Name: Ryan Sheil
School/Year: University of California at Santa Barbara '14
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Relationship Status: Single
Activities/Interests: Guitar, Buddhism, ki-aikido, Gardening
Campus Involvement: Rock Climbing Kidz, Pokemon Club, Ki-Aikido
Favorite things about UCSB: My friends, the "Powder House," beautiful place, beautiful people.
Fun fact about yourself: I]m a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Future career goals: Either Medical School or Grad School for Chemistry
Favorite movie/TV: The Graduate; Wilfred, Seinfeld, Avatar: the Last Airbender TV show
If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, muffinz.
Most attractive qualities in a girl: I like girls that are sweet, kind, and smart.
Biggest turn offs: Obnoxious girls.
Celebrity crush: Sloane from Entourage
Three words to describe yourself: sexy, savvy, and sassy
Name: Vinny Perry
School: University of Iowa
Major/Minor: Major- Entrepreneurial Management, Minor - Mass Communications & Journalism
Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Campus Activities: Sigma Chi Fraternity
Nickname: The President
Favorite 90's Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite pickup line: "Your legs must be tired, because you've been running through my mind all day."
Favorite late night food in Iowa City: Pop's Italian Beef.
My friends make fun of me for... My killer dance moves.
I really like it when a girl... Enjoys my company.
My favorite datespot is... The Movies.
I'm completely terrified of... Spiders.
Ten years from now I hope to... Be a Millionaire.
If I could have a bromance with any celebrity it would be... Pauly D.
Yotopia or Whitey's? Whitey's
How would you describe your style? Fratty w/ a pinch of Fist Pump.
What is your biggest pet peeve? When people play with their gum.
Which actor would play you in a movie about your life? Robert Downey Jr. or James Franco.
If you were a type of alcohol, what would you be and why? Johnnie Walker Black, because I aint' cheap and I always go down smooth.
Name: Anthony Santucci
School/Year: Hofstra University '14
Major/minor: Finance major
Relationship Status: Single and looking
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Successful job, married and living in Queens
What is your idea of a perfect date? going to dinner and taking a walk in Astoria
Biggest turn off: Girls who have no sense of humor
Last movie you watched: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
First thing you notice about a girl: Her smile
One thing you can't live without: My family
Your favorite junk food: Funyuns
Name: Sam Cagenello
School/Year: Amherst College '15
Major: Undecided as of the moment
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Relationship Status: Single…Always single
Dorm: Williston… or Mayo next year
High School: Conard HS
Favorite Class: Anything with Douglas
Ideal Date: April 23rd. Because it's not too warm or too cold, and all you need is a light jacket… Anyone who got the reference, lets go out to Freshside and watch a movie in my room after.
Spirit Animal: Otter!
If You Could Visit Any Country in the World, Where Would You Go: Somewhere with no cell phone service or electricity where I could escape for a month or two.
If You Could Have One Super Power What Would it Be: Ability to read minds… It would have saved me from so much trouble
Dream Job: International lawyer
Favorite TV Show/Movie: At the moment, Revenge… of all time, LOST
Extracurriculars: Swimming, program board… not eating at Val?
Craziest Thing You've Ever Done: I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you
Name: Tyrone Hinderson
School/Year: Barnard College '14
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major(s): Computer Science and Psychology
Relationship Status: Locked up
On-campus activities: Goju-Ryu Karate, Research Assistant for the Intergroup Relations and Diversity Lab, Sigma Nu, not procrastinating, and not being in denial about my procrastination.
Off-campus activities: There's a world out there?
Greatest fear: That my uncle will find me on this website
Celebrity crush: I used to have a pretty serious thing for Beyonce. In fact, when I learned to code in html in 9th grade I’m pretty sure I made a website about her for a class project.
Top travel destination: Australia, to see if turtles there are really as chill as Crush from Finding Nemo.
Favorite way to spend your free time: Video games, skateboarding, daydreaming, defending the house from my cat, driving on the freeway (how I miss you, Cali).
Three things you couldn't live without: My laptop, my cat, and my glasses (20/100 vision—imagine getting 20/100 on a test and you’ve got an idea of how well I see).
Personal claim to fame: I was on a Bill Nye, the Science Guy show back in elementary school days. I’m pretty sure he was explaining photosynthesis and I got to be the tree (since I was the tallest dude around even then).
