TI PRESIDENT BEN BARRON WON’T SLEEP UNTIL JUNE, LOVES BANJOS, IS TERRIFIED OF SARAH PALIN, AND HAS A VERY HIGH TOLERANCE FOR CARLY RAE JEPSEN.
Name: Ben Barron
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Major: Comparative Literature
Club and Residential College Affiliation: Tiger Inn, Butler College
What did you do this past summer? Studied Spanish at Middlebury and convinced Comp Lit to fly me to Morocco.
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional? T.A. Barron ’74
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton? Burgers and beers every Wednesday night
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day? Wonder what the phrase “free time” means.
Favorite spot in TI: Behind the bar.
What club did you think you’d be in as a freshman and why? The Glorious Tiger Inn. It’s full of people who like to have fun for the right reasons.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure? Playing folk music, especially if there’s a banjo involved.
If you could change one thing about Princeton, what would it be? Mountains. Big mountains.
What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed? Colorado flag, Montreux Jazz Festival poster, respectively.
What is your biggest fear? Sarah Palin.
Favorite class you’ve taken? Performance Studies.
What’s your drink? Fat Tire.
What’s your personal anthem? Dispatch’s “The General”.
Who is your mortal enemy? Jason Ramirez
When’s bedtime? June 2013.
Best memory in your club? Pickups weekend as a sophomore.
Worst memory in your club? Cleaning up after Lawnparties.
Which club do you frequent the most besides your own? I try to keep it an even spread, but I find myself at Cap and Terrace a lot.
In 25 years, you will be… Hopefully backpacking, traveling, and raising a family.
What makes someone a TI member? Let’s just say it’s self-selecting.
What makes someone a Princetonian? An unfathomable tolerance for songs like “Call Me Maybe” and “Party in the USA”