Joanna Lee hits the New York pavement, rubber and outmoded British English vocabulary at the ready.
Emily Neil draws inspiration from Emily Hayman's professor op-ed to discuss the ways in which language changes our perceptions of the world around us.
Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.
The social networking website negatively impacts the way we think.
We need to rethink the way we toss around sexual slurs.
The size and system of language classes inhibits the goals of language requirement.
At its birth, “like” was tightly confined to the Valley Girl stereotype. However, the verbal tic grew up and went to college.
“Don’t be such a girl” is the kind of unenlightened throwaway that you might expect from a frat boy or your older brother. You would probably yell at him or peg him with a football. But it’s harder (“that’s what she said!”) to combat in the average liberal Columbia male.
Contrary to popular belief, humanities courses are not meant to facilitate the passing of knowledge from wise, old professors to eager, young students but rather to indoctrinate students with an inscrutable pseudo-scientific jargon, vomited from the depths of Derrida’s tortured soul.
Life is not a promenade. Internally it is never, so why should society be? Along with duels and after-school fist fights, insults have gone out of fashion. Occasionally we gossip about the people we detest. When we see these people, we, at most, smile a bit less sunnily.
Mar 9, 7:02pm
Updated, 3/9, 6:58 p.m. The long-awaited town hall on sexual assault will be held in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103, on Thursday, March 13 at 5 p.m., said administrators in... Read More
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