Curious Reporter

Jason Howard

Ben Saunders is a freshman English major. Photo by Jason Howard
Ben Saunders is a freshman English major.
Photo by Jason Howard

Ben Saunders
Freshman
English

Q: Have you been impacted by the Federal Government shutdown?
A: I think it’s sad and indicative of our political landscape, that it’s got so bad. I haven’t been personally impacted but the grader in one of my classes is furloughed and a couple of my friends in the military aren’t getting their pay.
Q: Do you have any plans for the holidays?
A: Turning up! Also working and seeing family.
Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?
A: I don’t know, that’s tough.
Q: What is your favorite thing about fall at UNF?
A: The weather here’s great, and it’s just got that beautiful scent in the air, everything is so crisp.
Q: Some say it’s going to be a cooler winter this year, how do you feel about that?
A: I’m beyond excited, I’m part canadian, so my blood is about 90% syrup and ice.

Zachary Carter is a sophomore English major.
Photo by Jason Howard

Zachary Carter
Sophomore
English

Q: Have you been impacted by the Federal Government shutdown?
A: Not personally, but I think it’s ridiculous that things like the congressional gym are kept open while other things are deemed as unnecessary.
Q: Do you have any plans for the holidays?
A: Probably going to try and get a big Chanukah thing going in the districts. It’s a pretty fun and light holiday.
Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?
A: No, I don’t, I have not given it much thought at all.
Q: What is your favorite thing about fall at UNF?
A: I love being able to go out to the nature trails without getting bit up, and having to worry about the tremendous amount of bugs that are out there.
Q: Some say it’s going to be a cooler winter this year, how do you feel about that?
A: I’m excited, we don’t get a lot of cold weather here.

Meredith Andrews is an international studies junior. Photo by Jason Howard
Meredith Andrews is an international studies junior.
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Meredith Andrews
Junior
International studies

Q: Have you been impacted by the Federal Government shutdown?
A: Not directly, but my uncle works for government staffing at a VA hospital so he’s out of work.
Q: Do you have any plans for the holidays?
A: Working.
Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?
A: No, I don’t, do you have any ideas?
Q: What is your favorite thing about fall at UNF?
A: I like the weather and pumpkin spice lattes.
Q: Some say it’s going to be a cooler winter this year, how do you feel about that?
A: I love it, I get to wear scarves.

Yessenia Asencio is a senior psychology major. Photo by Jason Howard
Yessenia Asencio is a senior psychology major.
Photo by Jason Howard

Yessenia Asencio
Senior
Psychology

Q: Have you been impacted by the Federal Government shutdown?
A: No.
Q: Do you have any plans for the holidays?
A: I plan on going to Orlando for thanksgiving with my family.
Q: What are you going to be for Halloween?
A: Something masquerade like.
Q: Some say it’s going to be a cooler winter this year, how do you feel about that?
A: I don’t like it, I prefer the heat.