ESP Biography


Major: 6/15

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2016

Picture of Colin McDonnell

Brief Biographical Sketch:

What's up guys! I'm Colin McDonnell, a student here at MIT. I don't know what I'm going to study, because I'm interested in too many different fields. I especially love learning about people and how they work, live, and play together, which turns out to be maybe the most useful skill of them all.

My dad is in the Air Force, so I've lived in lots of places, like Germany, Turkey, England, and Oklahoma. I play soccer, badminton, and golf. I've only beaten one video game in my life, Kirby Crystal Shards on the N64. I watch a ton of movies, and know most of the actors in them. My favorites are the Batman movies, Lord of the Rings, Inception, Up, and a bunch of random romantic comedies. Don't judge.

I hope I haven't scared you away yet, so if you're still reading sign up for my class. Like now. Izgonbeawesome.

Past Classes

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P8002: Harry Potter Trivia Contest in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
You better stock up on your powdered dragon claw so you can rule at this year's Harry Potter trivia contest! Note that the most stringent anti-cheating charms have been applied to the contest. Auto-Answer Quills are banned from the hall, as are Remembralls, Detachable Cribbing Cuffs and Self-Correcting Ink. Winning prize: the diadem of Ravenclaw!

X7112: Being the Best in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
An amalgamation of tip, tricks, and wisdom to help tip the odds in your favor in life. Drawing on psychology, business, politics, and history, this course aims to impart some understanding of why some people succeed in the midst of failure, why the best are the best, how to max out your brain, and the best ways to learn and think creatively.

S6575: How to Destroy the World: and other experiments by Nikola Tesla in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Electricity! Energy beams! Radio-controlled boats! Devices that shoot lightning! And a way to destroy the earth! We owe it all to NIKOLA TESLA! He started avalanches, built hydroelectric dams on Niagara Falls, tried to offer unlimited free energy to everyone on earth, and designed a Death Ray that could shoot down planes 200 miles away. He could control his dreams, memorize books after one reading, and visualize ridiculously complex machinery in his mind! Come learn about his life, inventions, and Jedi mind tricks!