Twins of the Issue: Alex and Anita Levin

Ashley Logan and Ari Stein, Staff Writers

We have all seen countless Instagram posts captioned “twinning is winning”, but is it really? Seniors Anita and Alex Levin share with the Mirador the reality of having a twin.
Twins are constantly together whether at school, home, on vacation, or with sport teams.  “The best part about being a twin is also the worst thing: you’re always with them. So you experience a lot of good and bad moments together,” Alex said.

Most siblings don’t have the chance to be in the same class, but the Levins have Econ/Gov. together this year. This is the first class they have had together since sixth grade. “I get to show off how smart I am compared to Alex. Just kidding, he’s a smarty pants,” Anita said. Alex, on the other hand, enjoys sharing a class because they can work on homework and study together. The Levins are taking advantage of this opportunity because it may be their last as they plan to attend different colleges.

Both twins are thinking about going to college in Washington, but Alex is also considering Boulder. “If I go to Boulder it will be hard to be away from her. It might be a nice change for a few weeks but I will miss her sarcasm and being able to talk to her about life,” Alex said. Anita has absolutely no desire to be apart from her brother because she will “miss her wingman”.

Although twins are stereotyped to have all of the same interests, these twins have differing interests. Anita prefers drama while Alex would rather spend his time playing or watching sports. Despite their differing passions, Anita and Alex can always agree on movies, bands, pairing oreos with peanut butter, and supporting the A’s and 49ers.

Of course, life is not always smooth-sailing when you have a twin. “When we were four or five we both got identical red tricycles. Our parents put both both brand new tricycles in the trunk of the car and we drove to the park. When we opened the trunk one trike was in perfect condition and the other was completely broken. My sister looked at me and then looked at the bikes and said ‘Oh no Alex, your bike’s broken!’ And then I said fully depressed ‘Oh no, my bike’s broken.’ She then took the good trike and rode off,” Alex said.