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Senior Wisdom: Hari Nef

Hari Nef

Hari Nef

With the weekend wrapping up, we bring you a Senior Wisdom from Hari Nef to give you something to procrastinate with in Butler.

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Hari Nef, Columbia College, Drama & Theater Arts (Acting Concentration), Newton, MA

Claim to fame: Fun and trans!

Where are you going? Rehearsal…

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2019?

1. You are enough.

2. You owe it to yourself to study something you love very, very deeply.

3. Your life is long.

“Back in my day…” I don’t remember anything before Dig Inn…

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: Google me lol

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Acting Comedy, Advanced Acting Lab, and Acting Chekhov with Charise Greene. Even if you’re not a theater major, her studio acting classes will make you a stronger, more functional person.

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? “Pose to Be” by Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko 2:13

One thing to do before graduating: Slam the door!

Any regrets? Regrets? Is it 2014?

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17 Comments

  • mmmm says:

    @mmmm gotta eat the booty like groceriesss

  • Procrastinator says:

    @Procrastinator Like if you googled Hari Nef after reading this, and now know who she is.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Hari opted not to go long, so I will: Hari is every inch the force of nature she appears to be online, but nowhere near as intimidating IRL. She is so warm, so funny, and so talented, and even though she may have made a name for herself off campus, she’s still made a huge impact on Columbia in her four years here. I feel lucky to know her, I know others who do know her feel the same, and I hope those who don’t know her follow her advice, take to Google, and get with the times.

  • A says:

    @A Hari is very good at what she does, but I never felt like she wanted a platform for the right reasons.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Can we stop using Senior Wisdom’s as places to tear down our peers?

      Senior Wisdoms are a place for us to celebrate people who’ve done cool work and to pass on advice to younger generations. They’re one of very few positive, community-building traditions we have at Columbia, but this year people have been pointlessly negative. Odds are you’re never going to see these people again, so what do you really get about attacking them online?

      If you really have an issue with Hari (or anyone else), don’t be a bitchy Bwog commenter, have the guts to say it to her (or their) face. This never happened on Senior Wisdoms 2-3 years ago.

      1. BSGS says:

        @BSGS Yes it did.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You know you can turn down a Senior Wisdom…

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Right? Like she seems like a really interesting person, but why showcase someone who’s going to put zero effort into the senior wisdom itself? The whole point of the column is for seniors to give their advice and reflections, not just say “google me”

  • Ugh says:

    @Ugh Wow, these vague answers are so intriguing and ironically deep pfff

  • Why so much rage @ Hari?! says:

    @Why so much rage @ Hari?! I’m not surprised by these comments: either Hari isn’t into creating a platform for the right reasons (in reply: read any interview Hari has given!), or it’s really annoying that she kept her senior wisdom so short (because suddenly concise words of wisdom are undesirable! tell that to Abe Lincoln, or for that matter, almost any adult in the literate world), or she’s just being vague and/or ironic (a final effort to cut down her words at any means).

    It’d be easy to call these jabs at Hari veiled transphobia–and I don’t doubt the presence of that. But what’s so surprisingly prominent in these attacks is JEALOUSY. Bwog commenters know better (as in, are too politically correct) than to attack her success on the basis of her identity, so instead, they attack her for any other reason they can think of… but… why? ]]

    Maybe it’s because Hari has become incredibly successful, and while Columbia kids can hide behind their shining GPA’s and unpaid internships for their short times here, they freak out when those measures of success are pitted (consciously or unconsciously) against a classmate who has used her four years here not only to excel in the classroom and in campus life, but to take New York by storm, and whose voice and presence is only growing by the day…

    I just wish these commenters would be, i don’t know, happy for Hari, given all of her hard work and determination, rather than feel that they need to justify their inadequacy (tho Hari’s not the one asking them to recognize this, it’s their own egos) by shitting on her.

    1. sorry says:

      @sorry but she’s a social climber..

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous How?

  • stp says:

    @stp queen

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous fuck right off hari

  • alum hari fan says:

    @alum hari fan funny that people think that shading hari on bwog will in any way affect her resplendent brilliance. you’re a fucking legend hair!!!!! hope you had a good senior yr :D

    1. alum hari fan says:

      @alum hari fan obvi meant hari… not hair

  • jus says:

    @jus y0l0

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