In the second semester of my first year, as winter turned to spring and Columbia was just becoming mine, I’d sometimes stand in the middle of campus at night and look at Butler Library, sandwiched between the glowing trees on College Walk, still amazed I was here. As I’ve gotten older, the wonder of Columbia often seems like it has worn off, but as graduation gets closer to becoming a reality, our school’s romance has started to pop up for me again. Some nights, Butler is just as beautiful—and as daunting—as it was to me three years ago....
I made my first friend at Columbia during Days on Campus, and for the entire weekend, we ran into each other everywhere: There he was on the double-decker tour bus, a few rows behind me, and at lunch in John Jay, across the table. On a mandatory tour of Morningside Heights, we talked in the back of the pack as our frat boy guide led us around the neighborhood....
Kobi Goodwin is used to leading a double life. While pursuing a dual degree in the program between the School of General Studies and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Goodwin, a Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies and Jewish mysticism double major, allotted a good deal of his time to another pursuit: music....
Nick Wolferman chose Columbia for the same reason as many prospective students: the Core Curriculum.
When Helen Cane and Evelyn Mayo met in Washington, D.C. at a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline in March 2014, they did not know how that shared interest in climate justice would shape their time at Barnard, or the school itself....
Alexandra Pass has lost count of the number of times she has visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Writing has never come easily to me. That may sound ridiculous coming from an editor in chief of one of the most prestigious college newspapers in the country, but it’s true....
When Samantha Wiener arrived at Columbia as a first-year, she envisioned a single, tangible goal for her time as a student.