March Student Q+A: Bernard Fuchs ’13

The Q+A- one student, one faculty member, each month. This month we sat down with senior Bernard Fuchs.

Conducted by Yasmine Novian


Common misconception about me:

A lot of people think that I saved the Pentagon from a terrorist attack on December 3rd, 1997 at 9:27 a.m. but that simply is not true.

Most creative gift, given or received:

Some guy once gave me a half-empty jar of peanut butter, a heavy-duty voltage regulator, and a map of Steve Buscemi’s house. Not really sure what that was about.

Movie you’ve seen most:

I’ve never actually seen Shrek but I’ve heard good things about it.

Book you’ve read the most:

Contrary to popular belief, I actually can’t read.

One thing I cant live without:

A petri dish with a single Glial cell from Reagan’s brain, like the one that all Republicans have. I keep it with me at all times.

What you wanted to be at age 10:

I wanted to be a chemical engineer until I realized that I would actually need to know chemistry to do that.

Favorite gadget:

The Internet.

Teacher pet peeve:

I really hate it when teachers tell me what constitutes a “good grade” or a “bad grade.”

Procrastination technique:

“Procrastination” implies that I eventually actually do the work.


Sometimes lay my refrigerator horizontally, fill it with marmalade, and pretend I’m on a deep space voyage in hypersleep.

Favorite thing about being a senior:

If you walk up to a freshman in the library and say “can I have my seat back” he’ll give you his chair. Even if you just walked in to the library.

Movie star you wish you could take to prom:

Ronald Reagan

Topic you love but wouldn’t talk about in a college interview:

I’ve always loved knitting but wouldn’t talk about it because I can’t knit and actually I don’t like knitting.

Favorite classes you’ve taken at Milken:

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

Funniest Hebrew word:


Most memorable learning experience:

Jewish Thought with Mr. Shine has definitely been very eye opening, and has changed the way I will practice Judaism for the rest of my life.

Most purchased item in Student Store:

I have like 90 of those sweatshirts. I don’t know why I keep buying them but I do.

Favorite Milken Trend:

I really liked the trend where people started all saying words backwards and lighting their hair on fire.

Most beloved/interesting item in your school bag:

The Declaration of Independence

Where do you sit at lunch:

I used to sit at lunch, but then someone moved that table so now I stand during lunch in protest.