QUIPFIRE/DAILY PRINCE COLUMNIST AMALGAM A FAN OF NEITHER LEFT NOR RIGHT
Name: Becca Foresman
Major: French & Italian, Theater & Dance Certificate
Hometown: San Diego
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Tower
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Fitzgerald. There’s a story that once, in the throes of a tirade against the rich and privileged, he said to Hemingway; “What is it that makes them so damned different from us? WHAT?” Hemingway looked at him for a long moment. “Money, Scott.” And he was married to a woman named Zelda.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Fresh kettle corn on Dean’s Date of sophomore year spring. With friends on the grass, under the sun, papers done, free t-shirt.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Eavesdrop on conversations in foreign languages and try to guess what they’re talking about (who are these middle-aged Russian couples that are always touring the campus during the ugliest months of the year?)
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Double dessert. Guilty, but not infrequent.
What’s the last student performance you saw?
Metamorphoses at Theater Intime, I think.
Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
Just got to land “praise,” “Nassau,” “Hurrah,” and look enthusiastic about the arm thrust.
What do you hate most about Princeton?
The smell of B-floor Firestone.
What’s your drink?
In-N-Out vanilla milkshake.
How often do you cook?
At Princeton, maybe once a semester. At home, at least once a day–love it.
What’s your favorite medication?
Hall’s Vitamin-C Infused Citrus Cough Drops (pink grapefruit).
What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
The map I used to navigate Paris every day during my semester abroad.
Where do you do your best thinking?
My room, between late night and early morning, when it feels like the rest of the world is sleeping.
After I’ve listened to at least one good song at the end of the day.
New Butler or Old Butler?
A Butler’s a Butler’s a Butler.
What do you think of Dean Malkiel?
Her last name sounds like a medieval lord’s. Whose hobby is falconry.
Where is the worst place on campus?
Orgo lab. I walked by it once, and my soul almost got sucked out.
Who is your mortal enemy?
The person who invented right and left.
When’s the last time you used cash?
Spring break, I think. Sprinted to the Wa two minutes before my Dinky left…trail mix picnic on the train to New York.
In 25 years, I will be…
45. Still asking Big Questions.
Where do you go to study alone?
Places that are more windows than walls. Firestone Trustee Reading room, Marquand, Chancellor Green.
What makes someone a Princetonian?
Introspective altruistic trilingual decathalon Olympian and part-time harpsicord-and-handorgan-one-man-band virtuoso who’s been solving mathematical and grammatical quandaries since fetus.
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