Meet the Class of 2017

26 members representing 25 groups

Laine Higgins

Hometown: Wayzata, MN
Major: International Relations with a Journalism Minor

Activities & Honors:

  • Captain – Varsity Women’s Swimming and Diving
  • Senior Sports Columnist/Former Sports Editor – The Daily Pennsylvanian
  • Copy Editor – Journal of International Relations
  • Member – Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Member – Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Relations
  • 3-year Dean’s List

Favorite Book(s): Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Favorite Movie(s): She’s the Man, Band of Brothers (not a movie, I know) and Finding Nemo
Favorite Food: Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream, Mac & Cheese and Carbonara
Favorite Quote(s): “Either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing” ~Ben Franklin;
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ~ Abe Lincoln;
“You will become way less concerned with what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.” ~ David Foster Wallace

Plans After Penn: I want to go into sports journalism, but not sure where as of yet!