Today marked the annual Woody Woo Senior Post-Thesis Pow-Wow. At 4:30 pm, our favorite policy wonks jumped, slid, even tentatively tip-toed into the cold waters of the Fountain of Freedom (so aptly named, right?) After giving them massive bear hugs, we pulled aside a few giddy seniors for comment.
Complete the sentence: Jumping into the fountain was like…
“Completing the polar bear plunge.” - Gracie Himmelstein
Any bizarre thesis rituals or mantras?
“I didn’t shave for two and half weeks.” - Eddie Skolnick
What were your thoughts one week ago, as you were entering crunch time?
“I didn’t have any thoughts…I don’t know. The past two weeks were a blur to me. It’s like a vortex in time.” - Nicole Phan
So when did you finally begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel?
“Not until I gave my thesis to Pequod for binding, seven hours before it was due.” - Pauline Ndambuki
What are you doing tonight to celebrate?
“Preparing for a job interview.” - Eddie Skolnick
Check out a video of the festivities below:
Video courtesy of Ellis Liang ’15.