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Eugene Weekly : Cover Story : 10.07.2010

 

Back to Campus 2010

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Q&A: student on the street

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Q&A: student on the street

Interviews by Shannon Finnell Photos by Naomi Levit

Mike Sceinkirchner, 19

sophomore, pre-journalism

How does it feel to be a Duck?  Pretty good. I like the school. A lot of spirit, everyone’s nice.

What are you going to do with your degree? Maybe go into music journalism. Might use it for advertising or something in radio. I’m not really sure.

What is President Obama’s religion? Catholic, is it? I’m not really sure.

Who is the UO President? Lariviere? Richard Lariviere? L-A-R-I-E-V-I-R-R-E?

 

Natalie, 20,

senior, cultural anthropology

How does it feel to be a Duck? You know, it feels good.

What are you going to do with your degree? I’m going to use it to be a better person. That’s what I’m going to do, because I’m not sure job-wise what I’m going to do with it.

What is Obama’s religion? I’m not sure.

Who is the UO president? No idea.



Deirdre McLeod, 28

senior, religious studies

How does it feel to be a Duck? Well, I live in a place where it rains most of the year, so it’s either be a duck or be a platypus.

What are you going to do with your degree? I want to be a librarian.

What is Obama’s religion? As far as I know, he is one brand of Christianity. I don’t know exactly which brand of Christianity he is. He is seen going into multiple types of Christian churches.

Who is the UO President? That changed last year, didn’t it? I know that he is in the religious studies department. I think his name starts with an L?

 

Christy Rodriguez, 19,

Sophomore/junior, environmental studies

How does it feel to be a Duck? It’s really cool, because you’re part of a really big school that’s known nationwide, so you feel a part of something bigger.

What are you going to do with your degree? After I get my undergrad, I’m going to go to law school and become a lawyer.

What is Obama’s religion? Christianity.

Who is the UO president? Someone Laviere? L-A-V-I-E-R-E?



Nathan Wilson, 19,

freshman, pre-business

How does it feel to be a Duck? No different than being any other animal.

What are you going to do with your degree? Grad school.

What is Obama’s religion? He is Christian.

Who is the UO president? I haven’t a clue.



Abby Kuhn, 20,

junior, Russian lit and philosophy

How does it feel to be a Duck? I don’t like sports very much. I don’t really care. I guess I’m a Duck. I’m a student.

What are you going to do with your degree? I’m going to be a writer.

What is Obama’s religion? Isn’t he … Oh fuck. I don’t know. Muslim, isn’t that what they always say? I don’t know, I’m not into politics! I’m a philosophy person.

Who is the UO president? Is it Dick someone? Dick? Dick. Dick!



Miles Noell, 32,

senior, biological anthropology

How does it feel to be a Duck? Like I’ve been a Duck for way too long.

What are you going to do with your degree? Go into a health field. I want to be a physician’s assistant.

What is Obama’s religion? He’s a Christian.

Who is the UO president? Uhhh … Oh man. I have no idea.

 

Robert Delancey, 32,

applied physics

How does it feel to be a Duck? OK.

What are you going to do with your degree? Hopefully specialist translations, doing translation for semi-conductor companies and stuff.

What is Obama’s religion? It’s some kind of Protestant.

Who is the UO president? I haven’t the faintest idea.

 

Kyle Smith, 27,

second-year law student

How does it feel to be a Duck? Feels good. It’s a little gray, but …

What are you going to do with your degree? I actually don’t want to be a lawyer. I want to do international development.

What is Obama’s religion? Christian

Who is the UO President? Lariviere, Richard Lariviere. L-A-R-I-E-V-R-I-E? No, that’s off. No, I can’t spell it.



KJ Johnson, 17,

freshman, political science and economics

How does it feel to be a Duck? It’s really good. I really like it here.

What are you going to do with your degree? I want to go to law school and become a lawyer in criminal justice.

What is Obama’s religion? I’m guessing he’s not a Muslim.

Who is the UO President? His name’s … Oh gosh, Richard Laviere? L-A-V-I-E-R-R-E?