On the verge of viral: Columbia musicians on creating, marketing, and ascending to fame in a TikTok age
How to become a star overnight? As of late, the answer is simple: TikTok.
Residents push back against construction of methadone clinic, claim Harlem is oversaturated with clinics
In response to claims that Harlem is overburdened by drug-addiction rates and overdoses, a methadone clinic is being built on 145th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in West Harlem. However, community members argue that this clinic is not needed in the area....
On July 10, University President Lee Bollinger announced the opening of the Columbia Climate School. He based the decision on Columbia’s commitment to public life, writing: “We are not free to ignore the issues of our age and pursue whatever we want. We are ultimately responsible to our societies and the world. To that end, we must answer the call to serve.”...
Artist Liam McGrane, GS ’24, depicts students’ frustration over the high cost of online learning.
Yingjie Wang is a first-year in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a staff illustrator.
It only takes a stroll through the neighborhood to understand film’s place in Harlem’s history. The Jets of 1961′s “West Side Story” patrolled 110th Street, Denzel Washington’s titular character hung out at the—now-defunct—Lenox Lounge in 1992′s “Malcolm X,” and the quirky Tenenbaum family resided at a house on the corner of 144th Street and Covenant Avenue in “The Royal Tenenbaums.” A walk around the 125th Street area holds both the grand past of Harlem film and present-day big-name cinema with the remains of the Loew’s Victoria Theater and the current AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9....
During the height of racial injustice protests across the country last September, a group of Columbia student-athletes decided to form the Columbia Black Student-Athlete Alliance. The BSAA aims to provide a space for members to come together, reach out to the community, and educate their peers about the challenges they face as Black student-athletes....
‘He was larger than life’: John Howard Johnson’s fight for integration stretched far beyond Columbia
Everywhere he was known, John Howard Johnson left an unmistakable impact. His life’s achievements stretched from Columbia’s basketball courts to the streets of Harlem and the fields of Negro League Baseball. The strength of his character made an impression on every group of which he was a part....
In honor of Black History Month, Spectator is publishing a series on notable Black alumni, scholars, activists, leaders, students, and more whose stories we wish to honor....