“Tell me about your involvement with the Food Society.”
“It takes up a lot of time, but I’m just glad that the people that are on my team are really cool and they get things done. I actually missed having a leadership role in my life, because in high school I was so involved, and then I hit university, and it was like, ‘Oh, I need to focus so hard on school that I feel like I can’t have a life outside of it.’ … So I moved up from a Member, to an Events Coordinator, to a VP. I made quite a few best friends in that club… don’t tell them I said that.”
“What do you mean don’t tell them you said that? This is so going on the blog.”
“I’m very picky about my best friends!”
“That’s good, it’s a compliment. Do I get to be one of your best friends?”
“Yes you are! You know how I think we passed the best friend test? I was able to watch a movie with you and just pass out on the couch.”
“OH YEAHHH! What were we watching?”
“Kevin Hart.”
“I can’t believe you didn’t find him funny.”
“No I didn’t like Kevin Hart. I love Trevor Noah though. Trevor Noah was on point.”
“Tangent aside, you were telling me earlier about your English Literature prof and how she’s been very influential for you… can you elaborate?”
“I just like that she’s like human, she’ll sit down with you and just talk about your life and really cares about who you are as a person, before she’s a prof. Her biggest thing is that your personal experiences actually shape the way you critically think and it can be used as a critical tool in terms of literary analysis, your work, and how you read a book. She brings that up a lot…. and I find that really interesting, because I never thought of it that way; I’ve been trained to suppress my own natural tendencies and unique perspective, rather than use it to my advantage.”