Name: Ariana Romero
Position: Editor and Features Writer
College/University: Syracuse University
Year in studies: Junior
Organizational involvement: I’m a proud sister of Alpha Gamma Delta (Alpha Chapter), I’m also the pop culture columnist for Syracuse’s newspaper, The Daily Orange and am an ambassador for our #1 communications school, The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.
I show my school spirit by: Rocking orange whenever I can. I’m so proud to be an SU student. Whenever I see our mascot Otto (The Orange With Appeal) I make sure to give him a high-five!
My favorite thing about Fall is: New tights, sweaters and boots. Plus, I get to see all my amazing sisters again after four months!
For Halloween I will be: Hopefully, a Merlotte’s waitress from True Blood! But I’m going to need to think of at least one other costume!
Neon pants – yay or nay? For a theme parties: sure, why not? But, for every day activities I’m not so into them.
Twitter or Facebook? I absolutely love both! Facebook is a lot more fun for talking with friends or sharing pictures. I prefer to use Twitter to share my own thoughts or opinions and reading news stories.
My favorite color is: Either orange or the colors pink-and-black together.
My go-to accessory is: Cute earrings and great shoes!
My favorite store is: Love Culture, right now. It has great prices and everything is so cute.
My favorite food is: Mac and cheese, my mom makes the best one. It’s practically gourmet.
My favorite movies/TV shows are: I want to be an entertainment editor, so that’s a pretty long list. My favorite director is Quentin Tarantino, and I absolutely love his film Reservoir Dogs. But, Fight Club is my favorite movie of all time. My favorite shows include Supernatural, Game of Thrones, New Girl, True Blood and Once Upon a Time (plus tons more).
My favorite book is: The A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones. This summer I finished the first three books, and am currently on the fourth one. I also really like Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and Philosophy and Quentin Tarantino in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series.
My favorite magazines are: New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. Those are my top four dream magazines to work or intern for too!
My favorite quote is: “And nothing you do or say will ever cause the death of my love for you.” It’s is the final line in the story Pandora by Anne Rice. I love the quote because it’s beautiful and so extremely heartfelt.
My role model is, Anna Wintour because: She is such a powerhouse in the magazine industry. I would love to be as important in the pop culture would as Wintour is in fashion.
I spend my weekends… Hanging out with friends, writing and having fun.
I take a break from studying by… Watching television, surprise! TV is such a great way to get your mind off of work and enjoy a totally different world.
I de-stress by… Also watching TV, talking to friends or reading. I absolutely hate feeling stressed and try to avoid it at all costs.
My secret talent is: I barely ever forget a face. I still recognize people from elementary school around NYC who I haven’t seen or talked to in years.
My friends describe me as: Funny, smart and hard-working.
My favorite College Lifestyles article is: My look for less article on Emma Stone. There are ten outfits and I’m really proud of them all! Check it out here.
Why I am excited to be an intern for College Lifestyles: I love CL! I started here a year ago, and have learned so much about myself, working with a strong team and online magazines. I’m so excited to be an editor for a brand I’m proud to be apart of.
My definition of a classy co-ed: someone who takes pride in herself, her academics and her friends. She’s always put together, in the know and fun-loving.
Ariana Romero is a junior at Syracuse University. Follow her at ArianaRomero17. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter