As told to the Campanile’s own Kian McHugh, Josefin Kenrick and Hillel Zand
Becca Raffel: You have to pee? I do too.
The Campanile: Clear the air–are you guys cousins, twins, triplets or adopted siblings?
BR: We’re cousins and [Grant and I] are brother and sister.
TC: Who’s the biggest party animal?
BR: Oh that’s Pippa… no, Grant.Grant’s at parties that are above our level.
TC: Who’s the better athlete?
BR: I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that we’re all equal.
TC: That’s not true is it?
BR: I mean you got a 2-time state champion over here. But all of the Raffels have been to CCS finals.
PR: But Grant and I do participate in an individual sport, whereas Becca may depend on the other five people on the court.
TC: Pippa, we hear you have a certain individual you may be fond of in The Campanile. Let’s talk about the boys.
PR: I don’t think that’s a great idea.
TC: Does his name rhyme with Mill Sendenhall?
TC: Any girls, Grant?
Grant Raffel: No, not at this time.
TC: So would you say that Pippa’s the biggest player?
BR: By far.
PR: I mean, look at me.
TC: Pippa, tell us about when you hit Erik Anderson’s (‘13) car.
PR: It was three days after I got my license and Kian was standing right there. That’s it.
TC: If you guys were going to rob a bank, who would be the brains, who would be the brawn and who would be the one holding you back?
BR: I would rob the bank, Pippa would be the getaway car and Grant would be like, “Guys you shouldn’t do that.”
TC: Which one of you has the best fashion sense?
PR: Grant is always color coordinated. I think [Becca and I] have different looks. Becca’s less preppy than I am. She goes the Uggs way, I go the loafers way.
TC: If you went to an island and you could each only bring one thing, what would you bring?
GR: I’d bring them.
BR and PR: Awwwwww
TC: Becca, would you rather be three feet taller or three feet shorter?
BR: I think three feet shorter because it gets awkward when you’re that tall. I think I’m reaching the limit.
TC: Do you feel that boys are intimidated by your height?
TC: What would you say to a guy trying to approach you?
BR: To all those guys trying to approach me out there, just no.
TC: If you could give a word of advice to any other siblings or cousins at Paly what would it be?
PR: I would say that even if you don’t really like your cousins or siblings, you should try being friends with them because that’s what I did. And look at this–I’m friends with them now.
GR: That’s really deep, Pippa. I’d say you always should say hello to them.
BR: You never say hi to me!