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Meet the Raiders
Emily Bingham, Senior
English Literature and Marketing
Clubs and Organizations:
Fogdog Review, Student Government, Honors Director’s Student Advisory Board
A Great Choice
My decision came down to two things: diversity and money. Wright State has a lot of cultures coming together on one campus. The second reason was money. Wright State offered me the Valedictorian Scholarship and a Trustee’s Scholarship that would cover everything.
A Little Advice
Apply for scholarships early! There are a lot of different scholarship opportunities available at Wright State to help you pay for school and my biggest piece of advice is to seek those out as early as possible.
Preparing for the Future
I would love to work in publishing. My English and Business majors as well as my position as an editor on Wright State’s literary magazine The Fogdog Review are preparing me for this.
A Few of My Favorite Things
My favorite class so far was Feminist Disability Studies with Dr. Patricia Roberts. I actually ended up in the class by accident—I needed another honors class and it was the only one open so I took it even though I had never heard of the topic. The class explored the intersection of Feminist studies and Disability studies. The class was structured around lots of discussions about identity. This class was what I imagined college to be like—lots of discussion and (friendly) debates about difficult topics. I absolutely loved it and my views on a lot of social issues were transformed. It was one of my hardest classes and definitely the class for which I had to put in the most time and work, but it was the most rewarding.
My favorite spot on campus is the third floor of the library. It has some really comfortable chairs and it’s quiet enough to study. I’ll be spending about 18 hours a day there during exam week!
I loved going to April Craze. There was some great music, dancing, and displays from various campus organizations. The free food and t-shirts didn’t hurt either!
Living on Campus
I’ve met so many of my friends in the dorms and the on-campus apartments. I loved being part of a community and participating in all the activities in the dorms.
Outside of the Classroom
I actually got to work personally with Dr. Hopkins on his campaign to raise more scholarship money for the university. It was such an amazing opportunity—I got to sit down with him and discuss my story and speak at a few of the cabinet meetings he held with alumni and others in the community. I know that I never would have gotten to meet or work with the president of any bigger college.
12 Random Questions
What is in your burrito?
Definitely some beef, nacho cheese, and onions. If I’m feeling healthy, there will be some lettuce and tomatoes in there, too. No hot sauce, though!
How many hours a day do you spend on Social Media (i.e. Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest)? (come on, be honest!)
Far, far too many
Pick your addiction:
None of the above
What was your most embarrassing high school moment…that you can share?
I can’t really think of anything specific. I was on a Quizbowl team which was the ultimate expression of nerdiness…I suppose some would consider that embarrassing.
What is your workout routine?
Very irregular- I try to get to Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays and when I have time to get to the gym, I try to run/walk about 2 miles.
Where did you hang out last night/weekend?
At my friend’s apartment
What is the last concert you went to?
Ke$ha at the Nutter Center!
What music are you listening to right now?
The playlist on right now has a lot of different artists: The Temper Trap, N.E.R.D., Nirvana, Noisettes, my favorite artist, Janelle Monae and a lot of others. The song playing right now is Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”
Dream job…where would it be and what would you be doing?
I would love to publish literary anthologies for a company like Norton in New York City.
If you are going to the movies, what are you going to see?
Definitely a comedy- action and romance movies typically bore me and I’m too much of a scaredy-cat to watch horror films.
What is your favorite place to go off-campus? What is your favorite spot around the Dayton area?
The Oregon District- there’s always some exciting food, music, or art to experience there; the energy is really great.
The Dayton Art Institute- it’s got one of the best views of Dayton’s skyline and the art displays are fantastic.