Hometown: York, PA
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite place to Study: Starbucks in the Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Hobbies/Interests: Crafting, Adventuring, Hanging out with friends, Playing with my Bernese Mountain Dog
Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Band/ song: Anything Country or Beyonce
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love hanging out on the Mountainlair green when it is super nice outside. Off campus, I love hanging out at Black Bear Burritos (my favorite restaurant).
Favorite WVU Traditions: Singing Country Roads at WVU football games!
Hometown: Chagrin Falls/Bainbridge, OH
Major: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Favorite Place to Study: CPASS building overlooking the Outdoor Rec Fields or the sun room in the Downtown Library
Hobbies/ Interests: Soccer, Boating, Cooking, Playing Outside, Trying new things and meeting new people!
Favorite Book: Blue like Jazz by Donald Miller or A Touch of Texas by Kristine Rolofson
Favorite Band/ song: Any country or music that makes me dance!
Favorite movie: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: I like to be around or in the Mountainlair to people watch and be in the hustle and bustle of everything. Off campus, I like to go explore unique places outside the College, Coopers Rock, Tygart Lake, and fun local shops and restaurants.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Football games/Athletic events and singing County Roads with my whole Mountaineer Family!
Hometown: Petersburg, WV
Major: Agricultural Education
Favorite place to Study: The Evansdale Library
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Hiking, and watching Netflix
Favorite Book: Love Does by Bob Goff
Favorite Band/ song: Jenny by Nothing More
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to hangout at the Evansdale Crossing and at the Student Recreation Center. Off campus, I love to go kayaking at Cheat Lake!
Favorite WVU Traditions: My favorite WVU tradition is doing all of the chants at football games!
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Favorite place to Study: Lincoln Hall study rooms
Hobbies/Interest: Shopping, eating anything covered in cheese, planning trips and traveling to new places.
Favorite Book: Heaven is for Real
Favorite Band/Song: Kenny Chesney “The Good Stuff”
Favorite Movie: Captain Phillips, Beauty and the Beast, and Titanic
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to hang out anywhere in Evansdale crossing. I eat at Hugh Baby’s Barbeque; I get a smoothie at the Juice bar, and the salted chocolate cookies from octane. YUM! Off campus, I like to hang out at the Panera on High Street.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing ‘Hail West Virginia’ before every football game.
Hometown: Algonquin, IL
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Favorite Place to Study: At night or during the weekends U92, the campus radio station, is actually a great place to study. I usually grab a studio back there and play music while I study.
Hobbies/ Interests: Sports. Huge sports fan primarily baseball and basketball. I’m also trying to take up golfing in my old age but we’ll see how that goes.
Favorite Book: Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back by Josh Hamilton
Favorite Band/ song: I enjoy EDM so I like any of those DJs but my favorite song would be The Chainsmokers remix to “Dreaming” by Smallpools
Favorite movie: Sports movie I would say Remember the Titans. I can quote pretty much the whole thing. Non sports movie would be Star Wars the original trilogy.
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus during the day I also like to hang out at the radio station because there will always be a good mix of different people to talk to and hang out with. Off campus blue hole is always a great option if the weather is nice out.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Without a doubt it’s singing “Country Roads” after a home win. I despise country music but that song is the only one I like. Singing it with 60,000+ fans in Milan Puskar Stadium is indescribable.
Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Major: MA in Political Science
Favorite Place to Study: On the 6th floor of the Downtown Library
Hobbies/ Interests: Shopping and Reading
Favorite Book: “If I Stay” -Gayle Forman
Favorite Band/ song: Chance the Rapper & Beyoncé
Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: off campus: the mall & on campus: the Mountainlair Green
Favorite WVU Tradition: Singing “Country Roads” at ANY time
Hometown: Saint Albans, West Virginia
Major: Political Science – Pre Law
Favorite Place to Study: My favorite place to study is either the Pent House floor of the Life Sciences Building, or the Reading Rooms in the downtown library.
Hobbies/Interests: I have a big interest in politics and the interworking of governments, as well as the legal system. I enjoy going on mini-adventures, spending time with friends on campus, and discovering new food in Morgantown!
Favorite Book: My favorite book would either be The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.
Favorite Band/Song: This honestly depends on the week. One week I could be on a Kanye West, Futuristic, and J Cole kick, and the next I could be rocking out to some Van Halen and Queen.
Favorite Movie: Anything Batman related (Not including George Clooney’s version, ew) and the Star Wars movies.
Favorite Place to Hang Out on and Off Campus: My favorite academic building is definitely Woodburn Hall, and I also enjoy spending time at my Fraternity’s house. When I am going off campus, I love going to Cooper’s Rock.
