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The Blue and White Favorites

Updated: Sep 8

A selection of outstanding pieces and illustrations from the magazine’s 2020-2021 archive.


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BLUE NOTES

Courting at the Cloisters

Medieval mystique meets modern love.

By Jaden Jarmel-Schneider | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Brooke McCormick












BLUE NOTES

Peeping Tom’s

Regulars of Tom’s Restaurant keep the diner afloat amidst profound uncertainty.

By Willa Neubauer | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Kate Steiner





BLUE NOTES

Move Over, Roaree

Dept. of Animal Control.

By Raquel Turner | November 2020 Issue

Illustration by Samia Menon










CAMPUS CHARACTERS

Alexandra Waterbury

By Sam Sacks | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Rosaline Qi














CAMPUS CHARACTERS

Sofia Montrone

By Claire Shang | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Rosaline Qi











CAMPUS CHARACTERS

Ali Hassani

By Lyla Trilling | November 2020 Issue

Illustration by Joanne Park










CAMPUS CHARACTERS

Ornella Pedrozo

By Gaby Edwards | September 2020 Issue

Illustration by Brooke McCormick

















FEATURES

The E-Word

An extended inquiry into Columbia’s coveted pile of untouchable gold.

By Lyla Trilling | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Hart Hallos













FEATURES

“Students First”

Under Chegg’s corporate strategy, student insecurity is a marketable good.

By Cy Gilman | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Samia Menon







FEATURES

Fueling the Future

Climate activists and academics on Columbia’s divestment from fossil fuels.

By Claire Schweitzer & Jai Qureshi |

March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Samia Menon


FEATURES

Out of Housing and Home

For students who face housing insecurity, Columbia is as ruthless a landlord as any.

By Elysa Caso-McHugh | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Rosaline Qi



FEATURES

Labor of Love

Professor couples on their marriage of the head and the heart.

By Maya Weed | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Samia Menon








FEATURES

To Kill a Marching Band

The stories we tell about The Cleverest Band in the World and the stories it tells about itself.

By Cy Gilman | November 2020 Issue

Illustration by Rea Rustagi






FEATURES

Something’s Gotta Give

Student donors won’t let their elite confines stop them from saving the world.

By Bella DeVaan | December 2020 Issue

Illustration By Maya Weed




FEATURES

Zombie No Go Think, Unless You Tell Am To Think

From Nigeria to Columbia, Black solidarity to end police brutality.

By Victor Omojola | December 2020 Issue

Illustration by Mwandeyi Kamwendo



FEATURES

Among the Magnolias

Students from the South on misconceptions of their home.

By Sophie Poole | December 2020 Issue

Illustration by Kat Chen



FEATURES

The Climate Fight’s New Stronghold

On the Columbia Climate School, what it is, and what it must be.

By Elizabeth Jackson | November 2020 Issue

Illustration by Samia Menon
















ESSAYS

Artists of Artifice

A dispatch from dispo culture.

By Claire Shang | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Kat Chen








ESSAYS

The Future is Femcel

Even in the celibate cybersphere, there’s a gender gap.

By Chloe Gottlieb | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Joanne Park





ESSAYS

The Cult of Brohood

Frats conceal sexual violence with mafia-style rules.

By Lyla Trilling | December 2020 Issue

Illustration by Rosaline Qi






THE CONVERSATION

The Loathing of Big Oil

Lawyer Steven Donziger speaks from home confinement on Chevron’s strategy to punish those holding them accountable for environmental atrocities.

By Milan Loewer | May 2021 Online Exclusive

Illustration by Kate Steiner



THE CONVERSATION

All of That Stuff Gets Built!

Mabel O. Wilson on architecture and Blackness.

By Sam Needleman | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Kate Steiner







THE CONVERSATION

Views From the Picket Line

Columbia graduate workers cry out for change.

By Dominy Gallo & The Blue and White Staff | March 2021 Online Exclusive

Illustration by Madeleine Hermann











THE CONVERSATION

Us And Our Broken Things

A conversation with Professor Sandra Goldmark on sustainability, art, and repairing “stuff culture.”

By Elizabeth Jackson | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Maya Weed










THE CONVERSATION

Against the Punitive Society

Bernard Harcourt on critical praxis and abolition.

By Cy Gilman | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Rea Rustagi












THE CONVERSATION

The Wild Space of Thought

Saidiya Hartman on undergrads and abolition.

By Sam Needleman | December 2020 Issue

Illustration by Kate Steiner







THE CONVERSATION

The Neurons of Novels

A Conversation with Nicole Krauss.

By Sophie Poole | November 2020 Issue

Illustration by Maya Weed





AT TWO SWORDS’ LENGTH

Are You Really Passionate About Your Major?

By Claire Schweitzer & Tarini Krishna | April 2021 Issue

Illustration by Aeja Rosette














AT TWO SWORDS’ LENGTH

Is He ... You Know ... ?

By Gabe Garon & Nicole Kohut | March 2021 Issue

Illustration by Vanessa Mendoza