a good time for some nostalgia

It’s late. You’re up. You know the drill. As we trudge to our beds, let’s see what the Internet has put us through today:

Reality check: The South prepares for another devastating blow from a catastrophic snowstorm. Many power outages are to be expected. And we think we have it bad!

Heard along the Ivy: The IvyGate Blog gives Columbia a teasing nudge regarding its once-again-stirred “trend” of admitted students, both recent and aged, revealing their winning college application essays. Stop, guys, they’re catching on to our formula!

A little bird tweeted: Justin Bieber’s recent tweet regarding a celebrity calling/sound byte service draws a bit of attention to the bizarre market in itself.

Feel free to check out how to send personalized phone calls to your loved ones from celebrities here. I would do it if I were you. I mean, there is absolutely nothing I’d rather get for my Valentine’s crush than a reminder that I am not a celebrity heartthrob who is paid just to say things. More »


Spectrum | Feb. 11 1:11 am EST
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V21014: Columbia Admirers, be ours?

It’s late. You’re up. Perhaps you should start a “Go to Sleep Before 1 a.m” sticker chart, and let us know how it goes.

Clogging our News Feeds: That’s right, kids, Columbia Admirers is back for the week of Valentine’s Day! The phrase “meet me in the stacks” is forever ruined, but we’re excited to see some fresh material.

This day in Spec history: On Feb. 10, 1994, the administration considered changing the fall academic calendar to accommodate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and a fascinating debate about the balance of church and state ensued.

From the Twittersphere: Stephen Colbert makes some good points about the futility of teamwork and clichés.


Heard along the Ivy: Dartmouth’s freshman application rate dropped by 14 percent this year, which Dartmouth blames on lower high school graduation rates. Sure.

The end: Brett West, the dad of Olympian and youngest member of the U.S. luge team Tucker West, tried to set up his son with a nice young lady… on live TV. Cringeworthy slash adorable.


Spectrum | Feb. 6 1:11 am EST
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World Nutella Day!

It’s late. You’re up. Today is Thursday and Friday comes after.

The Best Part:  It’s World Nutella Day! Or it was, on the 5th. Feel no shame in celebrating retroactively. Every day can be Nutella day, if you believe. Also, in terms of other bare pretexts for celebration, there’s some cautious optimism on The Heights’s Yelp page—there’s a blurb saying that it will reopen Feb. 19. There is as of yet no update on The Heights’s webpage, but Spectator will be in contact with owner Feras Samad for confirmation.

Reality Check:  Some states are apparently running out of rock salt to melt the snow—oh no.

Oh That’s Kinda Neat: This is an article about how New York’s neighborhoods got their names.  Also, this is a quick bit of coding Gil Chen-Zion, GS/JTS ’14, made. It gives people all the answers to any Buzzfeed quiz on the off chance people are taking a quiz and they don’t have time to take it sixteen times to lie about not being a sad bologna sandwich. More »


Spectrum | Feb. 4 1:11 am EST
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There are so many wonderful things to cover on Spectrum

It’s late. You’re up. After the most sleep-deprived day I’ve had in months, so am I. Oops.

This day in history: Spec’s Feb. 4, 1994, issue urged readers to go to Penn … to cheer on Columbia at a game. This threw me off and probably threw off some prospies too.

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Heard along the Ivy: The Bubble, which is basically Yale’s version of The Onion, bitingly lauded the power of excessive #beautiful #snow #instagramming #oncampus #love #friends #college #applicable.

I’m sorry, what? Some Barnard students got this email tonight from Select Study Abroad Florence. I … um … just … no thanks?

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Spectrum | Jan. 28 1:11 am EST
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So much for getting to sleep before 1

The Best Part: The Black Box filmed in Lerner again but this time chose not to transform it into a mysterious hazardous materials research center. The real mystery remains whether we’ll want to brag about this show being filmed at our school.

Reality Check: A county fair in Denver is adding a contest for the best-grown marijuana to “represent one of the things Denver has going on.”

From the Twittersphere:

Along the College Circuit: An NYU student fell to his death from the roof of his dorm while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms earlier today. It’s unclear whether it was suicide. Regardless, NYU quickly offered students help to deal with trauma from the event.

The End: I discovered this song through this dance performed at Orchesis last semester, and I still can’t get over either one. Calming, beautiful, and bursting with ridiculous talent and coordination I dream of having sometimes.



Spectrum | Jan. 23 1:11 am EST
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The temperature outside is too not-high

It’s late. You’re up. Do you have a lot of free time because it’s still the beginning of the semester? I have a lot of free time. Look! Some Spectrum posts will have colors now. Rejoice! In fact, this format for the One Elevens is actually from a few semesters ago, but we’re bringing it back. Did I just link back to Justin Timberlake’s hit “Sexyback” featuring Timbaland? Maybe. I’m so sorry.

The Best Part: One of my roommates made soup! I feel like I’m coming down with a cold. So soup is extra comforting, like a discount-brand Snuggie that doesn’t feel like a discount-brand Snuggie.

This day in Spec history: On the Spectator Archives it says that today’s featured issue is from January 14, 1913. On January 22, 1914, though, it seemed like Spectator was very concerned with sports. A lot of the content has to do with sports, it looks like. The rest of it is ads.

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A little bird tweeted:  I don’t know–I do not actually tweet. I mean, I have an account. But I just follow news organizations. This is one tweet I saw:

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Spectrum | Jan. 21 1:11 am EST
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Back for more: the old-meets-new 1:11

It’s late. You’re up (or, like me, have fallen prey to jet lag.) Congratulations, you’re standing on the brink of the spring semester—but before that begins, let’s get on with this.

The Best Part:  Closed for renovation after the fire, Citibank has resiliently set up ATMs in a little truck on 111th Street. A little close for comfort, but the money dispensers seem to work just fine.

This day in Spec history: Back in 1995, SSOL’s ancestor was a manual class registration process. A Barnard first-year writes about the nightmare of signing up for a required gym class: “This task should have been accomplished in an orderly fashion, but then who cares about order in this modern day and age?”  With Wait Lists and Wish Lists swirling around the vortex that is class registration, we feel ya.

From the Twittersphere:  Sociology Professor Shamus Khan makes it for the very first Tweet of the Day, with his appreciative welcome-back to us. Carman residents verbalizing their excitement to return to another semester of debauchery in those generously wide hallways?

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Spectrum | Dec. 10 1:11 am EST
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#TBT: Spectrum’s top 10 of 2013

It is nearing that time, we fear. Daily content on Spectrum will commence limited production as us bloggers commence Netflix finals season.  As the final 1:11 of 2013, we compiled the top 10 most popular posts on Spectrum over the year. Here they are, in all their glory.

(And yes, let’s pretend it’s Thursday so the #tbt thing will work. Just go with it.)

1. “Status generator takes over Facebook”

The best of all those “what would I say” statuses (stati?). For more, check out our interview with the creators, who are alums of yours truly.

2. “Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to play Bacchanal” 

Remember that time? Oh yeah, it’s casual. Here’s proof that it actually happened. For more, check out our interview with “fountain girl.” For those of you who weren’t there, one girl somehow managed to climb into one of the fountains at Low and was romping around. ‘Twas quite a sight.

3. “WKCR compiles tweets from Columbia football players”

This was a huge scandal toward the end of last spring. Almost every reading week some big scandal erupts on campus. Check out our predictions of what the scandal will be this year.

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