Senior Wisdom: Kim Manis
Written by Bwog Staff
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.
Never executing my plan to turn every level of Mudd into a different level from Super Mario Brothers.