Senior Wisdom: May Lin
Written by Bwog Staff
This year, Bwog’s Senior Wisdom series brings you a cadre of awesome ’07ers whom we haven’t had a chance to profile yet–for others whom we have, look after the jump.
Name: May Lin
Claims to fame:
AAA, APAAM, USCC, part of the group that wrote the report on the
state of Ethnic Studies at Columbia
Preferred swim test stroke?
Anything that allows you to wear those yellow floatie things. I kind of want to use a kickboard too.
What are three things you learned at Columbia?
1. Columbians are not as liberal or progressive as they think they are.
2. The administration likes to make students do their jobs. It takes
collective student struggle to establish things that are really
important to many students here (Ethnic Studies, OMA, etc.)
3. Many people shower rather infrequently. It’s shocking.
4. I don’t know how to count. And Asian Americans can throw a damn good
Justify your existence in 30 words or less.
Token yellow person.
What was your favorite controversy in your time at Columbia?
Hmm.. how about every time campus publications fucked up with their
reporting on people of color?
Which professor do you think would be the best kisser?
This is a tough one ’cause I’ve discovered that a lot of professors have
really bad breath. I think most Ethnic Studies professors would be
pretty tender, though. They care about their students.
What percentage of seniors do you think are virgins?
33.3, with a line over the 3
Would you rather permanently give up oral sex or cheese?
I dunno. They can both be smelly.
Days on Campus memory?
I awkwardly got really high with someone else on Days on Campus in the
lounge of a Hartley suite. While at least 4 other people were hooking up
in the same room. But I think the encounters over the past four years
with the “friends” everyone makes at Days on Campus have been just as
awkward and memorable.
Giving in to Facebook. Not putting the word “fornicasian” in my thesis.
Never taking a class with Robin Kelley. Not getting involved with
student activism until the end of sophomore year. Never having a real
winter coat until the middle of winter last year.
If you’re burning for more class of 2007 profiles, check it: Frances Howorth, Josh Bolotsky, Jenni Oki, Seth Flaxman, Maria Baibakova, Karen Fu (scroll), David Chait (scroll), Dan Okin, Anthony Walker, Nick Klagge, Claire Lackner, Paul Sonne, Karina Garcia, and Sakib Khan.