Posts Tagged ‘one eleven’

Spectrum | Mar. 13 1:11 am EST
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1:11: Almost spring break edition

It’s late. You’re up. If you’re not already out at senior night you’re probably still haven’t given up on studying for midterms. Here are some items to peruse if you want to pause:

Your daily time-waste: This is a pretty simple game of boxes on boxes on boxes and addition.

But wait, there’s more: This website, Duolingo, helps you learn different languages similar to Rosetta Stone. But free!

Cookies: Cookies. Open until 3 a.m.

The end: This is a video about how tape works.

And another:


Spectrum | Mar. 11 1:11 am EST
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Accents are the be’s knees

It’s late. You’re up. Tomorrow is supposed to be 59 degrees, so here’s some stuff to share with friends at your picnics, or with yourself as you study cooped up indoors!

Reality check: Thunderbolt, the Coney Island roller coaster famous from the movie “Annie Hall,” is reopening this summer as a 65 mph, 125-foot-tall,  2,000 foot-long thrill ride.

Oh, the irenee: Fox News misspelled “spelling bee.”

B’s the boss: Public figures like Condoleezza Rice, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Garner are joining “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg in the campaign to stop people from calling girls “bossy.”

Along the Ivy: O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters came to Columbia today to poll our thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine. That’s one brave reporter.

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Spectrum | Mar. 4 1:11 am EST
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Glass house, lox

It’s late. You’re up. If you still haven’t been able to thaw from today’s chill, we hope this stuff will warm your heart:

Heard along the Ivy: Yalies simply will not put up with the miniature bagels their dining halls have offered lately. Fight the power, Yale! Also, “Silliman Dining Hall.”

Random of randoms: In an attempt to find a bagel pun for the story above, we found this site of bagel jokes. They’re so terrible, but like, in a fantastic way.

A little bird tweeted:  The line for the Suits on Campus screening tonight was just a little bit long.

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Spectrum | Feb. 25 1:11 am EST
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Late night, calm manatee

It’s late. You’re up. Sleep is so soon you can taste it. And you can get a taste of some really interesting things right here!

Reality check: Traumatized by public restrooms? POSH Stow and Go, a luxury, members-only bathroom experience, is coming to Midtown in June! Membership per month? $15. “Friendly and attentive staff”? Priceless.

Random of randoms: This website is called Calming Manatee. It reminds us that just because these creatures are endangered, it doesn’t mean our inner peace has to be.



Let’s be honest: Ladies and gentlemen, this is what all the Theta arguing would look like in person.
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Spectrum | Feb. 21 1:11 am EST
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On making progress… or not

It’s late. You’re up. Hang in there.

This day in history: Students in olden times had discussions about mental health, too! In the Feb. 20, 1936 edition of Spectator, an article outlines the university’s efforts to alleviate mental health issues among students by offering psychiatry for the first time. 

A little bird tweeted: Straight from the Grinch’s mouth… improper spelling and capitalization, missing punctuation, and poor constructive criticism.


Big 10: UMichigan students protested the lack of diversity on campus this week, starting the hashtag #speakoutUM. Only 4.6% of students identify as black, 4.7% identify as Latino, and 0.19% identify as Native American for a school that has 27,000 undergraduates. The administration is actually responding to the Black Student Union’s seven demands, including providing on-campus housing for low-income students and improving the campus multicultural center.

Reality check: Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin is challenging Mitch McConnell this year and says that same-sex marriage will lead to parents marrying their children. Ew, dude.

The end: Jimmy Fallon made this hilarious video of Brian Williams rapping to “Rapper’s Delight.” Enjoy!


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 »