Where have we been?

Dear reader(s),

I hope your summers have been well. Amidst the sunshines, Moscow heat waves, and flood in Pakistan, I want to thank you again for tuning in with us here at theblaaag. So the question still remains, ‘Where are our editors?’ As the previous update mentioned, David and Marilla were seniors the last time this editor’s corner was updated. And one-plus year later, the two founders have graduated from the Columbia undergraduate community and are probably doing something to better the world. A few months ago, both submitted Blaaag Senior Wisdom pieces, which I hope you will be interested in reading. (Marilla’sDavid’s). As your new moderators, Annie and I hope to keep the site updated while still maintaining the original styles and formatting our previous editors created. Please check out our new staff page and see who’s posting today!

Stay tuned.


Turning over a new leaf

… or in our case, a new layout.

Some of you must wonder what David and I do during the break when we’re not at school discussing conspiracies, academic work, and other geeky fare. Well, look no further! Though our recent dry writing patch implicates that we are catching up on home cooked meals (mom’s noodles), TV marathons (Lost), and leisurely reading (Yellow by Frank Wu), the truth runs far from it. Break time is work time in our eyes, and we’re churning our mental gears harder than ever for the upcoming semester.

Two days after Christmas, David and I met in a nearly-hidden area of Queens, watched a barber cut some throats, ducked into a B&N cafe, stole a table next to some loud elders, and compulsively grated out new ideas / re-hashed old ones.

A member of the AAA graphics team, Ashish, recently offered to revamp our website and “pimp it out”. Though we weren’t sure of what that would specifically entail, it seemed right to consent because a new look might boost accessibility and appeal. We also thought up some standardizing methods which will bring about drastic changes; but not even the writers have been briefed in full. In short, everything is up in the air in a good, scary, gasp-our-blog-has-only-existed-for-a-semester kind of way.

That’s the beauty of working on a project, isn’t it? Learning and improving as you go along. But if one day you visit our page and see psychedelic colors with insane Flash animations, don’t say we didn’t warn you.