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Leah Phillips ’18 HCC Writer

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Clemson chapter.
1. Major/Year:
I am a sophomore English major with an emphasis in Writing & Publications 
and a Travel & Tourism minor. I am currently trying to decide if I want to 
double major/double minor in History as well. Who else knew that you could 
have a double minor?! 
2. Hometown:
I am from Greenville, SC
3. Why you chose Clemson University
I have always said that I would go to Clemson University. I grew up around 
the campus and went to football games each year. There wasn’t ever really 
any question as to where I would go when I graduated from high school. I 
only sent out one college application and that was to Clemson University.
4. Favorite thing about writing for Her Campus Clemson 
While I haven’t actually published a piece for Her Campus Clemson yet, I am 
super excited to work with this amazing group of writers. I have always 
wanted to write for Her Campus so to actually be fulfilling that dream now is 
super exciting! 
5. What else are you involved in on campus?
This is my first semester on campus, so as of right now I am only involved 
with Her Campus Clemson
6. Favorite Clemson restaurant:
My favorite Clemson restaurant would have to be Calhoun Corners. It is just a 
few minutes off campus with great food and service. It is a great place to eat 
for special occasions because it is a bit fancier than the restaurants on 
College Avenue. 
7. What do you do in your free time?
Ha! What free time?! My professors keep me busy! But in all seriousness, my 
free time consists of Downton Abbey and hot tea or blogging.
8. What do you want to do in your career?
I would like to use my degree to become an editor for a magazine or book 
publishing company. My dream job would be to work as an editor for 
Southern Weddings magazine or Southern Living magazine.
9. Favorite Clemson tradition:
My favorite Clemson traditions are the First Friday Parade and Solid Orange 
Friday. You can’t call yourself a Clemson student if you don’t participate in 
these at least once!
10. Ideal/best first date you have been on:
My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 years, so I don’t really have 
an ideal first date. I would say that our first date was the best. We went to a 
concert on a Friday night and the next night we went to a play in which my 
sister was an actress. My ideal date at Clemson would probably be dinner at 
Tiger Town Tavern or Todaro Pizza and a movie at McKissick Theater in the 
Hendrix Student Center. 
11. Go to drink downtown:
I haven’t hit 21 yet. However, check back in a few years and I will let you 
12. Current favorite fashion trend?
My current favorite fashion trend is high-waisted jeans and shorts. On my 
petite frame, I feel like they give the illusion of longer legs.
13. If you have studied abroad where did you go and what was your favorite 
thing about it?
I haven’t studied abroad, but if I get the opportunity I would love to go to 
Italy or France.
14. What fun things did you do this summer?
This summer aside from being the nanny of two kids, I went to the beach 
with my boyfriend’s family. We had so much fun! One day, we got a tandem 
jet ski for an hour and rode a mile out from the coast. Scary, but worth it!
15. Any other interesting stuff you want mentioned!
I have a beauty+lifestyle blog called The Calico Cat. I review products, 
scheme up new makeup tutorials and showcase the occasional outfit of the 
day. I also cover other topics too, such as college life, book reviews and 
recipes. I would love it if you all stopped by to check it out!
Hey! My name's Liz and I'm a Sigma Kappa at Clemson University! I love my school more than anything in the world and love sharing that with y'all!!