Oct 30, 2012

Student of the Week

Joy Lizette Aguilar, Poli Sci / Int'l development, U1


Student of the Week
Joy Lizette Aguilar (Alexandra Allaire / McGill Tribune)

Q: What is your secret talent?

A: I can sing, but nobody knows that.

Q: If you could say one thing to your hero, what would it be?

A: One of my heroes is Nelson Mandela. I would ask how he managed to survive his imprisonment without going insane.

Q: What’s your signature drink?

A: This is going to be really weird. Every night before I go to bed, I have a glass of milk with Baileys in it.

Q: What’s your go-to stress-buster?

A: When I’m stressed out, I pump up the music, lock my door, and dance insanely.

Q: Who’s your favourite NHL player?

A: The Sedin twins. Not just one. If I’m naming one Sedin twin, I have to name both Sedin twins. I have to be loyal to my home city.

Q: If you were a course at McGill, which one would you be and why?

A: Art of Listening. Just kidding! I’d be POLI 227 – Developing Areas, because I’m studying International Development. Plus, Rex Brynen teaches it; that’s important.

Q: Name a book you’ll never get sick of reading.

A: Can I name three? Blindness by José Saramago, The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, and The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene.

Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?

A: I don’t even know if I’m celebrating Halloween. I think I will curl up in bed instead. With Baileys and milk.

Q: Describe McGill in 3 words.

A: It is fun.

Q: If you could go back in time to any historical event, which one would you go to and why?

A: Hmmm…There’s a lot. The beheading of Queen Anne in the White Tower. I think it [was] early or mid-1500s, I’m not quite sure. I’ve visited the White Tower, so I think it would be cool to see one of King Henry VIII’s wives get beheaded there. I have a fascination with the White Tower.

Q: What fictional character would you most want to get a drink with?

A: Rorschach from Watchmen. That would be very, very interesting.

Q: What would you talk about with him over drinks?

A: The meaning of life. I would love [for] him to give me a tutorial of how he made his mask.

Q: What’s your favourite song of 2012?

A: “Punching in a Dream” by the Naked and the Famous. I don’t think it came out this year, but I just listen to it a lot.

Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

A: When people don’t give firm handshakes. Limp hands. When you’re trying to shake a limp hand, that’s not very welcoming.

Q: Where is next on your traveling bucket list?

A: Since I’m coordinating the next trip for IRSAM [International Relations Students’ Association of McGill], I’m looking into either Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, or the Philippines.

Q: What reality TV show are you perfect for?

A:  Amazing Race! That would be so cool!

Q: What’s the first word you think of when I say Halloween?

A: Slutty pumpkin! What else…Firefighter outfits, Watercan, and more slutty costumes!

Q: Name one movie you’ll never watch again.

A: American Psycho. I will never watch American Psycho ever again, nor will I watch A Clockwork Orange. Kind of a one-time viewing kind of thing.

Q: Describe your most recent awkward moment.

A: I do this a lot. When I feel like there’s no one on the same street as me, I sing loudly to my iPod, or I talk out loud to myself. But there’s been times where there have definitely been [other] people on the street. I wouldn’t be surprised if they thought I was half insane.

Q:  Who’s your favourite talk show host?

A: I have to say Stephen Colbert. I’ve been meaning to try his Ben and Jerry’s flavour, but I don’t know if they still make it.

Q: Why are you an asset to McGill?

A: Financially speaking…I’m an asset because I pay the tuition fees that keep this place running. Also, I love getting people involved with international development and philanthropic causes.

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