Lactose intolerance is a state of mind.

Name, School, Major Hometown: Noelle Nafus, Barnard, Film, Rochester, NY

Claim to fame: Battle of the Bands, Costume designing 

Where are you going? Not telling! Ha ha hahaha 

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

  1. Try all the soups you can at all of the dining halls. 
  2. Deadlines are fake. Except if you’re applying for a visa to study abroad. That’s actually a really real deadline and you should start applying for that early. 
  3. You will get an internship. Don’t worry. 

“Back in my day…” Max Caffe existed 

What was your favorite class at Columbia? Asian American Literature with Professor Denise Cruz 

Would you rather give up oral sex or cheese? While my haters may tell you that I’m “lactose intolerant” and that my body “can’t process dairy”, I could never give up cheese 

Whom would you like to thank? The peach slush from the Barnard Sushi spot, all of the professors who accepted my weeks-sometimes-months-late assignments, the Barnard costume shop, Kitty 

One thing to do before graduating? Start a band 

Any regrets? I wish I could take all of the classes in all of the subjects and learn about Everything Ever, but alas, I only got four years here.

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