With each entry of Get to Know Western, The Western Front will interview students and staff for a new insight on campus life. This week, we interviewed senior and physical education major, Harris Javier.
Q: Why did you pick Western?
A: I picked Western because I was offered a scholarship to play on the men’s basketball team. Academically, it’s a good school as well.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Western?
A: My favorite thing, of course, is to play basketball most of the time. I spend a lot of time playing basketball with the team. So, overall, basketball.
Q: What has been your favorite class so far?
A: My favorite class would have to be coaching basketball, just because that’s what I want to do in life. I want to be a basketball coach, so it was one of the classes I was interested in.
Q: What is your best piece of advice for students/freshman?
A: Don’t stress out too much. Just enjoy everyone that’s around here. You know, get to know people. ‘Cause if you don’t, you’ll be stuck by yourself most of the year. So be open to everything.
Q: What do you like to do around Bellingham?
A: When it’s not raining during the springtime I like to enjoy the sun. You know, sit out by the lake and rivers.
Q: What are your expectations for the upcoming season?
A: Of course national championship, that’s for every team, but I know we fell short last year. This year we want to make it to the tournament and of course make it further on into the national championship. So that’s the ultimate goal.
Q: What is your role on the team?
A: My role on the team is just to run the point. Basically to get everyone involved, run the offense and play defense.