ABOUT Riley

  • @riley_bui

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sophomore

Why did you choose your school and what makes it better than the rest?

Coming from California, I wanted to experience the real four seasons. I also wanted the perfect all around school high in academics, sports, campus, and social life. Football and basketball are especially huge here with everyone decked out in our color red. I love the big campus and opportunity to meet new people through various clubs and organizations as well as tailgates and parties.

Where’s the best on-campus food and what kind is it?

Wisconsin is best known for cheese curds and beer! My favorite food is their mac and cheese it is so gooey and fresh and yummy!! Also Babcock ice cream is homemade ice cream famous there. Very good

What kind of activities are you involved in? (sorority, theatre, clubs, etc)

I am in a club for my specific major called FOCUS. It stands for financial occupations club for university students. I am also part of hoofers outing club which is part of hoofers- the biggest organization on campus for outdoor activities. I also have a job at Buffalo Wild Wings because everyone loves bdubs and I need to make money to compensate being a broke college student.

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If you had to choose one social media to use for the year, what would it be and why?

I would use Instagram because I love taking pictures and posting them. I think it is very unique because unlike Facebook and Snapchat, it is just pictures. You can’t post simple texts without a picture and a picture is worth a thousand words.

What’s your major/what are you thinking of majoring in?

Personal finance- not many people know about this major actually. There is another finance major in the school of business of my major is in the school of human ecology which I like better because it is more personal (pun intended ha ha) and close with small class sizes.

Who’s the most famous graduate from your school?

JJ Watt!! He also starred in an episode of New Girl. New girl also mentioned Bucky the Badger, our mascot in another episode as part of a prank to ruin a wedding

Have you ever gone on Spring Break

All of my past spring breaks I have travelled and adventured away. In highschool I went to Turkey, México twice to build homes as part of a church mission trip, and Patagonia. This past year I went back home California and took a day trip to San Francisco.

Would you like to study abroad? Have you?

I would love to. I looove traveling and actually have been to 6 continents when I was 16. I am looking forward to the next year after I apply. I think it is a great way to experience and understand different cultures and how other people in the world love.

What do you know now that you wish you knew as a freshman?

I wish I knew to not be afraid and I get out what I put in. It is very different from highschool obviously but it is true. People haven’t known each other since preschool and you have to put yourself out there and it may be scary but it might be worth it in the end!

Do you have a favorite sports team?

Green Bay packers! Repping Wisconsin all the way

What’s your top song on Spotify right now?

Despacito! It is so different with half of it in another language but it is still sooo good!

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