For most students, this week couldn’t pass by quickly enough, with each day bringing us closer to the sweet relief of spring break. Now that break is finally here and you actually have a couple of minutes to breathe (unless you’re one of the poor souls with a Friday afternoon FroSci midterm), let’s take a look back at some of Spectator’s top stories from this week....
A crack of thunder and an Orwellian loudspeaker voice signals the lights to dim. In the darkened theater, rows of onlookers hush. A string of tiny, backlit screens illuminate each row as audience members raise DSLRs and iPhones. Clicking heels, a whoosh of dichrome fabric, faint music fading in from the speakers offstage: The first model steps into the spotlight....
Good morning, Columbia! Here's to hoping that we'll be finally spared from rain this weekend.
In a recent email sent out by Community Development, Terry Martinez announced that University Housing is opening the brownstones on 113th street, also known as the Convent, for multiple special interest communities next semester. Applications are now open for the renovated brownstones, which sound pretty swanky. Amenities include a "programming space," whatever that is, a kitchen, bike storage, laundry room, and computer lab in the basement. Check out the details here. Wallach floors 2-5 will also be renovated next summer, with the second floor dedicated to SICs or other student groups. Finally, Q House's Ruggles suite will enter general selection, and the EC townhouses that used to be the Lambda and AXO suites will also be open for applications from other sororities and fraternities. The applications are available today, with information sessions in January, and the applications due on January 28th. Interviews and notifications will take place during the first week of February....