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Meet the Raiders
John Ware, Senior
Clubs and Organizations:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Preparing for the Future
Since I have been attending Wright State, my life has changed tremendously. Moving away from home was a big transition for me, requiring me to mature at a rapid pace. I also met people from all over the world, being exposed to hundreds of different cultures, and getting a firsthand look into other lifestyles.
In engineering 101 we were required to design and build a bridge out of K’NEX that could hold at least 50lbs while certain restraints, such as quantity of pieces, were put on the project. I was in a group of 3 students, and we worked for two weeks trying to figure out how to make a successful design. The professor used this project as our final exam grade, which I thought was a really intriguing and fun way to keep the students engaged. We ended up successfully completing the project, after many failed attempts, and receiving an A in the class.
My biggest fear about starting college was that I would not be able to stay focused on school with all the freedom I had to do basically whatever I wanted. The simple decision of whether or not to wake up and go to class everyday can be a catastrophic decision if chosen incorrectly. I overcame this fear by surrounding myself by people who were also determined to do well in school. We formed a family at school where we checked in on each other to make sure we got the support we need at any time.
Feeling at Home
I love living on campus because the living arrangements are really great. The dorms freshman year were some of the best ones I have seen in Ohio for the amount they cost, and the upper classmen apartments are perfect for any college student. The housing is extremely close to campus, allowing me to reach my classes in 7 minutes or less on average.
Making a Difference
I have been involved any many service opportunities such as voteless people hopeless people, my brothers keeper, march of dimes, and many others. I have learned from these opportunities that scholarship, manly deeds, and love for all mankind are three values that will make any person better
A Little Advice
If I had one thing to tell new students attending Wright State University, it would be to make sure you get to know positive upper classmen. Upper classmen have been through the trials and tribulations that new students face, and can offer advice to help students succeed.
A Few of My Favorite Things
My favorite spot on campus is Russ engineering because it holds some of the most fascinating and innovative minds of the school. Science is the future, and the inventions that the students at Wright State come up with are remarkable.
My favorite class was music 290, the study of African American music. It was my favorite class because I learned a tremendous amount about my culture, while having fun and listening to the music of timeless artist.
My favorite on campus experience definitely has to be joining Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. where we develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
12 Random Questions
What is in your burrito?
Extra rice, half chicken half steak, sour cream, lettuce, and extra cheese. Yum!!
How many hours a day to you spend on facebook? (come on, be honest!)
I do not spend many minutes of facebook, let alone hours. I spend about 3 hours a day back and forth between twitter and instagram though ha.
Pick your addiction:
None of the above
What was your most embarrassing high school moment…that you can share?
My most embarrassing high school moment was falling on stage while receiving my prom king crown.
What is your workout routine?
I usually do a warm up two mile run, followed by heavy core and leg work outs. My upper body I only work out every other day because I do not want to be very big, just in shape.
Where did you hang out last night?
Last night I hung out at the newly built hookah bar across the street from campus. It was the grand opening, and my friend DJ Marty Mcfly was the DJ. They had flame throwers and belly dancers there, while accompanied with great music and an eclectic group of friends. The atmosphere was great, a nice cheap, safe place to kick it with my crew of close friends.
What is the last concert you went to?
The last concert I went to was the Big Sean concert in Dayton.
What music are you listening to right now?
The music I am listening to now is a wide variety, I love hip hop artist such as Kendric Lamar, Tory Lanez, XV, and meek mills new “dream chasers” mixtape is nice. I also love the R and B music of artist such as Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, local artist Lauren Eylise, and an up and coming producer Tadjh “Italy” Brooks.
Dream job…where would it be and what would you be doing?
My dream job would be an extremely successful inventor of medical equipment, while owning my own lucrative business shipping my ideas around the world.
If you are going to blow 10 bucks at the movies, what are you going to see?
Nothing, the movie theater cost 11 bucks these days ha, but if I could get another dollar it would be Hunger Games. I have read all three books and I am ecstatic about them turning the trilogy into a movie.
What team are you on?
What is your favorite place to go off-campus? What is your favorite spot around the Dayton area?
My favorite spot around the Dayton area would be visiting other college campuses. I have visited most other schools around the area, and I can honestly say I would not rather be anywhere except for right state, but other schools are fun to go to as a sort of vacation spot.