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Michelle M. Victora ’14,
Course 8, Burton-Conner

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Batman.

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

The Dark Knight, Firefly. I like shows that got canceled prematurely, like Firefly and Wonderfalls. They’re like, the underdogs that didn’t make it. I feel bad for them.

What was your high school stereotype?

Nerd, but not geek. I hung out with the smart kids, did well in school, and I was pretty bookish. But everyone knew that I really liked Batman. People would bring it up and joke about it, but I wouldn’t say I was a stereotypical comic book geek. I just liked the movies a lot.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

Game of Thrones.

How often do you watch TV?

Not that often, I just watch movies. See I don’t like TV because it seems serialized, and then I have to keep up. Actually, I guess that’s not fair. I watch it over mealtime, which is the most boring answer ever. But I watch it over lunch sometimes—Scrubs or Adventure Time or something with no commercials. I hate commercials.

Ofir Nachum ’14, Course 6-3/18, Burton-Conner

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Yossarian (from the book Catch-22). Seems like a funny guy. I think he and I would get along; we’re both really paranoid. Sometimes I walk alone at night and I get scared. I imagine Yossarian’s the same.

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Movie: Crash, book: The Stranger by Albert Camus, video game: Halo: Reach. I don’t watch TV.

What was your high school stereotype?

Drug dealer. No, actually, I derived my coolness factor from math competitions, so that stereotype would be, I dunno, mafia boss.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

How I Met Your Mother.

How often do you watch TV?

I don’t watch TV willingly. Unwillingly — one episode a week. Sometimes I try to get away with half an episode, but people are persistent.

Cory Monroe ’13, Course 6-3,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon

If you could melet one fictional character, who would it be?

Randy Marsh (from South Park).

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Super Meat Boy (video game).

What was your high school stereotype?

Outgoing? I guess that’s not really a stereotype. Social butterfly. Nobody really knew me as like a geek.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

How I Met Your Mother.

How often do you watch TV?

I’d say 2 hours a week. Okay, actually I guess 3.

Tori M. Jensen ’16, Course 2, Maseeh

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Jay Gatsby.

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Definitely Sims for PC. And Super Smash for any other console. I really like She’s the Man. And TV show, The Office.

What was your high school stereotype?

Late!

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

How I Met Your Mother. I hear everyone talk about How I Met Your Mother.

How often do you watch TV?

During the semester, probably once a month, if that, but I usually catch up over the summer.

Amie J. Guo ’14, Course 14/15, Baker

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Blair Waldorf (from Gossip Girl).

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Suits.

What was your high school stereotype?

Not sure — probably preppy.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

Game of Thrones.

How often do you watch TV?

4 hours a week.

Juanita Ballesteros ’15, Course 4, Burton-Conner

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Harry Potter.

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Book: 100 Years of Solitude.

What was your high school stereotype?

I guess I was a nerd.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

Game of Thrones.

How often do you watch TV?

Twice a week (an hour a week).

C. J. Munroe ’14, Course 2, Next

If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be?

Harry Potter — just the first thing that came to mind.

Favorite movie, TV show, book, or video game.

Video game: Super Smash, movie: Lord of the Rings trilogy, book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, TV show: Everybody Hates Chris.

What was your high school stereotype?

I was known as a smart person. That’s about what I was known as.

What do you think is the most popular TV show at MIT?

I don’t even know. It could be one of a few things. I know a lot of people watch Game of Thrones, I know there are people who watch Doctor Who. It’s also changed while I’ve been here. I know people used to watch Glee. I don’t think they do that much anymore.

How often do you watch TV?

Not often. If there’s sports on I might watch a little bit. I don’t usually watch TV shows.