Name, School, Major, Hometown: idris, barnard, anthro, st. croix, usvi; local pizza: mamas too; fav bathroom: milstein 5 gender inclusive bathroom; diana smoothie combo: strawberry, mango, peach; board of trustees member: karlie, closely followed by doc bc i had a class with his daughter and she was really nice; peet’s order: turmeric latte when they had them, a black tie when they didn’t
Claim to fame: I airdropped this meme during the fall 2019 referendum
Where are you going? Right now? Puerto Rico
What are 3 things you learned at Barnard and would like to share with the Class of 2025?
- 60% of barnard students pay full tuition. you never have to pay for the uber, i promise.
- vrinda condillac is one of the most brilliant minds at this school; you’ll have to take a first year writing course so do yourself a favor and take it with her
- this school offers so many resources to students that very few know about. i’ve had my phone paid for by barnard after it got stolen (exceptional case) but the point stands. there are funds for everything here: medical expenses, textbooks, winter clothing, groceries. go to financial aid, ur major department, and primary care for help, not the student access fund—they’re still finding their footing, to put it nicely. for the 40% of u on financial aid and for the even fewer who receive full aid, take advantage of these resources, learn to ask for help, cry in a few offices. these things build character.
“Back in my day…” CARES was just called Public Safety
Favorite Columbia controversy? Clay Watson’s rain showers
What was your favorite class at Columbia? there are so many fascinating minds in the anthropology department! highly recommend any anthro course, especially with barnard professors. i chose this major because of my massive crush on naor ben-yehoyada, who taught an intro course and a few courses on mafias, and every professor after still managed to steal my heart. love u guys xo
Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: saying “idk what that is” when ppl mention their east coast boarding schools
Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? i’ve never had to pay for oral sex.
Whom would you like to thank?
so many people! my thanks go out to bwog for starters and esp. bwog ‘21, sga, the blais staff, my kids, the people at the heart of this place (johnny in jj’s, rody in john jay, gloria in hewitt, seth in sulz), everyone who got yelled at on milstein 2 for being too loud, the people who bring up my tweets in person, bwog commenters for keeping us humble, my friends (of which there are too many to name and so little space) and my Black suite
One thing to do before graduating: marry rich!
Any regrets? just one: never getting tapped for millie the bear
Former Social Media Editor and Forever Legend via Idris