spectrum: in the loop
Updated Sept. 10, 2019 at 10:19 p.m.
Congratulations and welcome to Columbia, all you international baby lions and bears! Some of you will be traveling across different continents and oceans to join us next fall. To make that transition a little bit easier, Spectrum has put together some advice to ease your worries and help you adjust to college life in a new country....
Want to continue pursuing your childhood dream of becoming the next Yo-Yo Ma? Or perhaps thinking of picking up an instrument for the first time? Whether you’re already an accomplished musician or just looking to begin, there’s an option for everyone. Check out this guide to classical music programs and groups at Barnard and Columbia to help you get started as soon as you arrive on campus this fall....
Committing to transferring schools is a big decision: Something wasn’t quite right at your previous school, you put in the work to apply to colleges again, and you got in. Congratulations! Successfully undergoing the transfer application process is no small feat, and actively making a big change for yourself is to be commended....
Week in Review: Increasing tuition, first VP for diversity, equity and inclusion, and Dr. Wallace Broecker
As final exams and paper due dates draw nearer, and consequently, as the hours in Butler and trips to Blue Java pile up, mental health and self-care are ever more important. Though we at Spectrum acknowledge that it’s especially difficult to take some time for yourself at an institution with an infamous stress culture, see if you can forgo the 11th hour of studying this finals season to instead try some of our self-care suggestions....
As the end of another academic year draws closer, we grow more and more accustomed to the Columbia lifestyle. But we all remember the struggles we faced as first-years to adjust to the unwritten rules of Columbia. College calls for a very different set of norms than high school, which can make for an awkward transition for all....
Welcome to an amalgamation of advice spurred by the past two semesters as a transfer student. After a tumultuous freshman year in a dance program downtown, I came to Barnard last fall as an excited, inexperienced, and nervous sophomore. All three adjectives still apply....