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9 Country-Music-Loving Campus Cuties

NameConnor Brennan

School: University of Oregon

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Tigard, Oregon

HCO: So Connor, what are your hobbies? Do you play any sports? I love to go camping. Seriously, to me there is nothing better than being outside in a tent and sitting by a campfire at night. I like to hunt, fish, hike, anything outside. During high school, I played baseball and football and enjoyed it a lot. I’d say baseball was my favorite by far though.

HCO: How do you typically start your day? I normally start my day by hitting the snooze button on my alarm at least 3 times (laughs). Then, I’ll turn on the radio or my Ipod and play some country music and sing, but I try not to wake up my roommates. I’ll shower, get ready for the day, and before I leave I’ll tell myself to have a good day.

HCO: What does a typical weekend entail for you? Friday night, I’ll hang out with my roommates, see if they have anything planned for the night or if we want people over, either way we try to get out of the apartment and do something. Saturday, I’ll head to work for a few hours [Connor is a community assistant at the office of Capri Apartments] and then come home and watch some Netflix and take a nap until the night rolls around, then it becomes like a Friday night again. Sunday is my “recovery” day where I try to finish all my homework that I put off Friday and Saturday (laughs). Normally, it ends up with me doing a little homework and then watching The Walking Dead.

HCO: Tell us, what’s your perfect girl? That’s something I don’t think I will ever be able to pin down… but there are qualities that really stand out to me. I like a girl with confidence, someone who smiles just as much if not more than I do—I smile a lot. I would want to be with someone who always wanted to be active and doing something different, and found joy in the little things. OH! And someone who doesn’t mind country music and would be able to put up with my singing; especially in the car!

HCO: And your perfect date? Something simple, I’m not a very hard guy to please. I would be fine going on a walk to start out and then maybe get a bite to eat and talk. I would rather have good conversation any day compared to going to a movie and sitting in silence. At the end of the date I would be just fine with sitting on a park bench and watching the sunset. I’m a sucker for sunsets. Anything where I get to be outside.

HCO: So what’s your favorite food? Ribs with a baked potato and a salad.

HCO: Favorite Disney movie? Oh that’s tough, because I love Disney movies. I’d have to say the Lion King because when I was a little kid, I always liked how even though Simba struggled as a kid, he came out on top as an adult.

HCO: What are your pet peeves?  When someone doesn’t say please or thank you. When you let a driver merge during rush hour traffic and they don’t wave.

HCO: Are you a cat person or a dog person? Both!

HCO: What are three things you’d bring if you were trapped on a deserted island? Realistic answers… knife, hammock, and tent. Unrealistic answers: Fully loaded Qdoba store, Ipod with country music, and Dora the explorer’s backpack because it has everything in there! All you have to do is ask for it!

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Name: Ryan Sickles

School: CMU

Hometown: Needham, MA

Major: Information Systems

Year: 2017

Hobbies/ interests:  Yachting and Sigma Chi

Ideal Date Spot: Candle lit dinners at the Olive Garden

Celebrity Crush: The Kardashians.

Favorite TV Show: Flavor of Love: Starring Flavor Flav

Favorite music: Country and Meek Mills

Favorite thing about CMU: The police (they keep me safe)

Favorite CMU Memory: I went to a party once and saw a girl…that was cool I guess.

Qualities you look for in a girl: Energetic, kind, always down to have fun, adventurous

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Name: Taylor Myers

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Campus Involvement: BYX fraternity 

Relationship Status: Single and ready to mingle 

Describe Auburn women in 3 words:

Sexy, fun, and smart

If I got you in your car today, what would be on your radio?

106.1 – Country station

Biggest celebrity crush?

 Taylor Swift 

Post graduation plans:

I want to do music marketing in Nashville, TN and working on my MBA. 

Ideal date:

Dinner and driving somewhere and parking and watching a movie (in good weather). 

What’s has been your greatest accomplishment at Auburn?

Coreographing a boy band mashup for the BYX pledges to sing to sorority girls. 

