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Eliseo Calixtro

Eliseo Calixtro

Year
Junior
Hometown
Beaverton, OR
Major
Rhetoric
Minor
Spanish
Interests and Hobbies

I love drawing, hanging out with friends and family, I also LOVE to drive and play Mario on my Super Nintendo, and listen to music, and I LOVE to eat (A LOT).

Favorite Class at WU

Topics in American Literature: Chicana/o Literature

Favorite Event at WU

Willamette's Got Talent and Serenades

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

I love Venti's because they have great sweet potato fries with chili sauce. Also Sassy Onion because they have really delicious French Toast.

Fun Facts

I love Banana cream cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and coffee flavored ice cream.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” --Winston Churchill

Genora Givens

Genora Givens

Year
Junior
Hometown
Oakland, CA
Major
Environmental Science
Minor
American Ethnic Studies, Politics
Interests and Hobbies

Dancing and Laughing

Favorite Class at WU

Intro to American Ethnic Studies

Favorite Event at WU

Lu'au and Spring Dance Concert

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Thai Orchid

Fun Facts

If you rearrange the letters in my first name you can spell "orange," which happens to be my favorite color.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"Each raindrop contains seeds for the next rainbow."

RoseAnn (Rosie) Glade

RoseAnn (Rosie) Glade

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
American Ethnic Studies
Interests and Hobbies

Poetry/Spoken Word, Movies, Reading, Writing, Dancing, Music

Favorite Class at WU

Chican@ Lit -- I found some of my favorite new authors in this class, including Gloria Anzaluda and Sandra Cisneros. I also learned what Chican@ Lit even IS...man that was embarrassing...

Favorite Event at WU

LU'AU!!! It's in the spring, and it's beautiful, and I love it.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Super Pho -- We finally have bubble tea within walking distance, and I love pho.

Fun Facts

I'm pretty into my major, and I'm looking forward to graduating college so that I'll finally have more time to learn about my mother's culture and history in the Philippines. My dream right after college is to work as an activist/organizer in Asian Pacific Islander communities, and maybe someday be a researcher or professor in the field of Ethnic Studies. I also see waiting tables and other random make-ends-meet jobs in my future...oh well!

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." --Gandhi; "Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.'" --Angela Davis; Now I may have faith to make mountains fall, but if I lack love, then I am nothing at all." --Lauryn Hill

Blanca Gutierrez

Blanca Gutierrez

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Eagle Point, OR
Major
Undeclared
Interests and Hobbies

Walking around campus and visiting friends, painting with watercolors, dancing, listening to Pandora and Grooveshark, life.

Favorite Class at WU

Elementary Japanese with Koishii Sensei. It was fun.

Favorite Event at WU

Dance Company Concert, Rice cook-off, Serenades... I like a lot of events.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Well I really have no favorite restaurant, but I did love the taco stand on Lancaster that we went to after bowling one weekend. They're open really late.

Fun Facts

Last year Ohana named a dance move after me.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” --Mahatma Gandhi

Margarita Gutierrez

Margarita Gutierrez

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
American Ethnic Studies
Minor
Spanish
Interests and Hobbies

I love to laugh and paint. Education is a huge part of my life. I want to be a community organizer and activist.

Favorite Class at WU

I'm taking Color and Composition right now. I love having assignments that allow me to paint.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Super Pho

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"We move energy the way our ancestors have shown us -- in a way that enhances our humanity and brings beauty to our physical world." --Maria Vai Sevoi, Calpolli Teoxicalli

Benny Kuo

Benny Kuo

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Music Education with a Choral emphasis
Minor
Economics
Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy singing, dancing, playing video games, watching tv, optimizing computers and playing pool.

Favorite Class at WU

My favorite class so far at WU is Male Ensemble Willamette (Man Choir). Dr. Klemme is a fun, upbeat guy and my day is brightened by the enthusiasm of the group.

Favorite Event at WU

A Capella Night, a fundraiser for a great cause and the audience is stoked to see the groups perform.

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

Muchas Gracias?!?

Fun Facts

I am one of the original founding members of the new co-ed a Capella group on campus: Tandem.

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do... Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain

Elizabeth Sampedro

Elizabeth Sampedro

Year
Junior
Hometown
Eugene, OR
Major
Spanish and/or Chemistry, Pre-Med (specialty program)
Minor
Chemistry and maybe Biology
Interests and Hobbies

I love to dance and laugh! I love to spend time with my family especially on those hot and breezy days sitting by a body of water and watching a juicy piece of carne asada on a grill while my parents laugh and joke around.

Favorite Class at WU

Introductory Chemistry and Cell Biology & Genetics because if you are willing to make the effort, the professors will not give up on you.

Favorite Event at WU

Black Tie! It was super cool to reuse my prom dress and do the whole classy dress-up party with delicious desserts!

Favorite Restaurant in Salem

The restaurant on Hill Street next to a karate studio. I can never remember what it's called but it is really good because they make you aguas frescas at a great price and it's within walking distance.

Fun Facts

I love to travel, love and laugh. I can't live without my mother's "chiles rellenos," homemade salsa, tortillas and beans with pizza. I am also addicted to "Bubu Lubu's."

Quote or Words O' Wisdom

"Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits! If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless."