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'''The Lion''' (often known as the "Columbia Lion" because of its URL, [http://thecolumbialion.com thecolumbialion.com]) is a student blog launched in February of [[2013]].  It's supposed to be like [[Bwog]] or [[Spectrum]], but better, and more dedicated to humor.  
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'''The Lion''' (often known as the "Columbia Lion" because of its URL, [http://thecolumbialion.com thecolumbialion.com]) was a student blog launched in February of [[2013]].  It's supposed to be like [[Bwog]] or [[Spectrum]], but better, and more dedicated to humor. It shut down in December 2014.<ref>http://columbialion.com/blog/for-sale-campus-publication/</ref>
  
The Lion is the brainchild of [[Stephen Snowder]], former [[Spectrum]] editor, and [[Jake Davidson]], former Online Editor of the ''[[Columbia Daily Spectator]]''. Davidson told ''[[The Blue and White]]'', "[I]t became clear that Spec was too serious. We just wanted to be weird about it and make weird Columbia jokes"<ref>http://theblueandwhite.org/may13/cub_reporters.pdf</ref>.
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The Lion was the brainchild of [[Stephen Snowder]], former [[Spectrum]] editor, and [[Jake Davidson]], former Online Editor of the ''[[Columbia Daily Spectator]]''. Davidson told ''[[The Blue and White]]'', "[I]t became clear that Spec was too serious. We just wanted to be weird about it and make weird Columbia jokes"<ref>http://theblueandwhite.org/may13/cub_reporters.pdf</ref>.
  
 
To protest the fact that many of the candidates in the [[CCSC]] [[CCSC Elections, 2013|2013 elections]] were running unopposed, The Columbia Lion ran their own write-in ticket.<ref>[http://columbialion.com/vote/ The Lion Party write-in ticket]</ref> To no one's surprise, they lost, but received roughly 7% of the vote, the best ever showing by a write-in candidate.<ref>[http://columbialion.com/blog/ccsc-election-lion-party-robbed-by-corrupt-system-still-most-successful-write-in-ever/ The Lion Party results]</ref>
 
To protest the fact that many of the candidates in the [[CCSC]] [[CCSC Elections, 2013|2013 elections]] were running unopposed, The Columbia Lion ran their own write-in ticket.<ref>[http://columbialion.com/vote/ The Lion Party write-in ticket]</ref> To no one's surprise, they lost, but received roughly 7% of the vote, the best ever showing by a write-in candidate.<ref>[http://columbialion.com/blog/ccsc-election-lion-party-robbed-by-corrupt-system-still-most-successful-write-in-ever/ The Lion Party results]</ref>
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 11:14, 20 December 2014

The Lion's logo

The Lion (often known as the "Columbia Lion" because of its URL, thecolumbialion.com) was a student blog launched in February of 2013. It's supposed to be like Bwog or Spectrum, but better, and more dedicated to humor. It shut down in December 2014.[1]

The Lion was the brainchild of Stephen Snowder, former Spectrum editor, and Jake Davidson, former Online Editor of the Columbia Daily Spectator. Davidson told The Blue and White, "[I]t became clear that Spec was too serious. We just wanted to be weird about it and make weird Columbia jokes"[2].

To protest the fact that many of the candidates in the CCSC 2013 elections were running unopposed, The Columbia Lion ran their own write-in ticket.[3] To no one's surprise, they lost, but received roughly 7% of the vote, the best ever showing by a write-in candidate.[4]


References

  1. http://columbialion.com/blog/for-sale-campus-publication/
  2. http://theblueandwhite.org/may13/cub_reporters.pdf
  3. The Lion Party write-in ticket
  4. The Lion Party results

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