Favorite genre of music and why: Rappers with something to talk about—Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest and others. Sadly I never got into Jay-Z, probably because of my high school celebrity crush…
Tip for finals: Late-night "naps" are not your friend.
Best date you planned: Valentines day 2012—We played ping-pong, got sushi, went ice skating and ended up at McDonalds in our dress clothes to top it all off (because Chicken McNuggets aren't an excuse to dress down).
Quote you live by: "Respice Finem", or "Look back at the end"—to me, it means to try and stay conscious of your ultimate goal to avoid getting too caught up in intermediate steps (quizzes, papers, whatever). I have no idea who said this, since no one’s really spoken Latin in millennia.
Largest role model in your life: Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen, one among countless reasons being his rejection of the social mandate to wear clothes.
And getting personal…ever been in love? I gave it a shot about a year ago, and I’d say it's working out pretty well for me =)
Name: Alex Flint
School/Year: University of Rochester '13
Hometown: Hornell, NY (Home of Bill Pullman)
Relationship Status: Taken
Campus Affiliations: Theta Chi, Intramural Basketball
Plans Post Gradution: Grad School if my career as an NBA coach doesn't work out
Interesting Fact: I substitute teach for high school and junior high during breaks
Pet Peeve: The misuse of homophone words like there, their, and they're; your and you're; and to, two, and too
Name: Jeremy Lin
School/Year: Johns Hopkins Universiy '15
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Dana Point, CA
Relationship Status: Single
Perfect Girl: Don't think I have one. Different things about different people attract me. I think anyone that I can be really close friends with, but be attracted to at the same time.
Celebrity Crush: Mila Kunis (Just watched Friends with Benefits)
Biggest pet peeve about girls: Why are girls so mean to each other.
Where do you want to be in 15 years? Living in Dana Point, CA with a wife and kids, working in a career that I enjoy, and living comfortably.
Describe yourself in 3 words: optimistic, understanding, persistent
Name: Alex Dickinson
School/Year: University of Portland/Junior
Major/Minor: English Major, Fine Arts Minor
Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Favorite On-campus activities: Long lunches with friends, reading, and harassing tour groups
Favorite Off-campus activities: Riding my bike, seeing live music, cooking, karaoke, yoga, and trips to the beach
Pet-peeves: Corn nuts during a road trip. There's always that one person who buys them. Worst smell ever.
Dream job: Writing. Anything creative, really, but writing for now!
Dream city to live in: Madrid, Spain
Signature dance move: I move really fast when I dance. I have a lot of energy and no rhythm. A friend once described it as a cross between electric shock and jive, so I guess that's my move.
What do you look for in a girl: I ain't lookin!
Every guys needs these 3 things in his wardrobe: Something pink, Timberland's, and an entryway to Narnia
Favorite thing about PDX: You can bike everywhere!
Top three songs of all time: Simon and Garfunkel's "Me and Julio," T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer" and anything by Mississippi John Hurt.
If you could invite anyone to dinner who would it be: All my friends, Julia Child, and Stephen Colbert
Favorite place to eat in PDX: Food carts! Check out Euro Trash or the ones on Hawthorne if you haven't been!
Describe yourself in one word: Positive
Name: Royce Harner
School/Year: UC Berkeley '14
Major: Molecular Cell Biology and Urban Studies
Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Ca
What has been your favorite class that you've taken at Berkeley so far? Geography 130: Food and the Environment
Where is your favorite place to eat around campus? Lately Cafe Milano has been my go to place. I'm a sucker for their avocado sandwich.
What is your favorite book? My favorite book is easily Harry Potter, but that's more than one. So, my other favorite book would have to be The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath because it depicts the harsh realities of growing up and going out into the world. It's a little dark, but worth the read.
What is your ideal superpower? My ideal superpower would have to be invisibility, because it's nice to take a break from reality. It would be like being in a world only you could experience, and everything you want to do would be easily accessible.
What was the last song played on your ipod? The last song played on my ipod was Free Fallin' by John Mayer. Nothing can beat his ability to play live and this song is just incredible.
Name: Michael Bragg
School/Year: Appalachian State University '14
Hometown: Lillington, NC
Relationship Status: Single
When you're not in the classroom, where can we find you on campus or in Boone? You can find me in the Student Publications office working for The Appalachian. You can also find me at a coffee shop—on or off campus—drinking coffee, on my laptop, or reading a book.
