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Lena Macomson

Hometown: Olympia, Wash.
Major: Applied economics and business

What do you plan to do with your degree? I’m hoping to start an MBA in sports marketing next year. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? Dang.      I don’t know  ...  world peace. Getting America back on track. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Not much change from the current tax plan. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? De’Anthony Thomas or a very dangerous snake. 

Can you name a female student athlete? MYSELF! I play tennis! 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? Alton Baker Park when it’s nice out. 

 

Mauricio Lopez

Hometown: Irapuato, Mexico
Major: Journalism — advertising

What do you plan to do with your degree? Hopefully something in creative advertising. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? Uhhmmm  ...  immigration issues. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Uhhh  ...  let’s say  ...  I’m not really sure.

Who is the “Black Mamba”? De’Anthony.

Can you name a female student athlete? I cannot. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? Campus. 

 

Matt Kim

Hometown: South Korea
Major: Computer information science

What do you plan to do with your degree? I plan to go to graduate school. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? I have no idea.

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Uhhh ... Gentle. (Laughs.) Nice. Handsome. 

Who is the ‘“Black Mamba”? I don’t know what that is. 

Can you name a female student athlete? I’ll skip the question. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? The soccer field or rec center. The movie theater. 

 

Chad Reeves

Hometown: Bayone, N.J.
Major: Theology (graduated) 

What do you plan to do with your degree? Work for a church. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? The economy, I think. He needs to start supplying an economical push upward, instead of spending money. Also abortion. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Oh brother, it’s always political. I don’t have a clue. I don’t think it would look that much better than the pace and tone the country’s in right now. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? Kobe Bryant. (Laughs.) De’Anthony Thomas. 

Can you name a female student athlete? Taylor Carlton? (Carlton laughs, “No, I’m not.”) Oh, then no, I can’t. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? (Oops, reporter forgot to ask this question)

 

 

Andrea Fontenot

Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Major: Biology

What do you plan to do with your degree? I don’t know, maybe med school, maybe education. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? I’m a little biased, but I think education. I think that education reform is something that really needs to happen soon. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? (Laughs.) I don’t want to even imagine what it would look like. A lot of poor people becoming more poor. A war on women. A war on everyone, a war on minorities, a war on the elderly. It would be really problematic. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? Nope. 

Can you name a female student athlete? Umm  ...  no. I can name an ultimate Frisbee player, does that count? 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? I don’t know. You should tell me! I don’t know.

 

Daniela Martinez

Hometown: Hawaii
Major: Anthropology

What do you plan to do with your degree? Hopefully move back home and work to preserve all the ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites. 

What should the president’s number one priority be?  I know what it shouldn’t be: not controlling personal decisions such as abortions and vaccines. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Oh goodness. The middle class would diminish and there would be a lot more hostility. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? Ooh, I don’t know. 

Can you name a female student athlete? Ooh  ...  no, I can’t. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? Saturday Market. 

 

Rachelle Jones

Hometown: Creswell, Ore.
Major: Business as of now 

What do you plan to do with your degree? I would love to start my own business and then eventually I want to get my teaching license and teach. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? The education system is falling apart and I think education is very important, so I think the education system needs to get a little more attention.  

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? Oh gosh. I haven’t decided who I want to vote for personally yet. I don’t really have that much to say about that honestly. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? Uh, football. Yes. Um. I can’t think of his name. 

Can you name a female student athlete? No. Nope. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? I love being on campus. If me and my roommates need somewhere to go to just hang out we love coming to the grass area and doing our homework, listening to music and  ...  yeah. 

 

Greg Liggett

Hometown: Nokesville, Va.
Major: Political theory (6th-year Ph.D. student)

What do you plan to do with your degree? Hopefully find a teaching job somewhere and be a professor — that’s the standard route. The job market’s bad though, I just read an article about how there are 5,000 janitors in the country with Ph.D.s. Scary. 

What should the president’s number one priority be? Oh. I think ending all of our wars of convenience, I’d say. Stop being so imperialistic. 

What would a Mitt Romney presidency look like? It would look just as disastrous as the Obama presidency in terms of foreign policy and even worse on domestic policy because he would be less fiscally responsible than Obama. 

Who is the “Black Mamba”? Yeah, it’s, um, Kenj — not Kenjon Barner  ...  De’Anthony Thomas. Yes. 

Can you name a female student athlete? No. I can’t. That’s pathetic. I’m ashamed. 

What’s a good place to hang out with friends in Eugene if you’re under 21? Oh, if you’re under?! I have no idea. Day or night? You could walk along the river.

photographs by rob sydor www.digitallatte.com