Campus Cutie: Jones Bell C'19

Most of you probably remember Jones as the freshman that warmed your heart with his solo during last semester’s a cappella concert. Now, here is your chance to see what one of Sewanee’s newest stars is up to when he is not gracing us with his version of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.  

Name: Jones Bell

Nicknames: Jones, Jones Bell, Vagrant

Birthday: October 31st 

Class: 2019

Greek Organization: Independent

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Major: no idea 

Relationship status: single and looking to mingle!!

Extracurricular Activities:  a capella, bonner, and I work at the University Farm  

Best Class You’ve taken at Sewanee: Music 151 with Steven Miller 

Signature Pub Order: whatever people buy me (I’ve been out of pub bucks for a while) 

Signature Dance Move: It doesn’t have a real name, but I like to call it ‘lanky white boy at a rap concert’. 

Go-to McClurg Line: The WOK

What qualities do you find most attractive in girl? Call me romantic, but I just really like a girl who will speak to me. 

Biggest Pet Peeve: Being put on the spot to come up with funny responses for HC articles… 

Spirit Animal: A Capybara. It is the rodent king. It looks like me in a very unflattering way and I support it (see below).

Weird Body Fact: I have really stretchy earlobes…

Describe your sexlife in a Movie Title: Fast & Furious 

What is the most embarrassing song on your Spotify? "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber 

What is your most embarrassing Sewanee story? The second day of school, I stepped on the seal and had to streak the quad. As soon as I disrobed, about 15-20 people walked by and cheered me on. It was probably more empowering than embarrassing at the end of the day!!

You’re a member of both Key of D and Cambiata, a cappella groups on campus. What is it like to be involved with two different groups?

It is super exciting to be able to pursue different styles of music with different groups of people. Though two group sometimes seems like a lot of commitment, I found that the trick to managing your time is to forget about both groups practices on a regular basis…

Do you have any special connections with the animals at the University Farm? 

There is a goat named Peanut that may or may not be my soulmate. She doesn’t have horns. I also don’t have horns. It was meant to be. 

Do you have anything particularly daring on your Sewanee bucket list?

Graduate in under 6 years.