The Nine Ways of Knowing is Under Renovation!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the looooooooong absence! We are working behind the scenes to bring you a brand new version of this blog for Barnard students, by Barnard students !

If you’re a student reading this, know that we’re looking for NEW staff members!

We are looking for the following positions:
[possible] ONE CO editor in chief
  • Assist in running club meetings, especially if other editor in chief cannot make it
  • Help organize articles and editors
  • Maintain relationship with club advisor
ONE Social Media Specialist




  • responsible for outreach to students
  • ensure all posts make it to our various social media platforms (FB, Twitter, Instagram)
Three Lead Editors- one for each of our blog sections: Campus Life, Opinion, and Features 
  • Responsible for checking submitted articles for errors/clarity
  • Responsible for posting articles each week
UP TO Six co-editors to help the lead editors

Please send an e-mail to if you are interested in helping!


Senior Snapshot: Cristina Angeles

The Nine Ways of Knowing is profiling some amazing people from the class of 2016. If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at

Cristina Angeles 

Hometown: Montclair, ~*New Jersey*~ NOT Joisey, no one says that. Major: Theater/Perpetual Unemployment

What are you involved in?
I’ve directed 5 shows between CU Players, the Columbia Musical Theater Society, and NOMADS, I’m the outgoing President of CU Players and long time Board Member, I’ve been working on the development of a new play with a production company called SimonSays Entertainment for the last year, I’m a pro at having/suffering from almost-post-grad/aspiring theater director anxiety, and I have been interning in the Literary Department of the Public Theater since January!

Guilty pleasure?
ALL things Dick Wolff (Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Law and Order: SVU) though it is QUALITY television, and obviously a healthy dose of Pretty Little Liars every week.

Favorite memory from Barnard? 
Oh god. SO MANY, I couldn’t possibly name one, ranging from all the theater in the world, to writing my thesis on “Hamilton,” to living on SulzReid2 my freshman year. Still, after our four years, I’m finally in a place where I know who my truest friends are, and I have the utmost faith that they will still be there after May 17th. So, my favorite memories have been the times this year where I’ve taken that one cliche second to think, “This badass bitch in front of me is fantastic. I’m so happy we’re friends and that we’re going through this crazy time called college together.” Whether it’s been on a 7 day trip to Paris with two of my best friends over spring break, or while debriefing a stupid night with another one of my best friends, or catching up with a friend that I adore and knowing that, after not talking all semester, we can still catch up over a g&t like it’s only been minutes. So those moments of being reminded that I’ve got people going through this with me who are likely to stay there with me were definitely my favorite. [cue stream of tears shooting out of my face, I’m not crying, you’re crying, shut up.]

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Attend Turban Day 2016!

By Jessica Gregory

Last year, I attended an amazing event called Turban Day. The event is held by CU Sewa 11155136_763371423770154_2176876862737350987_oand is happening yet again! The 4th annual Columbia University Turban Day will be held this Friday, April 15th, from 12 pm to 5pm. Why is it amazing? Because you can get a turban tied by one of the many volunteers at the event (to help de-stigmatize the Sikh Turban), and at the same time learn about Sikhism as a faith.

For those of you who don’t know, CU Sewa is a social justice and community service organization based on the Sikh value of sewa, meaning ‘selfless service’. Their events incorporate values of acceptance, equality, and service to speak to the diversity of experiences in the community.  Continue reading


The Nine Ways of Knowing is profiling some amazing people from the class of 2016. If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at
CFName: Thando Mlambo

Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe + Tunis, Tunisia Major: Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

What are You Involved In?
Barnard Bacchantae and the NYCCEP fellowship

Guilty Pleasure?
Binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Memory from Barnard? 
Random weeknights spent talking and vibing with friends my first year.

Biggest Regret of College?
Not taking enough music-ethnography classes!

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Senior Snapshot: Clara Butler

The Nine Ways of Knowing has decided to profile some of the amazing people of the class of 2016, and today we’ve started with one of our own: Clara Butler, our Senior Editor! If you’d like to be featured on the blog or know someone who should definitely be profiled, email us at

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This is me lovingly stroking Millie’s face at Midnight Breakfast

Name: Clara Butler
Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
Major: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

What are You Involved In?
9ways (duh) and currently interning at J.Crew

Guilty Pleasure?
Ice cream, Say to the Dress, YA Fiction

Favorite Memory from Barnard?
Oh god, I can’t pick one but I will say that there was this very uneventful day that I was sitting in the Diana eating some pizza (as one does) and it was so funny because every single person who walked by was someone I knew and so I chatted with so many people that day and felt like I really was part of a community. So I guess that or like meeting Mindy Kaling, both were pretty cool.

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3 Reasons You Should Watch The World Figure Skating Championships This Week

by Danielle Owen


Japan’s Mao Asada

Figure skating is a difficult sport to sell to newcomers. The IJS system of judging is notoriously complicated and the technicalities of spins, transitions, and step sequences can fly right over the head of a casual viewer. What does it mean to zayak? How do you tell if a skater takes off on the wrong edge or under-rotates a jump? What’s GOE or PCS? I’d argue that you don’t really need to understand the technical jargon to tell a good skate from a bad one. So, even if you’ve never watched a short program in your life, you can still enjoy the performances of the world’s top skaters when they compete in Boston this week. Here’s five reasons to tune in to the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships:

1) The men’s event will be historic

Although women’s figure skating has stagnated internationally due to a lack of consistency and technical prowess, the men’s field in the last two years has escalated in difficulty and intensified in drama. Reigning Olympic Champion Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man in the history of the sport to break 300 points last fall at NHK Trophy, and then did it again at another competition two weeks later.

The best skate in the history of the sport. Can he do it again at the World Championships? 

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