‘PRINCE’ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF LUC COHEN ’14 CAN HACKY SACK, HAS RIDDEN A MOTORCYCLE TAXI IN RIO, LOVES HUMMUS, AND HAS DESPERATELY AWAITED THIS 21Q SINCE HE BECAME EIC
Name: Luc Cohen
Major: Wilson School
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Eating Club/Residential College: Terrace / Whitman
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Delete the massive amounts of spam comments the ‘Prince’ website gets. Distinguishing between a bootleg Gucci salesperson and an average ‘Prince’ troll is harder than it may seem.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Skins. UK version.
What are your plans for the ‘Prince’?
To enhance our online strategy and make sure we’re prepared for the launch of our redesigned website (!!) later this year. Also, to improve long-term, enterprise reporting in all sections of the paper.
What were you doing right before you started filling this out?
Twiddling my thumbs waiting for my 21 questions to arrive, as I have been since I was elected in December.
Favorite thing about yourself?
I can hacky sack pretty well.
Chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla, for ice cream. Chocolate for candy or anything else.
What is your biggest fear?
Missing a good story, or learning of it too late.
Top three things on your Princeton bucket list?
Go to the Grad College tower, eat a late-meal quesadilla at least one more time, and publish important stories that people wouldn’t have heard otherwise.
If your life were a movie, what would be the theme song?
What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve done in the past year?
Probably getting on a motorcycle taxi through a neighborhood in Rio with steep, windy roads. Isaac Lederman ’15 was on the one in front of me, and his crashed into a car. He was fine though, and he got his 2 reais back.
Are you a morning person?
What’s a morning?
When was the last time you cried?
When Andy Roddick lost to Del Potro in the U.S. Open last year, his last match ever.
Pirates of the Caribbean.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten at Princeton?
Terrace Mexican night, every Friday.
What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
The front pages of the ‘Prince’ Homecoming issue, the Election issue, the Tilghman issue, and the issue with the Michelle Obama article.
If you could receive any gift, what would it be?
A lifetime supply of hummus, and anything (carrots, Wheat Thins, etc.) I can dip in it.
What are your pet peeves?
People who respond to the question, ‘Where are you from?’ with ‘Near New York City.’
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned at Princeton?
That the CIA considered contracting the mafia to carry out the Bay of Pigs operation. Buried in a memoir I was reading for my JP last semester.
In 25 years, you will be…
Elated, because the Mets will have won a World Series in my lifetime.
What makes someone a Princetonian?
The ability to direct a lost tourist from the depths of the junior slums to the art museum.