Friday 18th August 2017

About Us

The Columbia Lion Mission Statement

The Columbia Lion’s mission is to widen the circle of accepted discourse within the Columbia community. We strive to create a more intellectually-inclusive and stimulating environment by allowing all respectful discussion and debate to be heard, whether it be in line with the beliefs of the majority of community members or not. The Columbia Lion provides an environment for regulated yet unrestricted social interaction, a multiplicity of multimedia sources to encourage discourse, and a stable platform for discussion. The Lion strives to enhance the Columbia community by building on the spirit of open discourse that is that at the heart of every Columbian.

Policies and Procedures

Submission Policy: The Lion is committed to fostering a community of open discourse. In order to this we reserve the right to reject any submissions that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise disrespectful. If your submission is rejected you will be notified by The Lion team with the reason why your post was rejected.

Commenting Policy: The comment section is monitored by The Lion Technology team. They reserve the right to remove any comments that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise disrespectful. Furthermore, they reserve the right to remove any spam or unauthorized promotional content.

The Team

The Lion

Managing Board

Managing Board

The Lion's Managing Board is tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the publication and working to ensure the site's long term success. To contact the team, email

Arlena McClenton

Editor in Chief

Arlena McClenton (BC ’19) is the Editor in Chief for the Lion. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she is studying Comparative Literature. On campus, she’s a Writing Fellow and a mentor for the Columbia Mentoring Institute. She enjoys reading, drinking tea, and exploring the city.

Veronica Roach

Managing Editor

Veronica Roach (CC’20) is the Managing Editor for the Lion. A resident of South Florida, she loves to take advantage of all New York has to offer–from food, to museums, to theater–and hopes to memorize the entire subway system so she can call herself a New Yorker without reservation.

Remington Free

Creative Director

Remington Free (CC’20) is the Creative Director for the Lion. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she is intending to study astrophysics and creative writing. Besides photography and graphic design, her hobbies also include swimming, operatic singing and musical theatre.

Malik Drabla

Director of Technology

Malik (SEAS ’20) is a rising sophomore in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and minoring in History and Applied Math. Originally from Chicago, he enjoys exploring nightlife in New York City and taking classes outside his intended fields of interest.