Welcome to the end of October: sweaters are on, leaves are multicolored, stores are filled with pumpkins, and we are counting down the hours until the spookiest day of the year. While dressing up in costumes and participating in other traditions may not be possible this year, there’s still time to cozy up with a movie and get in the Halloween spirit. There’s something for everyone, whether you thrive off of jump scares and paranormal activity or prefer to live nightmare-free....
It’s officially spooky season. Brightly colored leaves, Halloween movies, and pumpkin spice reign supreme for the month of October, which might leave you craving fall fun with friends and family. While you can’t host any Halloween parties this year, there are still plenty of outdoor fall group activities you can do while maintaining a safe social distance. For those in the New York City area, Spectrum put together a guide to help you celebrate the season with your go-to group of friends....
An online college experience has been a hassle for many, whether it be because of one’s inability to concentrate, the quality of lectures, or just general feelings of isolation. Columbia and Barnard students across the globe can—for the most part—agree that education is better when everyone is together. However, in the absence of regular events and heavy courseloads, the University has gifted its students a double-edged sword: more free time. If you, like many others, are looking for productive ways to spend your newly found hours of the day, try picking up a new language. On top of online programs to help you learn, one of the best ways to practice a language is through listening to others speak. Without further ado, here’s a list of popular foreign films to watch during quarantine season....
Sarah lives in a quaint apartment in New York City. Her walls are covered with magazine cut-outs, her desk stacked with books.
Sometimes, jostled by the 1 train, I miss driving. Colorado is a wide and open land; jagged, regal mountains spill into yellow plains under the expansive sky. Interstate 70 scrapes the side of Denver and curves westward to become a heavily trafficked, occasionally perilous mountain corridor. Its long tunnels, steep grades, and packs of long-haul trucks make me break out in hives, particularly in rain or snow....
Since it’s the month of love and because everyone loves a good romance movie—whether it’s a romantic comedy, a romantic drama, or even a romantic sci-fi film—here’s a romance movie for every major. So settle down, pop open a bottle of wine, and get ready to watch some movies hopefully (although more likely not) from which you’ll learn something that relates to your major....
The Empire Hotel from “Gossip Girl”
One of the most eye-roll-inducing questions I endure is “What are you?”