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  1. V122 resurrects King George II, grapples with imposter syndrome, and brings Trump to campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 1 | Columbia Spectator

    Impromptu ukulele serenading, hating on Notes & Keys, and a hollering Shreyas Manohar, CC '19, running across the stage in diapers - welcome to Hamilton , writers Anika Benkov, CC '16, and Michael Rodriguez, CC '16, brought to the stage the man himself , along with John Jay , Robert Livingston , and the founder of King's College, His Royal Highness King George II Acting as narrators trapped in portrait frames, the Founding Fathers feat. George introduce themselves as those who have watched over Columbia throughout the ages, before proceeding to introduce our heroine, Jenny.


  2. Your guide to the 2016 CCSC electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    This elections guide presents candidates for CCSC positions and the two University Senate seats representing Columbia College. It is compiled from a series of interviews conducted with candidates, in addition to candidates' platform statements from Sunday's debate .


  3. CC/SEAS admit rate drops to 6 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    The combined admit rate for Columbia College and the School of Engineering has dropped to 6.0 percent, University officials announced today. According to a Columbia College spokesperson, the two schools admitted 2,193 of the 36,292 students who applied.


  4. Convincing our community to care about the sexual respect requirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    Last Friday, many Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science students who had not yet completed the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative were surprised to hear about a new consequence for their lack of participation. A week from the deadline, Dean of Undergraduate Student Life Cristen Kromm announced that her office would begin implementing registration holds as punishment for failing to complete the SRI.


  5. The Death of the Lesbian BarRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    Earlier this month, the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Chelsea exhibited Macon Reed's Eulogy for the Dyke Bar, a fully interactive installation modeled after lesbian bars, complete with a makeshift pool table and pink neon sign. Eulogy speaks to the current moment of anxiety in the LGBTQ community - one that puts young metropolitan queer women, among them Columbia students, at the crosshairs.


  6. Statue of limitationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    On Monday, it came to our attention that the University plans to permanently lodge a hideous sculpture in front of Butler Library. Administrators have not announced an unveiling date, but we expect installation to be completed within days.


  7. When it comes to voting, the ends justify the memesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    At the end of fall semester, Ankeet Ball, CC '16, decided to part ways with an item from his seasonal wardrobe. He uploaded a photo of it to Facebook , posting it on Columbia's Free & For Sale page with the caption: "Anyone want this? Bought this summer as a gag but it's getting too real.


  8. Stuck between a Bacch and a hard placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    When news broke about the crowd configuration for this year's Bacchanal, students voiced concerns about the possibility of being rammed against bike rack fencing, or worse, unable to leave their spot to get water, access medical care, or go to the bathroom. And now, just as it did last year, the administration has backed students into a wall in more ways than one.


  9. Scalia's jiggery-pokery and the case against civil discourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away last week at the age of 79 . Barely a few hours later, I found myself sifting through customary Facebook remembrances and news media eulogies for the conservative stalwart.


  10. Selling the Muslim educational experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    Thank you for allowing me to present to you the opportunity of a lifetime. Although my business' demographic is currently very small , with your help, I'm sure that it will expand quickly to include the student bodies of college campuses nationwide.


  11. ESC raises concerns over high student event costs, lack of Center for Career Education outreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    The Engineering Student Council discussed concerns over the costs of student group events and lack of outreach from the Center for Career Education in its first meeting of the spring semester on Monday. Vice President of Finance Neha Jain, SEAS '17, said that when student groups are charged by University Event Management for the cost of security and facilities at their planned events, the groups do not receive a breakdown of those costs.


  12. The morals of our politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | Columbia Spectator

    At face value, politics seem like an issue of morals above all else. While we discuss the feasibility and effectiveness of different policies, in the end, the goal of all who engage in politics is to do what's right.


  13. Class of 2020 sets record for largest pool of early decision applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    The Office of Undergraduate Admissions received 3520 early decision applications to Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science this year, setting a record for the largest pool in Columbia history. The Office, which mailed out early decision letters to students on Thursday, received a 4.4 percent increase in applications from last year.


  14. Sick and tired of being sick and tiredRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    As we approach the end of the semester, when sunlight is scarce and nighttime a bleak expanse, it may be worthwhile to check on the state of our community, specifically our health and well-being. This is not as easy as it seems: Like all ambitious college students, we're accustomed to projecting a veneer of calm and composure, despite inner discontent.


  15. Oral History: JJ's Place before co-education and the 21 lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    "JJ's Place" conjures up deep-fried mozzarella sticks and syrup-drenched chocolate chip pancakes - images that are simultaneously mouthwatering and nauseating. It might be hard to imagine that a student who walked into the campus mainstay 30 - even over 60 - years ago would likely see fellow Columbians chatting over beers instead.


  16. Student Councils, Swipes, and FLIP renew partnership after miscommunication in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    The three Columbia undergraduate student councils, First-Generation Low Income Partnership, and meal sharing app Swipes are moving forward with their relationship, the groups announced in a earlier incident in late September in which FLIP unexpectedly announced it was cutting ties with Swipes on its Facebook page. An hour later, the group deleted the statement and said that it was reevaluating the partnership with council leaders.


  17. No longer passive, Columbia College Alumni Association pursues robust alumni engagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    Columbia College Alumni Association has turned its attention to strengthening relationships with alumni and raising excitement about bleeding Columbia blue. New York area.


  18. Starting off on the Right (or Left) footRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    I want to begin my semester of plastering my perspective across Columbia's broadsheet by making a simple recommendation to all students, incoming and returning: get involved, hopefully politically. You have four years here, but it's never too late to decide to supplement your education with activism, political discourse, and even informative tourism around different groups on campus.


  19. Double Discovery Center 50th AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2015 | Columbia Spectator

    In 1965, Columbia and Barnard undergraduates applied for federal funding to start a program that sought to increase high school graduation and college enrollment of low-income and first-generation high schoolers. The students received the funding and launched the Double Discovery Project.


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