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Students on the Street

Alex Monthie , 21

Major: General social science 

Year in School: Senior 

Hometown: Olympia, Wash.

 

Who is the new football coach?

What’s his name? I don’t know his name. I know he was the offensive coach before. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

Judy…? I don’t know. Is he new? 

 

Can you define twerking?

The thrusting motion in a dance-type movement. On a wall, upside down preferably. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Through my phone. I have an Al Jazeera app. I think we have cable now. 

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

Um … I’m going to say $10,000. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

I’m taking a music and world culture class that I’m really excited for. I love learning about new cultures, especially through music. 

 

 

 

Luke Wheeler, 22

Major: Biochemistry Ph.D. student 

Year in School: Second year grad student

Hometown: Bend

 

Who is the new football coach?

I don’t know … I’ve heard the name. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

Also I don’t know.

 

Can you define twerking?

Man, I can picture it but I don’t really know if I can define it. I only recently learned; someone had to show me. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Usually the internet. I usually read BBC and Reuters. 

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

None actually. I have a NIH training grant. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

I guess Advanced Biological Statistics because it’s the only course I’m taking.  

 

 

 

Vernon Johnson , 18

Major: Business 

Year in School: Freshman 

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Who is the new football coach?

Nah, I don’t want my picture to be with this. I’m not sure. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

I don’t know either. I can tell you when it was founded. 

 

Can you define twerking?

Twerking? Um … when a girl decides she’s gonna move her butt back and forth as a fast as she can. And on some occasions, a guy.

 

Where do you get your news?

Television. I just flip through the channels and sometimes I watch the news.  

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

It’s going to be a lot. I’m not sure. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

Business 101 because that’s my major. I’m trying to be successful. 

 

 

Katie Paur , 22

Major: Double major: journalism and political science 

Year in School: 5th year

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, Calif.

 

Who is the new football coach?

 Shit! The offensive coordinator from last year but I can’t remember his name. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

Fuck, I know who [ASUO president] Sam Dotters-Katz is. 

 

Can you define twerking?

Oh God. It’s what my cat does when it gets hyped up on catnip. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Mostly online. I look at Flipboard. I have two of them [news apps] that I go to that compile news. 

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

I’m in debt like, estimated, $13,000. I paid for my tuition last year with my poker earnings. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

I’m taking Photojournalism with Dan Morrison. I’m very excited for that class. 

 

 

Cindy Wang , 27

Major: Marketing 

Year in School: Second year doctoral study

Hometown: Tengzhou, China 

 

Who is the new football coach?

No idea. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

I received his email but I never bothered to read it. I know it’s a guy. 

 

Can you define twerking?

No idea. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Internet. MSN sometimes and from the school website. And from my friends gossiping.  

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

I don’t have debt yet. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

I’m really excited for a data analysis class. 

 

 

 

Alex Muecke , 21

Major: Business 

Year in School: Senior 

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz. 

 

Who is the new football coach?

Mark Helfrich.  

 

Who is the president of the UO?

I do not know and that is something I should know because I read his email last week. 

 

Can you define twerking?

I mean, the visuals are so clear. To put something like that in words would be difficult. I’d say, watch a video. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Online. I like the New York Times, USA Today and for sports, I use the Sports Business Journal

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

Interesting question. I cannot answer that at this time. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

Sports Marketing Business 450 because that’s my concentration and a fun class. 

 

 

 

Abdulla Janahi , 23

Major: Geography 

Year in School: Sophomore 

Hometown: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Who is the new football coach?

No idea. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

There was a Persian guy, right? I’m not sure. 

 

Can you define twerking?

YouTube it. It’s a dance. It’s 21-plus. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Facebook and the Emerald sometimes. 

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

I have a scholarship. Thank God! 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

I dropped scuba diving because I don’t have time for it. But I’d say Geography 181: Our Digital Earth. 

 

 

 

Sasha Rawlinson , 23

Major: Dance 

Year in School: First year grad student

Hometown: Ellensburg, Wash.

 

Who is the new football coach?

Nope, I do not know. That’s a big deal here. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

I just heard about him yesterday … 

 

Can you define twerking?

Oh my gosh, something I’d never do. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Probably the newspaper, Wall Street Journal. I also use my phone. I do use newspapers; I can’t let that go. 

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

I’m already at $30,000 and about $45,000 after grad school. So total, about $80,000. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

Ballet! Dance Ballet with Susan Zadoff. 

 

 

 

Will Jones , 22 

Major: Mathematics 

Year in School: Senior 

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Who is the new football coach?

Oh man, what’s his name? I don’t remember. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

Isn’t it like Doug Frohnmayer? Something like that. 

 

Can you define twerking?

It’s a like a dance move. I don’t wanna say anything else. 

 

Where do you get your news?

Eugene Weekly

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

Let’s see, $9,000 times four rounds up to about $40,000. 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

Chaotic Dynamical Systems. 

 

 

 

Ashelee Brown , 20

Major: Human physiology

Year in School: Junior 

Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.

 

Who is the new football coach?

God, I have no idea. All I know is that it isn’t Chip Kelly. 

 

Who is the president of the UO?

We got a new one. The last one was named Richard. 

 

Can you define twerking?

Shaking your booty to amazing rap music. Like 2 Chainz, definitely 2 Chainz. That just got in the Oxford Dictionary

 

Where do you get your news?

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. That’s it. And very rarely The New York Times

 

Can you estimate how much student debt you’ll personally accumulate while in school?

Hella, like probably close to $120,000! 

 

Which course are you most excited for and won’t skip? 

Human Physiology Anatomy because we get to look at cadavers, in the least creepy way.