Log in

14 July 2006 @ 10:06 am
John Jay 1347!

Upside: I have about the third or fourth biggest room on the floor.
Downside: I think my room's window faces into a building? (Shira, please tell me I'm wrong.)

Current Music: Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
13 July 2006 @ 05:06 pm
For those too excited to wait for snail mail, you can get your room assignments by emailing housing@columbia.edu from your columbia email adress (sorry, fran).
12 July 2006 @ 10:14 am

John Jay 1342!!!

who's my neighbor? 

also, when you get your assignment, floorplans are avaliable to see sq.footage/placement in the dorm.

we're almost there!!!

02 July 2006 @ 02:29 am
july means that, in the middle of this month, we get the following:

• Guide to First Year Housing
• Arrival/Move-In Information
Housing Assignment, Contract, and Roommate Information
• Mailbox Assignment
• Meal Plan Confirmation
• Information about Dining, Flex, and Refrigerator Rentals
• Information from Health Services

be! excited! be! be! excited!

(it sounded cool in my head, but now the reference just seems sort of creepy...)

aside: how are you all? what's your main time-wasting activity for the summer?
Current Music: don't save us from the flames - m83
29 June 2006 @ 03:40 pm
Name: Madeline
School at Columbia: CC
DOB: 12 january 1988
Location: Cleveland, OH
AIM screen name: cestlapluie (though I'm not online terribly often)
Education: Hawken School, Gates Mills OH
Music: Radiohead, The Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Iron & Wine, Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes, Turin Brakes, Philip Glass, Aimee Mann, Placebo, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Midori, Carla Bruni, Sufjan Stevens, The Clash
Books: mmm. Nabokov, Woolf, Annie Dillard. The Phantom Tollbooth, The Giver, Ender's Game, His Dark Materials, Harry Potter. Mark Doty, T.S. Eliot, ee cummings, Stanley Kunitz, Allen Ginsberg. Salinger. Neruda. Calvino. Hemingway. Sartre. Thich Naht Hanh. David Sedaris, David Foster Wallace, David Schickler. Iain Pears. This is not the end.
What else do you do?: I work in a realty office, I rock climb, I sleep away from home, I pretend I'm already at Columbia, I get lost in blankets, I terrorize small children, I meditate.
Possible majors: Neuroscience, quantum physics and spirituality, linguistics/french, creative writing, general academic snobbery.
Dorm ideas: John Jay or Furnald.
What's one of your favorite things about Columbia?: Columbia.
What class are you looking forward to the most?: Can't take it until at least junior year, but The Direction of Time. Cross-disciplinary physics and philosophy course. Understanding of time and its properties. Hooo boy, maybe it's just me, but this sounds like an orgasm waiting to happen.
What's one of your favorite things about NYC?: The everything. That close to that many people doing that many things. That many is a lot.
Do you speak a language other than English?: I studied in France for a year. Did I know french by the end of it? Yes. Do I still? Eh.
What did you do when you got The Email/Letter?: Actually, that day I had a fever, I'd locked my keys in my car (and then had to break into it via the passenger side lock, which a gas station attendant popped out of the door with a butter knife. One can now gain access to the monster by manually turning the stub of a lock, which dangles from the door like a very loose tooth. It's awesome.), and I ran over a raccoon. I came home, saw the package on the porch, and screamed. Like a little girl.

Pleased to meet you all. I hope we'll get along. Is anyone going to the Summer Advising Session on July 6th in the city?
20 June 2006 @ 07:30 pm

20 June 2006 @ 04:15 pm
yet another layout, if only because of summer boredom. i'm not the greatest with html, so if any of you have suggestions feel free.

i have an idea to spur some life back into this community. how about we all post pictures of our rooms? i think the best format would be to post one pic, then a few behind a cut to give all the angles. add commentary, etc. let's show each other our true inner slob selves. ;)

i'll start if no one beats me to it, but i'm cleaning it right now so i'll post in a couple hours or so.
Current Mood: goodgood
20 June 2006 @ 09:40 am
Hey guys,

Hope you guys are all having really good summers and are really excited to be getting to Columbia in the fall. It's a pretty amazing experience, truth be told, and you will love orientation week. (Not for the events, most likely, but for the parties and the people you meet) I dunno. I could be totally off, but I had a really good time, and I was one of those kids who wasn't fond of high school, so maybe they're related.

Anyway, I hope you don't mind that I'm an intruder from CC '09 writing on the board, but I wanted to talk about Columbia Daily Spectator briefly. I'm sure you guys know it's the campus daily paper, and it's a pretty big enterprise that only grows and improves with every year.

