RANDY KHALIL ’13, WHO HOPES TO RESURRECT AN ACLU CHAPTER ON CAMPUS, REFLECTS ON PARENTHOOD, ABUSIVE KITTIES, AND THE VIOLATION OF SOCIAL NORMS
Name: Randy Khalil
Major: Near Eastern Studies, with a Linguistics certificate
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Terrace/Whitman
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I go straight to the bathroom.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten at Princeton?
The special holiday meal during freshman year right before Christmas was amazing. The Cornish hens were delicious.
When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter and why?
I pulled an all-nighter last Thursday night into Friday to finish an ORF 245 problem set. I also finished a few summer internship applications … and procrastinated on Facebook … and listened to Radiohead’s newly-released album.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I am told that I say the word “actually” too much. I don’t actually know if that’s true though.
What projects are you hoping to tackle with the Princeton ACLU chapter, at least in the near future?
We hope to bring in speakers to discuss student rights. We plan on addressing the following topics: Congress’ attempts to de-fund Planned Parenthood, the new TSA security protocols, Internet freedom and government attempts at restriction and control over it, interpretation of the First Amendment, why REAL ID and the PATRIOT Act are unconstitutional, and repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and other discriminatory policies.