Rachel Kobasa '13 Co-Editor in Chief Rachel Kobasa wants to open a bakery and letterpress shop that maybe also offers private tours to the moon. She is majoring in History of Art, which means that when she goes to museums now she can point at a painting and loudly declare that she saw this piece of art printed in a text book once. Every night before falling asleep, she reads something that has nothing to do with any of her academic classes.
Maya Nojechowicz '15 Maya is an education minor, still deciding between a political science and religion major. She was born and raised in Boston, and is an all around city kid. She enjoys taking photos, going to writing workshops, biking, and eating as much food as possible.
Shahzeen Nasim '15 Shahzeen is the sort of person who creates several fantastical back-up plans in case her dream career, which will remain a mystery, does not pan out. The most prominent Plan B is to open a bakery/cafe/bookstore titled "Words for Everything" where all the pastries and cakes have something written on them. Like, "GO TO HELL" or "Will you marry me?" She writes poems about such false realities, makes posters, and tries to maintain her language capabilities in Urdu (decent), Arabic (poor), and French (très mal).
Caleb Wroblewski '15 Caleb is a sophomore who is overly attached to his hometown of Arlington, Virginia. When not pretending to do work, he enjoys Grantland, the Washington Nationals, NPR, and napping. He doesn’t know how to use commas and will probably end up majoring in one of the social sciences.
Waleed Shahid '13 Co-Editor in Chief Waleed is a religious studies major from Arlington, Virginia. He enjoys watching Animal Planet, eating everything (especially chocolate and ice cream, though seldom chocolate ice cream) and trying to find a new foreign language to study (currently immersed in Arabic). His metropolises of interest include: New York City, Baghdad, Washington D.C., Lahore, and the spaces between them. In his next life, it is written that Waleed will be a zoologist.
Jacob Horn '13 Co-Editor in Chief A lover of the ancient world, Jacob spent a while going by "Pamphilos, son of Diokles" during his freshman year, and though the class exercise to which this was related has ended, he still happily answers to that name. Hailing from Washington DC, Jacob is double majoring in Comparative Literature and Latin and maintains a variety of extracurricular interests, including singing a cappella, a practice which mainly consists of singing syllables such as "dah" and "bum" over and over again, which he has come to realize over time is actually really weird. He also maintains an almost-academic obsession with cultural items which are completely unworthy of such attention, a pursuit which his friends have termed "awfulology."
Annie Reading '13 Annie is a senior English major and Africana Studies concentrator originally from Salisbury, Maryland. At some point she will start writing a thesis about place and identity in South African literature, but for now, doing craft projects, learning to play Destiny's Child songs on the ukulele, and making 90s playlists are keeping her way too busy.
Julia Hunter '14 Thus far in Julia's academic career, her greatest influence has been the esteemed rap artist Notorious B.I.G. His posthumously released single "Mo Money Mo Problems" inspired her to design an independent major in Gender and Sexuality Studies, based around her interests in English and History of Art. In the future, Julia expects to enjoy her dearth of the currency of problems and plans to split her time equally between applying queer theory to reality television and working on expanding discourse about the elusive Foucault-Ke$ha connection.
Samuel Warren '16 Sam is a freshman from Davis, California, America's Second Best Educated City and home of the world-renowned Toad Tunnel, which has yet to save any toads from car-caused destruction but has prompted a Daily Show segment. Though he rarely visited San Francisco, he is so used to saying that he's from "Davis, California, it's about an hour from San Francisco" that now it feels like home. Though he misses bike paths, co-ops, sunlight, and other silly California things, Sam is looking forward to constructing a new life at Haverford, or possibly just decamping to a Greek island for the rest of his life come finals, whichever.
Emily Starace '13 Emily is a junior who is partial to tea, old bookstores, zelda, letter writing, flowers, and oxford commas. She is majoring in linguistics and German, and still doesn't quite understand how that happened. Some of her aspirations are to become fluent in Russian and French, complete a Sunday crossword, and learn how to knit something other than a scarf.
Alex Jacobs '14 Alex Jacobs is from Philadelphia, by which he means a suburb safely nestled 10 miles from anything resembling a city. Like any good Haverford student, he loves books and music and thinks his taste in both is superior. Alex will either be a History or Comparative Literature major and would really appreciate any guidance you could provide on the matter. He has a fondness for dogs, the Clash, food, baseball, comics, and buying books that he will never read. In addition to working for Body Text/Margin, Alex is a proud member of Haverford's Big Donkey Ultimate team, a tour guide and host in admissions, and a maintenance worker in the Haverford College Facilities department.
Atena Jeretic '14 I am Atena, a sophomore. I was born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, France. This fall, while taking 2 classes focused on literary criticism, I became part of the Body Text editorial board: chance may have started a philosophy major on a fitting career. I look forward to having melanges in Vienna/nonalcoholic jaegermeister in Berlin for my year abroad next fall.
Sydney Jones '15 Hailing from Wisconsin, Sydney is a freshman slowly adjusting to life without cows, corn, and cheese curds. She is undecided, but has expressed interest in an "Everything" major. When not playing Ultimate Frisbee with the Sneetches, Sydney enjoys watching MSNBC, playing guitar, and battling the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Emma Lumeij '16 I am Emma, a freshman. I am from New York City and hail from the neighborhood of Chinatown. I like playing soccer and reading biographies. The language I dream to learn is Portuguese and have every intention of going to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. While I'm officially undecided, I'm hoping to study either English, Linguistics, or Comparative Literature.