I don't want to flood this board with messages about it, but I did want to offer you guys my contact information in case you guys were more interested in joining. I'm one of the associate news editors, and I truly think Spectator is one of the more rewarding experiences you can partake in at college. Not that it's all perfect, and I promise to be really honest in answering your questions. We can talk about applying, committment, the people, the social aspects, how to move up, and anything else you're curious about.

I also want to reiterate that the Spec is NOT just for writers or aspiring journalists. We're always looking for photographers, business staff, graphic designers, people that are just good with computers, etc.  And we also train so if you've never had experience at a paper, we can get you started. And because we're established, it looks REALLY good on a resume. (And it's really fun, actually, I promise.) I'd venture to say there's a place for everyone at Spec, so please e-mail me if you're interested in more information.

This is longer than I wanted, so to close: My e-mail is sadia.latifi@gmail.com, or you can facebook message/friend me, and we can talk there. If you want to talk about stuff not-Spec related, I'm also there for that ,too.

Have a great summer!
Current Music: Radiohead - "Like Spinning Plates"
08 June 2006 @ 10:27 am
Hi, just thought I'd introduce myself before I get the usual suspicions...

Name: Delia
School at Columbia: Columbia College
DOB: October 26, 1987
Location: Sydney, Australia
Education: North Sydney Girls High
Music: Heh. Chicago (the BAND)!! David Bowie, Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Enya, Kenny G, Christopher Norton, stuff that my friends write
Books: Is this possible?
What else do you do? Else meaning besides books and music? Too-much-Chopin, I draw a bit (http://tinoeby.net), make really useless websites, unorthodox maths/physics problems, sit in cafes for hours, slave to my cat Spaghetti, yeah, I think that'll do.
Possible majors: Mathematics!
Dorm ideas: John Jay or Furnald
What's one of your favorite things about Columbia? The mascot! I have an unhealthy obsession with lions.
What class are you looking forward to the most? Hum Lit, Art Hum and Mus Hum. And calculus, of course.
What's one of your favorite things about NYC? Hmmm... that would be like asking my six year old cousin what's one of his favourite things about candy stores. Okay - The abundance of culture, skyscrapers, the road system, Columbia U, street graffiti, that Wall Street bull, central park,
Do you speak a language other than English? Mandarin and Spaghettinese
What did you do when you got The Email/Letter? I went ColumbiaU-online-photo-downloading.
Random quote that amuses me:
"Love and passion leviate me, Delia, listen: Tristibus and Lacrimis should have never mixed with those diabolical villains." (That is, "Flebis et arsuro positum me, Delia, lecto, Tristibus et lacrimis oscula mixta dabis.")
30 May 2006 @ 07:10 pm
So the two id photos are due tomorrow and I was just wondering what kind of pictures people are submitting. Will cheesy senior photos suffice or are most of you submitting more normal (read--less scary airbrushing and fake backgrounds) pictures? Also is anyone just submitting the Facebook photo online rather than mailing it in.

And now for something completely off topic
I know a lot of people in this group like Belle and Sebastian so in case you didn't know:
Free concert July 4th at the Great Lawn Battery Park Belle and Sebastian with Martha Wainwright
22 May 2006 @ 04:44 pm
I seriously think I was more excited to receive my Columbia email than I was to get accepted into the school. Haha.
20 May 2006 @ 11:15 pm
hey guys. 

since our founder habitualkick so graciously allowed me to become a maintainer of this community and since i'm now done with high school i decided to redo our look. check it out and lemme know what ya'll think. you might want to go back 20 entries since the pictures i posted from DOC make the page extend into the background photo a bit. 

hope you like!

and i'll try and come up with games and stuff to help us get to know each other until august, but i won't promise that i'll be all that regular with them. it is summer though...

Current Location: my room
Current Mood: happymaintainer-y
Current Music: dani california - red hot chili peppers
17 May 2006 @ 12:39 am
So I was reading a few of the old entries and Rob, you mentioned Questionable Content. Well I checked it out and I am soo hooked!

Anyone have any webcomics/fun things to do on the web to recommend?
(I am so sick and tired of my myspace/LJ/xanga/hotmail rotations)
Current Music: Grass - Animal Collective
15 May 2006 @ 11:28 am
1. DO NOT take this over to myspace because that group is fucking huge and i don't want to flood columbia's ITS with calls from eager prefrosh.

