Senior Wisdom: Ross Ramone

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Name, school: Ross Ramone, CC

Claim to fame: Captain of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team, that blonde guy in Notes and Keys, known to portray Jews in various CMTS productions, the bronze Alexander Hamilton statue in Vshow 113, responsible for your black out at the White Party (Sigma Nu ’08 edition), great in the SAAC, self-proclaimed “Mayor of The Heights”… Oh, and “the hair flip.”

Where are you going? I’ll actually be staying here in the city, diving head first into the whole audition scene. It’s scary, but since I was nine years old it’s all I’ve ever been able to imagine myself doing. I figure I owe it to myself to give it a shot. So that’s where I’ll be – just pursuing the dream. I never looked good behind a desk, anyway.

Three things you learned at Columbia:

  1. Deadlines are just suggestions.
  2. You learn a hell of a lot more from rejection than from success.
  3. Hair grows back.

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I like to believe that people can surprise you, if you let them.

Any war stories from the War on Fun? Let’s just say it involved Central Park, speedos, “Haterade,” and an unfortunate run-in with a certain beloved Columbia Athletics administrator…

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? Cheese. Yup.

Any advice for the Class of 2014? Don’t stress. It’s a waste of energy. At the end of the day, it all gets done. A smile and a healthy dose of perspective will take you a long way. If not, there’s nothing that a couple good friends and a Heights Happy Hour can’t fix.

Any regrets? I think after four years here, it’s hard not to wonder if you did it right. Do I have any regrets? Of course. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. But you live and you learn, you know? You learn to live better, to love better… Maybe it all sounds cliche, but that’s one of the most valuable things this crazy place called Columbia has taught me. I could probably use this section as one giant “I’m Sorry,” but I just don’t think there’s enough space… Also, I probably didn’t call my mom enough.

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  1. ROSSS  

    LOVE YOU, ROSS! You're the best.

  2. Joy  

    Yay Ross! I can't wait to see you on Broadway sometime soon.

  3. ummmm  

    Ross Ramone = greatest guy ever. I swoon whenever he does the hair flip.

  4. Surfin' UWS  

    ....Not that there's anything wrong with that, right?

  5. My favorite

    Senior wisdom, lesson learned #2 so true
    good luck bro

  6. Hah:

    Well, I mean, that makes sense.

  7. Love Ross  

    One of the nicest people I've met at Columbia. Great pick for SW, Good luck man!

  8. This

    guy looks like Cody Linley, the Disney Channel actor:

    Seriously. They look SO similar.

  9. Anonymous  

    yessss hairflip!!
    glad he can laugh at himself

  10. Varun  

    rosssss, ross ramone. ross ross ross ross raaaamoooo-ne. ross ross ross ross ross ra-mone. ross ross ross ross ross-a-ross ross-ramone, ross RAMONE, ross ross RAMONE, ross ross RAMONE ross RAmone. ross, ross ramooone. ross ross ramone ross ramoneeee

    you know the tune.

  11. Finally...

    Someone who would give up cheese. And I wouldn't say no to the alternative with Ross...

  12. ....Is that  

    Justin Bieber?

  13. Anonymous

    ROSS IS AMAZING!!! Probably the most caring, genuine person on this campus. I hope everyone had the privilege of at least meeting him over his 4 years here. Or at least see him in his speedo...

    Great senior wisdom, great choice Bwog. Best of luck to this man.

  14. by far



    your hair is in my dreams

  16. madly in love

    with ross ramone. he can hairflip for me anytime

  17. madly in love

    with ross ramone. he can hairflip for me any day

  18. Anonymous

    love him!! such an amazing person. beyond the great hair (so glad he can make fun of himself! and be so funny!), one of the realest people i've talked with. with i'd met him soon at this school, and wishing him all the best.

  19. Anonymous

    totally in love with ross. and he killed it here with the combo of sassy/smart/sentimental. one of the best guys this bwog section, and this campus, has ever seen

  20. Anonymous

    i'd let ross ravage me annnnnyyyyyy day


  21. Anonymous

    I would give up cheese for Ross ramone.

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