Middbeat’s newest crush of the week is Zack Isaacs ‘15.5, a Physics major from Oakland, California. When surveying Atwater, I (Lizzy) was encouraged by a group of senior girls to choose Zack. They assured me of his sweet demeanor and general thoughtfulness. Though he was definitely slightly alarmed when I approached his breakfast table, Zack immediately opened up with a warm and welcoming smile (see above). After chatting with him for a few minutes, I can say confidently that I’m a huge fan. He’s got an awesome spirit and a lot to say. Aaaand he’s single! If you’re interested, shoot him an email! (go/creep is your friend, people.)
MB: What’d you do this weekend?
Z: I went to the Taste of India apartments on Friday. They were all open and they had a bunch of people over, so that was really fun. I didn’t really do much on Saturday because I was tired from Friday. But I went to Vergennes Laundry and then to the Alpenglow concert.
MB: What’s your Vergennes Laundry order of choice? Are you a cheese guy?
Z: I like cheese, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a cheese guy. Anything with yogurt and granola and some coffee is the way to go.
MB: What’s number one on your bucket list?
Z: Oh, man. This is gonna be kind of a strange one. I want to ride my bike up Mount Ventoux in France. I really like riding bikes and growing up I used to watch Lance and all those guys in the Tour de France climb up that hill and I think it would be something neat and different. Definitely very hard.
MB: What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Z: Can I choose more than one? Salami, olives, mushrooms, and spinach. I’m not super picky.
MB: Are you close to your family? Do you have siblings?
Z: I’m incredibly close to my family, but I don’t have siblings. My cat and my dog, though, are viewed on equal footing with me. We actually foster cats whenever I’m home so we always have lots of animals in the house, but I’m an only child.
MB: Who are you more similar to, your mom or your dad?
Z: I would say I have the social characteristics of my mom but more of the academic characteristics of my dad. My mom is a really hard worker and is pretty introspective and a little introverted, and I would definitely say I’m more like that in social settings. But my dad also studied physics and engineering. Not so good at reading, better at math.
MB: What is your favorite way to eat a potato?
Z: Baked with a healthy dosage of beets and lemon juice. Why, what’s yours?
MB: Mashed sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon.
Z: Okay, yeah, that sounds good too.
MB: What type of music do you listen to?
Z: I listen to a lot of stuff. I bet everyone says that. I have a soft spot for all sorts of classic rock from the ’60s. I really love Hendrix. I would say ‘Castles Made of Sand’ is probably my favorite Hendrix song. But really anything from that era. I like AC/DC, the Grateful Dead if I’m in that ten-minute-long-song kind of mood. Anything with a good guitar solo is good with me.
MB: What is your relationship status?
Z: I am single. (“free as a bird” — friend sitting nearby)
MB: Are you looking for anything?
Z: I’m looking for anyone who’s willing to put up with someone who wears a lot of spandex– it’s for biking. And shaved legs. You don’t necessarily have to put that last one up. (Sorry I did!!)
MB: What are your thoughts on romantic culture at Midd?
Z: It’s definitely better than it is at Dartmouth (he spent his junior year there). It’s a lot less stressful. Everyone there is in fraternities and sororities, but there are a lot more ways to meet people here. I think that’s cool. People hate on it a lot, but it’s definitely less stressful than at Dartmouth. We have so many on-campus events, it creates somewhat of an insular community. And you’re not just always in the basement of a fraternity, which is kinda nice!
MB: Is there anything that I missed? What would you want me to ask you?
Z: I don’t know, I don’t think I’d want you to ask anything else. We got the shaved legs and the spandex, so you got most of it.