How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
Our campus newspaper recently transitioned to a digital focus, and it appears in print once a week. I think that will become the standard for most daily publications.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. The town: Many people say Athens is the quintessential college town, and that’s true, but it also overflows with flavor. There’s so many unique shops, bars and venues that make this city what it is.
2. The trees: Campus is shrouded in greenery and memorial gardens. A spring day spent walking around historic north campus is a day well spent.
3. The football: It would be irreverent to leave this out.
4. The Guide Dog Program: This probably exists at other schools, but it populates campus and classrooms with puppies, which I’m all for.
5. Tate Plaza: This is one of the free-speech zones on campus, and you never know what you’re going to encounter. Fiery baptist preachers, camels, dance performances, free organic food — it’s all here.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Grimes. I met her once on tour last year, and I’m convinced that if I was a quirkier, more musically gifted version of myself, I would be her. It’s nice to keep up with indie music goddess me.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
I actually haven’t been out of the United States yet, but I’m planning a tour of Europe post-graduation. I’m also really interested in India — the colorful culture of that country fascinates me.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
When I applied to be a writer at Georgia Political Review two years ago, I wrote a piece assessing the Casey Anthony trial in light of Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point. I still really love that piece and Gladwell’s books never disappoint.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
I can quote verbatim an unholy percentage of SpongeBob lines.
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?