Meet the Staff: Chloë Newlon '17

Year: 2017

Hometown: Kalispell, Montana

Major/Minor: Psychology 

Minor: Computer Science

Her Campus: What do you do for Her Campus Brandeis?

Chloë Newlon: I write articles! I often do interviews, but on occasion I have done a few other kind of pieces, such as a delicious pumpkin pie recipe, and a piece about traveling out of the state. I really enjoy doing interviews because it gives me a chance to interact with some really cool people on campus, and learn more about them.

HC: What made you decide to join Her Campus?

CN: I had been looking for an opportunity to write in a structured manner. I have always had ambition to write, but when left to my own devices, I don't often get very far, and usually end up frustrated, or abandoning my projects to the Nether world of unfinished short stories. I knew about Her Campus through my wonderful friend Sara, and this semester, I finally had the time, so I decided to get involved.

HC: What other activities are you involved in on campus?

CN: I am involved in Boxing Club, Swing Dance, Ice Hockey, and Mountain Club.

HC: You mentioned that you like doing interviews for HC. If there were one person in the world you could interview, dead or alive, who would it be?

CN: Seamus Heaney. Poetry isn't something I'm usually that big on, but I love his poetry, and I was very sad when he passed away a few years ago. I would love the chance to sit down with him, and have a conversation with him about his life, and his work.

HC: Why did you choose to go to Brandeis? 

CN: For me, Brandeis was my dream school. I knew that I wanted to attend college in the Boston area, and that I had no idea what I wanted to study yet, so a small liberal arts college right outside of Boston sounded like an awesome idea. I was beyond excited when I got accepted, and got my financial aid package. I am only a little bit ashamed to admit that I might have burst into happy tears upon opening my letter of acceptance.

HC: Awww! I love that story. You are involved in a lot of activities here on campus; do you have any advice for the incoming midyears for managing it all?

CN: Take care of yourself. It's easy, especially at Brandeis, to get caught up in this culture of doing all of the things, and being involved in all of the clubs. I know, because it's a rabbit hole I've been going down for the last three years, and I've been trying more recently to put myself and my sanity first, and overcome my strong case of FOMO. Take care of yourself, find a few things you really like, and put your heart and soul into those to get really good at them.

HC: Sherman or Usdan?

CN: Hmm....Usdan.

Favorites:

Food: Cheesecake

Animal: Rabbits

Spot on Campus: The top of the fire escape on the castle

Movie: V for Vendetta