Name: Sasha Graffagna
Position: Editor/Features Writer
College/University: New York University
Year in studies: Senior
I show my school spirit by: being involved in clubs and proudly repping NYU around the world.
My favorite thing about Fall is: buying new fall boots and apple cider.
For Halloween I will be: who knows? Maybe an anime character.
Neon pants – yay or nay?: Yay!
Twitter or Facebook?: Twitter! Follow me @SashaGraffagna
I love Pinterest because: it allows me to dream big. Follow me here!
My favorite color is: too many to choose, but if I had to probably hot pink.
My go-to accessory is: my watch and a pair of my many earrings.
My favorite store is: H&M.
My favorite food is: chocolate and anything Japanese.
My favorite movies/TV shows are: Bones, How I Met Your Mother, Glee.
My favorite book is: the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, but this changes nonstop because I read all the time.
My favorite magazine is: Cosmopolitan.
My pet is: a 14-year old black lab, Danny.
My favorite quote is, because:
A couple hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that till tomorrow,” he said, “which you can do today.” This is the man who discovered electricity. You’d think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d say it has a lot to do with fear.Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection. Sometimes, the fear is just of making a decision. Because, what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true. That, by the time the pain of not doing a thing gets worse than the fear of doing it, it can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically.
The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometime we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering. That waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst, most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying. - Grey’s Anatomy
It’s beautiful. What else is there to say?
My role model is, because: my close friends, who are at my level and yet somehow do so much more than me and I struggle to catch up.
I spend my weekends…: napping, clubbing, and doing homework.
I take a break from studying by…: meeting friends for coffee.
I de-stress by…: napping.
My secret talent is: songwriting.
My friends describe me as: hyper and loud.
My favorite College Lifestyles article is: any of our interviews, like this one with fashion blogger Anna James.
Why I am excited to be an intern for College Lifestyles: because I’ve had a blast this past year and can’t wait for more!
My definition of a classy co-ed: a lady who can savvily maneuver through the trials of 21st-century college life with a smile on her face and her reputation intact.
Sasha Graffagna a senior at New York University. Follow her at @SashaGraffagna. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.