Senior Wisdom: Gena Miller
Written by Bwog Staff
Name, School: Gena Miller, CC
Claim to fame: Member of the 2009 intramural floor hockey championship squad “Team Fulton”?
Post-grad plans: Teach for America in NYC, allegedly.
Favorite study spot? Sounds like an oxymoron to me. I usually study in my room.
What are three things you learned at Columbia?
1. Never invade Russia in winter.
2. If a professor has more than 7 CULPA reviews that all say the same thing, it’s probably true.
3. People at Columbia (and lots in NY too) are interesting, quirky and wonderful and worth knowing. See “Senior Wisdom 2009 style: Chris Daniels”.
Justify your existence in 30 words or less.
I can type 57 words per minute.
What was your favorite controversy in your time at Columbia?
Ahmadinafest, hands down. It felt like Ivy League Woodstock, or maybe even what bowl football is like at other schools. I had a great time hanging out on the lawn with a few thousand of my closest friends growing my cultural awareness in festival style setting. I just felt like the controversy had a lot of upside, namely the new genre of ahmadinewords (like the hawkmadineblog for all of you ornithographers out there) and the knowledge that there are no homosexuals in Iran (phew).
Any battle wounds/war stories from the War on Fun?
Retired RA. ‘nuf said.
Would you rather permanently give up oral sex or cheese?
Melted cheese is the way to this woman’s heart so I’d keep the cheese.
What do you wish you could tell the Class of 2013 before they come here?
Always bring an umbrella. Also, get that Duane Reade frequent buyer card or whatever first semester. True, you will never get the 45 seconds of your life back that it took to fill out the paperwork, but you will earn fabulous treasures like money back towards your next purchase and discounts. Thumbs up.
I got a barbecue sandwich like 3 weeks ago from M2M. That experience stands out as a blemish in an otherwise beautiful relationship.