So Long, Last Vestiges of Fun at Columbia

            So Long, Last Vestiges of Fun at Columbia 

The lovelies at Columbia’s Bwog have been following their University’s “War on Fun” this past week-ish. And as the situation on the ground gets worse, the casualties continue to mount (Umm… sorry if this is the wrong day for such wordplay.)

The Boss Tweeds running the school set a precedent for antifun last spring by de facto fucking over some frat’s annual, glitzy “Hot Jazz” party. Students lived through the forfeiture of such a luxury, but the crackdown continued into the new semester. In the first couple of weeks, security guards have been breaking up millions of dorm parties. Students claim they hear these snivelling rat-cops hatching plans for funlessness over their two-ways.

Still, dorm parties were never the essence. Columbia is about getting fake IDs from that place on the Lower East Side with the costumes no later than 48 hours after move-in. Then, bars.

But now, according to Bwog, McLovin probably will have an easier time getting served in the Village than your average Columbia minor will around campus:

A bouncer at one of the area bars that Bwog frequents tells us that all bars around campus are getting ID scanners within the next two weeks. Furthermore, according to the buzz: Columbia’s footing the bill. They must really hate us… 

D’you think the freshmen who saw Clipse perform on campus a week or two ago knew it would be the last fun thing ever to happen there? And if they can’t have fun on campus, what the hell else are Columbians supposed to do in boooooriiiiiing New York City?

  • Brown Stud

    Damn….the crackdown is generalized. First Brown now Columbia…I heard they were bringing a lot of people from the University of Chicago…

  • Brown Stud

    Damn….the crackdown is generalized. First Brown now Columbia…I heard they were bringing a lot of people from the University of Chicago…

  • drink me

    Such dorks; still bitching about how Columbia rivals Dartmouth when it comes to [free] drinks? That argument seems to be dead now, considering there are no alternatives at Columbia to bars/liquor stores. All the main suppliers in Hanover have had scanners for years, the one exception is CVS…

  • drink me

    Such dorks; still bitching about how Columbia rivals Dartmouth when it comes to [free] drinks? That argument seems to be dead now, considering there are no alternatives at Columbia to bars/liquor stores. All the main suppliers in Hanover have had scanners for years, the one exception is CVS…

  • brown11

    crackdown or not, I haven’t had to put forth much effort to find brown parties so far. columbia, on the other hand, sounds like a complete no-fun zone.

  • brown11

    crackdown or not, I haven’t had to put forth much effort to find brown parties so far. columbia, on the other hand, sounds like a complete no-fun zone.

  • okay

    yeah, i think you guys are forgetting that despite the harsh carding around columbia;s direct vicinity…it’s still in new york. there’s a liquor store a few blocks from the center of campus that i have been going to, without getting carded, since i was 13 years old. and, again, it’s new york. for every bar that cards strictly, 5 don’t give a shit as long as you wave something plastic in front of them.

  • okay

    yeah, i think you guys are forgetting that despite the harsh carding around columbia;s direct vicinity…it’s still in new york. there’s a liquor store a few blocks from the center of campus that i have been going to, without getting carded, since i was 13 years old. and, again, it’s new york. for every bar that cards strictly, 5 don’t give a shit as long as you wave something plastic in front of them.

  • C08

    While this doesn’t affect me, this totally sucks for Columbia. If I was a high school senior and heard about this, I would strike Columbia right off my list. Also, the “Hot Jazz” party isn’t thrown by a frat. It’s thrown by a literary society. Frat parties are still going strong for the most part at Columbia but most students think they’re above them.

  • C08

    While this doesn’t affect me, this totally sucks for Columbia. If I was a high school senior and heard about this, I would strike Columbia right off my list. Also, the “Hot Jazz” party isn’t thrown by a frat. It’s thrown by a literary society. Frat parties are still going strong for the most part at Columbia but most students think they’re above them.

  • Columbia Frat Boy

    ADP is not a frat. It’s a “literary society,” a coed organization full of mostly hipster types who masquerade under Greek letters. And “Hot Jazz” was more a formal event than an actual fraternity party as most would imagine it (i.e., no kegger). They do have one of the nicest houses though.

    And seriously, around Columbia it’s not that bad. If you want beer, just hit Cannon’s, 1020, or walk down to the Abbey. I guarantee they’re not scanning yet. Also, you could always come to a (non-ADP) frat party. We’re still attracting plenty of first-years! And the freshmen girls don’t look too bad either.

  • Columbia Frat Boy

    ADP is not a frat. It’s a “literary society,” a coed organization full of mostly hipster types who masquerade under Greek letters. And “Hot Jazz” was more a formal event than an actual fraternity party as most would imagine it (i.e., no kegger). They do have one of the nicest houses though.

    And seriously, around Columbia it’s not that bad. If you want beer, just hit Cannon’s, 1020, or walk down to the Abbey. I guarantee they’re not scanning yet. Also, you could always come to a (non-ADP) frat party. We’re still attracting plenty of first-years! And the freshmen girls don’t look too bad either.

  • Columbia Frat Girl

    ADP is on IGC, deal with the frarorityness of it all.

  • Columbia Frat Girl

    ADP is on IGC, deal with the frarorityness of it all.

  • dmouth09

    Oy..you’re on your own here, Brown ’11.

  • dmouth09

    Oy..you’re on your own here, Brown ’11.

  • dmouth09

    Crap, wrong thread…sorry brown11, my mistake.

  • dmouth09

    Crap, wrong thread…sorry brown11, my mistake.

  • Columbia 08

    Columbia Frat Girl: Multicultural “fraternities” are now joining the IGC, so membership on that board doesn’t really mean anything other than that you have greek letters.

  • Columbia 08

    Columbia Frat Girl: Multicultural “fraternities” are now joining the IGC, so membership on that board doesn’t really mean anything other than that you have greek letters.

  • adrock

    columbia is nowhere near the village, doofus!

  • adrock

    columbia is nowhere near the village, doofus!