By Jacob Snyder Are you easily fatigued? Are you often disorganized or indecisive? Do you experience recurrent disturbances in appetite? Do you find waking up and getting out of bed to be two distinct negotiations? Are you frustrated by a diminished vocabulary? Do you find it difficult to relate to friends or family suffering from terminal illness? Are you troubled by feelings of impermanence? Do you yearn for an element of mysticism in your life? Do you find it difficult to
By Drazen Medina Many of us pass through these years at our respective schools wondering what mark, if any, we have made on our peers and the surrounding community. Some of us stop at this thought and choose to boil our time down to a academic degree, a piece of paper among many others. However, Sofia Petros, a senior in Columbia College, believes that time is invaluable; to her, in even mere seconds, a life can be changed and a new thing learnt. Sofia grew up in Queens and R
The Blue and White takes a long-range look at Barnard Public Safety By The Blue and White Before the encounter on April 11, 2019–you have probably heard about it by now–Alexander McNab, CC ’19, had been stopped and ID’d twice on Barnard’s campus for no obvious policy reason. Both encounters took place in fall 2018 in Barnard Hall, where McNab attended late-night dance practices in the basement for Ijoya, an African dance group. The first time he was stopped, he was exiting da
By Ufon Umanah There’s no more important task before us than the preservation of history. I’m not saying this because without history, we’re little better than animals, as certain shows would have us believe. We are capable of monstrous things knowing full well the history behind it. However, without history we tend to believe that sudden occurrences are novel instead of routine. You should root for Wu + Nussbaum with the under- standing that it’s hard to be a local city stor
Benjamin DuBow I saw the Taj Mahal before it saw the Sun and noticed, in the fragile light of dawn, that it was crying. “Why, O Taj, do you cry,” I asked. But the Taj did not answer, for it is made of stone. Rather than ask again, I closed my eyes and listened. Beneath the stomping feet and chirping birds, I could hear it: a slow and somber song, just a hum away from silence. Like the song that all things sing—only different. I hummed along, adding my own tune to the mix. We
By Kate Iida “I would say my music falls into the singer-songwriter genre,” Michelle Shen began, sitting across from me in the dimly lit back room of Max Café, sipping on an iced chai latte. “…That genre is defined by presenting a certain narrative in a very honest way through rawness and simplicity, and I feel like that’s what a lot of my music is… at the core.” Michelle, a senior at Barnard College, writes, records, and performs her own music in venues around New York City.
Phoebe Forlenza immediately strikes one as an easy-going and friendly person. She credits her parents with teaching her to show “respect and empathy” towards people from all walks of life, a lesson she embodies in each day. After she graduates from Barnard in May, Forlenza intends to work for at least two years and then—if it should prove necessary in her mission to help the global community—obtain a law degree. Forlenza transferred to Barnard College as a sophomore in the fa
Affirmative By Gi Ferrigine With you? My roommate of already the past three years? Of course! How could I not want to double with you? Again! For the fourth time! As seniors! I mean I won’t lie, I really had my sights set on a single in our EC suite next year — after all, you know I recently decided to start treating my love life more seriously since we’ve reached the threshold of acceptable ages for becoming engaged. But no, it’s so fine! Just expect the ‘shared’ aspect of o