Posts Tagged ‘The Eye’
Good morning, Columbia! Today will be cloudy, with another chance of snow, and a high of 36.
- 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy this week’s issue of The Eye!
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.
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!
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:
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!
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.
In The Eye’s lead story this week, Stephen Snowder examines the lives of military veterans at Columbia. In compiling his story, Snowder spoke to more than a dozen veterans who shared their stories with us.
Unfortunately, due to space constraints, some of their accounts had to be excised from the final print version. While the experiences of Justin Neal (GS ’13) and John Schiffer (GS ’15) did not make it to print, they are nonetheless powerful narratives that further illustrate the harsh reality of war, with all its tension, turmoil, and triumph. Read on for their stories, and don’t forget to read the full article.
Justin Neal, from Tennessee, is a senior in the School of General Studies. He enlisted in the Army as an infantryman and went to basic training in February of 2003.
He was stationed in Alaska after basic training, but less than two months after arriving at his permanent duty station, he deployed to Afghanistan.
Neal’s job consisted of conducting foot patrols. He also conducted village assessments: “We would go in there and ask the village elders if they knew of any hostiles, or if they had any weapons,” he explained. “They pretty much always said no.” The real job, though, “was pretty much just trying to draw fire. We were just walking around, like ‘OK, well if we get shot at then we know there’s bad guys in the area.’” More »
Last Thursday, members and friends of the Eye, Quarto, and FemSex convened in the Intercultural Resource Center for an open mic focused on sex-positivity. Students came armed with poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction and fired away for a warm night of communal dialogue and entertainment.
For those who missed the event, take a look at the video above for a taste of what was said and done.