December 6, 2013

Sports

Remember why you enjoyed sports in the first place and don't let losing make you bitter.

After a big win over Army, CU men's basketball, 5-4 on the year, will face Bucknell on the road on Saturday.

CU women's basketball, which has dropped seven in a row, will host Colgate, 2-5 on the year, on Saturday.

After a strong performance in its opener, CU fencing will participate in the Brandeis Invitational.

On Saturday, men and women's squash, both ranked No. 11, will both face Cornell in Ithaca.

After a tough loss to Harvard, men's swimming and diving will compete in the Big Al Open at Princeton.

Arts and Entertainment

Ever wondered what the A&E editors were obsessed with this year? Boy, aren't you lucky (and weird.) Here are some bests—and worsts—of the past year.

As you trudge your way through final exams and term papers, don't fall prey to the temptation to get fancy with your language. Sinclair Target explains why clear and concise is really the smarter option.

Krista Lewis teaches us how to appreciate the flavors of the season, especially the range of candy cane flavors.

The forgotten borough has a bad rap. Remember that episode of “Louie” in which Louis C. K. followed a high school punk home to tell his parents how much of a d-bag their son was? “Home” was Staten Island.

The innovative dance troupe unveils winter show honoring its founder at City Center.

The Coen Brothers’ newest movie offers a look at a week in the life of a talented but difficult folk artist.

Emily Neil takes us behind the scenes and shows what goes into to making a Broadway play run like clockwork.

Shakespeare's Globe puts on "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III" in repertory at the Belasco Theater.

Despite it's four-hour runtime, “Der Rosenkavalier” is accessible for opera buffs and casual audience members.

In a theater season flooded by Shakespeare, Lincoln Center's "Macbeth" still manages to impress.

Opinion

As we come of age, we realize that our experiences aren't as novel as we may have once felt. True meaning in life comes from our relationships.

Beyond its academic qualities, the Core prepares Columbia Men for fatherhood.

As we reflect back on this semester, one pattern becomes clear: There is insufficient interpersonal dialogue that brings people from all sides together.

News

While students expressed holiday cheer at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday night, they also remembered South African freedom fighter and former President Nelson Mandela, who passed away earlier in the day.

The Student Governing Board recognized six new groups and floated a new student forum initiative at a town hall meeting on Thursday evening, even as student groups represented by the board have faced funding cuts.

Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia’s Paris global center, wants more non-French speakers to be able to study in Paris' Reid Hall—the most popular study abroad destination for undergraduates.

Adriano Espaillat, the State Senator who came close to defeating Rep. Charles Rangel in 2012, is planning to challenge him for Congress again next year, two uptown political insiders have confirmed to Spectator.