“This is kind of weird because I really don’t talk to too many people. I have friends but I don’t really just talk, like that. Actually, when I was in middle school, I was really outgoing. But when I got to high school, I went into a bubble because I didn’t trust people. Here, I feel like I can trust people more, because I’m around my community, so I’m more outgoing now than I was in high school.

I’m a singer. But I don’t compare myself to any other singers. I’m just me. I like many styles of music – gospel, R&B, pop, rap, metal, rock. I like everything.

I was actually a music major at first. I changed my major but I still sing in my free time. But when people put me on the spot, that makes me not want to sing. It’s not that I don’t want to sing in front of people. I mean, if it happens, it happens. For instance, if I’m in a store, and I’m just singing and you happen to hear me – that’s fine. But when somebody asks me to sing for them, it’s hard for me to do that.”

– Ariona, freshman Psychology major from Milwaukee, Wis.