Just a Barnard Baby


Founded on the auspicious 11th of November, in the year 2011, Barnard Baby has blogged about provincial life in the small rural hamlet of New York City since arriving at the gates of the inimitable Barnard College with a vial of White Men's Tears in her pocket and a pair of sensible size 6 1/2 boots on her feet.


Dubbed Mother of Prospies by the ever elusive Seer Overheard on the 22nd of July, in the 13th year of the 2nd millennia.

Ask her a question or engage in some conversation. But beware. She may offer you tea.


Just a Barnard Baby

Walking off my tired feet

Pounding 42nd street

To be in a show
Jose Rizal Theme by Jeeddii.
What types of people do you think would not likely fit Barnard well? (I'm going to be an applicant)
Asked by Anonymous

I honestly can not say. It’s not easy to fit people into little boxes of “ah yes you will like it here” “oh you’d hate it here” w/o making assumptions that would be unfair to everybody. Some hate it their first year, stick it out, and love it for the rest of the time here. Some hate it and always hate it. Some love it and learn to hate it. 

Like I know specific individuals who fall into each category, but like rule number one of statistics: correlation does not imply causation.

Like, you get a good sense of what Barnard is like from my blog and the blog of the students on here. Come visit. Sit in on classes. Talk to people. Make an educated judgment on whether you think the things you learn are appealing to you. That’s honestly the best you can do.

2 Notes | Posted on September 28, 2014

Casting a Light | The Eye ⇢


 AJ Stoughton

Diversity in theater is not about punishing or excluding white artists, but about making the arts a more open and equitable space on campus, one in which everyone is as comfortable with their place as so many white artists are now.

The problem, to many, also seems to be one of privilege. As Chiang says, a lot of difficulty arises from how some react to discussions of race—namely that many take systemic critiques as personal attacks. “Nobody is claiming that the actors in the all-white ensemble are not talented or that they don’t deserve to be there. All that’s being asked is that people question their biases in order to understand how they contribute to creating an environment where that kind of exclusion happens,” Chiang says. “What these white artists need to understand is that diversity is not a zero-sum game. With so much privilege and power afforded to them already, they can get by very comfortably with a little less.”


Existential Cr(ice)is // Fri Sep 19

Existential Cr(ice)is // Fri Sep 19

Posted on September 20, 2014
hey! i'm the flailing infant taking american drama in the 1990s this semester, and i'd like to thank you for 1) your virtual guidance during both the admissions process and my first year, and 2) your insight and eloquence in class! i aspire to be a better thinker every time you speak. (is this message weird? it's definitely weird.)
Asked by oneformahler

hold on a quick tick, who is this (!!) ? That seminar isn’t that big, so I def know who you are in real life.

(and um that’s a lie, there’s not one flailing infant in that class today was a fucking phenomenal conversation)

2 Notes | Posted on September 17, 2014
Hi there! I'm currently a junior in HS, and I really want to major in theater, despite my parents' objections. Barnard seems like a great option for me, as I love NYC and the liberal arts approach that Barnard takes with it's theater program. However, my main passion has always been musical theater, and if I understand correctly, Barnard's theater program doesn't really focus on musical theater. Are there any opportunities to do musical theater at Barnard? Thanks! xx
Asked by Anonymous

Barnard theatre program has a couple classes focused on musical theatre (Acting the Musical Scene, and  Acting the Song). The productions tend to be non-musical plays though. Nevertheless, there is a thriving community of student musical theatre being done on the extracurricular level. CMTS (Columbia Musical Theatre Society) always does two shows every semester, and there’s also Varsity Show if you’re interested in that.

Posted on September 16, 2014

Social Justice Activities Fair! | Facebook ⇢

Hosted by Barnard College’s Social Justice House! If you want to get involved with campus activism, this is a great way to figure out what you can do.

September 23rd // 12pm-4pm

1 Notes | Posted on September 15, 2014

just fyi

According to my suitemate, flofaye, The Modern Caribbean is a fucking fantastic class.

First off, from one of the culpa reviews:

Professor Lightfoot is a decent professor, however be aware that “History of the Modern Caribbean” is not history of the modern caribbean. It is the history of slavery and the oppression of black people in the Caribbean. While I have nothing against that, the class was ill-described, and you should be aware of what you are signing up for.


Myself, and many others I know would not have taken the class had we known the clear political and racist agenda behind this class.

Among other things, Professor Lightfoot claims that ‘Africans in the West Indies founded the modern banking industry.’ While such an argument can be made, it is obviously a very narrow viewpoint, and hardly something she should be teaching in ‘History of the Modern Caribbean.’

According to Flo, Professor Lightfoot basically started off the class saying “if you’re uncomfortable with talking about Black people and Black history, this isn’t the class for you” and “if you’re not okay with an anti-colonialist perspective on European settler icons, then you should probably leave” also allegedly “TW: white tears.”

So um maybe y’all should take this to fulfill your history requirement yeah

12 Notes | Posted on September 04, 2014
i am feeling extremely miserable here. i am an international student so that makes it worse because i'm super homesick. I am also feeling very overwhelmed by the amount of work that college requires. i feel so nervous i'm not sure if i can handle all of this. please help..god knows i would feel so alone and helpless
Asked by Anonymous

hi, if you feel like it would help, i’d like to sit down with you and talk you through your time here so far and how you’re feeling. you can shoot me an email at jc3766@barnard.edu

2 Notes | Posted on September 04, 2014
how do I make an appointment with primary care? I'm logged in the open communicator but I don't see a tab to make appointments. Thanls!
Asked by Anonymous

You actually can’t make appointments until September 8th! But you can definitely go to “urgent” walk-in hours. They’ll still see you.

Posted on September 04, 2014


Posted on September 01, 2014