What is your favorite thing about Appalachian State University? I love the location. I don’t know of many other college campuses where you can be surrounded by such a great view.
Biggest turn-on? A girl who can sing. If a girl can sing to me, you've definitely got my attention.
Biggest turn-off? Indecisiveness. If you know what you want to do, tell me. I don't like it when a girl can never say what she wants to do when I ask her.
Any celebrity crushes? Zooey Deschanel. I think she's gorgeous and incredibly talented.
Favorite ice-cream flavor? Anything that has a coffee flavor.
Biggest pet peeve? Really egotistical people. Show some humility.
What is your perfect date? My perfect date is pretty low key. I like to take a girl to dinner, see a movie, and maybe walk around downtown. I think the best date is one that isn't really planned and is spontaneous. Even a night in watching a movie is a perfect date to me.
What do you look for in a girl? Someone who has some of the same interests, a great smile and a genuine and good nature.
Name: Jonathan Green
School/Year: Northwestern University/5th Year Senior
Major: American Studies and German
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Birthdate: December 1, 1988…I’m old
Relationship Status: Single…Unfortunately ... or maybe fortunately.
What are your pet peeves and guilty pleasures? Pet peeves? Easy. Cargo shorts, beanies with bills on them drive me insane and Jersey accents. I love people from Jersey but I can't stand the accent. I’m generally pretty agreeable….as long as you’re not from Jersey and wearing cargo shorts.
As far as guilty pleasures, I really like Taylor Swift and The Zac Brown Band. That song they have about chicken nuggets is really awesome.
What are your future career goals? I wish I knew for sure. Something in higher education like teaching or being a professor and if not that then maybe working in a think tank or in politics. Eventually I’d like to get my Masters or PhD in History.
What's your idea of a perfect date? Spring…ish. There's a place called Union Pizza. (I've been on a couple of dates there and I really like it a lot.) Go there. Get drinks. Listen to live music. Then I would go on a Friday and go into Pilsen and they have art shows the third Friday of every month, so walk around and do a little of that. Then find a dive bar at the end of the night. Or go to a monster truck rally. I took a girl to a monster truck rally about a year back and it was really really funny. She liked it more than I did.
What do you find most attractive in a woman? Independence. I like a woman who can hold her own. Someone who's a good conversationalist.
Biggest turn offs? People who are self-absorbed.
Words to live by? Don't be stupid - keep it classy.
Describe your personality. Old. I don't know I think I’m generally pretty friendly. I'm a hard worker – or at least I like to think that. Outgoing. I’m fairly nerdy as well but I’m pretty good at covering it up so people can't tell.
You're one of the founders of Delta Tau Delta. Why start a fraternity as a fifth year senior? I was really excited about what they’re up to and what they're trying to build here and I thought it would be a really fun opportunity for my last year on campus. I think it’s a great way to leave a legacy on campus. I feel like fraternities take on a personality and sort of a life of their own, so if you can set one of them off in a particular direction it will stay that way for a long time.
Name: Sam Pritzker
School/Year: Amherst College '14
Major: Economics and French
Hometown: Wayzata, MN
Favorite Part of the Amherst Experience: The people. Everyone here brings something interesting, and oftentimes unexpected, to the table.
If you could change one thing about Amherst it would be: Val.
Currently reading: I read The Shipping News by Annie Proulx for pleasure over break. Dostoyevsky’s The Double for class.
Currently listening to:The Black Keys and Atlas Sound.
If all classes were cancelled tomorrow, how would you spend your day? Catching up on homework. Boring, but true.
Best meal you've ever had: Le Bernardin in NYC.
Best concert: Wilco in 11/2007. Started an obsession with the band. Or My Morning Jacket in 6/2011.
Best trip: Italy, 8/2000. The medieval walled villages in Tuscany are so cool.
What makes someone a Lord Jeff? Passion. But really a passion for a diverse range of activities, beliefs, and areas of study.
Name: Seth Alden
School/Year: University of Missouri '12
Hometown: St. Joseph, Mo.
Relationship Status: Single
Pets: I have a two-year-old black Labrador named Jasmine who sleeps with me every night. She frequently enjoys kicking me off the bed.
Dream job: I would like to become a physical therapist because I have had experiences in my family where rehabilitation has been necessary. I think it will be an interesting and worthwhile field to get into.
