By Katie Tipsword
This freshman campus cutie from Larchmont, New York is looking forward to a great year here at DePauw. He is part of the outdoors club, a musician, and was also nominated for Lord of Old Gold. DePauw Her Campus, meet Thomas McEvily!
Her Campus: How is your freshman year going?
Thomas McEvily: Freshman year has been great! It’s been really hard balancing social life, work, and sleep. Sleep has been taking a back seat because I really like to meet new people but I also want good grades. Caffeine has been really important lately.
HC: So how does it feel to be a campus cutie?
TM: It’s truly an honor. I know it’s a very rigorous competition to become one and I’m glad I was picked.
HC: Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?
TM: I play 8 instruments!
HC: What instruments?
TM: Trumpet, saxophone, bass, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica, guitar, and piano.
HC: That is certainly impressive! What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
TM: I love Simply Ming. It’s this Asian guy on the Food Network and it’s always on at 2 am. He makes the most ridiculous dishes. That show is close to my heart.
HC: Sounds like an interesting show! So, since you’re so into music, what’s the last song you were listening to on your iPod?
TM: Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight”.
HC: Great song. Now, let’s get to the fun stuff. Any special ladies in your life or any campus crushes?
TM: No, I had a girlfriend back home but we are just friends now.
HC: What do you look for in a girl?
TM: Hair and eyes to be honest. I am also a sucker for deep brown eyes and like girls who can have fun and be silly and not care what other people think about them.
HC: Idea of your perfect date?
TM: I would say dressing up, going to a nice restaurant, and definitely get desert there. I’m not too picky about the food but not burgers; something nice. After we would take a walk around. Just enjoy each other’s company.
HC: Have you ever been on a really bad date?
TM: They have all been good.
HC: Lucky you! What’s the most romantic thing you’ve done for a girl?
TM: I had a crush on this girl from sleep away camp; we went to the same camp for eight years and worked there together for three years. We knew it was our last year there together and she asked me to play a song for her on the guitar, at this point we were kind of a thing. I played for her “All I Want Is You” by U2. Looking back it was probably the cheesiest thing you could do, but at the moment it was very romantic.
HC: So you can sing too?
TM: I didn’t say that.
HC: Haha, I’m sure you can! Well, thank you for your time, Thomas!
TM: Thank you, it has been an honor!
There you have it, ladies. Get to know Thomas a little more, and maybe he will play the guitar for you too! But only if you’re lucky.