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Senior Wisdom: Mina Mahmood

Mina Mahmood has access to the ever elusive Senior Scramble spreadsheet and is here to tell you to say no!

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Mina Mahmood, Columbia College, Political Science, Brooklyn, NY

Claim to fame: my campaign for Junior Class President of CCSC, my infamous Carman parties, my access to the Senior Scramble spreadsheet

Where are you going? My dream has always been to work in New York City politics and my long term goal is to run for office. Before that? I am going with the ~~flow~~.

What are 3 things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2023?

1. Your support network is important. Sometimes people don’t know you need help until you tell them. So, tell them!! (Also, call home.)

2. You need to make time for personal development. I am not my freshman year self and that development didn’t happen during class time or during my extracurriculars. It happened during the unplanned, unscheduled moments where I allowed myself to enjoy just being with myself.

3. You should learn to say no to things! FOMO can feel like the worst thing ever…until you’re out at 3 am, tired af, and wishing that you were having some much-needed downtime. Go out…when you want to go out. Do things…when you want to do things. Take on more responsibility… if you want to take on more responsibility. You’ll be happier for it.

Favorite Columbia controversy? The decision to put the Plan B and condom vending machine in the middle of the John Jay lobby.

Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: My mother always tells me that I was born for greatness. If you disagree, you can take that up with her.

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Digital Series with Ben Philippe. I came to college a hopeful Film major and four years later, I decided to take a film seminar. I am now writing, producing, casting, filming, and editing my own web-series… AND IT IS THE MOST FUN I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! EFHJIDKFJIDDONIVDVHIEOFDSNK

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? Cheese has got to go 👋🏾

Whom would you like to thank? My mama for her wisdom. My friends for having my back. My professors for the extensions. 😇

One thing to do before graduating: Take a class Pass/Fail.

Any regrets? Over the last four years, I was too damn hard on myself.

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30 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Your momma was dead wrong

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    1. GCal says:

      @GCal Your mama is probably fat.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous If your tenure on ccsc has anything to say, you’re destined for self important sales clerk. Anti-Semitic to boot. Disgraceful.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Educate yourself on what anti-Semitism is. Maybe then you’ll have something besides ignorance, jealousy, and anonymous hate to show for yourself. Tragically Disgraceful.

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    2. womanpower2k19 says:

      @womanpower2k19 You are a disgrace to the Jewish community. What the hell is wrong with you?

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    3. Thef*ck? says:

      @Thef*ck? Do not diminish the seriousness of anti-semitism in this country and abroad with these ridiculous statements. This is literally senior wisdom on a bwog article, if you actually care about antisemitism, invest your time elsewhere.

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    4. Amara Banks (Bwog Staff) says:

      @Amara Banks (Bwog Staff) not cool…..

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      1. tnarg says:

        @tnarg hi Amara I love u

        1. Amara Banks (Bwog Staff) says:

          @Amara Banks (Bwog Staff) LMAO hi ~tnarg~ we need to get dinner soon

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Mina you’re amazing!!!

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  • Hahaha says:

    @Hahaha Incompetent and fake.

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    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous delete

    2. GCal says:

      @GCal I can see how the less accomplished might feel from outside of her league.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Loved this! A true queen

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous To everyone sending anonymous hate: I am really sorry for you. It must be so tough to be so small and for see someone thrive and accomplish so much against all the odds. And your poor aprents, to see this become of you after all your privilege. SAD SAD SAD
    CPS is here for you. Mina, I remain in awe of you. Keep thriving and being a great example to us all.

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  • Guerrito Loks says:

    @Guerrito Loks Doin great Mina! Haters can’t stop the shine!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous ahaha love this!!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What an angel!

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  • Hatersgotojail says:

    @Hatersgotojail The fucking queen of this school!!!!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You’re doing great, hunty! I’m sure that with no time and diligence, you’ll definitely ascend to various political offices! Good job!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You’ve made a mark on this Campus, and all you’ve come across. Love You!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Damn some fools really tryna square up with your Mama… I wish them luck, lmao.
    As for me, I’m glad she put you here/ agree with her assessment of the situation!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Mina- this is a great interview. You are very intelligent, strong and witty (always good qualities when dealing with naysayers). ;)

  • womanpower2k19 says:

    @womanpower2k19 CALL HOME– I felt that so hard. The most brilliant woman to give this advice. Everyone TAKE FUCKING NOTES!! Learn, bitches, learn!!

  • ab says:

    @ab Mina you’re a gem! sorry for crashing your bday with all those beta bros in bday suits.

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    1. yeesh says:

      @yeesh lmfao sounds like a sweaty time

  • court says:

    @court there are few things harder than being a black woman in the world today and that statement is no less true at columbia. mina im in awe of how much of your time (time which couldve been spent doing hoodrat shit with your friends) you have given to an ungrateful student body.

    side note — its funny how the loudest people in this comment section are anonymous.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Your Mama’s right!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Mina you are an absolute queen! I am in awe of all you do for the campus.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Shine, QUEEN!!!! Shoutout to everyone in the comments hating from outside the club! :'( They jealous and ugly

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