Claim to Fame? I might have been your RA, your TA, or your senator
Where are you going? I’m volunteering at a school for troubled teens this summer and then going to Oxford for an MPhil in economics on a scholarship—i.e. for free.
Three things you learned at Columbia:
“Back in my day…” I thought being a senior would be cool
Justify your existence in 30 words or less: I’ll try…
Is the War on Fun over? Who won? Any war stories? I’m an RA so either way I won, right? I think there are some hyper-risk averse administrators in student affairs (and other offices) who try to solve problems by shutting things down. They don’t really understand students, or they think that saying “I understand students want to get wasted” means they understand. I hope these people can become more understanding and try to remember what it was like when they were students…and yeah we all know it was different then.
Since I am an RA most of my war stories involve someone else as the drunk one…but I got called in when I was seen at 40s on 40. Res programs probably should have done it since one of the grad assistants did see me there and the talk was reasonable. Other than that I’ve been on my best behavior.
But I must disclaim: I speak for myself and not for res programs–not one little bit.
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? I’ll defer my answer until I’ve had the second of the two
Advice for the class of 2016:
Any regrets? Working too hard, not working hard enough, going out when I shouldn’t have, staying in too much, not making more friends, not spending enough time with the people who really matter…etc
I don’t think there’s one way to do this place right, so I regret not doing all the things I could have. I also can’t change a thing, and probably wouldn’t if I could. I tried my best and that’s all I’d ask of myself or anyone else. I was able to find my way and my happiness at Columbia. I really love it here. Nothing’s fucked dude, nothing is fucked.