Megan Miller

I met Megan during Panhellenic formal recruitment in the fall of 2014. We bonded over the fact that both of us had relatives affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and how difficult it was to see our loved ones battle the neurodegenerative illness. From the day I met her, I knew I wanted to mentor her throughout her years at Mizzou. So, after she rushed Sigma Kappa, I chose her as my little sister. Although the whole “Big/Little” thing seems really shallow and basic from the outside, that does not describe mine and Megan’s relationship. We are very different people: She is an elementary education major and wants to teach in a rural area after she graduates. If I had not met her during recruitment, I am positive that I never would have been given the opportunity to help her study for her exams, talk her through break-ups or just be there whenever she needs advice. For that, I am really grateful. When she isn’t studying or being involved in sorority functions, Megan is working at a daycare. She was kind enough to give me a little time on her Halloween to be interviewed and talk about her opinions on dating in college.
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Kylie Boyce

I met Kylie at one of the first events I ever attended for my sorority and, at first, I could not believe how quickly and frequently she spoke. We ended up in the same honors statistics class and bonded over how difficult probability was to understand. Kylie is a junior journalism major with an emphasis in design and an IT minor in the audiovisual sequence. Besides hanging out with me at the J-school, Kylie drives for STRIPES and is a member of the Transfer Experience and Advising Mentor Program. She also works as a hostess at Longhorn Steakhouse. Kylie is one of my closest friends from college and I know that I can always count on her to “give it to me straight.” Some say she has a problem with being too blunt, but that is just her personality. She is one of my few friends who found a boyfriend in college and has stayed with him for more than a year. Because of this, she was able to offer some interesting insight into dating in college.

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Toni Martorelli

I met Toni through some of my other friends in our sorority, but we became a lot closer my sophomore year when we both lived in house. She is a junior human development and family sciences major with an emphasis in child development and education. I can always count on her when I need extra help with anything or when I need a movie buddy. She always gives the best advice and is willing to study with me. She is one of my only friends who has continued dating her boyfriend from high school, so she was able to offer an interesting perspective on college dating.

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Emily Broadhacker

Emily was one of my three roommates last year when I lived in my sorority house. I knew her a little because we were both in the same group of friends but I definitely started sophomore year closer to my other two roomies. By the end of that year, Em had become one of my closest friends. She is a junior health sciences major studying physical therapy. Although her term ends in December, she is currently the Sigma Kappa banner chair, which means she designs and paints every banner the chapter displays. She hopes to be able to travel to Nicaragua on a service trip with other students in her major because she has never flown in an airplane and she has an intense desire to help others. When I first met Emily, I wrote her off as the stereotypical sorority girl wearing monogrammed everything and flicking her bleach-blonde hair. However, I quickly learned just how incorrect of an assumption I had made. She is an extremely dedicated student who desperately wants to become a physical therapist. She is also one of the most empathic people I have ever met. If she ever needs to visit my room for any reason, she will leave me a note that simply says “I love you –Emmi.” I cannot imagine my college experience without her as we have already learned so much from one another. Because she has been dating her boyfriend for over a year, I thought her views on college dating would provide this work with some brand new insight.
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Jacob Kornhauser

Unrelated to the Jacob directly below but also a dorm friend, Jacob lived on the same floor as me freshman year and quickly became a core member of our friend group. Jacob is a junior Sports Broadcast Journalism major who hopes to work for ESPN or the MLB Network when he graduates. He currently works at KOMU, Mizzou’s NBC-affiliated television station. As a fellow reporting journalism major, I understand how time-consuming broadcast can be, especially while working shifts at KOMU. Jacob is also fascinated by sports and might know the biggest amount trivial statistics out of anyone I know. He plays rec sports with some of the other guys from our floor and is also involved with the Missouri Suicide Prevention Coalition. I managed to pin him down in between all of that to answer a couple questions about dating in college.
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