Rick Altieri graduated Regis High School in 2010, and has deferred enrollment at Amherst College until 2011. Both institutions will undoubetedly regret their association with him. During his gap year, Rick will take Mandarin classes in Beijing at Tsinghua University, volunteer at a local school, teach English, and work at a newspaper. Someone once described Rick as very good looking. Once.
Greg Kristof graduated Scarsdale High School in 2010 and has deferred enrollment at Harvard University until 2011. He is particularly fond of philosophy, politics and explosives. During his stay in Beijing he will study Chinese, work and teach English. It is expected that most of the city will be intact when he leaves.
Just as Taiwan and the People’s Republic agree that there is only one China, Rick and Greg agree that there is only one good blogger. As with Taiwan and China, they differ about the rest. They make a point of thoroughly editing each other’s writing.