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Besides being my suitemates and some of my best friends, Samantha Craig and Nichole Verdone have been friends since middle school and my college roommates for the past 3 years! So instead of asking them the traditional interview questions, I knew it would be more interesting to make them think a little bit harder. There’s definitely two types of people in this world, so get to know Sam and Nichole through their very different reasoning to some thought-provoking “Would You Rather” questions:


HC: Would you rather go back to age 5 with everything you know now or know now everything your future self will learn?

SC: “If I go back to age 5 with the knowledge I have now, I could make my way to where I am now more successfully and put myself in a better position for the rest of my life.”

NC: “I’d go back to age 5 simply because I don’t want to know how I’ll die. I’d be paranoid.”


HC: Would you rather live one life that lasts 1,000 years or live 10 lives that last 100 years each?

SC: “10 lives. If you live 1,000 years, you’re never going to have a true connection with every person because eventually you’ll outlive them and that’s no way to live a life.”

NC: “10 lives because it’d be cool to get to be a different person and experience different lives.”


HC: Would you rather be able to stop time or fly?

SC: “I think it would be more useful to stop time; rather than flying away from your problems, you could stop and evaluate what’s going on.”

NC: “Definitely stop time. Say you’re in a sticky situation, and some stuff is going down. You need to get out of there. So you’d just stop time and boom, run away.”


HC: Would you rather always speak your mind or never speak again?

SC: “I’d rather always speak my mind. You can never express what you’re feeling and I just simply don’t know how I would go about life…how would I interact with people? How would I fall in love?”

NC: “I’d rather always speak my mind because I like to talk, and if I couldn’t talk, I’d get pretty annoyed.”


HC: Would you rather get a paper cut every time you touch paper or bite your tongue every time you eat something?

SC:  “Paper cuts. I’d have to eat food to survive, but I don’t have to touch paper.”

NC: “Paper cuts because I could write on white boards. I don’t need to touch paper. I like to eat, I need food.”


HC: Would you rather be born with an elephant trunk or a giraffe neck?

SC: “I’d rather have the giraffe neck. When you first meet someone, you immediately judge them on their appearance (as much as you say you don’t). I’d rather have a really long neck than have something obstructing their view of my face.”

NC: “Elephant trunk. You could use it for stuff, it’s basically another arm.”


HC: Would you rather know who your soul mate is but never find out how to meet them, or find out how to meet your soul mate without knowing who it is?

SC: “I’d rather find out how to meet my soul mate without knowing who it is because why would I want to know who my soul mate is if I can never develop a life with them? I’d rather be surprised and get to know them rather than knowing there’s someone out there who’s perfect with me, but never get to meet them.”

NC: “I want to find out how to meet them. If you only know who they are, that’s pretty pointless. You could do whatever it is you have to do to meet them.”


HC: Would you rather live to be 100 stuck in a child’s body, or live to be 50 as a normal aging human being?

SC:  “I’d rather have a shorter life span, knowing I get to go live my life to the fullest and go through the stages of life with my peers rather than stay the same age for 100 years.” 

NC: “Fifty as a normal human because you can still live a normal life, get married, have kids, stuff like that…”


HC: Would you rather meet one of your children in the future as an adult, or know how many children you’re going to have and when?

SC: “I’d rather know how many children I’m going to have and when. To me, the other side of this ‘would you rather’ is attainable. I hope to know my children when they’re 40, because that would only put me at 65-70.”

NC: “I’d rather know how many children and when because that’d be fun information and I’m going to meet my kids at some point anyway.”


HC: Would you rather accidentally get an entire eyebrow waxed off or have your 2 front teeth knocked out?

SC: “I’d say 2 front teeth. You can get implants in place of your 2 front teeth, but you’d have to shave the other eyebrow and tattoo them both on in order for them to look the same (and I feel like that’s more of a hassle).”

NC: “2 front teeth. You can get fake teeth.”


HCXO, Symantha

My name is Symantha and I'm from Poughkeepsie, NY! I'm a senior at SUNY Oneonta studying biology with a concentration in pre-occupational therapy. I love to DIY and I'm addicted to two of the finer things in life, coffee & chocolate. 
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