What's your most embarrassing school story? Back in high school. I was in the girl's bathroom complaining to a girlfriend in very foul language about this teacher I intensely disliked, when that very teacher emerged from the stall next to the one my friend was using and said, "Oh, would I be the teacher you're talking about?"
What's your advice to someone just beginning college? Do things other than school, just to keep your perspective in life. College can get really overwhelming. Have other interests and outlets.
What's the main difference between the college students you knew and the ones of today? Kids these days tend to go out of obligation, because their parents expect it. They think of a college degree something like a high school diploma -- something necessary for getting ahead. We had more internal drive to go.
What do you miss most about college? Trading opinions and views. I really, really miss the class discussions and debates.
Student at Beloit College
Old North End
What's your most embarrassing school story? Passing out in the middle of the field in the middle of a drill at summer marching band camp, with everyone yelling at me.
What advice would you give to students contemplating college? Do your research, pick your college carefully, go visit. Make sure it's the right place for you.
What do you most look forward to after college? b> Entering the world, but still getting to play. I plan to do a lot of theater on the backstage side of things.
Why is college better than high school? You can chose whether to study medieval Renaissance literature or the modern novel -- as opposed to high school, where you're stuck with English III.
Just returned from Spain
What's your most memorable college moment? A class at the U. of Arizona with Gary Schwartz on afterlife experiences. One time when we had a guest speaker, no one budged when class ended. A bunch of us went outside and just sat, contemplating what's important in life. That was life changing.
What's your advice to incoming college students? b> Don't rush through it. Really learn, really think. Don't let making the most possible money decide what classes you take.
How do today's college students differ from those of your parents' generation? The ones today are screwed. We have to deal with complete morons like Britney Spears and sorority sisters who need to get lives. On the other hand, college women today have a lot more options than our mothers did, more areas of study, better salaries.