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Senior Wisdom: Kim Manis

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As the senior class heads out into the real world, Bwog traditionally delays them a few minutes to get their final thoughts on their time at Columbia, and their advice to their successors. Our second installment is from ESC’s Kim Manis. You can follow the rest here.


Name, School
: Kim Manis, SEAS

Claim to fame: ESC Senior Class President, Commissioner Emeritus of CUAssassins

Post-grad plans: Moving to Seattle and working for Microsoft. Every time you use spell check in Microsoft Word, think of me.

What are three things you learned at Columbia?

• The way to tell if someone is a robot is to ask them to climb up on a chair.

• People will do ridiculous things for a cash prize.

• It’s best not to forget the things you’ve learned in a class after it’s over, cause you pretty much always have to relearn it in another class.

Justify your existence in 30 words or less: I can recite the film Clueless in its entirety.

Favorite study spot? Uris group study rooms. If none are available, I like to sit in one with one other person in it and sneeze a lot or listen to loud pop music until he/she gets annoyed and leaves.

What was your favorite controversy in your time at Columbia?

The hunger strike! I think ESC was the only campus organization to release a statement disagreeing with their tactics. We got flooded with emails from SEAS students agreeing with us and thanking us for taking a stance.

Any battle wounds/war stories from the War on Fun?

Dealing with the aftermath of the Winter Gala coat check rush of 2009. The woman working the coat check never came back to work!

Would you rather permanently give up oral sex or cheese?

Ever since Bwog started running these senior wisdom posts my freshman year, I’ve been debating my answer to this question. Don’t make me choose! Okay, honestly, I’m just saying that, so I don’t sound like a perv, I’d give up cheese in a heartbeat.

What do you wish you could tell the Class of 2013 before they come here?

Watch sporting events during the day at local bars and befriend the bouncers. Then they won’t care about your obviously fake ID.

Regrets?

Never executing my plan to turn every level of Mudd into a different level from Super Mario Brothers.

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19 Comments

  1. 2150  

    haha. thanks for the advice!

  2. Angry Black Man  

    "Uris group study rooms. If none are available, I like to sit in one with one other person in it and sneeze a lot or listen to loud pop music until he/she gets annoyed and leaves."

    WHAT A BITCH!

  3. yaay  

    love you kim manis! and we will try to execute your plan one of these years..

  4. YES  

    "It's best not to forget the things you've learned in a class after it's over, cause you pretty much always have to relearn it in another class."

    Very true. I wish I had known this freshman year, ESPECIALLY for Gen Chem.

  5. cynical bwog commentator  

    kim manis is a bad person! etc.

  6. Surfin' UWS  

    It's really a shame that these people are seniors because I would love to get to know them. They sound awesome.

    There have been few really cool people here for me so far.

  7. Wisdomosity  

    Kim definitely knows how to game the CU system, take her advice and you will never go wrong.

  8. I LOVE YOU  

    KIM MANIS...

    except for the fact that you'll be working for Microshit.

  9. I approve

    Kim Manis is the best. Ever.

  10. Clement H.  

    hemmmmmmmmmmht

  11. sophomore  

    this girl sounds awesome! I loved her response about giving up cheese in a heartbeat haha

    SOOO truee

  12. yay  

    I don't know Kim but I have a lot of respect for her. She's done a great job leading her class and I'm glad she was picked to do a Senior Wisdom

  13. cheese!?  

    cheese!?

    No pizza! No cheeseburgers! No mac and cheese! No Brie! No Gouda! No extra extra sharp white cheddar at fairway for $13/lb! Pasta with parmesan, enchiladas, grilled cheese and burritos!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  14. i like kim  

    a tons.. but I want some better senior wisdoms. i remember last year's being so much better.

  15. just an idea  

    you should get Michael Grinspan to do one. I bet he has a lot of wisdom.

  16. hahaha  

    What do you wish you could tell the Class of 2013 before they come here?

    Watch sporting events during the day at local bars and befriend the bouncers. Then they won't care about your obviously fake ID.

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    YES. YES. YES.

  17. robot  

    Why is someone not a robot if they can climb on a chair?

  18. ummm  

    i volunteer to father kim manis' babies.

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