Involvement on campus: Right now I am in biochemistry club, am a volunteer for Adopt-A-School and adaptive gymnastics, am a member of Delta Tau Delta, and I'm the vice president. I am also a student athletic trainer for the Mizzou football team.
Ideal first date: Ice cream because it is casual and there is no pressure.
Favorite movie: The Sandlot
Best concert ever seen: Well the only concert I have ever seen is Maroon 5, so I don't have much to go on, but I enjoyed it.
Favorite place to shop: Uh, I don't shop. Not for me.
What’s your favorite Mizzou memory: Definitely the homecoming game last year. Nothing can top that.
Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston
Hidden talents: I mean, I am really good at ping-pong
Best childhood memory: I'd have to say when my Dad took me to my first baseball game in Kansas City against the Seattle Mariners because he knew Ken Griffey Jr. was my favorite player.
Bucket list: I'd like to learn how to fly a plane.
Favorite holiday: Christmas because everybody is in a good mood and at the risk of being cliché, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Favorite dessert: My Grammy's cheesecake.
If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be? Stephen Colbert. It'd be nice to see what it would be like to be funny for once.
Name: Joe Bailey
School/Year: St. Ambrose University '12
Hometown: Indianola, Iowa
Relationship status: Working on a relationship with a classy lady.
Major and career goals: Strategic communication; I want to own my own business before I'm 28.
Do your currently have a job? If so, where?
Yes. AgVenture Proline Genetics
Favorite food: Shrimp
Dream vacation spot: Fly fishing in New Zealand!
Guilty pleasure: Watching my favorite show, The Walking Dead
Blonde or brunette: Blonde!!
Perfect first date: It involves a red rose, two fishing poles, and my Blake Shelton CD.
Do you like when the girl makes the first move?
No. If they throw themselves at me, they're not my type of lady.
What is the first thing you notice in a girl?
Traits you look for in a girl?
Wants to explore the world, isn't high maintenance, loves the outdoors, enjoys exercise, and is always up for an adventure.
Life goal: I want to visit as many countries as possible, own a business, and get involved in competitive bass fishing.
Name: Elliott Gordon
School/Year: Bentley University '12
Major/Minor/LSM: Management/ Law
Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
Relationship Status: Single
Campus Involvements: Judicial Board, Resident Assistant, neighborhood watch
Interests: Art, Travel, Cars, Politics, Wine and food
Describe yourself in 3 words: Vigilant, patriotic, amiable
Any secret talents? Dog-like hearing
What would be your dream job? POTUS
If you were a sandwich at Yella's, what would it be called? The Polo Club
Favorite place in the world: Chicago
Favorite Bentley memory or experience: All the unexpectedly fun nights with my besties.
Favorite song: Shake Senora by Pitbull, ft. T-Pain and Sean Paul
What would you like to do on your ideal date? Check out the latest exhibit at the MFA, drinks at the Oak Bar, dinner at Trade, a play at the Huntington,
What do you look for in a girlfriend? Confidence, ambition and a good sense of humor.
What is your favorite thing to do in the Spring? Go for a drive with the top down, go to the beach and get some ice cream.
How do you stay focused and productive when the weather is nice? I'm sorry, what was the question again?
Name: JR Srevens
Major: Political Science- American Politics and Economics- BA
Hometown: Minden, NV
Relationship Status: Single
Interested in: Women
Favorite pickup line: I'm sorry, were you talking to me? Her: No. Me: Well then, please start.
Trend you hate: Brown Suits
I like someone who: Likes to debate
Deal Breaker: Poorly maintained fingernails If I were a song I would be: We Didn't Start the Fire
If I were a superhero I would be: Tony Stark
Plans after Tulane: Year off working then PhD Program in Political Science
Your ultimate dream job: Leading authority on the Supreme Court
If you had 30 seconds to save the world: Call Dr. Manhattan
I can never say no to: Wild Turkey
When you think of Tulane: Crescent City Debate League
Good place to spot you on campus: Norman Mayer
Name: Drew Henderson
School/Year: University of Florida '15
Hometown: Dayton, Maryland
Relationship Status: Taken
Major/why you chose it: Accounting, because I didn't want to be a scientist of politics.
Interests: Grog, being an ethical manager, imposing a fatherly figure to my peers with both my looks and behavior, tug of war.
TV shows: Family Guy, late-night infomercials, Gold Rush, Pawn Stars, My Strange Addiction: Furniture Eaters, MANSWERS.”
