Oh, what a year it has been—and I can hardly believe it’s over. Running The Eye has been simultaneously the most challenging and most rewarding experience of my time at college.
Few BuzzFeed articles have appeared as frequently on my Facebook News Feed as “22 Signs You Were Raised by Stephen Sondheim,” a piece that has been making the rounds of the cyber-world as of two weeks ago.
In a city with an ever-increasing concern for health and fitness, there is ample opportunity to target the “pro-health” consumer market.
Glenn Hubbard (that’s right—the same Hubbard who’s on the cover of your econ textbook) is one of America’s best-known economists, as well as the dean of Columbia Business School.
Great cities are multi-faceted, and Sudhir Venkatesh, a sociology professor at Columbia, sets out to record their darker sides.
Daniel Krieger’s a busy man—certainly one of the busiest food photographers in New York. His client list includes the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Wall Street Journal, and Gourmet, just to name a few, and he currently serves as the head photographer at Eater.com.
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In high school I had a teacher, Ted Munter, who taught me to ask the question: What is “art”? As I expressed interest in literature and becoming a writer, Ted exposed me to authors of contemporary fiction whose prose attempted something beyond the simple story.
My manager bore a suspicious resemblance to an early ’90s Paul Simon. Even now, I’m not sure he wasn’t Paul Simon; I could count the number of times that I saw him in real life on one hand, and let it be known that that summer lined up with the 25th Anniversary Graceland Tour.
We were driving back from a family dinner at a posh Los Angeles restaurant, the kind whose clientele doesn’t dare to touch the breadbaskets.
Hot like a love affair in the desert, baked scents wafted like wind behind a swift Arabian prince. I could not resist them. Little did I know that those rolls of fresh challah would be life-changing—and not just because they introduced my virgin taste buds to something unknown.
Finals season is fast approaching, which means the existential angst you buried after midterms is poised to emerge once more with a vengeance. Does the spurious happiness of the jerks handing out candies and inspirational quotes in Butler make you want to hurl?
Jesus was an interesting figure in the sense that we know a lot about his birth, and a lot about the end of his life, but in between we got nothin’. What was he like as a 21-year-old? What if he had gone to Columbia?
Believe it or not, the Ivy Leagueand Thanksgiving have a lot in common: they're both founded early in American tradition, and they both bring out the preppiness in people. In fact, we at The Eye have this crazy theory that each Ivy was created with a certain Thanksgiving staple in mind.
The time for class registration is upon us once again. And if you can't decide what to take, The Eye's got your back: Our editors compiled a list of their all-time favorite classes for your reading pleasure and moral guidance.
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by Alison Herman, Managing Editor for Features
Curing the “administrative allergies” and the way students respond.
Alex Benepe, commissioner and CEO of the International Quidditch Association (IQA), smoothed his pearl-white suit and tipped his top hat before addressing the thousands of athletes and spectators gathered for the sixth annual Quidditch World Cup—another sign of the growing popularity of this fictional sport.
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