LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR
INSIDE THE ISSUE
Blinks: Everyone Remembers NSOP
October 2nd, 2017
For our orientation issue, we’d like to present you with some Blinks: small anecdotes from our staff members. This time around, we’re looking back to our most memorable NSOP experiences in honor of the end of everyone’s favorite week of the year...
There's No 'I' in HEOP
Sep 20th, 2017
It’s difficult to find unless you’re actively looking for it. Tucked away in the basement of Milbank Hall is a tiny office, responsible for the admission and academic success of over 500 students over the past 47 years, most of whom wouldn’t have been able to afford and attend Barnard without the help of the program that operates out of it: HEOP...
The Right Swipe: Finding Home in JJ’s Place
Sep 3rd, 2017
Stacy Jackson has three homes, spanning two boroughs and two continents.
Nowhere to Go
October 2nd, 2017
“You’re a Columbia student. How come you aren’t here every week? I want to interview you,” Peter Armenia says as I sit down at one of the Hungarian Pastry Shop’s cramped tables to interview him. Armenia is the president of Gotham Go Group, a group—unaffiliated with Columbia—that meets every Tuesday night at the Hungarian Pastry Shop to play a board game called Go. I have come here because Columbia, unlike every other Ivy League school (with the exception of Dartmouth) does not have a Go club of its own. ..
Tips and Tricks for Making Lifelong Friends
October 10th, 2017
While I sat snug as a bug in a rug, thousands upon thousands of you rushed to your orientation leaders for golden tickets—or rather, orange wristbands. Parents had left. The crash course in socializing had begun...
Jennifer Boylan Is Not a Poster Child
Sep 1st, 2017
In her 2003 column for Newsweek, “Outside the Bright Lines,” Barnard alumna Anna Quindlen wrote, “Tolerance is the rice pudding of modern behavior; it tastes sweeter than bigotry, but no one would confuse it with a parfait.” In other words, tolerance is more like a distant runner-up to the ideal—an ideal, Quindlen believes, that can be found in the pages of Jennifer Boylan’s first memoir, She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders...