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Harris Lapiroff ’10

My name's Harris and I've been at Oberlin for five years now. For a long time, I was a student, but these days I do web development work for the Office of Communications. I've lived in Oberlin almost year-round for several years running and have gotten to know the college and town both pretty intimately.

I fell in love with Oberlin after I had been admitted, when I first came to see it. The students here were the friendliest, most interesting, and most open people I had met in any of my campus visits. It totally made up for the fact that there wasn't an ocean in sight.

After a long and somewhat twisted decision process, I studied the fascinating world of mathematics. It's not something I or anyone who knew me expected when I first came to school. But like every Obie I've ever met, my studies and interests expand quite broadly beyond my major or my degree.

I bake on occasion, I write, I make art, I dance (contra, swing, blues and various folk), I experiment with electricity, I perform in and direct a semi-improv troupe, I take photos, and I find time on the side to follow a few TV shows regularly (Community and 30 Rock, in particular). I'm best known around campus for making Oberlin-related websites and being an avid dancer and dance organizer.

I also drink a lot of tea.

On the internet or in real life, don't be shy about saying hello. I'm sometimes quiet, but I like talking to you.

Entries from this blogger

My Great Pacific Northwestern Adventure

November 6, 2009

Here are the highlights of my Great Pacific Northwestern Adventure. But, Harris, you say, shouldn't you write about Oberlin, instead of the completely unrelated Pacific Northwest? All in good time, I assure you. All in good time.