Favorite WVU Tradition: Absolutely nothing beats standing arm in arm with fellow students and Mountaineer fans and screaming Country Roads at the top of your lungs after a WVU victory!
Hometown: Bridgeport, WV
Major: MS in Journalism
Favorite place to Study: The Media Innovation Lab at Evansdale Crossing
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing is something I've done all my life and will always love. I also enjoy road tripping, attending concerts, exploring West Virginia, exercising, reading and spending time with family/friends.
Favorite Book: I'd say it's a tie between Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom or Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Favorite Band/song: I like anything and everything! Especially something with a strong beat or thoughtful lyrics.
Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: My go-to place to hang out on campus is Evansdale Crossing because there are so many options to get a bite to eat or neat spaces to hang out for a while. Off campus, I like to spend time outdoors, whether it's hiking around the University Forest, kayaking in Cheat Lake or biking along Decker's Creek Trail with my friends.
Favorite WVU Traditions: Watching the Pride of West Virginia take the field before football games (especially Simple Gifts), cheering along with WVU's fight songs and rolling out the carpet at WVU basketball games!
Hometown: Bridgeport, WV
Major: Pre-Occupational Therapy
Favorite place to Study: Bottom floor of the Downtown Library, they've got large Mac computers with a lot of desk space!
Hobbies/Interests: Really anything outside -- traveling, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, running, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking! I also love to be with family and friends as much as possible
Favorite Book: "Through the Eyes of A Lion" by Levi Lusko -- highly recommend!
Favorite Band/ song: Testify by NeedToBreathe and Mr. Brightside by The Killers
Favorite Movie: The Heat, Secret Life of Pets, and Inside Out
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: I enjoy sitting in Woodburn Circle, watching all the students walk through campus and then I'll glance up and get a peek at Woodburn Hall, never get tired of looking at its beauty! Off campus, you can probably catch me grabbing a bite to eat at Los Mariachis
Favorite WVU Traditions: Ever since I was little, I've been going to football games with my grandparents, and I'm ecstatic that I've been able to continue the tradition as a student! Football games are the highlight of the fall, and I love the atmosphere at all the games; regardless of the opponent or the weather, all the fans are there to cheer on our Mountaineers!
Mia AntinoneHometown: Weirton, WVMajor: BiochemistryFavorite Place to Study: I like to sit outside at The Market on the Health Science campus with a latte from Octane.Hobbies/Interests: Baking, cooking pasta, running, shopping at TJMAXX, watching movies with my best friends, eating ice cream, and going on spontaneous trips to Pittsburgh.Favorite Book: The Great GatsbyFavorite Band/Song: Michael Bublé “I Believe in You”Favorite Movie: The Intern (I am Anne Hathaway)Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to be at the Rec Center. I love to do group exercise classes with my friends and stop at the Juice Bar afterwards for a refreshing smoothie. Off campus, I love to walk by the rail trail and eat some good Italian food on the patio at Oliverio’s.Favorite WVU Tradition: The pre-game show by the Pride of WV, specifically when the drumline comes out for the first time.
Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Favorite Place to Study: On a nice day, I enjoy studying on the patio on the top floor of the Evansdale Crossing because the view is one of the best on campus.
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy playing and watching all types of sports, so I very rarely miss a Mountaineer game. Cooking is also one of my hidden talents.
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite book, but I’m more of a movie kind of guy.
Favorite Band/Song: I listen to just about every genre, but Drake is my favorite artist.
Favorite Movie: The Great Gatsby – the one with Leonardo DiCaprio of course – or Good Will Hunting
Favorite place to hang out on and off campus: On campus, I spend most of my free time at the Student Recreation Center. Off campus, you might find me at any of the local Morgantown restaurants which is probably why I spend so much time at the gym.
Favorite WVU Tradition: I have been coming to WVU football games since I was five years old. Now that I am a Mountaineer, being a fan has taken on a deeper meaning for me. There is no greater feeling than cheering on the team and singing Country Roads with 60,000 other passionate fans!
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Major: Art History
Favorite Place to Study: The Milano Reading Room in the Downtown Library
Hobbies/interests: Eating food! Traveling around the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia, going to concerts and music festivals, going to museums and local galleries, and long walks on the beach.
Favorite Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Favorite band/song: "Can't stop" by Kayzo
Favorite Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Favorite place to hangout on and off campus: On campus, the Evansdale crossing, on the balcony, with some good friends and a good cup of coffee. Off campus, I love hiking and climbing at Cooper's Rock or staying home and watching movies with friends.
Favorite WVU tradition: Standing in the front row with all my friends at Fallfest.