Name: Vasilis Hristidis
School: Columbia College
Major: Environmental Science
Hometown: New York City
Relationship status: Single
On-campus activities: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Intramural Soccer, Postcrypt Art Gallery (I submit my photography).
Off-campus activities: Jazz guitar, voice, songwriting, and photography.
Spring Break plans: Going to Bologna to visit one of my oldest friends who’s studying abroad there for the year.
Pet-peeves: Well if I say “stupid people,” it should cover all of my pet peeves, but people who don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change hold a special place in my heart.
Dream job: Either a singer/songwriter or Chief Sustainability Officer of an exciting company. Clearly they’re related.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, you would need: My faithful guitar, Baby.
Every guys needs these three things in his closet: 1) Lots of John Varvatos. 2) A well-tailored suit. 3) A katana or baseball bat for the zombie apocalypse.
Your perfect date in 7 words or less: The Met à Greek food à Jazz at Lincoln Center
Favorite off-campus location: Close tie between Central Park and the Natural History Museum (in particular, the Blue Whale room where I used to go everyday after school as a kid).
Favorite thing about NYC: It’s been my home for my whole life. I’m completely at ease here. That, and access to the best music and art in the world.
Favorite meal in the city: Milos on 55th between 6th and 7th. Best Greek food I’ve had not cooked by my family.
Favorite class and professor at Columbia: Favorite professor has got to be my boy Michael Brent. CC class consisted of me making fun of him for shopping at 1020 (huge hipster) and him calling me out for wearing sweatpants to class every day. My favorite class was probably Art Hum or Fundamentals of Western Music.
Spirit animal: My Patronus is a Gray Wolf. So, I suppose my spirit animal would be too.
Dream wife: Taylor Swift (I bet nobody saw that coming).
One thing you want to do before graduating: Perform at an open mic on campus. I’d also like to get a paper or two published.
Top three albums/songs of all time: This is way too difficult. I’ll try for my top 5 songs and albums in no particular order. Songs: ”I’m Only Me When I’m With You” – Taylor Swift; “Spin” – Lifehouse; “Nocturne No. 2 In E-Flat, Op. 9, No. 2” – Frédéric Chopin; “So What” – Miles Davis; “Rewind” – Diane Birch. Albums: Kind of Blue – Miles Davis; Fearless – Taylor Swift; Rubber Soul – The Beatles; Blue Train – John Coltrane; Abbey Road – The Beatles.
If you could have a super power what would it be and why: Definitely telekinesis. Imagine all the pranks you could play on your friends; the list is endless. Then, I’d probably save the world.
If you could invite anyone to dinner, you would ask: Alive: Taylor Swift. Dead: Alexander the Great.
HamDel decides to name a sandwich after you (what’s it called and what’s in it): The VH-1: whole wheat toast, lots of greens, chicken cutlet, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar.