At least there were corn chips!

Name, School, Major Hometown: Frankie DeGiorgio, Barnard, English/Creative Writing, Long Beach, CA

Claim to fame: Former Bwog Managing Editor, number one Hewitt Hall defender, expert Partiful creator, KCST producer to the stars, president of NOMADS, and, most recently, playwright of The Frat Boy Play

Where are you going? 

To Dear Mama, which is right around the corner from my summer sublet. 

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

  1. Go with a random roommate freshman year. 
  2. Do a LOT of research before you apply to a study abroad program. And don’t study abroad just because you think you should. 
  3. Take advantage of everything you have access to on this campus. As someone who started at Barnard in 2020 and is leaving now, never take for granted not just all of the resources at your fingertips, but all of the experiences, too. 

“Back in my day…” Diana served their burrito bowls with corn chips! We couldn’t, like, eat in the dining hall or anything but at least they had corn chips. 

Favorite Columbia lore?

That time Barnard tried to pass off a “no guests past 10 pm” rule as a COVID precaution. 

What was your favorite class at Columbia?

US Lesbian and Gay History and its unofficial sequel Sexuality and the City, both with George Chauncey, Renaissance Drama with Penelope Usher, Playwriting I with Ellen McLaughlin, Austen Eliot James with Nicholas Dames, and History of the South with Barbara Fields. 

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese?

I’ve been thinking about my answer to this question since joining Bwog and have yet to come up with a good response. 

Whom would you like to thank?

Grace, for everything. Maddy, for plucking up the courage to talk to me in line at Shake Shack. Evelyn, Margaret, and Noelle for asking if anyone had a deck of cards on the Hewitt 2 groupchat the first night of sophomore year. Everyone else that I am so honored and grateful to call a friend. The NOMADS board. The Spring 2022 KCST A-Board for giving me a chance and changing my life. And, of course, my parents, for not letting me apply ED to Smith, among many other things. 

One thing to do before graduating?

Something messy.

Any regrets?

Obviously, but I should probably just keep moving forward.

Frankie via Eli Reville