“Uncertainty is a motif of my life,” Columbia College first-year Derek Ng tells me, one evening over Zoom.
Following the closure of schools across the country in mid-March, Barnard’s and Columbia’s film departments began operating entirely remotely. In the film industry, production halted, movie theaters closed, and filmmakers reckoned with the limitations and possibilities of remote movie-making. Now, more than four months later, both Columbia’s film department and the film industry are ramping up operations—with adjustments....
Students have been “just as good as the police” at enforcing the legacy of enslavement that would finance and expand Columbia’s prestige
Updated July 29, 2020 at 9:44 p.m.
When the show can’t go on: Conceptualizing designers’ work for CMTS’ and KCST’s canceled productions
This spring, a number of student-led theatrical productions were deep into their months-long rehearsal schedules when Columbia administration made the call to move courses online for the remainder of the semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without warning, the long work invested in these plays and musicals came to a sudden halt....
This is the tenth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
The best triple jumper in Columbia history, senior Daniel Igbokwe, will graduate after a record-breaking career
This is the eighth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
For Columbia’s student theater groups, the spring semester is when creative teams, actors, and designers produce a crowded roster of musicals and plays. Beginning in January, creative teams begin planning, casting, and constructing their upcoming productions. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and cancellation of on-campus activities, however, all student-led theater groups have been forced to cancel or postpone their shows until the fall semester....
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.
As artists struggle to make ends meet, local politicians discuss COVID-19’s economic impact on the arts
As more and more New Yorkers find themselves unemployed or desperately seeking funding to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City has struggled to support its rich arts and culture scene. As clubs, galleries, and music venues close across the city, artists and small businesses in Upper Manhattan lack access to resources, with self-employed artists and gig workers struggling the most....
Beyond all expectations: Seniors Iman Sule and Katie Wasserman break records on the track and excel in the classroom
This is the fifth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.