What’s your go-to order at the Hungarian Pastry Shop?

Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ana, Barnard, Religion and Human Rights, Rochester, New York

Claim to fame: Uptown Vocal jazz a cappella, first person on the moon, flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean and was never found, Columbia’s 2022 In the Heights pit orchestra (trumpet 2), XMAS14!, XMAS17!, XMAS18!

Where are you going? Cairo for a year! Thanks for asking, where are you going?

What are three things you learned at Columbia and would like to share with the Class of 2028? 

  1. It’s almost never that serious, and when it is that serious, you will know
  2. Introduce yourself to others warmly, often, and without expectation
  3. The institution will never love you back

“Back in my day…” Max Caffe was still around! Rest in power, neighborhood jewel

Favorite Columbia lore? A seminar I took dedicated to reading Joseph Masco’s “The Bomb as God” in a lower-level Pupin classroom… on exactly the site of the Manhattan Project

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Rashid Khalidi’s History of the Modern Middle East

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? My go-to order at the Hungarian Pastry Shop is a croissant with jam and a black coffee, thank you so much for asking!!

Whom would you like to thank? The ever-present view of Riverside Church, the stained-glass window in Milbank, the morning light in Joe Coffee Pulitzer, the 4th floor of Milstein, the lovely staff at Butler Cafe, Strokos Deli, my parents, friends, professors, and everybody cool and kind

One thing to do before graduating? Scream at Minouche’s house…

Any regrets? I’ve cried in many buildings, but I’d have liked to hit them all

Ana via Ana