Music: Boys like Girls, The Band Perry, Dorrough
Movies: Hall Pass, and Unstoppable, that's it.
Where you can find me: At my internship at ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms), at the shooting range, or lifting in Cabot.
What I'm involved with at NU: I'm on the Powerlifting Team
Hobbies: Spelunking, Spoon Bending, Cuddling, Traveling, Powerlifting, Video-gaming, Reading, Dancing, Surfing, and Cooking.
My favorite thing about Northeastern: It has to be the tremendous amounts of opportunities that it provides you with. The co-op program not only gives you a leg up on students from other schools in experience, but helps you network and allows you to develop yourself better so that you are more likely a job when you graduate.
Where I can be found on a Saturday night: Either at a bar with a dance floor or in my apartment. Depends on the weather and what's going on-sometimes its nice to just take it easy and relax with a good movie or book.
Where I would take a girl on a first date: Depends on the girl, but a nice walk through Boston Commons during the spring or early fall is never a bad choice. Get some frozen lemonade, walk around and talk, perhaps head up to the North End for dinner and afterwards see a show, then grab some Mike's Pastry's and take a walk on the waterfront.
What I look for in a girl: She has to be hardworking and motivated, but also know how to relax, have fun, and have a good time. Loves to travel, explore places, and try new things. She enjoys sports or being active, and getting out of the house.
My role model: It would have to be my dad. He came into this country with nothing, but his hard work, drive, and work ethic has granted him the success that he is today. He's the inspiration and motivation that allows me to think that there's nothing that can't be done as long as you're willing to put the effort into it.
Where I'll be in five years: I'll be working for the United States Government, or traveling the world.
My favorite spot in Boston: The public garden area near Boston Common, its a nice little escape from the city life when you just need some peace and quiet. I could sit there for hours, right by the water and just relax and waste some time away.
My favorite spot in the world: I went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Portugal this past summer, and a group of us went to Lagos, Portugal. It was a small coastal town with a bunch of natural rock formations and natural beaches. It was like one of those beaches that are always advertised in vacation pamphlets but even better. The weather was perfect, you could go cliff diving, the water was crystal clear, you could explore caves, the beaches were clean and natural, and the food there was delicious, the bars were fun, and everyone was just nice to you and happy.
Five things that a Northeastern student should have on their Boston bucket list:
- Watch the St. Patty's Day Parade
- Eat at the Top of the Hub
- Go run/work/watch the Boston Marathon
- Go to a Red Sox game a Fenway
- Husky Hunt. It's fun only once, but you should do it. It’s a great way to learn the city FAST.
Name: Sam Brobeck
School/Year: Rhodes College '15
Major/Minor: Political Science major, Religious Studies minor
Hometown: Nashville, TN Nicknames: Brokeback
Campus Involvement: Pike, Track , Cross Country, 2015 Class Council
Hobbies: Running, Rapping, Sports
Describe yourself in 3 words. Laid-back, funny, athletic
How does your first kiss story go? I had my first kiss with my 8th grade girlfriend in music class. We made sweet music together.
What is the biggest turnoff/deal breaker in a girl? Lack of confidence. Someone who is not sure of herself.
What is/are the most attractive trait(s) in a girl? Someone I can be myself around, someone who is adventurous and someone who makes me laugh.
What do you think is the most confusing thing about girls? Sending mixed-signals. Acting one way one day and acting differently the next.
If you could be a girl for one day, what would be the first thing you do? Make a move on Winn Decker.
If you had to cook for a girl, what would you make? In the past I've made pasta for girls I've cooked for, so probably pasta.
What is the worst date you've ever been on? I was visiting my ex-girlfriend at college, took her out to dinner, went back to her dorm room, and everything was fine. We decided to take a nap but when I woke up, she was gone and her best friend kicked me out. I haven't seen her since.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Probably Rome because my sister went there recently and told me it was awesome.
Your favorite pick-up line. "You're so beautiful, that you made me forget my pick-up line."
Name: Spencer Walrath
School: University of Northern Iowa
Some of you may know him. I hear he’s quite the big deal around the UNI campus. He goes by the name of Spencer Walrath, and serves as our 2010-2011 Student Body President. Yes ladies, I know what you’re thinking. It is about time he got nominated. We all knew with his charming smile, trendy glasses, and choice in suits that it was inevitable he would join the ranks of a Her Campus UNI “Campus Cutie”. But it’s a lot more than just the suits, ties, and thick frames that make this cutie…well, cute.
