Photo of Aaron Goldstein by Darryl Fetz/The Captain's Log

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Photo of Aaron Goldstein by Darryl Fetz/The Captain's Log

Photo of Aaron Goldstein by Darryl Fetz/The Captain’s Log

What’s your name?
Aaron Goldstein

What’s your year?
I’m a freshman.

What’s your major?
Mathematics

What/who is your inspiration and why?
Probably John Green and his brother Hank Green. I love their website, Nerdfighters.com. I am very fond of their love of intellectualism and their passion for living.

If you could achieve one dream in your life, what would it be?
To become a Broadway performer. People wouldn’t expect that from a Math major, but yeah, I’d love to be onstage like that.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Neil Patrick Harris. I have a man crush on him.

Do you want that to be your reason?
Yeah, I want to put that in the paper. Everybody should know, and everybody should agree! He’s awesome.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
It varies. Depends on the day. Sometimes I see myself with a family, working someplace that involves physics. Jefferson Lab, NASA, that sort of thing. Other times I see myself on stage. I’m kind of caught between the two.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
There was a hole in my pants, in the worst possible location. A friend saw me, and she covered her eyes and started saying, “Dude crotch! Dude crotch!”

Were you not wearing underwear that day or something?
No, no, it wasn’t that bad. But there were visible sections. [Laughs]

That may be the best answer you’ve given.
It’s definitely the most profound thing I’ve said so far.

If your life were a song, what song would it be?
The “Pokémon Theme Song” is one that comes to mind. That, and “Imagine” by John Lennon.

If you only had five days to live, what would you do?
I would throw a Going Away party. I would apologize to people that I’ve wronged. I would go see a play on Broadway. And rob two banks. In that order. I don’t want to apologize to the banks.

What are your passions?
Acting, singing, dancing, playing guitar. I love astronomy.

What makes you angry?
Injustice. People who perpetuate an unbalanced, unfair society. It irritates me. The philosophy of free will.

Free will makes you angry?
It makes me anxious.

Do you have any weird habits?
I do this. [Makes contorted face]

What is that?
It’s my fish face! I do it all the time. Being goofy is a habit of mine, but I guess that’s not too out of the ordinary. I like prolonged eye contact, it makes me laugh.


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