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14

Senior Wisdom: Joy Resmovits

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Name, school: Joy Resmovits, BC

Claim to fame: I’ve probably interviewed you and your dean at some point for Spec (former news editor).

Where are you going? In the short run, the Wall Street Journal. After that, who knows? (Will cover education policy/city politics for food.)

Three things you learned at Columbia:
1. It’s never too late to change your mind, to switch majors, to meet new people. This is trite, but there’s nothing wrong with following your dreams.
2. The Columbia University undergraduate community exists, and it’s made up of students from all four schools. This truth is hard to ignore when you see them toil together to put out a daily newspaper.
3. Free fountain soda refills at Brad’s!

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I laugh at everything. I can read Middle English. Little fascinates me more than wonkish chats about Columbia University’s organizational structure.

Any war stories from the War on Fun? I’m kind of boring, actually. But it was sure fun to explain this concept to oft-confused administrators in interviews.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? Hi Mom!

Any advice for the Class of 2014?
1. Spend as much time as possible on the steps.
2. Spec and Bwog are better when read together.
3. Surround yourself with people who know when you need to be challenged or supported.

Any regrets? Not taking classes with Eric Foner or Margaret Vandenburg. Not learning more languages. Missing incredible campus events because I was too busy editing articles about them. Not meeting all of you.

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26 Comments

  1. lol

    wow boring. follow your dreams? tell me more, soothsayer

    when are grades supposed to be in? i'd like to know if i'm graduating.

    • hm

      Eh, I disagree. I think that's good advice that a lot of people here could use. Too many people are stuck with the paradigm that Columbia sucks, that the core is too overbearing, etc. I'm not saying those things aren't true, but there def. are some people that enjoy themselves here a lot more than others, and I think a big part of that has to do with being open to making big changes in the way that you approach classes, the people you hang with, etc., etc.

  2. Zomg:  

    Joy is one of the nicest people I've met here, for serious. It's nice to see she's taking her talent someplace awesome.

    Yaaaay, Joy.

  3. This  

    is sort of sad, and sort of a PSA for why never to do spec.

    Seems nice though

  4. Joy Resmovitz

    is literally one of my favorite persons ever.

  5. who are  

    these people?

  6. Anonymous

    joy is amazing, inspiring, and an all around incredible person.
    great SW!

  7. margaret vandenburg  

    is the best!! and congrats to joy re: wsj

  8. :)

    had a class with her.
    she's very kind, indeed
    ...kind of boring...
    but kind... almost annoyingly so!

    And a Wall Street Journal job = holy crap!

  9. ewo

    dear joy

    i love you.

  10. Betsy

    hey joy nice mittens

    also, thanks for being the best co-news editor a girl could have

  11. Anonymous  

    "hi mom" joke already made. see: michael molina.

    • Anonymous  

      she wasn't trying to be funny--if you knew Joy would know she is not some pretentious prat who spends all her time trying to gain points on bwog through cheap laughing points. She is sweet and exceedingly non-scandalous.
      She probably also did not memorize other answers in an attempt to be original but said what she thought. it is called being an original person. which she is.

      I am sorry I do not know you better. but from what I do know, I wholeheartedly like.

  12. Mariya

    Yay for SW from Joy! She's really the sweetest person. I didn't get the chance to know her too well, but her smiles definitely improved Tennis days. :)

  13. anonymous

    yay Joy! love love love love

  14. hooray joy!

    and shavua tov!

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