Spencer is a super senior this year, double majoring in music and psychology and minoring in political science. He is, as you well know, our current student body president—and on top of all of that, is taking twenty one credits. Yikes, and we thought our plates were full!
During the interview I asked Walrath what it’s like to wake up as the UNI student body President, to which he wittingly responded, "tiring". For Walrath, waking up is the worst part, and usually involves a back and forth debate on whether or not he has to wear a suit that day. “Going to work as the president is the best part,” Walrath conceded. Walking into his office, seeing the tasks he has highlighted as “complete”, the whiteboard of new ideas, and the smiling faces of his coworkers is enough to enhance even his most exhausted of moods.
Despite the strict deadlines, proposals, and constant student activities every night, Walrath is able to see the best in his busy job. According to him, there is nothing quite like seeing a job well done…and checked off from his to do list. It therefore comes as no surprise that his personal philosophy should go something like this: “Always put everything you have into everything you do, always seek compromise, and smile along the way.” I can honestly say I have never met anyone to whom this philosophy applies to more than Spencer.
In the brief hour I spent with him, I saw more passion than I may ever see at one table in the Union ever again. Talk of the conservation of energy, recycling bins placed in rooms, and panther points filled our time together. With a drive and passion like the one contained in our very own president, I am certain of his success. He is likely to thrive in anything he puts his mind to.
Where does an ardor like Walrath’s come from, anyway…and where can we get some? According to Spencer himself, a lot of who he is, is a result of where he came from. Growing up in Cedar Rapids, Walrath didn’t live the “glamorous” life many of us would expect. He instead bounced from home to home, moving several different times in attempt to make ends meet. He learned early on to laugh at everything and to be resourceful, because he had to be.
Just look at where it has gotten him today: He’s a senior at a state university, serving as its president. He is scheduled to graduate this coming May and is intent on going wherever the job market leads him. Preferably somewhere with mountains, forests, and one special girl.
Her name is Anna, and as the story would go, the two met in a summer class at the one and only UNI. As fate would have it, Spencer missed the first class, and was in need of some notes. Walking into class that first day, he sat at the open chair next to a beautiful blonde. Spencer’s instant thought? "I can’t wait to work up the courage to talk to her."
And he probably wouldn’t have, had his professor not told him to get his notes from the “pretty blond girl” next to him. So, he did. And he offered her one of two things in return: an enthusiastic high-five or dinner sometime. As any of us would do, she gladly accepted the dinner. It has been a UNI dream ever since.
Some of you may be oohing and aahing over that story. Some of you may be feeling a tinge of jealousy. Still, some of you may be rolling your eyes. What this story goes to show, however, is that you can never be too sure when your someone is going to show up. So don’t forget to always be yourself. Give the world your warmest smile.
Don’t worry about your hair, or the way your makeup looks…if you’re going to be with him for the rest of your life, it’s likely he’ll see you at even your worst. So give him YOU to look at, not heavy eyeliner and perfectly straightened hair. Who knows, you may just stumble upon a cute boy who wears suits, ties, and trendy glasses—and if you do, nominate him as a campus cutie (and always choose the dinner over a high-five).
Name: Dion Vassos
School/Year: University of Toranto '13
Program: Criminology, English
A place you call home: Canada
Relationship status: Single
Your go to hangout spot on campus? If I had to pick just one, I don’t think there's any spot on campus as beautiful to hang out in as the Trinity Courtyard. I found myself there for orientation in first year and so that place to me has kind of become the embodiment of university life. Sitting there for just a couple of minutes a day will make you smarter. That’s a fact. Also, it looks like Hogwarts.
Before I graduate, I want to…no I NEED to: Come across one of my female professors in a bar and buy her a drink.
What turns you off about a girl? It’s not something I think about a lot. Every girl has her imperfections, and we sometimes learn to love those imperfections. But that's the cheap way out of this question. So to answer it, I'll start by listing my turn-ons, and then we can work our way backwards and establish their opposites, which I guess will be my turnoffs. My turn-ons are intelligence, kindness, and Scarlett Johansson. I guess that makes my turnoffs ignorance, rudeness, and not-Scarlett-Johansson.
