Sure pre-frosh can be a little irritating, but their idealism and eagerness can be charming… right? For 2012, Arianna was courageous enough to jump-start the pre-frosh profiles.
Hometown: Paukakalo, Maui, Hawaii
Prospective Major: Sustainable Development, International Relations, Political Science, History
Prospective Dorm: John Jay or Carman (I am still torn, but recently I have wanted a single)
How long do you think it’ll take you to lose your…
Dignity? This is a bit tricky, because I generally don’t care what anyone thinks of me. So as far as my dignity is concerned, I may have already lost it or I will never lose it or possibly I have never had it.
Moral compass? I have a pretty strong hold on my moral compass, so hopefully never.
Sanity? I am already ridiculously crazy.
2010 had the myspace, 2011 dominated on facebook, but 2012 went above and beyond, ED on facebook. Does this milestone make you proud?
I would not say I am particularly proud, but with one of my friends’ encouragement, I joined the facebook group 45 minutes after I found out, so I am definitely a part of the group’s enormous success. To be honest, joining the group oddly made my going to Columbia next year a reality. I am completely addicted to procrastinating on the internet, so seeing the growth and activeness of the CC ’12 group made me feel comforted that my future classmates have my same vice. The group has actually made me slightly pessimistic about next year because people’s comments seem sort of lame. I hate it when people abbreviate excessively such as “how r u?” and “lmao” and I want to vomit whenever someone writes “;)”. At first I found it humorous that a bunch of 2011 kids were sarcastically giving advice, but then it sort of made me sad that the current freshman at Columbia have nothing better to do than haze younglings.
How many of the Lit Hum books have you already read? Or are planning to read?
In my world history and literature courses I have already read excepts from The Iliad, The Odyssey, Oresteia, Oedipus Rex, Genesis, Aeneid, Confessions, Inferno, Decameron and two summers ago I read Pride and Prejudice. I was not intending on prereading any books, but from this question I guess I probably should . . . Maybe I will read Crime and Punishment. A few yeas back my ex boyfriend read that book for his senior novel and to complement his reading we also rented it. The version that we rented was terrible, it would switch from subtitles to dubbing frequently and at the oddest times. Now I am looking forward to renting that dreadful film again and sharing it with my new peers. I will probably also read Don Quixote, Hamlet, and To The Lighthouse.
What are you doing with the rest of your senior year?
My first thought was “drinking liquor, drunk, smoking weed”, but I guess because I am not a member of Three 6 Mafia, those will not exclusively be my only activities. My second thought was “sex on the beaches . . .” even continuing to all of Peaches raunchy lyrics, but that too is probably not what I am only going to do. In reality I will probably not change my daily habits very much, but my mentality might relax. I hate being cliché, but I have the urge to scream out “Carpe diem!” I truly want to live my life to the fullest, appreciating Maui and my current friendships as much as I can. Also instead of only doing homework on Sundays, I am going to devote the first half of every Sunday to going to the beach or on a hike.
You’re from Hawaii, have you ever heard of Anton Glamb (myspace.com/antonglamb)?
No, I have never heard of him. I am not madly in love with the tunes, but they are ok. I would be more impressed if he was from Maui. Oahu sucks, I only feel pride for Maui specifically, and even on Maui I feel prejudice against super touristy places such as Lahaina and Kihei.