I woke up to a chunk of ice soaking through my tent and melting against my forehead. It was snowing in the desert, and I was completely alone.
Sunday evening, I sat down to watch the premiere of E!’s What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, a reality show detailing the everyday exploits of Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte. After 30 cringe-worthy minutes, I stood up with a mixture of pity, schadenfreude, and bewilderment.
Group members are split down the line on social issues like gay marriage and abortion, but unite on fiscal issues. They said that the hostility they receive from the rest of campus is frustrating.
About 20 students attended the event, huddling around hot chocolate at 116th Street and Morningside Drive.
Barry Weinberg, CC ’12 and SGB chair, said the Office of the University Chaplain asked SGB to create an advisory council that would provide feedback to the chaplain’s office and act as an intermediary between the board and the office.
“We really want to point out how Columbia as an institution is implicated in the issues the Occupy Wall Street is addressing,” Alex Afifi, CC ‘12, said.
Friday's panel of five spoke out against the practice, which critics say institutionalizes racism.
National movements have revived on-campus activist groups, echoing the spirit of 1968.
Julia Pilowsky, CC ’12, spent a month at a rural research center in Kenya trying to discover the secrets of the Superb Starling's song.
Sarah Gitlin, CC ’13 and the Dems media director, explained that the group silenced itself in solidarity with Davis, who has been forever silenced.
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