{Alexandra Allaire / McGill Tribune)
{Alexandra Allaire / McGill Tribune)

Student of the Week: Sophia Dhalla

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Q: What is your motto?

A: Everything happens for a reason.

Q: If you could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would it be?

A: Australia. I would love to go so badly.

Q: Who is your hero?

A: Probably my grandfather, actually. My mom’s whole family came as refugees from East Africa. And my grandfather took care of them through all that, I think it’s a pretty mind-blowing story.

Q: What is your lucky charm?

A: A ring that my mom gave me.

Q: If you could say one thing to Wayne Gretzky, what would it be?

A: Awesome job, man.

Q: What is your secret talent?

A: I make really, really good blueberry oatmeal muffins. [They’re] the only thing I can make—anything else is a fail.

Q: What’s your favourite place that you’ve travelled to?

A: Greece… Basically everything you could want in a country.

Q: Name a song that you consider completely overrated.

A: Probably something that plays on American Top 40 all the time. Let me think, I haven’t listened to the radio in a little while. Maybe some Maroon 5 song.

Q: What reality TV show are you perfect for?

A: Okay, “16 and Pregnant,” but not that, I’m too late. Not “Jersey Shore.” Maybe if I was a little more ditzy, “The Hills.” Who doesn’t want to live in LA and shop all the time?

Q: Which historical figure would you most want to have a beer with?

A: Maybe Martin Luther King Jr. I find civil rights…really interesting.

Q: What’s the last song you remember listening to?

A: “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran.

Q: What’s your favourite street in Montreal?

A: Maybe Ste. Catherine.

Q: Name one fashion trend you’ll never try again.

A: Jean overalls. Basically my childhood in an outfit.

Q: Rank Christopher Nolan’s batman trilogy from best to worst.

A: Okay, probably 1, 3, 2.

Q: Describe Montreal in three words.

A: Cold, diverse, and awesome.

Q: What’s your signature drink?

A: Like, alcoholic? An Amaretto Sour. Before I came to Montreal, I wouldn’t have known that.

Q: What’s the first thing you think of when I say St. Laurent?

A: Drunk people and poutine.

Q: Who would play you in the movie of your life?

A: Marion Cotillard. The only problem is I’m not French, but if I was. I think she’s so beautiful, and so poised.

Q: Why are you an asset to McGill?

A: My positive attitude. I’m the type of person who would smile at a stranger. I’m on the exec team of the Student Association for Medical Aid, and we do fundraisers and stuff. I’m also a tour guide, and I teach with Making Waves, which is this program where every Sunday we teach swimming to students with disabilities.