Name: Chase O’Neal
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Academic Major(s): Psychology
What is your favorite Mizzou memory?
My favorite Mizzou memory was a fun Friday night when all my friends and I were sick. After staying up late for weeks and living off Plaza 900 pizza, we had all come down with some sickness. We still wanted to be together as friends, so we all went to Flat Branch and had a fun family dinner. We drove through Columbia with the windows down belting You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate, and we got ice-cream. When I think back to my favorite Mizzou memory, it always makes me think of experiences that I have had with my close MIZ friends. Making memories with them, and having chill/relaxing nights are what I live for. Friends in Columbia make the best memories.
Who would you say is/are your role model(s)? Why?
I find role models in everyone that I meet. Every new person teaches me a new thing about life. Everyone has a story to tell. The more people that I meet, the more I find myself looking up to others. The more people you know the more role models you have, and the more people you find inspiration from.
If you had a theme song to describe yourself, what would it be and why?
I would have to say my theme song to describe myself is would be Broccoli by D.R.A.M. This is because I am a vegetarian, and it means a lot to have a diet healthy song about eating your vegetables. Vegetarians are so under-represented in the music business. I am ready for a song called ‘Veggie Burger In Paradise’.
If you could do anything with your life, what would you do?
I would love to be a Professional Chipotle Taster. It is a completely real position that I just now made up. You travel the world to Chipotle locations, and you just test all their foods. You get paid to eat Chipotle in cool countries/states/towns. I would love to live as a Professional Chipotle Taster.
What is your favorite dining hall and why?
Plaza 900, because of Sandy welcoming me. If you don’t know who Sandy is, she is a wonderful employee of the Campus Dining Services that swipes your card when you walk in. She always welcomes you with a smile and makes sure you are eating enough. She makes Plaza 900 fun to go to every day.