LSE Student Authors

Name: Evan Reeves
Hometown: New York City
Major: English and Economics

What made you choose your school? I wanted to live in a city outside of the States for a while and I'm awful at all languages except for English. London seemed like the obvious choice. The London School of Economics also has some of the most world renowned professors in their respective fields and I knew it would be a great experience to be in such an international environment.

What activity makes you happy? I love playing pool. It turns out that the English take pool really seriously so it was sort of a match made in heaven. I play every Sunday with the LSE pool team just to unwind.

What is your biggest pet peeve? I hate when people walk down the street when it's raining and aren't considerate of how large and deadly their umbrellas are. My biggest fear is getting my eye poked out.

What is something about you that might surprise someone? Since I was a kid I've been an avid birdwatcher. Not much really needs to be said about that it's just really weird.

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? I love books and movies but I have to say TV is my favorite. The Sopranos is the best show ever for so many different reasons. I don't care what anyone says I liked the way they ended it.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I've always wanted to do a bicycle trip from the western most point of Alaska to the southern most point of Chile. I biked across the US in high school and felt that 3,000 miles was a little short. Also it would be the coolest year of my life.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? My superhero name would be 'the Librarian' and my power would be the ability to read and memorize a closed book in five seconds by putting my hand on the cover. Getting through school would be so easy and then I could take over the world!

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? Quickly - hopefully it would all be gone by the end of my summer after college. I would get my friends together and we would brainstorm a ridiculous plan for those few months before we started working. That period would go down in history as "remember that summer you had a million dollars?"

What are your plans for after graduation? I'm thinking about teaching English in an elementary school in New York for a few years after college. This is sort of a half baked plan though I have no idea what sort of degrees I have to earn before doing this.