Senior Wisdom: Arianne Richard

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Name, school: Arianne Richard, CC

Claim to fame: CC 2010 Valedictorian, Columbia University Dance Marathon (CUDM) 2010 Co-Overall Chair

Where are you going? National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

Three things you learned at Columbia:

1. The 1 train splits from the 2 and 3 trains at 96th street. (Learned during orientation week freshman year)
2. Beautiful, old classrooms and libraries are inspirational.
3. There is always an exception to the rule (be it Schrödinger’s equation or the housing lottery).

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Cynical answer: I was born and have survived 22 years of natural selection.
Not-so-cynical answer: I smile at people. Résumé-ish answer: CUDM: I dance to stop childhood HIV/AIDS.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? I can’t win with this one.

Any advice for the Class of 2014? Change your mind as often as you wish.

Any regrets? Not finding the gluten-free refrigerator in John Jay until second semester freshman year.

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  1. Anonymous  

    where is the gluten free refrigerator in jj?

  2. Anonymous  

    This wasn't very inspirational or interesting. =(

  3. ...  

    She seems really sweet so I don't want to this to seem like a bash, but its funny that she doesn't have anything to say about the War on Fun. Sounds about right considering how much time she probably spent working to be valedictorian.

  4. Anonymous  

    she's going to save the world someday, haha. unfortunately, dancing for AIDS now would do little to find a cure.

  5. Anonymous  

    Bwog, please do Michael Williams if you haven't already. :)

    • Um...  

      If I could give this 17 thumbs up I would do so, but instead I will just say PLEASE!

    • Yes  

      Yes, and get Whitney Green and Isabel Breoer and Sarah Weiss and Jeff Spear and Jon Bell and Rich Brown.

    • MIKEY DUBS  


      • Eliza  (Bwog Staff)

        Awesome, if you've got suggestions for senior wisdoms, please send their emails to [email protected] Thanks!

  6. hmm

    was she purposely trying to come across as aloof or is she actually this boring in real life?

  7. wouldnt you  

    have to have kids to "survive" natural selection. Otherwise you just havent died for 22 years

  8. Uhh.....  

    I'd hit that.


    ..haha recaptcha = exorcisms whatever

    ...apparently so.....

  9. 2010er  

    Anyone have a spare graduation ticket lying around? If you can help me out, that'd be awesome.

    recaptha: "the karma" Haha.

  10. suefan  

    I fell asleep a few times trying to finish reading this.

  11. prefrosh

    Hey, just wanted to say I'm loving Bwog and especially the Senior Wisdoms. Thanks to the seniors and the Bwog writers for sharing their experiences! Really makes me so excited to join the CU community. I'll be Barnard 2014, and the only thing that's really, really bothered me is how every post on here that even slightly mentions BC gets turned into an argument over selectivity. Is this actually reflective of what the real-life relationship is like? I honestly felt none of this hostility during welcome weekend.

  12. senior  

    Bwog, what happened to all the interesting questions Senior Wisdoms used to have? Favorite controversy? Percent of seniors thought to be virgins? Columbia memory that best exemplifies overall experience? If you're going to get rid of old questions, at least replace them with new ones that are interesting!

    Anyway, Arianne seems cool.

  13. CC 2011  

    Bwog please do Scott St. Marie!!!! He graduated a semester early so could give us his views on "the real world". Also, he's awesome.

  14. wow  

    This is so boring... I guess you can't develop personality inside Butler

  15. Anonymous  

    Yess!! Scott St. Marie!! <3 <3

    • Eliza  (Bwog Staff)

      Send his email to [email protected], please!

  16. WTF  

    You can make suggestions for Senior Wisdom? ROSS. RAMONE.

  17. Anonymous  


  18. Anonymous

    senior wisdom suggestion: RAJAT ROY.

  19. anon

    she's attractive, so who cares if you think she's boring

  20. Anonymous

    Arianne, you are beautiful. And smart. I want to marry you.

  21. Anonymous  

    Arianne is a goddess.

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