The prefrosh perspective
How do you like where you’re staying?
I really like it! I’m surprised that Maseeh is as big as it is. I’ve toured other campuses and their dorms are tiny.
Are there any things you’re really looking forward to doing this weekend?
I’ve missed a few of them unfortunately, but basically everything. Everything’s so cool, there’s so many things to do, I’m just trying to figure out what all of them are.
If you had to be any sea creature, what would you be?
Probably a narwhal, because unicorns don’t exist, but those are the closest things to them. Plus they’re from the sea, and we all know that aquatic animals are cooler than land animals.
Abraham Quintero, Priya Kikani, and Carlos Cuevas
What are you most looking forward to this CPW?
AQ: I like building things, I built a graffiti wall at East Campus today, and I want to build something tomorrow!
PK: I also helped build the Rock Climbing Wall.
CC: I’m really looking forward to the FIREHOSE events, like the “Real Math at 2 a.m.” event.
What’s your favorite thing that you’ve been to all day?
AQ: Mural making at Pika. I was surprised they gave me that much power to actually paint a wall of their house.
PK: Bexley, it didn’t feel like a dorm, it felt like a modern art museum.
CC: I went to an aerospace panel where Prof. Hoffman was talking. He’s one of the guys who helped fix the Hubble Telescope, it was pretty awesome, I got a picture with him.
PK: That’s the cool thing, you might be walking one day and think: that guy who held the door for me won a Nobel Prize.
If you could be a fruit, which one would you be?
CC: A pineapple, because they’re awesome. I remember going through what used to be the largest pineapple maze in Hawaii — it was pretty cool.
PK: A coconut. I’ve been called nuts, so it seems to fit.
AQ: A strawberry, because everybody loves strawberries.
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Meeting people who have the same really weird interests. This morning, I met this group of people who were all Course 8 (Physics) and all vegetarian and all wanted to go to the same thing with me. What are the chances of that?
If you could go to any country where would you want to go?
I’d want to go to Switzerland, so I could go to CERN’s headquarters and try to get a tour.
Yazmin Guzman and Pavlina Karafilis
How do you guys like it so far?
YG: There’s been a lot of food. I haven’t even been to that many events and I already can’t handle it.
PK: Everyone’s really friendly here, you can go up to anybody and they’ll take you places and answer ANY of your questions.
Do you guys have any plans for the weekend?
PK: Definitely want to visit East Campus and attend a class.
YG: I want to attend one of the FIREHOSE events or something where I stay up all night and do something.
What is your spirit animal?
PK: A unicorn!
YG: A monkey because monkeys are awesome!