Core Corner

Core Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon drawing of a person with a lion's head running after a man holding a book, as two young people look on.

Illustration by Ariel Schrag ’03

In honor of the Centennial, we asked four artistic alums to take inspiration from the Core and provide a cartoon in need of a caption — one for each of our four issues this academic year. Our final installment is by author and graphic novelist Ariel Schrag ’03.

The winning caption will be published in the Fall 2020 issue, and the winner will get a signed print of Schrag’s cartoon. Any College student or College alum may enter; no more than three entries per person. Submit your idea, along with your full name, CC class year and daytime phone, to cct_centennial@columbia.edu by Monday, August 10.


The winner of our third Core Centennial cartoon caption contest is Patrick Rapp ’66!
Thank you for all your submissions.

Cartoon drawing of a woman gesturing to a brightly-colored picture, speaking to several people.

“In 1923, with the introduction of the home refrigerator in the U.S., a new art form emerged among some of the younger artists there.”

Illustration by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz ’03, PS’08