During your ‘bro’ time you: Besides cuddling? Well, we’re all pretty big into playing games of pick-up soccer in the summer. Also, spending copious amounts of time at coffee shops is essential. When it's cold like this, we watch a lot of movies, and spend a lot of time motivating each other’s moustache-growing. I could tell you more, but I'd be in violation of the Bro Society Code of Conduct.
One thing every girl needs to understand about guys: We will never understand girls. Please, understand our misunderstandings as inevitable.
If I were to look at your iPod, what would be playing? Any one of Radiohead's songs. Their music is so viscerally charged, each song is capable of extracting an emotional reaction from me. If you don't think they are the greatest band in the world, we will have a problem.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Time manipulation is the ONLY right answer here. Think about it. Stuck on an exam? Pause time, open your bag and look at your notes. Want to make some money? Fast-forward through time, buy a sports almanac and pull a Marty McFly. Want to relive something from your past? Go back and live it again, or change it. Just be careful about creating time paradoxes. Those can be messy.
Where would we find you on a Thursday night? Ideally, I'd be having drinks with a small handful of friends, cooped up in one of our basements and listening to music. I do also get dragged to the Maddy on occasion. I can't dance though. It’s charming.
How do you feel about being a campus cutie? Do you think I'll have a chance with Scarlett Johansson now?
Name: Isaac Schlecht
School/Year: Brown '12
Concentration: Economics and Political Science
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Favorite characters in history: Cicero
Favorite occupation: Economist, writer, or entrepreneur
Would have liked to be: Marco Polo, RF Burton, a mandarin in classical China, or anyone at the foundation of the US
Started wearing glasses in: 4th grade
How do you feel when you wear them? Empowered, intellectual, like I'm ready to cast off the shackles of... No, I actually I just feel like I can see ten feet in front of me.
Funny memories involving your glasses: Before I got a prescription mask for scuba diving, I got stuck in a shipwreck under 75 feet of water with four French people. They weren't pleased.
Name: (Dane) Perry Nickerson
School/Year: Columbia University/Junior
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Relationship Status: Single
On-Campus Activities: Greek Life (SigEp), Rugby, Columbia University Financial Group
Off-campus activities: Holister model
Pet-Peeves: People chewing with their mouths open.
Dream Job: Starting and owning my own record label or being an astronaut
If you were stuck on a deserted island, you would need: My iPod, some running shoes, and my soulmate.
Every guys needs these three things: a V-neck t-shirt, some self-confidence, and some Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce cologne.
Your perfect date in 7 words or less: Looking at the stars with Blake Lively
Favorite off-campus location: The American Museum of Natural History
Spirit Animal: Penguin
Dream wife: Blake Lively, obviously.
One thing you want to do before graduating: Meet and have a conversation with President Bollinger.
Top three albums/songs of all time:
1) Show Me Love (Safari Mix) - Robin S.
2) Room for Squares - John Mayer
3) Love Sweet Sound (Mark Night and Funkagenda's A.H.B. Mix) - Groove Armada
If you could have a super power what would it be and why: The ability to fly; I've always been enamored by flight, and have always loved flying. It's a dream of mine to get my pilot's license some day.
If you could invite anyone to dinner, you would ask: I'd ask one of the framers of our original constitution, maybe George Washington or Alexander Hamilton. I've always wondered what they would think about what America has become in relation to what they perceived it would become when they were first writing the Constitution.
HamDel decides to name a sandwich after you (what's it called and what's in it): It's called the 'Dirty Dane.' It has pastrami, swiss cheese, bacon and mayonaisse. That's it. Super healthy :)
Name: Alex Lau
School/Year: Emerson College '14
Hometown: Queens, New York
Relationship Status: Single
What is your biggest turn-on/turn-off? Turn-on: Dresses well and likes the band Bright Eyes.
Turn-off: Being indecisive and not having a passion.
What is your favorite place to relax? On a roof.
A celeb crush you’d be embarrassed to admit? Charlyne Yi from Paper Heart. There's just something about her.
Worst date you’ve ever been on? Out to lunch with a girl who bored me to death. Also, she told me she likes Dave Matthews Band.
What is your #1 dream job? Starting point guard for the NY Knicks
In one sentence, describe your life motto: Just go for it.
Name: Edward Wojciechowski
School/Year: Carnegie Mellon '15
Relationship Status: Single
Interests: Travel, music, running
Goals: Move to Europe
Favorite Thing about CMU: You always look better than at least one other person on campus
Favorite Place to Go on a Date: Razzy Fresh