Overheard: Students Lerning Together

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Like that of Shakespeare, the pen (keyboard) of Bwog knows no bounds.

There’s a lot to overhear in Lerner, from the incessant piano playing to the chiming of elevators as they go up and down and up and down or sometimes just linger on one floor with their doors opening and closing. Oh, and then there are the student conversations.

Without further ado, we present a series of vignettes from a several hour stint in everyone’s favorite glass house.

A Night in Lerner: A Non-Musical.

Act I, Two students walk through Lerner; they ponder the existential questions of life, much like the content of a Beckett work.

Girl: “I’m talking about like psychological shit bro, like, I can break your ass down!”
Guy: “…did you just say ‘bro?'”

Act II, A group of three students discuss the nature of true love.

Guy: “You have to make sure that you let him know that you like him…”
Girl 1: “Well, that’s the thing, I made a mistake. I told him I liked him.”
Guy: “You what?”
Girl 2: “Yeah, that was a mistake…”
Guy: “What?! Obviously!”

Act III, Faced with difficult choices, a male student questions his identity and the identities of others.

Male student: “By the way, so you’re CC?”
Female student: “…”
Male student: “Barnard? I’m sorry, I’m an Applied Math major, so this happens sometimes.”
Girl student (later): “So… you’re really SEAS?”

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  1. Anonymous  

    these are funny but... anyone else afraid to have a public conversation now? big bwother is listening

  2. Anonymous  

    these are very confusing (is the girl student the same as the female student?). I don't understand any of these - they aren't funny.

  3. J Alfred Lerner  

    And the piano lounge hums so peacefully!
    Elevator doors chime over the singer,
    Closing...opening...or else they linger,
    Caught in the wall, before you and me...

    And would it have been worth it, after all,
    After Ferris Booth snacks and tea,
    Among incessant piano, among some talk of you and me,
    Would it have been worth while,
    To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
    To have squeezed the universe into a ball
    To roll it toward some overwhelming question,
    To say: "I'm an Applied Math major, are you CC?"
    If one, settling a sweatshirt by her head,
    Should say: "That is not what I meant at all.
    That is not it, at all."

  4. Anonymous  

    HA i heard this whole conversation too and can confirm it was pretty entertaining

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