If you thought you were well-rounded, just check out Timothy Reichmann’s claim to fame. Congratulations on your graduation tonight!
Name, Hometown, School: Timothy S. Reichmann from Chatfield, Minnesota, SEAS
Claim to fame? I’m that future Air Force pilot kid who teaches the bartending class, takes dance classes at Barnard, and majors in Applied Physics–who may have been your RA. I also go to church on Sundays.
Where are you going? I’ll be here for the summer, then a year at flight school in Oklahoma, then anywhere in the world where there’s a US Air Force base–hopefully Japan.
Three things you learned at Columbia:
Back in my day… Carman residents had to buy their own TV’s on Craigslist and then put them on stands that were chained to the wall. Wallach was just as bad as Hartley. The spiral stairs weren’t an issue because Ferris was something else. People were less aware of how stressful this place is.
Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I’ve made more money bartending in the last year than the sum total I made in the previous 5 years.
Write a CU Admirers post to anyone or anything at Columbia: To the Class of 2013: you’re the best. I’ve known it since Prezbo told us at convocation but you’ve exceeded my expectations time and time again. You’ve made this school a place I’m proud to call my home. Whether through your attempts to beat administrators in the war on fun or your care about wellness and the stress culture that is so pervasive at Columbia. To the individuals who make up the class, I hope to work with a bunch of you in the future whether it’s in the corporate sphere or in making this school even more awesome now that we’re alumni. To the class of 2014, a bunch of you are pretty cool as well.
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? I’ve had good cheese, I’ve had bad cheese, at least some portion of that is not true of oral sex.
One thing to do before graduating: Take a road trip with your best friends from college. Leave room for spontaneity.
Live in East Campus your senior year (even if you’re a Barnard student) and throw lots of parties with your friends. It’ll ensure you have lots of memories from senior year and make lots of new friends. It’ll keep you sane and provide you with some awkward stories that’ll be hilarious to recall in a few years.
Any regrets? Nothing I would do differently in retrospect. If I knew in Fall of 2009 what I do now, I would have majored in something that wasn’t applied physics.