• UO Interviews: Campus Essentials


    From the classic Ivy look to the fashion-forward urban colleges of London and Antwerp, the university campus has always been a proving ground for the enduring styles of the time. Whether you’re majoring in graphic design or pre-med, dressing for a day on campus is both an art and a science. We stopped by the quad and caught up with a stylish group of real undergrads to talk about their campus essentials. 


    Name: David 
    Age: 22
    School: Bowdoin College
    Year: Senior
    Major: Physics and Neuroscience 

    How would you describe your style?
    Minimalist and clean 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Black 

    What's your favorite study snack?
    Hummus and pita chips 

    What’s your favorite thing about your school?
    The people and the incredible professors.

    What’s the best thing about your major?
    Thinking about the physics behind everything you see. 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Death in Venice by Thomas Mann 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The monkey


    Name: Arjun 
    Age: 19 
    School: NYU - Tisch 
    Year: Rising sophomore 
    Major: Theatre 

    How would you describe your style?
    Modern, fashionable, simple 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Vanilla pumped with milk 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Chocolate and cookies 

    What’s your favorite thing about NYU?
    The classes. They are actually fun (and can also be very weird.) 

    What’s the best thing about being a theatre major? The hardest?
    Getting to know myself through acting is both the hardest and the best thing. 

    When you’re not doing school work, what are you doing?
    Singing in the piano room or stretching in the dance room. 


    Name: Reid 
    Age: 21
    School: NYU - Gallatin 
    Year: Senior-ish 
    Major: Philosophy with a concentration in “love and morality” 

    How would you describe your style?
    Minimal, consistent, skate-influenced

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Snickers— can’t beat the peanuts. 

    What’s the best thing about your major? The hardest?
    The freedom and the freedom. it comes with a lot of joy but a lot of pressure. 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh 

    What songs would you put on your “On Campus” playlist?
    “Ode to Scott” by Palm, “Airport Terminal” by Porches, “Smitten + Red” by Sex God, “Loving You Sometimes” by the Outcasts, “Wet Dream” by Peaer” 

    What do you have in your pockets right now? 
    iPhone 4, headphones, wallet, and $6. One pocket is blown out, so I’m limited. 

    When you’re not doing school work, what are you doing?
    Write poetry, maybe skateboard


    Name: Chad
    Age: 28
    School: University of San Francisco 
    Year: 1st Year Masters
    Major: Digital Linguistics 

    How would you describe your style?
    Post-normcore 

    What's your favorite study snack?
    Celery 

    What's the best thing about your major? The hardest?
    Independent study- no real deadlines

    What's the last great thing you read?
    I don't read

    What would you put on your "On Campus" playlist?
    Piece of Paper, Theo Parrish, Soundwave, Mika Vaino, Rhythm & Sound 

    When you're not doing school work, what do you do? 
    Sit in my room, smile, walk around 


    Name: James 
    Age: 16
    School: Ethical Culture Fieldston School 
    Year: Junior 

    How would you describe your style?
    Loose, fun, classy 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Black 

    What's your favorite study snack?
    Pringles 

    What's your favorite thing about your school?
    The people there

    What's the last great thing you read?
    Beloved by Toni Morrison 

    What songs would you put on your "On Campus" playlist?: "Stay Schemin", "Old English", "Ooh Killem", "Sunday Candy", and "Cocoa Butter Kisses" 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    Phone, money, gum, keys 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    Smiley face 

    When you're not doing school work, what do you do?
    Skate, hang out with friends 


    Name: Tucker 
    Age: 21
    School: The School of Life

    How do you take your coffee? 
    Maybe black, maybe not 

    What's the last great thing you read?
    Harry Matthews 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    Keys, wallet, camera, iPhone 3GS 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The flower emoji 


    Name: Nick 
    Age: 19
    School: NYU - Tisch 
    Year: Sophomore 
    Major: Recorded Music 

    How would you describe your style?
    Classic American; jeans, t-shirt, boots 

    How do you take your coffee?
    I don’t drink coffee! 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Chips and guacamole 

    What’s your favorite thing about your school?
    It’s in NYC, enough said! 

