Posts Tagged ‘The Eye’

The Eye | Apr. 10 12:52 pm EST
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This week in The Eye: Asian Americans at Columbia, startup rage, and grinding at Bacchanal

The weekend is upon us, but before you mark your calendars for Bacchanal pregames (which one to attend? The struggle is real), or make alternative plans (a quick trip to Penn’s Spring Fling perhaps?), read this week’s issue of The Eye. They’ve got some good stuff in store for you, so read on to get a flavor of this week’s arts and features highlights.

Minority Report: This week’s lead story investigates the obstacles faced by Asian-American students at Columbia, from making it through admissions to finding community to fighting stereotypes.

Homeless and Helpless: In this week’s View From Here, Dan Garisto, Spectator’s opinion editor, reflects on witnessing homelessness in the city yet feeling unable to help.

Started from the Bottom: Startups are all the rage right now, but why are they so attractive to our generation in particular? Ali Lake examines startup culture and the tactics new companies use to lure in student talent.

The End of Tipping? More and more restaurants are replacing tips with service charges or higher wages. Andrea Chan explains what’s wrong with tipping and why this shift is important.

DFMO like a pro: Read a step-by-step guide to grinding and DFMO-ing at Bacchanal.


The Eye | Apr. 3 1:22 pm EST
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This week in the Eye: sustainability, nudity, and a chat with Junot Diaz

In case you want a quick summary of what’s in this week’s Eye magazine, we’ve got you covered. Starting this week, we’re reinstating the Eye Drop. Read on to get a flavor of this week’s arts and features highlights.
How sustainable is Columbia? In this week’s lead, Former Spec EIC Samuel Roth assesses the state of Columbia’s sustainability efforts, compares them to other universities, and reflects on the direction we’re headed in. 
An interview with Junot Diaz Eye EIC Dunni Oduyemi talks to the Pulitzer and MacArthur Grant-awarded writer about emigrating to America, being a professor, and what he wishes he’d learnt in college.
Why are TV idols are starring in such bad movies? Aaron Paul went from “Breaking Bad” to “Need for Speed,” and John Hamm went from “Mad Men” star to a side role in “Bridesmaids.” Elena Cespedes sheds light on why TV superstars are settling for movie flops.

Is excessive nudity objectifying or empowering? The problem with the nudity on “Girls” isn’t that it’s excessive. Laura Hunter-Thomas explains what deliberate nudity has to do with feminism.
Is sell in the new lean in? Lady Gaga fan Isaiah Thomas explains how the new “Artpop” film “G.U.Y”  is representative of Gaga’s artistic philosophy. Read more to find out whether Gaga is a sellout.

Spectrum | Feb. 27 9:45 am EST
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Legal loopholes, Lunar Gala, and LGBT rights

Good morning, Columbia! Today will be cloudy, with another chance of snow, and a high of 36.

Columbia news:

  • GS is no longer awarding Bachelor of Science degrees to commit more strongly to the liberal arts.
  • Chelsea Clinton was on campus yesterday to talk about global and local issues for the Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Program.
  • The 35th Lunar Gala is tonight in Lerner and will feature student performances, art, and fashion.
  • This week’s lead in the Eye examines how transfer students join and participate in our community.

Outside the bubble:

  • Drunches are technically events as specials and therefore legal. Now we know! Whew.
  • The FDA is proposing changes to food labels, including changing calorie counts and adjusting portion sizes to be more clear.
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill last night that would have enabled businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on the basis of religious freedom.



The Eye | May. 1 1:13 pm EST

Mmm, baby: The very best in food porn

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Do your kinkiest dreams involve a threesome between three eggs, a whisk, and some pure cocoa?

Do you talk dirty to artisan flatbreads, hand-jarred preserves, and homemade kombucha? Do phrases like “Korean barbecue,” “bread culture,” and “cake pops” get you a little… over-excited?

Then you, like countless bored housewives and Maruchan-mad college students, have doubtless succumbed to food porn addiction. Luckily, The Eye won’t tell your parents… In fact, we’re straight up enablers.

Welcome to our list of the best food porn blogs on the Internet—lock the door, locate your lotion, and let’s get this party started.

Bakerella, founded by best-selling cookbook author Angie Dudley, has it all: in-depth recipes for the type-As among us (I see you, overeager kid who won’t even skip an 8:40 discussion session) and high-def, juicy, borderline-lewd food porn pics for the slower, salivating plebeians.

If spending valuable procrastination time poring over detailed guides to throwing a themed baby shower complete with individual banana pudding trifles and Humpty Dumpty cake pops is wrong, we’re simply incapable of being right. 

