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Davis, California

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Fiction to nonfiction

Students discuss which fictional characters they wish were real

If you could bring one fictional character to life, who would it be and why?



Irene Whalen, fourth-year psychology and communication double major

“Spongebob Squarepants. He’s just so funny and he makes people laugh, [so] I want him sponge-sized so I can carry him around in my hand.”





Jason Hui, third-year computer science major

“Harry Potter. He can make me fly and [he could] “Wingardium Leviosa” my homework and impress the teacher.”







Marietta Martin, third-year political science major

“Katniss Everdeen. She’s so cool; she knows how to survive.”







Daryl Shaw, third-year political science major

“Jack Dawson, so I can stop crying at the end of Titanic.”







Lauren Stewart, fourth-year human development major

“Jim Halpert from The Office. He’s a funny kind of guy, I like a sense of humor in people. He [also] cares about those he loves.”







Shravya Guda, fourth-year chemical engineering major

“Chandler from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. He’s fluent in sarcasm [and] I appreciate his sense of humor.”







Ed Crowley, fourth-year chemical engineering major

“Batman, [because] he sticks to his batarangs.”







Timothy Cater, first-year neurobiology, physiology and behavior major

“Jake from Adventure Time — he’s really cool and he can do all this stretching. He is super nice and you can climb on his back and go on an adventure.”







Kenton Goldsby, first-year Spanish major

“Lisa Simpson. Lisa, a lot of time, gets looked down on, particularly because she is smart. She is a good role model in a dysfunctional family that has different opinions and that is a good way to come into college — because you’re going to meet a lot of different people. I also just really like the Simpsons.”






Lily Juarez, first-year biochemistry and molecular biology double major

“Harry Potter because magic.”







James Mayoral, second-year biological sciences major

“Yoda. [He is] full of wisdom and the ways of the force.”







Rami Rashmawi, second-year biological sciences major

“Gandalf the White [because] he knows the right thing to do in every situation. He is almost incorruptible [and] we need that in our society.”







Sarah Weigel, second-year wildlife and fish conservation biology major

“Leslie Knope. She has a lot of passion and drive, and if everyone in government were more like her or knew someone like her, then we would be a more productive community.”







Shivana Mistry, third-year managerial economics major

“Frank Underwood from House of Cards. I think he is creatively powerful — he can do whatever he wants.”