What to Do???

First off, this is my first post ever so HOORAY! I have been giving a lot of thought recently to the quality of women’s magazines these days, particularly the seemingly go-to magazine for sex, Cosmopolitan. Indeed, whenever I give any thought to this document, I find myself very agitated. You see, Cosmo has this special…

Domestic Violence in Communities of Color

The Sister Circle has an event coming up! Sister Circle is a discussion group for (but not limited to) women of color which works through the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It meets every Thursday, 7-9 PM: Hello lovely ladies, Melissa and Lauren would like to invite you to join us in a discussion about domestic…

Throwing away nothing

Apparently there are lots of cool eco-friendly blogs out there.  Here is one written by a guy who pledged to throw away as little as possible for a year, and to document what he did with every piece of his trash.  His year ended last month, but it’s really interesting to look over his old…

Beth Ditto on the cover of Love Magazine

Just wanted to say, this picture from Love Magazine is fierce. Ditto is a lesbian, an active feminist, and vocalist for punk/soul/experimental grrl-power band Gossip, currently based in Portland, Oregon. Check out the band’s Myspace!

Barnard Bike-A-Thon

It’s that time of year again! Dear Friends, The Physical Education Department is excited to announce that the 6th Annual Stationary Bike-A-Thon and Community Fitness Fair will be held Thursday, March 5th, 2009, in LeFrak Gymnasium from 11AM-11PM.  Come ride with us as we bring our community together through physical activity to raise money for…

A life less plastic

I recently found this fantastic blog about a young woman’s quest to eradicate plastic from her life. From bringing cloth bags to the grocery store to using baking powder as deodorant, she gives really good tips on how to stop using plastic, but without a mightier-than-thou tone: she slips up sometimes, too. I haven’t gotten…

13 and 15 year old couple have a baby

The Sun broke the news today that Alfie Patten, 13, and Chantelle Steadman, 15, gave birth to a baby girl: Baby-faced Alfie, who is 13 but looks more like eight, became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne. He told how he and Chantelle, 15,…

Save Floridita

Columbia’s quest to expand isn’t over yet.  On Saturday afternoon, student and community groups are hosting an event to discuss the ways the expansion will affect the neighborhood, in particular Floridita, the Cuban restaurant which may now be threatened. From the facebook page: The Student Coalition on Expansion and Gentrification in partnership with the Black…

CU Food Sustainability Project Blog

I’m probably one of the last people to have discovered this, but the Columbia University Food Sustainability Project has their own blog!  Check it out here and see how you can get involved through their calendar of events…