Beach or pool?
Lex Kang ’21: Beach for a large group, pool for a small group.
Christina Baris ’22: Beach.
Sarah Alpert ’21: Is “lake” an option?
Yuna Kim ’22: Easily beach.
Andrew Sosanya ’20: Beach is a vibe.
Claire Callahan ’22: Beach.
Josephine Kim: For a BBQ or nighttime swim, I prefer outdoor pools. To hang out or think, definitely beaches, no question.
Ariana Khan ’22: Definitely the beach. There’s way more to do, and also it’s nature!
Novi Zhukovsky ’22: Beach for sure. I love the ocean.
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
LK: Chunky blonde highlights with a bowl cut.
SA: I had a short bob with bangs when I was 3 or 4. If you saw a picture, you’d really understand why they call it a “bowl” cut.
YK: During my junior year of high school, I donated six inches of my hair at a cancer fundraiser walk — which is great. The problem was, my friend did the initial cutting and chopped my hair completely diagonally (just imagine it). It was pretty awful-looking, and I ended up having to cut like three to four more inches to even it out (yikes).
AS: My dad cut my hairline into a perfect semicircle. Never again, Dad.
CC: I used to deny the fact that my hair was curly, so I insisted on getting a short haircut with lots of layers. It looked good while it was straight until my first shower, and then it was a halo of frizz.
JK: I donated my hair at the end of sophomore year. It looked good ... until it grew out funky. It was my first time going to a non-Korean stylist in Massachusetts. She used a razor to layer my hair, which is not a good idea with thicker Asian hair.
AK: Once when I was little, I decided I wanted short hair, so I just cut my hair myself. It didn’t end well; the back was super diagonal, and my mom took me to get a real haircut the next day.
What’s your best memory in the rain?
CB: Driving home from the movies with my friends this summer — light drizzle, perfect driving playlist and no worries.
SA: At summer camp, we would bring our shower caddies outside and literally shampoo in the middle of a thunderstorm. 10/10 would recommend.
AS: Running a fast six miles in the rain like a bada—.
CC: When I was in the British Virgin Islands, I swam in the ocean while it was raining, and it was so warm and beautiful. It felt magical.
JK: One late morning in Kauai, HI, while I was playing around in the warm beach waters, it began to drizzle cold, gentle rain. That sensation of bliss has been with me since childhood.
AK: When we were in elementary school, every time it would rain my dad would take my brother and me out for a bike ride. We would go looking for puddles to ride through and come back completely soaked.
NZ: On my sister’s last night in New York City before leaving for her freshman year of college, we went to Washington Square park — one of our favorite places in the city. While we were walking there, it started to pour. We had no umbrellas, but we were determined to go to the park one last time, so we braved on. By the time we got there, we were totally soaked, but because it was raining, everyone had already gone inside and we had the entire park to ourselves. There was also a full moon that night, and the rain reflected its light across the entire park.
How often do you wave to people on campus?
CB: All the time!
SA: Depends on the day; either tons or not at all.
YK: Pretty often, I suppose.
AS: All the time; they just don’t wave back.
CC: I range from a half smile and awkward eye contact to a very enthusiastic hug depending on friendship level and general mood.
AK: I absolutely love running into people I know when I’m walking around campus, so I wave and stop to chat as much as possible.
NZ: All the time. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don’t wave back or say hi.
When’s a time that you’ve prompted change in your life or in the lives of others?
LK: I told my mom to stop wearing paisley; she stopped wearing paisley.
SA: I tend to like making decisions for other people, but not for myself … Most recently, I helped my brother decide where to go to college! Jury’s out on whether my choice was right.
YK: I guess this isn’t a huge change, but I’m trying to help my family live more sustainably with little things like using more reusable water bottles and reducing consumerist tendencies!
AS: Choosing to delete social media did wonders for my psyche.
CC: Whenever I’m unhappy, I journal about my mindset and goals and try to change my thought patterns and the way I see life.
JK: I try to encourage friends to keep working at their talents, especially when their gifts are buried beneath self-doubt or the “busyness” of life routines. I do this by being active in my own creative projects and sharing them with others.
AK: I prompted change in my life when I got involved in campaigning in last year’s midterm election cycle. It was a huge step outside of my comfort zone, and it allowed me to develop a new passion for politics that I’ve been pursuing ever since.
NZ: During my senior year of high school, as head of the feminism club, I created a gender equality and consent program that I presented to the entire school.