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April 7 marked the 18th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, which took the lives of 800,000 people. The Eye sat down with Alrick Brown, director and writer of the documentary KINYARWANDA, to discuss his role in the remembrance of the tragedy.
First, could you talk about the film Kinyarwanda in general? Start with the content.
The film is based on some of the actual happenings during the Rwanda genocide. We took stories from different sources: from a child, from a couple, from two soldiers, from a priest and an imam, and that will give the audience a more comprehensive look at what actually happened during the genocide. And it was our intention to tell a more significant story, not to portray heroes or villains but just people, caught up in the horror of a crazy situation. More »
1,750 words when you need 2,000. Four and a half pages when you need five. “What the hell else can I cram into this paper,” you ask? Here are seven ways to get you that coveted minimum word count: More »
Cast your mind back to a time long past, when you knew nothing of Hippogriffs and the word Weasley could have referred to a new breed of Neopet, and before you had any idea what a Quidditch was or where to find one.
Now, many years and a journey through puberty later, you know exactly what it means to play Quidditch. You might think that a game which requires enchanted objects and the power of flight is a little beyond the means of college undergrads (except certain physics majors and SEAS students). However, more than 2,000 devoted HP fans from over 100 colleges this year are coming together to chase gold-painted Snitch players and toss Quaffles back and forth while straddling brooms (yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds).
The intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup is taking place at Randall’s Island over Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th. Tickets are anywhere from a one-day pass ($4.99) to a VIP pass for the whole weekend ($99.99), and buying as soon as possible is a good idea—those magical bleachers sell out fast! The M35 bus should get you down to the Island, as well as the 4, 5, or 6 from the Lexington Avenue-125th Street stop. The festivities include both mornings and afternoons full of Quidditch, as well as half-time and late-night performances by certain mystery artists. The final match is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday, and the spectacular closing ceremony for 9 p.m.
Get on your Nimbus 2000 and head on over to Randall’s Island, where you can cheer on the NY Badassilisks or the Delaware Valley Dragons while sipping a Butterbeer!
We all know that our CUIDs give us free entry to the Met and MoMA and Guggenheim, but what other freebies can we get? We want more! More »
Thumbs Up: Getting a 20 oz. cup of tea from Liz’s Place at Barnard for a dollar fifty.
Thumbs Down: The second-degree burn from spilling the tea as you run to class.
Thumbs Up: World Leaders Forum announcements make you glad you go to Columbia.
Thumbs Down: UPS says that textbook you needed for the class reading is delivered, but the mail room hasn’t processed it yet.
Thumbs Up: Your laptop is one of the few that hasn’t been stolen yet.
Thumbs Down: Your laptop has been stolen.
Thumbs Up: Student organizations are finally beginning to kick off their semesters, and everyone has something to do.
Thumbs Down: The arrival of yet another Mordor-like rain cloud next week.