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Student Profile: Christina Colasanto and John Horton

Christine Cadman

Issue date: 10/10/08 Section: Focus
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Media Credit: Denton Zhou

Christine M. Cadman: Congratulations! How does it feel to have won the title of Homecoming King and Queen?

John Horton: I'd say it feels fantastic. It was kind of a big surprise.

Christina Colasanto: It was definitely, definitely a big surprise for me.

CMC: What made you decide to run? You were both sponsored by your Greek chapters, right?

JH: Yeah, I wanted to represent my chapter [Sigma Nu]. Alex Hamberger won last year, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps.

CC: Yeah, actually my chapter [Delta Gamma] came to me and nominated me as a representative.

JH: Looks like it worked.

CMC: Do you have responsibilities as king and queen?

JH: Well, we had to go to certain activities throughout the week. We went to Homecoming Spot Night, the powder-puff game and Spirit Fest.

CC: And we had to campaign to make it into the top five.

CMC: What were some of the things you did to campaign around campus?

CC: I'm a first-year RA, and my floor made 35 T-shirts saying "Christina for Queen." They also went chalking all over campus for me, and all the cupcakes you saw were done by them. A lot of DG helped make over 500 cupcakes; doing that brought us closer together, too. It was a great way to start the year.

JH: I didn't really do much. I had to click my mouse a lot to add people to my Facebook group.

CMC: What was your favorite part about Homecoming?

CC: Riding in the rocket ship!

JH: [laughs] Yeah, it had cool music. My favorite part was walking onto the field and seeing all my improv buddies wearing all their John Horton apparel and holding up big signs.

CMC: What else are you guys involved in around campus when you're not being king and queen?

CC: Besides being an RA and in DG I'm an Orientation Leader, a member of Emerging Leaders Program, and a greeter for the admissions office.

JH: I'm an orientation leader and part of Emerging Leaders Program as well. I'm also the Sigma Nu social chair and a member of IMPROVment.

CMC: Anything else you guys want to add?

CC: Can we thank people?

CMC: Of course, go ahead.

CC: OK, I'd like to thank my DG princesses, because now that I'm queen, they're all princesses. I would like to thank my Smith third floor and all of the Cedar Residential College. They were amazing.

JH: I want to thank my improv buddies, my orientation leader compadres, and my Sigma Nu brothers.
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