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Meet: Aaron Joiner’12, OIE intern and noonballer

August 15, 2013

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Name: Aaron Joiner’12
cupation: International education intern.
Hometown: South Beloit, Ill.
What brought me to Beloit College: A big scholarship.
You may have seen me: Playing volleyball during the noon hour or rollerblading by the river.

What’s on your desert island jukebox? Easy—all seven
Harry Potter audiobooks!

What’s on your bucket list? My bucket list might be a little unnecessarily long, so I'll just leave you with a couple of items from it in no particular order. 1) Return to Alicante, Spain, where I spent the autumn of my junior year, to see my host family and other friends. 2) Learn to do a handstand and then to walk on my hands. 3) Compete in a marathon and in a triathlon.

What can’t you live without? Chocolate. I might be slightly addicted because I will never ever turn down something chocolate.

Any advice? As a Beloit College student you are surrounded by more opportunities than you have ever had before and probably will ever have in the future. They are countless! Take advantage of every opportunity that you can, ask for help when you need it and try to use all of the resources here to your benefit. Don't leave here wishing that you would have done or tried something. Just do it!

What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Not very many people know that the best pizza in the area comes from Tony and Maria's on Madison Road (no, it is not Ana Maria's in So. Beloit). It's owned and operated by a middle-aged guy named Tony and his family. Every single time I go into the place, I see his very old mother stirring a huge pot of sauce while his even older father is kneading a big ball of dough in the back of the store. I've only ever heard Tony’s parents using Italian.

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