Should Hewitt go Trayless?

       I’m sure most of us (if not all of us) can remember countless times of walking to a table in Hewitt Dining Hall with a tray heaped with two plates full of entrees, one bowl of soup, a plate of dessert, a small bowl of salad, fruit, and a cup of juice our first year. We may also remember…

Battle of the Lectures

As many of you may know, next Monday, May 4 at 8:00pm, Columbia will be host to two very different speakers. On the right we have Ann Coulter: social and political commentator, author, and die-hard republican. On the left we have Kate Bornstein: author, performing artist, gender theorist and BDSM expert. Invited on to campus…

That’s What’s Up There. Married Gay People.

Most of you have probably seen the National Organization for Marriage’s ridiculous ad called “The Gathering Storm”, which is just generally really stupid and nonsensical. Plenty has been said about this ad, and the response has been comforting. It actually took me a while to find the original ad on YouTube, because the internet has…

Happy Earth Day!

To celebrate the planet which we inhabit, Barnard launches its new Sustainability website, or “Barnard Growing Greener”. I really dig this clean, new design that Barnard’s got going on (pat yourself on the back, Communications). More importantly, the sustainability website has a great set of resources for students who are interested in all different levels…

Claire’s Pulled Ad

A recent attempt by a business called Claire’s to attack underage drinking was the following ad, claiming that drinking would lead to prison…which, essentially, would make one a gay prison bitch: The add has since been pulled, but I am surprised it hasn’t made a bigger stir. For starters, “Queen” is a complicated term within…

BREAKING! The blond polemicist, aka Ann Coulter, is coming to Columbia

This in from Bwog: Coulter is being brought by the Columbia College Republicans and the Columbia Conservative Forum, with assistance from Young America’s Foundation and the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute (Coulter’s speaking fee is typically $20,000), and will speak at 8 p.m. in Altschul Auditorium in IAB. Her speech will be followed by a…

Keri Smith is a smart lady.

I am absolutely in love with this artist’s website. If you fancy journaling, or even if you don’t, you might find one of her 100 ideas useful- they’re great for spurring any sort of artistic inspiration, relaxation, or study breaks, and basically just make your day happier:). Enjoy!

“Rainbow Pilgrimage”

This spring, the city of New York is spending $1.9million to advertise Manhattan as the gay tourist hot-spot of the summer. Basing their campaign around the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, tourism officials are teaming with various online travel sites to create special packages for gay travelers from across the country and beyond (advertising…

Female Soldiers

Since I never get a chance to watch tv, I have become addicted to the “Latest Headlines” link in Mozilla Firefox. Today I read an article that just made me furious and sad at the same time. The thought of women serving in the military has always been a distant one in my mind because…

Quicky

This is just a brief link I found entertaining and wanted to share with all of you feminists. Wikipedia is a phenomenal resource, and I go on it every day. But the user-generated content can occasionally be unprofessional, like this list of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender “firsts” throughout history. Apparently no gay people did…