Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part exploration of the Special Interest Community System. Read the first part here....
Editors’ Note: This is the first of a two-part series on special interest communities at Columbia.
As I sink into my wooden chair in Pupin 420 at 8 p.m. on a Wednesday night, I’m thankful to not be in Butler, nervously cramming for my next midterm. I talk about classes and midterm season with the girl next to me for a few minutes before the Native American Council meeting begins....
When I wake up at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, it feels as though it’s the crack of dawn. I slowly stumble out of bed and spend the next five minutes trying to convince myself to be a functioning human being. But just a block over, people who have been up for hours already are unloading their trucks and bins onto stands that line Broadway outside the campus gates. It’s Thursday, and the Columbia Greenmarket is open....