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Elan McCollum ’08

Jan Arbaugh ’07

Alesandra Sandin ’07

Amanda Bird ’07

Emily Ellithorpe-Luker ’07

Shadavia Jones ’10


Where are you from?

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Did you always know you wanted to come to Smith?

Not at all. It was actually one of the last schools that I applied to, but it moved up to the #1 spot in no time. After arriving home from my interview with a Smith alumna, I knew that my place was at Smith.


Who gets the most face time with you?

My best friend back at home gets the most face time because I always have new

stories to tell her about my daily experiences at Smith.

What are you reading now?

I am in the process of reading Visions for Black Men by Na'im Akbar, an influential book to upilft humanity starting with the roles we play in the household first. It's a must read.

What is your favorite movie?

I have a few: The Wood, The Lion King, The Notebook, and Love & Basketball.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

If I didn't have money, I would write in my journal. However, if I just received a paycheck, I would SHOPPP.

What is your favorite wall hanging in your room?

The cards that my Big Sibs gave me for an entire week and the signs that my artistic roommate makes me every time she says how much she loves having me as a roommate.

Do you vote?


If you could live during any period in time and in any place, when and where?

I would live in the early ’80s in NYC, when Hip-Hop music was at its peak. There were a lot of influential messages in Hip-Hop music back then, and everyone had their own drive and passion.

What do you think about the weather in New England?

Brrr..I'm shivering at this very moment.

Is there any time in your life you wish you could do over?

Not at all. I am happy with who I am, and I feels as if my experiences have shaped who I've become.

Without searching for the information...Do you know how Paradise Pond got its name?

I've never really cared.

What single piece of advice would you give to President Christ?

I would tell her to be more available. She's always out of town at the wrong times.

11/17/06   Compiled by Kristen Cole
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