Senior Wisdom: Chris Daniels
Written by Bwog Staff
We start the reading week of Senior Wisdom with the Columbia Democrats’ outgoing president, Chris Daniels.
Name, School: Chris Daniels, CC
Claim to fame: Dems President, Former RA, Perpetual Intern
Post-grad plans: Teaching For America in Philadelphia, then Harvard Business School
What are three things you learned at Columbia?
1. Everyone here is really freaking weird. I’m still not quite sure why that just occurred to me this year.
2. 99% of them are worth getting to know anyway.
3. A significant number are truly brilliant, wonderful, and funny people who will change your life.
Justify your existence in 30 words or less. “If you don’t have grass stains on your knees at the end of the day, then you should seriously re-examine your life”(borrowed from Calvin and Hobbes).
Favorite study spot? Studying? I’m not sure I understand the question…
What was your favorite controversy in your time at Columbia? Hunger strikers, hands down. Nothing says Columbia like the philosophies of Gandhi and Marx boiled down to a ten-foot-long, blue, paper-mache octopus on South Lawn.
Any battle wounds/war stories from the War on Fun? Let me tell you about the love letters I’ve received from Cristen Kromm… (see “Former RA”, above.)
Would you rather permanently give up oral sex or cheese? No contest.
What do you wish you could tell the Class of 2013 before they come here? When you’re deciding between going to class and doing something you’ll remember for the rest of your life, skip the class. There’s more to life than discussion section.