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The lawns have re-opened and the weather is relatively balmy (knock on wood). So for this week’s blitz’d thoughts, we asked our bloggers what is the best way to use the lawns? … in case you’ve forgotten what to do with them.
Thomas Rhiel: Bring a book intending to get something done. Read for four minutes. Lie back. Put book over face. Nap.
Emily Tamkin: Lie on your belly and read. And eavesdrop and people watch.
Caroline Blosser: For the benefit of humanity.
Raphael Pope-Sussman: Napping.
Neil FitzPatrick: Economically speaking, luxury condos. Also, I like this napping idea that’s going around.
In this week’s Blitz’d Thoughts, we asked four of our bloggers to name his or her favorite professor through the years. (Sorry, science majors.) Feel free to leave your own faves in the comments.
Raphael Pope-Sussman: Dorian Warren. Brilliant and dedicated teacher. He’s a former community organizer and he rocks Uniqlo flat-end ties like no other. Sometimes refers to the president of the United States as “Barack.” Need I say more?
Thomas Rhiel: You haven’t truly experienced James Joyce until you’ve heard the brilliant Philip Kitcher, with a schoolboy’s enthusiasm, recite the bawdiest bits of Ulysses. It seems he’s not teaching the class in the fall, but if he ever does again, take it.
Emily Tamkin: Cathy Popkin. She taught my Chekhov course. Nobody draws on the blackboard, wildly gesticulates, or teaches students to just focus on living each moment as best they can. I think we’re all waiting for a professor to change our lives, and I am fortunate enough to sincerely say that she changed mine.
Neil FitzPatrick: Stephen Massimilla. Take Modern Poetry with the man and he’ll teach you how to read (and maybe love) poetry, which is sort of like teaching a man to fish, if fish contained fewer fatty acids and more verbs.
Whether you want to gloat or mope, send us your thoughts on your recently acquired lottery number. We’ll post the most dramatic responses (no names), so don’t hold back on the fact that you had to buy yourself a consolation Pinkberry when you saw your number was upwards of 2,000.
We asked our bloggers for pearls of wisdom regarding—you guessed it—housing.
Raphael Pope-Sussman: Pick first. That’s what we did, and we are happy with our housing.
Thomas Rhiel: Harmony Hall is two blocks from Absolute Bagels. Think about it.
Caroline Blosser: Enroll at Barnard. Enjoy the Suite Life.
Neil FitzPatrick: If you get a bad lottery number, make the best of it and go for a good view—think high floors and (if possible) multiple windows that face an avenue, campus, or, if in Wien/EC, face east. It’ll (slightly) alleviate the sense that you’re living in a lunchbox.
Emily Tamkin: They say that it’s not where you are, but rather whom you’re with that really matters. Remember that this is only kind of true.
In last week’s opulent, we asked students what they thought of Barnard’s and Columbia’s new websites. 35.71 percent of voters answered, “Barnard’s website makes me want to hug Millie the Bear,” while 29.76 percent answered, “Barnard’s looks like a kindergarten art project.” Not enough for a consensus, but Millie still emerges triumphant. More statistics after the jump. More »
Last semester, 8 percent of Columbia students received a GPA of 4.0 or above. These are the quick thoughts the Spec Opinion panel provided.
Caroline Blosser: “On the 8 percent of Columbia students who are intelligent and high achieving—I’m shocked and outraged. This is really a surprise. This is also sarcasm.”
Neil FitzPatrick: “In unrelated news, 92 percent of Columbia students reported increased feelings of inadequacy early this semester.” More »