Senior Wisdom: Samantha Kuperberg

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Name, school: Sam Kuperberg, BC

Claim to fame: Use of the adverb “real nice;” turning my friends’ names into puns; overly elaborate thought experiments. Also, Moderator of the Philolexian Society.

Where are you going? After graduation I start work as a Patient Care Associate at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which serves on the LGBT community, as well as those living with HIV/AIDS. I’m very, very excited.

Three things you learned at Columbia:
1. Everyone seems like they have it together… until you ask a question like “How are you?” and watch it all unravel.
2. Writing a paper well before the deadline is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
3. We’re all mad here.

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I was recently in the Classics Department’s production of Persa, in which I performed in an intense rap battle. In Latin.

Any war stories from the War on Fun? We lost six on Monday. Tuesday was hell. I can’t describe the things I have seen. The horror… the horror.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? As someone who doesn’t really like cheese, this is a pretty easy question to answer.

Any advice for the Class of 2014?
1. You’re not going to figure it all out during your first semester. Or even your first year.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help… or accept it when it’s offered.
3. Take African Dance with Maguette.
4. See a Broadway show.

Any regrets? I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention.



  1. Anonymous

    Rap battle in Latin = win

  2. Jason Kruta

    Love you, Kuperatrixberg!

  3. SEAS '10

    she seems like a fun girl! great SW.

  4. Anonymous  

    Kuperator. This woman is amazing.

  5. Anonymous

    Oh Moderator, I like you reeeeeaal nice.

  6. Anonymous  

    african dance with maguette is an absolute must.

  7. Anonymous

    Sam is FAB. And she has about 25 other claims to fame than listed.

  8. Miranda E

    Saaaaaaaam! My love for you is endless. It was an honor Latin rap battling with you. You're one of the wisest people I know, seniorly or otherwise.

  9. Helga Pataki  

    Sam is SO AWESOME...and yet, how awesome. LOVE THIS GIRL!!!

    PS: recaptcha = indicted couches

  10. Anonymous  

    generally i object to women in positions of power, but i must confess she was a pretty sweet mod. also didn't realize premed types were allowed to be funny and articulate!

  11. Kuperberg?! I hardly knew her berg!

    your friends: From all of us here at TCBY, may all your post-graduation plans...

    a certain somebody: COME TO NOTHING.

    But seriously, Sam could melt the North Pole with her warmth and wit...and yet how amazingly cool she is.

  12. M. Dubz  

    Oh hey Sam, I like that picture of you... ALSOYOUAREAWESOME!

  13. Other Noam

    ...and yet, how hot! How aflame with amazingness! What a public service announcement on the perils of spontaneous combustion!

    ...and yet, how cucumberishly cool! How arctic! How penguiny fresh!

  14. '10

    Great way to close it out! It was a good bunch of SW's this year, BWOG

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