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“Cap & Gown”

CAP PRESIDENT ALEC EGAN SPENDS HIS DAYS RUNNING INTO THINGS, WISHES PRINCETON HAD MORE FAST FOOD, LIKED HIS JUNIOR SEMINAR, AND MIGHT END UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

Name: Alec C. Egan
Hometown: Abilene, Texas
Major: History
Club and Residential College Affiliation: The Illustrious Cap and Gown Club and The Woodrow Wilson College of Destiny

What did you do this past summer? Bench, Squat, Clean.

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? Dr. Jon Osterman

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton? Lamb BLT and an Oatmeal Cookie Stout from Triumph

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day? Run head first into things, sometimes school work, sometimes food, sometimes doors, but mostly people.

Favorite spot in Cap? Kegerator

What club did you think you’d be in as a freshman and why? Cottage

What is your greatest guilty pleasure? Restaurant Impossible

If you could change one thing about Princeton, what would it be? Proximity to fast food

What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed? Texas Flag

What is your biggest fear? Global shortage of steak

Favorite class you’ve taken? Toss up between SOC 250: Western Way of War and HIS 400: Winston Churchill, Anglo-America and the Special Relationship

What’s your drink? Whiskey-Dr. Pepper

What’s your personal anthem? Fat-Bottomed Girls

Who is your mortal enemy? Walter Snook

When’s bedtime? I’ll sleep when I’m dead

Best memory in your club? Kitchen Parties

Worst memory in your club? Well if I remembered it, it wouldn’t be the worst

Which club do you frequent the most besides your own? Cottage, Cloister and Cannon.

In 25 years, you will be… either in the white house or a white castle

What makes someone a Cap member? Food obsession, conversation proliferation, and love of relaxation

What makes someone a Princetonian? “We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us” – Winston Churchill

 

HALFWAY THROUGH OUR TRIP DOWN PROSPECT: CAP PRESIDENT DEREK GREGO LIVES WITHOUT DRAMA, MENTIONS THE WOODS REPEATEDLY, REVEALS THE ILLUSTRIOUS’ SHAOLIN SECRETS

Name: Derek Grego
Hometown: Pittsburgh, City of Champions
Major: WWS
Club and Residential College Affiliation: Cap & Gown, Wilson

What are you doing this summer?
Training up for my assessment in ROTC. Then a month at Fort Lewis, Washington for an undoubtedly good time in the woods. No planes, helicopters, or explosives this summer.

Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Aaron Burr.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese and Vitamin Water at Olives every Sunday morning for recuperative purposes. Also, Spicy Salmon from Sakura is out of control.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Wake up, try to keep it drama free, sleep.

Favorite spot in Cap?
Hands down. There is a threshold on the first floor that used to lead to the back porch but now it’s in front of the stairs to the taproom. But it’s a solid piece of stone that has been warped by a century of Cap members stepping on it. To me it’s our answer to the Shao-lin temple.

What club did you think you’d be in as a freshman and why?
Frosh week I was totally going Charter.

What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
I’m currently a recovering Xbox addict.

If you could change one thing about Princeton, what would it be?
I just think there’s not really a good policy in place so we can figure out who are the smartest people at our school. I just don’t think there’s anything to distinguish Princeton students from any other school so we should strive to make classes artificially difficult.

What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
List of life maxims, Princeton banner, and a crucifix. No jokes here.

What is your biggest fear?
I was going to say ‘being alone’ or ‘fading into obscurity’ but on second thought: Ticks. Or Brown Recluses. Seriously spend any time in the woods in the South and you will see what I mean.

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