18 Questions with a Huskie: Teeanna Brisco

Year:  Freshman
Major: Sociology
From: Madison Wis.

Q: Are you reading anything good right now?
A: No, but my favorite book is “Slavery By Another Name:  The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas A. Blackmon. It relates to my major and social issues.

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A:  “Work by Rihanna…because someone else was playing it.

Q: What’s your favorite spot to study on campus?
A:  The library: There’s no distractions.

Q: Most interesting place you’ve traveled?
A:  Sardis, Mississippi.  Going from Madison, Wisconsin with my white family to visit my  black family in Mississippi was interesting. Sardis is a small town…my relatives were eating pigs feet, gizzards and stuff I never had before. I didn’t try it.

Q: If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
A:  Olivia Benson on “Law and Order,” because her job looks like it would be fun and dangerous.

Q: What are three things you could not live without?
A: Family, fruit, cell phone

Q: What word or phrase do you most overuse?

Q: What makes you laugh?
A:  When people’s personality is so different from who I am it makes me laugh.

Q: Who do you admire?
A:  My grandma, Cheryll. She has been through a lot of stuff by has a positive attitude.

Q: On the weekends you like to….
A: Sleep and listen to music (old school R&B, hip hop, R Kelly).

Q:  What is your biggest pet peeve?
A:  When people smack their food when they eat.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a classmate?
A: Those who work equally as hard as you with no slacking or excuses.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a professor?
A: Those who are willing to take the time that you need  to explain something in a different way in order for me to understand it.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned at NIU?
A: You are going to get more involved and be successful if you are around, and involved with, successful people.

Q: What was some advice a person gave you when you were young that you still hold onto today?
A: Mom told me to do good in school.

Q: What is your favorite advice to share with first-year students?
A:  Attend class and don’t procrastinate.

Q: What do you want to do after NIU?
A: Attend law school

Q: Where’s your favorite place to eat on or off campus?
A: Panera Bread.

Written by Huskie Tales