February 7, 2014

Sports

Peyton Manning’s legacy should not be tarred by one or two Super Bowl hiccups.

Men’s basketball takes on Penn and Princeton on the road this weekend. The Lions look to improve upon a 2-2 Ivy record, following losses against Yale and Brown last weekend.

The women’s basketball team continues its home cooking against a pair of tough opponents.

Since 1956, the Columbia fencing team has won the Ivy League fencing crown 41 times. The Lions will have the opportunity to add to that number when they take to the strips at Brown for the 2014 Ivy League Round-Robins this weekend.

The men and women both face Penn and Princeton.

The women’s tennis team will once again face tough competition when it hosts the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships this weekend.

The track and field team will send delegations to both the Armory and New Haven.

The Light Blue heads up to Ithaca to take on national title contender Cornell.

Opinion

Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.

What Harry Potter and Montaigne have to do with life, death, and Valentine's Day.

Columbia should take a note from its peer institutions and include students in disciplinary processes.

News

SGA is planning to install a mural in the lower level of the Diana Center, featuring scenes of student life. Four selected student artists will start painting in March.

The lounge for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students in 301 Philosophy Hall won’t be complete until March, a University Facilities spokesperson said Thursday.

Community education council members and families say the implementation of the city’s new online kindergarten application presents new technological and language barriers for families in Harlem.

Community Board 10 voted to approve a rezoning plan Wednesday that would allow Artimus Construction to turn a historic church into apartments and a community art space.

Arts and Entertainment

In her senior spring, Emily Neil may finally have learned to embrace her imperfections, and let the colors run.

David Ecker casts his critical eye over the Super Bowl halftime show—and finds it lacking, in substance if not quantity.

Bay Ridge: The atmosphere is easy-going, the businesses are family-owned, and the Brooklyn accents are thick and inescapable. And the food? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Get to know some of the hottest street artists in the city, whose work is on display at the Museum of the City New York.

Sarah Roth examines the development of graffiti on the streets of New York, and asks what it means for a free art movement to be bounded by museum walls.

United Students Against Sweatshops protested award winner Sherry Lansing, who was not at the festival’s awards ceremony.

Chris Browner goes behind the scenes at BAM’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s “Billy Budd” to explore the motivations driving the work.

A Brooklyn theater puts 12 people at a time through their paces with a new immersive show.

This unconventional off-Broadway play titillates its audience and provides big laughs.