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Basics:

-Name: Jack Delaney

-School: Syracuse

-Age: 22

-Major: Economics

-Relationship Status: Single (hit him up, ladies!)

If you frequent the greatest bar on campus, The Orange, formerly known as (and still known as) Lucy’s, odds are you’ve seen this week’s cutie serving up your favorite Fish Bowls and drinks behind the bar! Read on to learn a little more about this awesome young man.

Favorites:

-Color: Blue

-Food: Raw clams with cocktail sauce or anything buffalo flavored with bleu cheese

-Study spot: usually a study room on the fifth floor of Bird Library

-Band: tough to decide, probably Red Hot Chili Peppers/AWOLNATION/Country music in general

Hobbies:

I enjoy snow skiing, running, golfing, boxing, and anything to do with a boat. Can drinking Fireball be a hobby?

HC:What is the best part of bartending?

Jack: The best part of bartending is being able to meet so many people from different student associations.

HC: What is your favorite thing to do for fun when you aren’t behind the bar?

When I’m not serving drinks behind the bar, I’m on the other side of the bar drinking beer and rooting for the Syracuse ORANGE

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Name: Brice William O’Connor

School: U Maine

Nickname: OC

Major: Business

Hometown: Londonderry, NH

Sign: Taurus

Relationship Status: Single


Interests: Country Music, Hockey, Golfing, Infinite Fitness Night Crew, hanging with friends, 

What he looks for in a girl: Someone who is athletic, can handle themselves in any situation, likes to have fun and be loud but has a quiet side too. 

Boxers or Briefs: Briefs

Favorite thing about UMaine: UMaine Hockey

Fun Fact: My friends tell me I live in a dream world because I come up with the craziest ideas and think anything’s possible.

What you want girls to know about you: I never kiss and tell

Deal Breakers for a girl: Calling me dude

Celebrity crush: Carrie Underwood

Favorite Beer: I like Whiskey 

Best thing he did this summer: Weekend trip to New York City with my friends

What are you going to be for Halloween? The Red Power Ranger 

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Name: Brady Frautten

School: UT 

Age: 20

Year: Junior

Major: Government and World Affairs

Hometown: Winthrop, Maine

Relationship Status: In a relationship


Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Sports Teams: Pittsburg Steelers, Boston Red Sox, University of Michigan Football

Favorite Movie: The Departed

What is your favorite kind of music? I love country…especially Carrie Underwood!

3 Things you couldn’t live without: ice cream cake, my girlfriend and my family

What are some of your hobbies? I like tennis, basketball and flying planes- I have my pilot license.

Who is your celebrity crush? CARRIE UNDERWOOD

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?  I tripped up the stairs in Plant Hall. There were people behind me who saw me fall. It was really humiliating.  

How are you involved around campus? I work for the admissions office, College of Republicans, Delta Epsilon Iota and I’m a Spartans Abroad Ambassador.

What do you like the most about UT? I like the location and the small size. You also can’t beat the price! Kidding.

What is your favorite UT memory? My favorite memory was definitely when I studied abroad. I went to Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Albania.

Do you have any advice for the UT freshmen? Yeah. They need to stop eating in our cafeteria. I walk in to go get a wrap and they’re all there. I hate having to wait!

What is your dream job? Dog the Bounty Hunter or The Dog Whisperer

Do you have a guilty pleasure nobody knows about? I’ve seen The Real Housewives of New Jersey before. Not religiously…but you know just a couple of times!

Where do you see yourself in ten years? The most successful alumni of UT

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Name: Sam Laptad

School: Dartmouth

Major: Economics

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Activities: Football

Relationship Status: Taken

What’s your favorite thing about your girlfriend?

That she always thinks about me first. She always puts what I want to do before what she wants to do.

Describe yourself in five words.

Amused (because I’m easily amused), Joyful, Faith-oriented, Upbeat, Sincere

What do you look for in a significant other?

