20 Questions with CU Junior Berkeley Newhouse-Velie

Name: Berkeley Newhouse-Velie

Age: 20 

Majors: History, Russian 

Minor: Spanish 

Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma


What made you choose CU?

My brother and cousin both graduated from CU this past May and I liked the idea of having family close by.


What organizations are you involved with on campus?

I’m the President of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity).


Best places to study on campus?

I like it to be pretty quiet when I study, so I love the stacks at Norlin and Wolf Law.


Best place to eat on campus?

Gurkhas on the Hill (it’s close enough)  


Favorite campus tradition?

Going up to the star on Flagstaff mountain


What’s a piece of advice you’d give to anybody who is new to CU?

Don’t be afraid if you don’t find your niche at first because it will find you.


What do you like to do when you’re not in class?



What is one thing you can’t leave the house without? 

Whether it’s for class or for fun, I feel like I’m always reading so definitely a book.


What is your favorite restaurant in Boulder?

Hapa Sushi on Pearl Street


①⓪ What’s your order?

Tofu Teriyaki bowl

With Senator Cory Booker in his Washington, D.C. office


①① What is your favorite thing to do in Boulder?

Going on a hike at Chautauqua 


①② What show are you currently binging?

The Politician


①③ Favorite podcast?

Malcon Gladwell’s Revisionist History


①④ Favorite Starbucks drink?

Hot caramel macchiato with skim milk 


①⑤ What is your favorite account that you follow on Instagram?

American Ballet Theatre (@abtofficial)

Berkeley has been doing ballet since pre-school!


①⑥ Who do you look to for style inspiration?

Amal Clooney


①⑦ Favorite beauty brand/product?

Nars concealer 


①⑧ Favorite room decor item?

Accent lamps


①⑨ Favorite fall activity?

Going to a pumpkin patch and eating candy apples (especially the ones from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory)


②⓪ Favorite Her Campus Article?

Fall is Here and Trader Joe’s Has Everything You Need

At the 2019 Belmont Stakes in New York 


Thanks again, Berkeley, for letting me interview you!