The Flyer News staff will be answering a series of questions in a new version of Big Ten blog posts in the near future. In the fourth part of this series, editors and assistants explain what brought them to the University of Dayton in the first place.
Read below for a selected group of answers from many of the top leaders of UD’s newspaper.
1. Chris Rizer, news editor - “I chose to attend the University of Dayton because of the gorgeous campus and positive vibe the people exuded when I visited. I also applied to UD because it offered a journalism concentration and was a good distance from home. My hometown, McDonald, Ohio, is a four-hour car drive away from UD, so it’s far away but close enough to travel home for breaks.”
2. Maria Delgado, multimedia director – “My cousin graduated from Dayton in 1996 and it was always the running joke for me to attend as well. After living in Florida my entire life, it came to the point that everything and everyone felt old and I needed a change. Since I came here, it felt like home and home feels awesome.”
3. Ethan Klosterman, managing editor - “My brother and sister both graduated from UD in 2005. My mom also works here. I’ve known since fifth grade that I was going here. It was an easy choice.”
4. Seetha Sankaranarayan, A&E editor - “When I was a junior in high school, I found out that the senior, blue-eyed hottie in my Spanish class was planning on attending the University of Dayton. I was at the beginning of my college search, so I checked out UD’s website and found that the school was actually a pretty great match for me. The senior ended up choosing Virginia Tech University at the last minute, but I’ll always secretly thank him for introducing me to my top choice.”
5. Rebecca Young, managing editor – “Though it’s slowly fading out as the University Honors Program evolves, the Berry Scholars Program was what brought me to Dayton. Over the past four years, this program has not only given me a great tuition and free education, but also many interesting seminars and long-lasting friendships.”
6. Justin Guinn, copy editor - “I visited my senior year of high school. It was love at first glance. It snowed for the first time on campus that year during my tour. The energy was great and I knew I had to be here.”
7. Anna Godby, assistant A&E editor - “I graduated from a high school in the nearby city of Springfield and wanted to stay local for college. I loved the atmosphere and feeling of community at UD initially, and the large number of friendly squirrels clinched the decision for me!”
8. Jacob Rosen, editor-in-chief - “I applied to only Ohio State University, Emory University and UD. In the end, Dayton won out because of how personable and friendly all of the individuals were on campus during my first visit. At OSU, I struggled for hours to find someone to show me potential class breakdowns or options, so UD was the obvious choice in the end despite not being Catholic.”
9. Dan Cleveland, opinions editor – “I ended up at UD purely by chance. It was one of about six schools I applied to, and I really had no idea why I wanted to go to those schools in the first place. My campus visit sealed the deal because I was so impressed with the presentation they gave and the campus itself. ”
10. Courtney Morgan, assistant art director - “I really liked the University of Dayton because of the sense of community here. Although I was hesitant about attending a smaller university, I think I made a great decision!”