Posts Tagged ‘suck it princeton’
Columbia football kicks off its Ivy season this Saturday at 12:30 against Princeton at Baker Field. Spectrum checked in with the marching band to see how they felt about our Ivy brothers over in New Jersey. We discovered what everyone pretty much already knows: Jersey sucks.
This week, our Columbia Lions take on Princeton at Baker Athletics Complex. Head coach Pete “the Man” Mangurian has the Lions playing real meat-and-potatoes football, full of tenacious defensive line play and a strong running game.
The Tigers, on the other hand, favor caviar-and-Chardonnay football, full of white privilege and whining to referees. Of course, the Band will be at the game to boost the Light Blue to victory, but we can’t give our boys a home-field advantage all by ourselves.
Here’s a short history lesson why it’s your duty as a Columbian—and an American—to come to the game and cheer your guts out for the Lions. More »
After a roller-coaster weekend at home, the Lions are back on the road to face off against the Killer P’s. Tonight the Light Blue is in New Jersey taking on Princeton. Check out the liveblog below or watch the game live on ESPNU.
It’s been a long 10 months since then-senior Douglas Davis hit a last-second shot to defeat Harvard in a one-game playoff that sent Princeton to the NCAA tournament. But the excitement of Ivy League basketball has finally returned. Or at least it will tomorrow when Harvard hosts Dartmouth at 2 p.m. (Columbia doesn’t play its first Ivy game until Jan. 13)
The Crimson is expected to dominate in league play this year, which makes a tie for the title incredibly unlikely. But the rest of the Ancient Eight (well, except Dartmouth) will be engaged in a dog fight for second place. Click through the jump to see which teams have lived up to preseason expectations, which haven’t, and where I think Columbia will end up in all this mess. More »
Men’s basketball plays its final road game of the season tonight when it takes on the Princeton Tigers in Jadwin Gymnasium. Columbia (14-11, 5-6 Ivy) will be looking to avenge a 76-46 loss at the hands of Princeton (21-5, 9-1 Ivy) two weeks ago. More »
Columbia, you’re badass. Your professors are incestuous, and your students deal drugs out of dorms. You’re rough, tough, and no one’s going to tell you otherwise.
Fox News and HuffPo calling you a punk? Forget about them—you’re still the coolest school in the Ivy League.
Prim and proper Princeton dines in fancy eating clubs with silverware and china, Cornell milks its own cows, and Brown eats sustainably grown organic alfalfa sprouts with every meal. At Columbia we do things differently—we eat out of trucks. More »
Columbia (12-8, 3-3 Ivy) will face Princeton (17-4, 5-0 Ivy) in its first game back at Levien after a five-game road trip. The Lions are trying to come back from being swept last weekend, and hope that their home gym, where they boast a 7-1 record thus far in the 2010-11 season, will give them a much-needed boost. An undefeated Princeton team, fresh off an overtime win at Penn this past Tuesday, will be looking to continue their winning streak. Check here for the keys to the game and live coverage of the event starting at 6:30. More »
Yesterday, we announced the results of our poll on admissions and it appears that Columbians agree that—wait for it—Princeton sucks. Big surprise, right?
Well, actually it was for the Daily Princetonian’s esteemed blog, which fired back four hours later with the following response:
The “poll” originated from recently-released Class of 2014 application statistics. Columbia’s applicant surge dwarfed Princeton’s, much to the former’s delight. As per tradition, Columbians used the numbers as an opportunity to prod some rivalry I didn’t know existed.
I’ve heard several theories behind the numbers, most of which blame “goddam grade deflation” or “everything being closed during Preview.” I’m not so quick to blame Nassau Hall’s policies. Perhaps some enterprising pre-frosh are looking to fill the void in the Lions’ drug trade.
Usually, we leave these responses alone. However, there are exceptions and Princeton’s response warrants one.
So here goes. More »
In Monday’s Opulent, we asked readers what they thought of Columbia’s 32% increase in undergraduate applications. After three days of scouring the student body, we have collected the results, and 67.65% of voters responded, “Suck it, Princeton.” We hope Cornel West will not hear the news. Statistics after the jump. More »
Apparently playing chess is all about strategy. Having never held on to both my horsies more than three moves into the game, that’s something I’ve never really understood. But believe it or not, there are enough people out there who do understand, to not only form a club at Columbia, but to host an inter-school chess tournament with other Ivy League schools. And though supposedly great at strategerizing or whatever, apparently not enough so to check when the other chess clubs are also hosting their inter-school chess tournaments (is one seriously not enough?).
Apparently both Columbia and Princeton scheduled their tournaments for the exact same weekend and our boring friends in Jersey only realized their mistake when they received the invitation from Columbia’s club. Oops! In the end, everyone signed up for ours and Princeton is apparently having a very lonely, sad time in Jersey (what else is new). If you’re interested, check out the schedule after the jump.