    What’s the best thing about your major?
    Getting to record in state-of-the-art studios

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    1984 by George Orwell 

    What songs are on your “On Campus” playlist?
    “Backstreets” by Bruce Springsteen, “Make it rain” by Foy Vance, “High Ball Stepper” by Jack White, “Don’t send Me Away” by Dawes, “That Don’t Impress Me Much” by SHANIA TWAINNNN 


    Name: Andrew
    Age: 20 
    School: NYU/Universidad de la Habana 
    Year: Junior
    Major: Double major in Real Estate and Spanish 

    How would you describe your style?
    “Fresh off the top of my head.” 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Non-existent 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Blueberries 

    What songs would you put on your “On Campus” playlist?
    “Shadows” by Petite Noir, “Landline” by Oberhofer, “It’ll Take Us Home” by Matt and Kim, “Me Queda Voz” by Golpe Seko, “Stupid Games” by WATERS 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    Fully charged battery 

    When you’re not doing school work, what do you do?
    Bike or walk to places I’ve never been 


    Name: Luca
    Age: 19
    School: Heading to SVA 
    Major: SWANK 

    How would you describe your style?
    Pretty boy homeless

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Nutella on a waffle 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Plato’s The Republic 

    What five songs would you put on your “On Campus” playlist?: “Better Things” A$AP Rocky, “Stance Interlude” by Arca, “I Wanna Be Forgotten” by Bass Drum of Death, “Walls” by Crass, “Didn’t I” by Darondo 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    A krink marker, $24 cold hard cash, vaporizer, a quarter 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    Rose, red balloon, squirt 



    Name: Jalil 
    Age: 18
    School: NYU 
    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Media, Culture, and Communication 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Two sugars and milk 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Bacon

    What’s your favorite thing about your school?: Interacting with different people and discussing social justice issues 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 

    What five songs would you put on your “On Campus” playlist?
    “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, “Blessing” by Big Sean, “Escapade” by Janet Jackson, “No Sleep” by Janet Jackson, “Speed Demon” by Michael Jackson 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    A pack of gum, five bucks

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The nervous emoji 

    When you’re not doing school work, what do you do?
    I’m involved in the LGBTQ Center or watching Netflix 


    Name: Andrew
    Age: 22 
    School: U Conn 
    Year: Senior 
    Major: Math/Econ 


    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Almonds

    What’s the best thing about being a math major?
    It doesn’t require writing papers

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis 

    What five songs would you put on your “On Campus” playlist?: I don’t even know five songs 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The lady dancing in the red dress one

    When you’re not doing school work, what do you do?
    Working out, playing sports with friends 


    Name: Brad
    Age: 19 
    School: NYU
    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Film and Television Production 

    How would you describe your style?
    Hip but simple. Trying, but all for fun. 

    What’s your favorite study snack?: Red Hot chips with spicy hummus 

    What’s your favorite thing about NYU?
    The city environment and global diversity of students

    What’s the best thing about your major? The hardest?
    The creative freedom. There’s almost too much freedom on some projects 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The poop emoji 


    Name: Nick 
    Age: 20 
    School: Parsons - The New School for Design 
    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Design and Management

    How would you describe your style?
    Comfortable and simple. I like to mix basics with more sophisticated things. 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Black 

    What’s your favorite stuck snack?
    Cookie butter and thin mints 

    What’s the last great thing you read?
    Hyperspace by Michio Kaku 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The straight face 

    When you’re not doing school work, what do you do?
    Travel, work out, read 


    Name: Juan
    Age: 23 
    School: Columbia 
    Major: Business Administration working towards grad school for Fashion Global Management 

    How would you describe your style?
    Bold, eclectic, elevated, moody 

    How do you take your coffee?
    Light and sweet (with caramel) 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Soft-baked cookies 

    What’s your favorite thing about your school?
    All the like minded individuals working toward their dreams. 

    What’s the hardest thing about your major?
    Accounting. 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    My phone, wallet that’s full of business cards, and a receipt from Dumbo skating rink

    When you’re not doing school work, what do you do?
    I’m either working at Urban, freelance styling, or event hopping with my industry friends 


    Name: Max 
    Age: 23 
    School: Columbia, Oberlin Undergrad 
    Year: Grad school! 
    Major: Publishing Intensive - Creative Writing/English undergrad

    How would you describe your style?
    I own two shirts 

    How do you take your coffee?
    In small doses 

    What’s your favorite study snack?
    Pizza 

    What’s your favorite thing about your school?
    All of my friends, djing hip-hop (check me out, DJ Friday Nite) 

    What’s the best thing about your major? The Hardest?
    Best- My own personal scholar study. Hardest- workshopping stories. 

    What do you have in your pockets right now?
    String 

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    Fire flame fire flame 


    Name: Michael 
    Age: 20 
    School: Vassar College 
    Year: Junior
    Major: Urban Studies

    What's your favorite study snack?
    Goldfish 

    What's the best thing about your major? The hardest?
    It's multidisciplinary, so I get to study a lot of things. The hardest thing is the theory classes. 

    What's the last great thing you read?
    A piece on the Chelsea Hotel by Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker

    Which emoji do you use the most?
    The grimace face 

    When you're not doing school work, what do you do?
    Hang out with friends, read, write, sing, work at Vassar's grassroots politics organization, listen to music, spend too much time on Facebook. 



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