Boasting green screens and meta-Internet commentary, the 127th Annual Varsity Show takes a lighthearted approach to a heavy year
For Columbia’s musical theater scene, this past year has been an exercise in pushing the boundaries of the virtual stage. While many shows have adopted a creative digital approach, this is the first show of the year to equip performers with green screens and let them wander around inside the Internet itself....
Graduating seniors studying visual arts at Columbia College and the School of General Studies have broken away from the traditional artistic confines of the gallery space at the department’s virtual thesis exhibition, presenting artworks ranging from a fake life-sized public statue of Christine Jorgensen to community-oriented photography and portraiture projects....
Dissatisfied with contract negotiations and bargaining committee, GWC-UAW student-workers vote to reject tentative agreement
The tentative agreement reached between Columbia and the Graduate Workers of Columbia–United Auto Workers’ bargaining committee failed to pass on April 30. Student-workers voted 1,093-970 with 63 percent participation from card-carrying union student workers to continue negotiating, a process that will likely require further mobilization throughout the summer and fall semesters....
From the moment they arrived in Morningside Heights, the seniors of the Columbia men’s basketball team have been forced to adapt at every turn.
Ceon White, GS ’21, vividly remembers how he felt the first time he walked onto Columbia’s campus as a student.
Have you ever seen someone twerk to a rap cover of “Baby Shark”? If you haven’t, you have no idea what you are missing out on. This, dancing Teletubbies, love stories, TikToks, and more were all a part of Columbia University Generation’s latest dynamic show....
The Columbia University Film Festival reconnects graduate film students through new virtual festival after a year of inactivity
The hustle and bustle of a film set has a palpable energy and atmosphere that often goes unnoticed by film fanatics. The chaotic yet meticulous nature found on film sets blends all of these elements of lighting, cameras, makeup, and sound to create a unique visual story. Some of the people who are extremely familiar with this energy are the Master’s of Fine Arts film program students and alumni from the School of the Arts. As the noise died down over the past year as a result of the pandemic, the Columbia University Film Festival was canceled, a festival that annually showcased all of these students’ thesis work. Now, CUFF is back in full swing, ready to put the “action” in “lights, camera, action”....
The spring semester is almost over! The sun is shining, finals season is around the corner, Commencement plans are underway, and it is time to move out of our beloved dorms. For those of us who are living on campus this year, the spring 2021 move-out process might be a bit different, not least of all because it is happening in April instead of in May. Here is an overview of how check-out will work for Columbia and Barnard housing and some tips to make the transition smoother, whether you are heading back home or moving into another residence hall for the summer semester....
A peaceful haven on 134th Street, the Space of Grace Community Garden, fights to ensure its survival
Somewhere between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, amid the bustling urban rush, lies a little world of peace. Located at 521 W. 134th St. between towering residence buildings, a garden welcomes visitors, enclosed by stout green bushes and a gray wired fence. Inside, children play games, adults grow and water various plants, and senior citizens lounge about on wooden benches. This is the Space of Grace Community Garden—a sanctuary for many residents of West Harlem amid the quick pace of city life....
Students file EOAA complaint after human rights professor uses N-word more than 10 times during class on hate speech
Content warning: This story contains the mention and use of racial slurs and discusses topics of racism.