the magazine of the columbia daily spectator
May 1 2013
Mmm, baby: The very best in food porn
April 27 2013
Alternatives to Butler
April 19 2013
Red Bull and relaxation
April 17 2013
Back to the kitchen: A short journey through sexist pop culture
April 12 2013
Bikinis and big booties, y’all
April 8 2013
Azealia Banks Did What?
April 5 2013
More stories from Columbia’s military veterans
April 3 2013
Sing, O Muse, of some sappy story
April 1 2013
Missed the Cliterary Open Mic? Check out the highlights here
March 29 2013
Sex & Low Beach
By Meredith Foster
Where did the college sweetheart go? Columbians, for the most part, aren't dating. Here's why.
New York's soul food landscape is constantly changing. Which pressures does it face now?
By Jason Bell
ROTC has always been a contentious issue at Columbia. After the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the issue returned to the fore of campus debate. Eight students, professors, and veterans sat down to debate ROTC's role here.
By Jennifer Fearon
As Columbia tears up the neighborhood today, planting seeds for a quarter-century development project, some questions remain about whether or not the process of the University’s takeover was truly a fair one.
By Sam Levin
A CC senior's journey from Kabul, to a Massachusetts boarding school, to Butler Library.
By Mujib Mashal
Why is Columbia—the fifth-oldest university in the country—devoid of tradition?
By Rebecca Pattiz
College life anywhere in America necessitates finding friends and support structures: homes away from home. But in New York City, a profoundly isolating metropolis, and at Columbia, with an undergraduate community lacking the tradition and structural communities of its peer institutions—the residential college system at Yale or eating clubs at Princeton—building homes away from home requires initiative. That's where food communities come in.
In September, Columbia received a gift of $400 million to enhance its undergraduate financial aid, the single largest donation made to any university financial aid program. The effects of the donation — which include a no-loan policy for any undergraduate receiving financial aid — are far-reaching. But is there work left to be done?
By Anna Feuer
Every year, what starts with around 40 or 50 freshman and sophomore potential architecture majors slowly dwindles to a small group of students who enter a surprisingly large array of fields. They are the proud, the computer-and-popsicle-stick-proficient—the architecture majors in the Columbia-Barnard joint program. And they will tell you that the program is not what you’d expect.
By Devin Briski, Samuel Draxler
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