NSOP is only three weeks away! As the start of the school year gets closer, you’ll have to figure out what should go on your packing list. Don’t weigh down your luggage with unnecessary items—plan to pack half of the things you’ll eventually need in your dorm, and expect to buy the rest once you get to the city.
There are many ways to get around New York City, and each of them has its own perks. As a college student, though, you’re going to have to figure out the cheapest and quickest way to get to your internship, dinner date, or whatever it is you kids do nowadays.
In just a few weeks, you’re probably going to live hundreds or even thousands of miles away from your high school friends. As you count down the days until you begin your new life in Morningside Heights (62 days away!), you’re also approaching a lot of goodbyes to family and friends at home.
It’s one thing for us to publish content that will help you ace your exams, but what are students to do if they can’t even find the motivation to drag themselves to Butler? It’s been a long semester, and with the summer on the horizon and the weather getting warmer, we know it might be hard to find the inspiration to do the work required for you to do well on your upcoming exams.
It's that time of the year again. While some of you are trying your best to make the most out of this last day of reading week and others are already in bed for their 9 a.m. Friday finals, we're here with the Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB).
Hey, friends. Did you take an art history course, whether it be Art Hum or the Arts of Islam, thinking it would be an easy A? Did you get completely shookened when you realized that besides writing essays, you’ll need to memorize a bunch of dates and names for the final?
I don’t know: We’re taught how to argue against each other without knowing the full story. We spend two hours debating in Lit Hum with only the info we get from SparkNotes. Rekha Kennedy, CC ’17, says that we need more nuance in our arguments, and need to be comfortable with not knowing what to say.
Outdoor theater? Sign us up! King’s College Shakespeare Troupe established its roaming spring Shakespeare rendition in 1995 as a way to combat the Varsity Show’s purported elitism. This year, they delivered a magical performance that took audience members on a voyage around many of Columbia’s famed buildings in “As You Like It.”
Sleeping ballerinas: The Columbia University Ballet Ensemble made skill-level inclusivity a priority at its presentation of “The Sleeping Beauty” this weekend, with a full range of soloists and ensemble pieces.
Congratulations to the newly admitted class of 2021! We think Columbia’s great, but there’s still a lot you need to consider before putting down your deposit. Subscribe to Required Reading to get a glimpse of what life is really like here at CU.
Pro tip of the day
Procrastinators anonymous: With finals looming, it’s important that you stick to your schedule and don’t get distracted while studying. Here are tips from three different Spectrum writers on how you can battle procrastination.