Jacob Renie

Jacob lived on the seventh floor of Mark Twain residence hall with me freshman year and has been one of my closest guy friends in college. He is a junior Strategic Communications major with an emphasis in public relations. He manages to balance three jobs while playing for Mizzou club baseball, scoring touchdowns with his rec flag football team and rooting for Mizzou football in Tiger’s Lair. He is also a Florida fan (for whatever reason, probably because he’s from Atlanta) and is one of the most driven people I have ever met. If I ever need to find a source for a story or just don’t know who to talk to, I know that I can count on Jacob to help me. I was able to pin him down for about five minutes outside the Student Center today and ask him his opinions on dating in college.
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Marleigh Anderson

Marleigh was my very first roommate freshman year. As an only child, one of the things I was most worried about in coming to college was living with a roommate, but Mar and I hit it off immediately. We had both danced pretty much our entire lives and are extremely dedicated to our schoolwork. That translated into study breaks filled with busting moves to Beyonce’s latest album. She is a junior studying English and Classical Languages (but she dropped out of the journalism school second semester freshman year and I’ll never let her live it down). She has helped a professor in the English department through the Discovery Fellows program by scanning essays, reconstructing Old English manuscripts and attending medieval conferences. She is also a founding member of the Honors College Diversity Committee and attends meetings monthly. This year, when she isn’t poring over ancient Greek or Latin, she’s doing side work for her internship with a small poetry publisher. If I hadn’t met her freshman year, I don’t know where I would be today. She is my rock through hard times and my constant companion for Andy’s runs. I managed to grab her after class yesterday to ask about her experiences with college dating.

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Dylan Demkowicz

Dylan lived in my dorm freshman year and, although he wasn’t on the same floor, he started hanging out with our guy friends and was inducted into the group. He is a junior (hopefully) accounting major and a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. Within his fraternity, he helps guide new members through the pledging process, but when he is not spending time with his brothers, he can be found tutoring students in the MU Writing Center. Dylan knows more sports stats than anyone I have ever met (besides maybe our friend Jacob) and will sacrifice pretty much any social event to watch NFL football. I can always count on him to keep me humble by making fun of me mercilessly, though jokingly. I managed to catch him outside the Writing Center to answer some questions about his views on dating in college.
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Delaney Klingl

I can’t really pinpoint when Delaney and I became good friends, but we’ve made a loose promise to live with each other when we graduate. Delaney is a junior marketing and psychology double major and member of Sigma Kappa sorority. In her free time you might find her powering through Gilmore Girls on Netflix or buying the next outfit all of her friends will want to borrow. We’re from the same hometown but didn’t know the other existed until we came to Mizzou. Now, when we’re home on breaks you can find us hitting the tennis courts or heading downtown Chicago. Delaney may seem a little fleeting on the outside, but she provides some of the best advice I’ve ever heard. She will do anything to protect her friends and never fails to make me crack a smile, which even happened when she was giving me her insight into dating in college.
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