Street sat down with Rob Golden, the Secretary of the Club Squash team, to talk about squash: the sport, the vegetable, the lifestyle.
Street: What is your favorite type of squash?
Rob Golden: Butternut Squash. It is smooth, damn good and so October.
Street: How do you like it prepared?
RG: Mashed…like my opponents on the courts.
Street: What reactions do you get when you tell people you are on the team?
RG: They usually don’t react because I don’t tell them that I am on the varsity squash team…because I’m not. But when I tell them that I am the Secretary for the Club Squash team they say, “That sounds like a bullshit position.” To which I reply that it is in fact exactly that.
Street: Why did you join Squash? Was it because you wanted to keep squash present in your life even when it’s not fall?
RG: No, I joined because I have no athletic ability unless I’m holding a racquet. (It is still hit–or–miss with a racquet but I do my best.)
Street: Please rate this campus’s appreciation and awareness of squash (the vegetable and the sport)
RG: I would say that people who aren’t born in a cave have generally heard of the vegetable. The sport, on the other hand, is pretty anonymous until you say, “It’s like racquetball but with a different ball,” and then they pretend they know what you’re talking about.