Someone pretty that has lots of good friends and is nice to everybody, someone you could picture being your wife and being a good mother, and most importantly someone that you could be with for long periods of time without being annoyed.

Favorite music genre? Country

Describe your Ideal Date.

For me, it would be going out to eat, then to an OKC Thunder basketball playoff game.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Watching my favorite TV show with friends who watch it too. Hanging out after football with all the guys.

What’s one thing we would never guess about you?

I love the stock market and reading stuff on finance.

Favorite movies?

Sandlot, Braveheart, Four Christmases, Wedding Crashers, The Breakup

Guilty Pleasure? Sleeping in

Favorite Foods? Steak, Chili

Celebrity Crushes? Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively

Name one thing that’s on your bucket list. Go to the Superbowl.

What is your life motto/favorite quote? “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”

Do you have any pet peeves?

People who whine about everything, or when someone can’t just hang out and always has to be doing something. I also don’t like when someone lies about something little that doesn’t matter.

Favorite Place on Campus? 1. My room with all of my roommates 2. GDX

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Name: Evan Joseph Spera 

School: UT

Age & Year in School: 21, Senior

Major: Exercise Science 

Hometown: Waterford, CT 

Relationship Status: Single 

Favorite Movie: Dear John 

What do you look for in a girl? Independence & how she treats her friends and family.

What is your biggest turn-off? People who act fake.

Do you have a job? I’m a valet parker and I bar-back.

What would be a perfect date? Taking my girl on my boat back home, going to dinner afterwards, and then going down to the lake again at night.

What is your dream job? State police in Connecticut.

What is your favorite type of music? Country 

If you could travel to anyplace in the world where would it be and why? Home & then to Australia because it’s remote.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? As a punishment when I was younger, my babysitter would have me dress up in a tutu and walk around the yard.

How are you involved around campus? I attend all of the Relay for Life events and I like to volunteer. 

What is your favorite food? Hot lobster rolls

What is your favorite memory of UT? Spring breaks in Panama City.

Do you have any fun facts about you? I’ve gone skydiving, I race dirt bikes, I can ride a horse, I volunteer firefight, I am a certified personal trainer, I won state in wrestling my junior year of high school, and I’m a handy man. My real name is Joseph, and I’ve traveled all of the western Caribbean and Central America to zip line and surf. 

Do you have a guilty pleasure that nobody knows about? Romantic movies. 

Where would you like to be in ten years? Back in my hometown with a child in my life.

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Name: Mike Calkins 

School: UT

Age: 19 

Classification: Sophomore 

Hometown: Oneonta, New York

Major: Economics

Relationship status: Single!!!!!!!

Favorite pick-up line: If I told you that you had a nice body would you hold it against me?

Music taste: Country. My favorite song right now is “Rewind” by Rascal Flatts.

Who is a person you admire? I definitely admire my mom because she treats everyone with the utmost admiration, respect and gratitude, and she is such a sincere person.

Who is your celebrity crush? Taylor Swift

Best feature a girl can have: A nice smile

Favorite place to go in Tampa: Clearwater Beach 

Plans after graduating: I plan to join a marketing firm in California and start my successful business career from there.

Five words to describe yourself: Joyful, optimistic, determined, flirtatious and respectful.

Most embarrassing moment: In the 9th grade, I was going to ask a girl out, but someone else beat me to it. I lost all faith in women since then haha.

How did you start playing baseball? When I was younger, my brother, who played for his high school at the time, taught me how to play and I always wanted to be just like him. I’ve played ever since and I’m now on the UT baseball team.

Fun Fact: I’m the youngest of five siblings.

Corinne Sullivan is an editorial intern at Her Campus. She is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. On campus, she cheers at football and basketball games as part of the Boston College Pom Squad and performs as a member of the Dance Organization of Boston College. She also teaches spin classes at the campus gym and contributes to the BC branch of Her Campus. Corinne loves the beach, all things chocolate, and is unashamed of her love for Young Adult Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter at @cesullivan14. 
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