Your first semester at Columbia is almost at an end. One last obstacle to face before winter break: finals. If you’re stressed out about how you’ll be able to come out of it all unscathed, Spectrum is here to answer your questions and clarify what’s really in store for you over the next two weeks....
For some, the Core Curriculum is what drew them to Columbia. For others, it is the bane of their existence. No matter which category you fit into, taking University Writing is a given. All first-years in Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science are required to take it. With second semester coming up, those who haven’t yet taken the course have the chance to choose which section they like best. But with nine different sections of the class, how can you know which one is right for you?...
Week in Review: Increasing tuition, first VP for diversity, equity and inclusion, and Dr. Wallace Broecker
Week in Review: Special investigation into faculty sexual misconduct, Bacchanal, and campus comedy clubs
SGA candidates advocate for resources for LGBTQ students, students of color, and low-income students at forum
Candidates for Barnard’s Student Government Association presented platforms that advocated for increasing resources for low-income, queer, trans and non-binary students at the candidate forum on Tuesday....
For five hours, I sit on a bench. Some divine punishment for going too deep down a YouTube binge and then missing my bus to leave campus for break. Tired, hungry, and frustrated, I wait to line up for my new 10:15 p.m. bus. The last place I want to be is the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I cling to my bench seat, too scared to move, for fear of having to beg for it back. I am in a box made of cold cement walls and never-ending automatic sliding doors, where station managers facilitate intricate line manipulations to keep everything moving in a mechanical harmony—together the scene is an impersonal reminder of the impossibly complex world around me....