From the Cult: Senate interviews

Senate is UBC’s academic governing body and they make a lot of important decisions about academic matters like fall reading break, admissions and student awards. While Ubyssey News is covering these more concrete matters of their platforms, we took the time to ask them some other types of hard-hitting questions. Which nearby coffee shop is best? Have they ever seen Nardwuar? Do they know anything about Belarus?

Braden Bellinger, Axel Kong and Snow Wang did not respond to our request for an interview.

Eshana Bhangu

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

I always 100% get a cappuccino unless its in the evening, then I get a marble hot chocolate — black and white: you've gotta try it, it tastes SO good :)

What is the best building on campus?

Life building. Close to everything, Starbucks AND Booster Juice 5 steps away from each other, food, space (especially since it's so hard to find a spot in IKB)!!

What is the worst building on campus?

Buchanan D. More specifically, that moment when you take the stairs to get to the 3rd floor of Buchanan D and you can feel that 'worst building' feeling in every cell of your body.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

Blue Chip. Those cookies… 😍

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

The world ending in 2012, the Harlem shake, flappy bird, Alex from target, Damn Daniel?? Gosh what a decade.

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

Ok so no, but I'm Captain at Aquabus (cute mini ferries on Granville Island that do 45 minute tours) and I mistook a passenger for Nardwuar so that was one of my pretty awkward moments because the passenger also had no idea who Nardwuar was...

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

I don't know, but it's something that sounds like the animal Mink I think.

Punk or country?

I abstain lol.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

There is bread and something between the bread, and it is yummy, so yeah? I think?

Mahmoud Borno

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

Anything remotely close to Tim Horton’s French Vanilla.

What is the best building on campus?

Forestry, have you seen those trees inside that building?

What is the worst building on campus?

Any building that is under construction.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

*Answers with a mouth full of a chunky cookie* Blue Chip.

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

Freaking out thinking that 2012 was the end of the world… Good times.

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

I heard that you if you see Nardwuar in real life, you will doot doo

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

Minsk. Shoutout to my geography degree for preparing me for this question……. also please hire me....

Punk or country?

Why not both… Cowpunk (Country punk). You clearly could tell I spent too much time in PEI and Alberta… send help.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

I will have to do more research and get back to you.

Julia Burnham

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

Small cappuccino, some sort of bagel.

What is the best building on campus?

Anything other than Buchanan.

What is the worst building on campus?

Buchanan.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

Neither. Great Dane.

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

Silly Bandz.

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

Yes. Doot Doola Doot Doo.

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

Minsk. I played a lot of Sporcle map games in high school.

Punk or country?

Country, only within the walls of the Yale Saloon.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Absolutely not, you monster.

Cole Evans

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

Starbucks is a consistent Caramel Macchiato, but everywhere else is a London Fog.

What is the best building on campus?

The Life Sciences building is by FAR the best on campus. I dream of those glass atriums and long, luscious tables.

What is the worst building on campus?

The Math Building, no contest. Not only is it older than the Earth itself, but I also always get lost in it :(. Just an overall garbage building with garbage experiences.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

On the record: Blue Chip. Off the record: Loafe.

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

I’m gonna get hate for this, but I loved Vine. TikTok has been filling the void, but Vine is the real OG. Not a fan of all the terrible/cringe creators it spawned though (see: Jake and Logan Paul, Gabbie Hanna, King Bach, etc. etc. etc.)

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

No, but I do stay up until 4am watching compilations of rappers losing their minds over memories of their 8th grade best friend.

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

Minsk. Capital cities are my SHIT.

Punk or country?

I’d usually take a pass on this one, but as a Calgarian I am legally obliged to say country music.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

What kind of sadistic question is this?

Chris Hakim

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

Hazelnut latte so I can taste something while I burn my tongue.

What is the best building on campus?

After three years of working at the AMS, anything but the Nest.

What is the worst building on campus?

The Nest.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

Loafe.

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

Runescape.

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

Sure.

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

Riga.

[note: It’s Minsk.]

Punk or country?

Punk. Rock and roll will never die.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

No, hot dogs are not a sandwich fuck lmao.

Max Holmes

What do you normally order when you go to a coffee shop?

Double Americano in the winter, iced double Americano in the summer (I’m basic).

What is the best building on campus?

The Old Administration Building both asbestos and University Executives.

What is the worst building on campus?

The Nest, specifically Chris Hakim’s Office.

Blue Chip or Loafe?

Blue Chip, too many under appreciated faculty and staff at Loafe.

What was the best trend of the 2010s?

Crippling unaffordability and the housing crisis obviously.

Have you ever seen Nardwuar in real life?

As a member of the Board of Governors it would be inappropriate to reveal in camera meetings with Nardwuar .

Without looking it up, what is the capital of Belarus?

Norman McKenzie House.

Punk or country?

Neither, Indie always.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

At Senate yes, at Board no.