2. I got my email account! just call Columbia Tech at 212.854.1919. make something up about needing your address quickly and they'll give it to you go to thiswebsite, and look yourself up.

in order to use it you have to wait until they send us all our activation codes, but i thought you all might like to know this.

i'm rmd2142@columbia.edu! (initials + 4-digit number kinda sucks, but whatever!)

by the way, sorry for letting this community die.
11 May 2006 @ 03:45 am
So, I'm not technically the class of '10 (I'm '09) But that is because I just got accepted today as a transfer student ( I currently go to Northwestern) and I couldn't be more ecstatic. I figured, seeing that you all are going to be new to Columbia too that this community would be more appropriate for me [despite the (minor) year discrepancy]

So I thought I'd post my personal statement, because unlike all the ones I did last year, I LOVE this one ...even though its crazy and random. Well yeah..anyway, here it is click clickCollapse )
09 May 2006 @ 11:51 pm
Since there are basically crickets chirping all over this community, I'd like to start something in the hizzy T (=P)

Take this as the 'anonymous' thread. Post any worries/concerns you have about college or just any secret thing you need to get off your mind! Go wild! This is anonymous after all...

So Columbia2010's Anonymous Thread - Go!
01 May 2006 @ 05:25 pm
Everyone seems to have done this introductory survey, so I guess I'll have a go at it. :)

Name: Cindy
School at Columbia: Columbia College
DOB: May 30, 1988
Location: My house is in extreme southern Alabama, all of a ten minute drive to the beach. I actually live at a boarding school, though, located in Mobile, Alabama...about twenty-five minutes from my house.
AIM screen name: EssenceofLlama
Education: I spent my freshman year at Robertsdale High School...and the last three years I've been at the Alabama School of Math and Science. I hate math and science, by the way.
Music: Um...I'm really into music, so it's kinda hard to list...Here it goes: the Delgados, Rilo Kiley, Architecture in Helsinki, Mates of State, the New Pornographers, Cursive, the Decemberists, Bright Eyes, Nirvana, Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Electric Prunes, the MC5, Joan Baez, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Cure, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Buckley, Damien Rice, Nick Drake, Mogwai, Amos Lee, Alanis Morrisette, Ani DiFranco, Cake, Dave Matthews, Devendra Banhart, Dido, Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Imogen Heap, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Frou Frou, Minus the Bear, Modest Mouse, New Order, Guster, Belle and Sebastian...the list goes on and on and on...
Books: I'm a total beat-head. I'm in love with most if not all beat literature that I've read so far...I really like anything by William S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, Herbert Huncke, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Tom Hayden, Gregory Corso, Diane diPrima, Anne Waldman, Alan Kaufman, Bob Kaufman, Ken Kesey, Carl Solomon, John Ashbery, etc. I also really like Truman Capote (Yeah, yeah...even before the movie came out.) My favorite novel of Capote's that I've read has been Other Voices, Other Rooms...I also really like Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Alduous Huxley... I like Joyce Carol Oates, Toni Morrison, JT Leroy, Dostoevsky, Nikki Giovanni, William Carlos Williams... I also really enjoy Saul Williams, I definitely consider him a writer more than a musician. Oh! And I like d.a. levy and David Lerner...and Jack Micheline. I've really gone far enough with this...
What else do you do? This past year has been dedicated to being the editor of the yearbook and literary magazine. I'm a publications person, so that's pretty much what I do. I'm also really active in my school's gay-straight alliance, which has meant a lot to me as a support system for the past few years. I play guitar (recreationally, of course) and I watch a lot of movies. I also really enjoy photography, so I've been pursuing that as sort of an unofficial class with one of the art teacher's this year.
Possible majors: I'm interested in Comparative Ethnic Studies and/or Comparative Literature & Society. I'm also really into the possibility of a Human Rights concentration, and I'm still considering Journalism.
Dorm ideas: Furnald, hopefully a single room.
What's one of your favorite things about Columbia? I haven't visited the campus yet, but I'm sure that's going to be one of my favorite things. Great academic program, great location (much different than from where I live!), great faculty (from what I hear), and so many opportunities for just about anything a person could be interested in.
What class are you looking forward to the most? At this point, I have no idea.
What's one of your favorite things about NYC? The culture...the activity, I guess?
Do you speak a language other than English? My family's Italian, meaning my great-grandparents on both sides were the first to come to America...Naturally, some of my family speaks Italian but neither myself nor my parents have caught on very much. I'm definitely going to take Italian at Columbia, though.
What did you do when you got The Email/Letter? Well, honestly, I applied to so many schools that I had forgotten that I had even applied to Columbia...:-/ But I was absolutely estatic and amazed that I got in. I ran into the lobby on our floor spazzing out and announced to everyone that I made it in. Then I called the parents, grandparents, etc. Then I did some major research on the school to supplement what I already knew about it...and I decided to go. I feel like I couldn't have made a better choice than Columbia. :)
Current Music: Margot and the Nuclear So and So: Jen Is Bringin' the Drugs
Woo! to DOC

Boo! to rain!

See you all there manana. I'll be the perky, hipster Hispanic chica.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Pretty Woman!
20 April 2006 @ 09:44 pm

if anyone's going this weekend from here have fun!!!