Former Bwog Editor Finn Klauber is a classicist, an advocate for the Core, and a proud member of Beta. Apparently, you can do it all.
Name, School, Major, Hometown: Andrew Finn Klauber, The College, Classics, “Someplace Special” aka Cooper City, Florida
Claim to fame: Lived in a red, white, and blue brownstone for three years. Former Internal Editor of Bwog. Kept two plants alive for a year. Won $300 in a Sweetgreen meme contest on Columbia Buy/Sell. Former admin of the Overheard@Barnard Facebook group. Never made a LinkedIn or had a high profile internship. Everglades fanatic.
Where are you going? Some old, really rich school in Boston.
What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2023?
“Back in my day…” Beta had a party every other weekend. The Cafe space in Lerner was super grimy and open 24/7 to the public. Cannons was still a thing. The football team literally lost every game. American Apparel sold everything (including their mannequins) when they went out of business. Columbia had a Geology Library.
Favorite Columbia controversy? By word count, probably when ESC tried to ban smoking on campus, but waking up to a pretty big protest held outside KDR after the Wrestling GroupMe scandal was also really interesting.
Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: I made it to the top 15 personalities on bored@butler before it was shut down.
What was your favorite class at Columbia?
I’ve taken a lot of interesting classes in my time at Columbia, so I’ll have to narrow it down to my favorite major class and my favorite non-major class:
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? I don’t really eat that much already so cutting out cheese is not a good move.
Whom would you like to thank? All the professors who helped me get into grad school, my parents, my friends and pledge brothers in Beta, Amara, Youngweon, Rani, the guys at HamDel, the Butler custodians, and anyone who ever invited me to a party that I didn’t go to.
One thing to do before graduating: Go to Queens. It’s really cool to see that there’s a whole city out there totally removed from the petty issues which continually reverberate around campus. Queens is also just a cool borough.
Any regrets? I definitely regret covering ESC for so many years and never getting any cool SEAS swag. Also, I horribly regret sending over $1000 of books home through USPS before going abroad, as they lost two boxes. The only survivor from two boxes filled with books was my Quran…