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CHECK OUT There is Hope Gala 2017: The Dreams of Our Ancestors THIS FRIDAY

The Caribbean Students Association will be hosting their 9th annual There is Hope Gala this Friday, February 17th in Roone Auditorium from 8-12 pm.

Each year, the Caribbean Students Association hosts a fundraising gala to sponsor their There is Hope Campaign: an annual service trip to a Caribbean Island. This year, all funds will go to supporting the Caribbean Students Association as they embark on their trip to Jamaica to teach primary students the importance of self-love and black identity. The event will feature vendors, performances, food and a THC film. Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds will go towards supporting a good cause, so be sure to check it out!

For more information on the There is Hope Campaign, check out the Caribbean Students Association’s Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/carib/

Sinead Hunt is a first-year at Barnard and Club Liaison for Barnard Bite. If you or your group would like to be featured on the blog’s “On Campus” section, please contact snh2134@barnard.edu

Leave the Library and Dance for Free in NYC

By Ruby Samuels

One of the gifts of New York City is the ability to escape your personal worried world. Just by leaving the library you can lose yourself, often just for the cost of subway fare, into another world for the afternoon.

As a Columbia University student, you might pass by people of a dozen different nationalities, professions and political opinions on every blustery morning that you make your way to class, coffee in hand, back braced against pack. Perhaps you live off campus in Spanish Harlem or even Queens, where there are immigrants who make you feel, with their languages and food and sidewalk expressions of life, as though you are in another part of the world. But do you really experience those people and the knowledge that they have to offer? No matter where you live or who you are, I still think that you should take advantage of the free trial multi-cultural dance classes that are offered by studios all over New York City. If not for the cultural experience, then for the mental and physical therapy that every student at Columbia University needs. Read More »