TERRACE PRESIDENT RICARDO LOPEZ IS FOND OF ROBO, HAS A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH LUCIFER, HARBORS HUGE FEAR OF ANDRE THE GIANT
Name: Ricardo López
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Major: Spanish Literature
Club and Residential College Affiliation: Terrace F. Club; Mathey College
What are you doing this summer?
I’m in Buenos Aires, interning for UNESCO at a center for the promotion of culture and literary research, and also traveling a bit within my surroundings.
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Antonio Calvo is my favorite Princetonian.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
For Lawnparties our chef, Olin Noren, and his friends once roasted an entire pig until the love was capable of melting in one’s mouth in perfect, exquisite bliss.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
I actually just listen to The Strokes and The Beatles, read, enjoy time with friends, and go about my responsibilities mindful that FOOD=LOVE.
Favorite spot in Terrace?
Within the same vertical space, the terrace itself and the solarium.
What club did you think you’d be in as a freshman and why?
By November of freshman year I knew which club I’d join after I learned three important things: Terrace is your mother, Terrace is the best, and Terrace has the Jazzy lifestyle.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
My greatest guilty pleasure is Lucifer.
If you could change one thing about Princeton, what would it be?
With the health and safety of students in mind, I’d reinstate our previous emergency response system regarding calls from outside of Princeton’s “nucleus”; e.g., the places where the majority of upperclassmen happen to have their meals.
What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
Nothing, I have windows over both.
What is your biggest fear?
André the Giant and his posse, for many reasons.
Favorite class you’ve taken?
Modern Latin American Fiction with Ricardo Piglia was a very formative class for me.
What’s your drink?
I believe it’s called a “Gaelic Slut.”
What’s your personal anthem?
“Where Eagles Dare” by The Misfits. I highly recommend it.
Who is your mortal enemy?
Lucifer is also my mortal enemy.
Bedtimes are irrelevant when one sleeps like a cat à la Pablo Neruda.
Best memory in your club?
My best memory is running through the dark, hungry foyer of Terrace after tramping across the campus during my pick-ups.
Worst memory in your club?
I still feel a little tired when I remember the duty after Winter Formals of 2010, but the experiences leading up to that heroic clean-up were worth it many times over.
Which club do you frequent the most besides your own?
Whenever I wander down the street it’s to follow the robo scene or go to Cloister for ICC meetings and Dean Flores-Mills’ baked goods.
In 25 years, you will be…
I will be 46. Shit!
What makes someone a Terrace member?
A true Terran can turn the crazy into the creative, and a true Terran never tells. I also hear they’re the best lovers.
What makes someone a Princetonian?
Two qualities that make a bona fide Princetonian, I find, are an earnest intellectual curiosity and a dedication to our most fun, unique traditions.