The Class of 2020 Facebook group for incoming students to Champlain has been jam packed with students bubbling with excitement regarding the upcoming school year. It seems the perfect time to re-introduce our “Tell Us About Yourself(ie)” series, which will highlight profiles of incoming first-year students through the summer and leading up to Orientation in August.

If you are an incoming member of Champlain’s Class of 2020 and are interested in sharing your Selfie, check out how at the bottom of this post.

Ian Dupont, ‘20, // Filmmaking // Plymouth, VT

Snapchat and Instagram- mriandupont

Why did you pick Champlain?

I was looking into Champlain’s Game Art/Animation program when my interests switched to something more film related. Lucky for me Champlain had a Filmmaking major that seemed really awesome. Plus, Boloco and Ben & Jerry’s on the same street! Who could miss out on that?

What’s your favorite form of social media and why?

Snapchat, because I can force my friends to watch me think I’m funny in short, egocentric bursts.

What’s your Netflix binge series?

One? I’m only supposed to do one at a time? How about top 5? Currently: Orange is the New Black, New Girl, Documentary Now, Brain Games, and I’ve just started The Shannara Chronicles.

If you could be any mythical creature, what would you be and why?

A dragon because honestly, who wouldn’t want to be a house-sized, fire-breathing, death lizard?

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Sunken trees in water, all slimy and looking like a monster coming from the deep. I don’t trust like that.

What’s a word or phrase you’re guilty of using too often?

“Same.” I absolutely despise when the word comes out of my mouth. But, sometimes the kid bawling his eyes out at the grocery store two aisles down is just too relatable.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The ability to summon socks and nice pens from whatever dimension they tend to disappear into. And flying would be cool I guess.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Bacon pancakes. So like cook bacon in a pan, right? Then pour pancake batter on it. 10/10.

What’s the number 1 item on your bucket list?

Participate in a Holi festival in India. So much color and energy would be amazing to experience.

What’s your least favorite Pop Culture trend?

Memes. But as Nietzche says, “If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” (Don’t let your memes be dreams.)

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Tell Us About Yourself(ie),” review the questions here, then submit them to and we’ll post the best answers!