Even as she pursues a professional career, Barnard’s first national champion stays versatile off the fencing strip
Two days after winning a national championship in épée, Anne Cebula, BC ’20, went to the sports medicine room on campus to ask for ibuprofen.
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Weaving together textiles in Homer’s “Iliad” and the style of YouTube influencer Emma Chamberlain, Barnard professor of art history Anne Higonnet’s study of fashion transcends time and space. Her new course Clothing offers a historical survey of what we wear, meeting the longtime student demand for fashion course offerings....
A decade in athletics: After multiple national crowns, the NCAA podium is an expectation for fencing
Over the past five years, three of the fencing teams atop the national podium were clad in light blue. The Lions are not only regulars at the NCAAs but are also almost always in contention for the championship. Led by head coach Michael Aufrichtig, who heralds a strong “team first” philosophy, Columbia has produced numerous stellar individual fencers as well as three shining national champion teams over the past ten years....
Last summer, I stood on the 116th Street subway platform, sweating through my t-shirt, hoping that there was room for me in the first car. The train rattled into the station and—luck of luck—there was exactly one seat left for me. Admittedly, a man was sitting on half of it (see: man-spreading), but between the heat and the fact that I was running late to an appointment off the Franklin Street stop, I managed (see: coerced) to find room. All elbows in the tiny space, I worked to extricate my book from my purse: "Autobiography of Red" by Anne Carson. Affectionately called a novel-in-verse, it's stunning in both language and technique. Trying to ignore the overtly invasive man next to me, I held the book an inch or two from my face but I could still see him clearly looking over my shoulder....
To the editor and Barnard President Debora Spar,
To the editor,