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Why the Columbia Spectator Sucks

In contrast to the standard conception of the Spec as cantankerous obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and their independence of authority, we at specsucks believe that indeed the Columbia Spectator (spec) serves a societal purpose, not that of enabling the public to assert meaningful control over the campus issues by providing them with the information needed for the intelligent dialogue of campus responsibilities. 826 more words

Word and Mouth: Shmoozing & Snacking With the Columbia Spectator Crowd

Columbia University is an Ivy League institution. To make sure no one forgets that, the college’s newspaper, The Columbia Daily Spectator, held its 27th Annual Awards Dinner at the super-swanky New York Athletic Club on Friday, replete with all the Ivy essentials: a string quartet, celebrities, oak-paneled walls and hearty chuckling over free merlot. 906 more words


Music and the Media Monopoly

“With all the anger surrounding Comcast’s purchase of Time Warner Cable, you’d think American media was about to cross some sort of monopolistic Rubicon. This is, of course, far from the truth—media consolidation has been going on for decades—but it provides an interesting opportunity to examine the topic more closely…”

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Half Time Show (A Polemic)

(Originally appeared in the Columbia Spectator 2/7/14)

“Before I go any further, I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to those of you from Denver. If there’s anything I can do—anything at all—please don’t hesitate to ask. 78 more words

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