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The Eye | Apr. 27 6:01 pm EST

Alternatives to Butler

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This week, The Eye encourages you to think about how, on our incredibly diverse campus, not everyone spends their time the same way. The stereotype of a Columbia student’s weekend consists generally of days spend typing furiously away in Butler and nights spend partying at 1020, at Mel’s, or in EC. There are communities– the Orthodox Jewish community included– who cannot or do not want to participate in weekends like this.

You could also be breaking out of the Columbia bubble, by going to see artwork like the African Art at the Met or hoping to catch a glimpse of Tilda Swinton sleeping at the MoMA.

Who are we kidding, though– You’re probably hunting frantically for a summer roommate or for one of them Ivy League husbands.

Enjoy this week’s issue of The Eye!


Spectrum | Apr. 23 12:09 pm EST

A forum: wellness in computer science

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On Thursday, The Eye published “Code Red,” an in-depth look at mental health and wellness in Columbia’s computer science community. The piece has sparked discussion and debate among students, especially computer science majors, over the last few days.

Tonight at 8 p.m., the Application Development Initiative will host an open forum for students to talk about the issues described in “Code Red.” The forum will take place in Lerner Hall’s Broadway Room.

Do you think the computer science major has a systemic wellness issue? Take our poll—and read a full blurb about the event—after the jump.

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The Eye | Apr. 19 6:37 pm EST

Red Bull and relaxation

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It’s one of the last few weekends of the semester before rampant paranoia about finals and last-minute summer plans and grad school and getting a job and NEVER MAKING PARTNER AT A LAW FIRM kick in. We at The Eye, then, think you should just take this weekend to relax a little bit. You know, do something for yourself (a foreign concept to you at this point in the semester, perhaps).

If you like theater, you could rush a show downtown, and, who knows—maybe you’ll see some celebs.

You could write a letter finally admitting your love to someone you’ve been admiring from afar.

If you like computer science, you could spend your weekend chugging Red Bull at a hackathon (doesn’t sound like our idea of relaxing, but, well, whatever).

You could try to compose a photo essay as lovely as this one by Braudie Blais-Billie.

Or you could just read this week’s issue of The Eye! Enjoy!


The Eye | Apr. 17 2:40 pm EST

Back to the kitchen: A short journey through sexist pop culture

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In her recent article for The Eye, Ana Diaz pointed out the sexism inherent in popular game design. Because of our sexualized culture, we often seem to let sexism slide a bit more than other forms of discrimination. After all, racist jokes can’t sell like sex. So with that in mind, it is time for us to go on a journey.


Russia has been unabashedly cashing in on sexualization, with beer cans like these by designer Katrina Radic:


Or this ad for Snickers:

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The Eye | Apr. 12 3:00 pm EST
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Bikinis and big booties, y’all

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Ah, yes, finally—Bacchanal, the ultimate symbol of spring’s arrival at Columbia, is tomorrow. Spring, while certainly the loveliest time of the year here, replete with music sponsored not only by Bacchanal but also our campus radio stations, WBAR and WKCR, it also brings its fair share of challenges.

For example, you will soon be annoyed by all those prospies swarming all over Lerner and crowding up John Jay for Days on Campus. If you’re really feeling upset about this, check out The Eye‘s guide to campus for tips on how to treat a hopeful member of the Class of 2017 to a gush of unsolicited cynicism.

Unfortunately, you may have also seen that terrible Harmony Korine movie Spring Breakers for the sole fact that it’s been publicized heavily for what seemed like approximately three years preceding its release. If you came out of it thinking anything other than “I still think James Franco‘s Oscar-hosting stint was weirder than him blowing guns,” it was probably “Damn, I need a beach body, stat.” Fortunately, there are many opportunities to work out on and around campus, including studios for SoulCycle, the new mind/body workout program!

For all this and more, read this week’s issue of The Eye!


The Eye | Apr. 8 4:01 pm EST

Azealia Banks Did What?

Well, Columbia, the craziness of spring semester continues. First, you need to decide what classes to take next fall. Thankfully, there are some gems.

Also, you’re probably trying to land your dream internship for this summer. If the shuttering of Fung Wah is keeping you from traveling to a different city to interview for it and it’s looking increasingly likely that you’re going to be stuck in the service sector, never fear—Even Azealia Banks once worked behind a counter at our very own Oren’s.

Don’t let the insanity of these last few weeks distract you too much from enjoying what’s around us, though. New York City and Columbia are brimming with opportunities, but these are often transient. For example, this week The Eye explores the loss of iconic Jewish delis around the city. At Columbia, we can often be too focused on our own hectic lives to take the time to appreciate the incredible stories of those around us, as Stephen Snowder did in this week’s lead about Columbia’s military veterans.