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aya goraieb

age: 20yo
city: Beyrouth
favorite reads: 1984 (George Orwell), The Book Thief (Markuz Zusac), Le Petit Prince (Saint Exupery), The Prophet Gebram (Khalil Gebran), Looking for Alaska (John Green)
favorite films: Grease, Hugo, Her, Mamma Mia (first one), Where Do We Go Now?
favorite artists: John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Frida Kahlo, J.M.W. Turner, The Beatles (technically 4 artists but, oh well)

favorite grub: PIZZA
morning or night (+why): night always because I get to be by myself with music, movies, books
words to live by: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” your dream dinner guest: Amal Clooney
1-way ticket to _ : Greece
guilty pleasure: binge-watching makeup/ beauty videos on Youtube
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alice derieux chagnard

age: 20yo
city: Seattle
favorite artists: my talented younger brother’s doodles & Ana Tijoux’s music!

morning or night (+why): night (mornings suck)
words to live by: try everything once (except hard drugs)
1-way ticket to _ : anywhere I haven’t been yet!
guilty pleasure: Tik Tok
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elijah glantz

age: 20
city: Maplewood, New Jersey
favorite reads: Da Vinci Code
favorite films: Inglorious Basterds
favorite grub: anything Mediterranean
words to live by: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”  Jackie Robinson
dream dinner guest: Ben Ali (Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali) though he’s recently dead
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michelle obrénovic brucker

age: 20yo
city: San Diego, California
favorite reads: The Book Thief (Markuz Zusac), First Frost (Sarah Addison Allen), New Hopes for a Changing World(Bertrand Russel), Democracy and the Long Road to Freedom (Condoleezza Rice)
favorite artists: Alicia Keys, John Lennon, George Harrison, Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Snow Aalegra, ABBA, Elvis Costello, Beethoven
morning or night (+why): Night because it’s when I feel as though I don’t need to be on the move, and I can entirely focus on my own thoughts and responsibilities. In other words, it’s when I’m really productive
1-way ticket to _ : every country in the world
guilty pleasure: chocolate (not that guilty though)
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caroline levin

age: 20yo
city: LA baby
favorite reads: My Life on the Road, L’Etranger, Citizen
favorite films: Before Sunrise, Dead Poets Society, La Vita e Bella
favorite artists: Georgia O’Keefe, Janis Joplin, Berthe Morisot, Albert Camus
words to live by: “The Truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” Gloria Steinhem
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maria lee-fosch

age: 19yo
city: Mexico City
favorite reads: The Penelopiad (Margaret Atwood), Enlightenment Now (Steven Pinker), Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Chorderlos de Laclos), How Democracies Die (Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky)
favorite films: all of Star Wars, Call Me By Your Name, Little Women, Vice, Roma
favorite artists: Taylor Swift, Sigrid, Julieta Venegas, Alessia Cara, Lin Manuel Miranda
morning or night (+why): night: calmer.
words to live by: “The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” (Ben Bradlee)
dream dinner guest: Bob Woodward, he’s the reason I want to go into journalism
1-way ticket to _: New York City
guilty pleasure: vicariously living through the Sims
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jasmine ashley dy

age: 20yo
city: Vancouver, B.C.
favorite reads: Runaway (Alice Munro), Politics and the English Language (George Orwell), Women Who Run with the Wolves (Dr. Clarissa Estés), Normal People (Sally Rooney), Living, Loving and Learning (Dr. Leo Buscaglia), What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Raymond Carver)
favorite grub: grilled cheese and soup… hands down
morning or night (+why): morning (because that first cup of coffee)
words to live by: “People can live for a hundred years without really living for a minute.” -Logan to Rory (season 5, Episode 7 of Gilmore Girls)
guilty pleasure: The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise… basically all of Bachelor Nation
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jeanne briatte

age: 19yo
city: Wimereux, France
favorite films: City of God, Mulholland Drive, A Clockwork Orange
favorite artists (any medium): Mall Grab, Claude Debussy, Pink Floyd
favorite grub: sushis or my grandma’s crêpes;)
morning or night (+one word why): night and its dance floors
guilty pleasure: annoying my neighbours by playing techno way too loud
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carl phillip dybwad

age: 20yo
city: Oslo, Norway
favorite reads: They Said This Day Would Never Come
favorite artists: Flume, Alex Israel, Zaha Hadid
words to live by: “Catch flights, not feelings.”
dream dinner guest: Hillary Clinton
1-way ticket to _: Tokyo
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isabella ranzlov

age: 18yo
city: Los Angeles
favorite reads: Pride and Prejudice, The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven, The Awakening
favorite films: Call Me by your Name, Price & Prejudice, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
favorite artists: Rick Moody, Frank Sinatra, Edmund Leighton, Hozier
morning or night (+why): night, calm
guilty pleasure: Love Island
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isaiah lowney-piazzalunga

age: a *whopping* 20 years of age
city: San Francisco, California
favorite reads: Catcher in the Rye (Salinger) and La Plaisanterie (Kundera)
favorite films: Taking-Off (Forman 1971)— sort of a joke, but not really
favorite artists: Bruugel, Dali, Steve McCurry, Young Thug, Kodak Black
favorite grub: I always rock with burritos but kebabs are pretty good euro-substitute if the grease is accepted and the frequency of indulgences is tempered
morning or night (+why): probably night because I can’t wake up early, and it usually takes some time for my noggin to start doing stuff
words to live by: something along the lines of “if you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?” (sort of a joke but also a way to keep my broke, vain self calm)
dream dinner guest: Spinoza or Kodak if I were feeling it up to it, but just the homies if I wanna be comfy
1-way ticket to _: It’s said the wise man stays at home, and I think that’s a pretty good response to lofty travel ideas in this precarious ecological era, but in a [very] real sense get that ticket to Bruxelles (city) or, I don’t know someplace cheap
guilty pleasure: because of all the shit I always feel like I gotta do, most pleasures are guilty pleasures, so I’ll go with reading or smoking or just kickin’ it with the homies — popcorn is a big one
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lydia marks

age: 19yo
city: Los Angeles, but soon, Middletown!
favorite reads: Secondhand Time, Little Women, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, The Bell Jar
favorite artists: Nikki de St Phalle, Salvador Dali, Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso
morning or night (+why): morning –> sunshine
dream dinner guest: Malala
1-way ticket to _: Florence, Italy
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