Get to know your Western: Noah Ripley
Noah Ripley is a 21-year-old senior from Wasilla, Alaska majoring in finance.
Q: Why did you pick Western?
A: I picked Western because I love the Pacific Northwest. I really enjoy the atmosphere and everything that’s going on in this area. I really enjoy the outdoors. I also run cross country and track and field for Western. So that was definitely a driving force in my decision to come here. (Ripley, :30).
Q: What is your favorite thing about Western?
A: Easy access to the outdoors. You can do something different every day of the summer, which is pretty much what I did. (Ripley, 1:01).
Q: What has been your favorite class so far?
A: American political systems is probably my favorite class. Phenomenal teacher and just really in depth. (Ripley, 1:19).
Q: What do you like to do around Bellingham?
A: I’m a runner so I like to run. There’s a lot of different areas to run. You can run on the Chuckanut, you can run over on Galbraith or Whatcom Falls area. So there’s really hundreds of miles of trails that can be run in this area. (Ripley, 1:32).
Q: What is your best piece of advice for students/freshman?
A: Just to do a good job to make friends in their first year. You typically, in your sophomore year, move off campus and I think it’s really solid to have a good group of friends just to fall back on. (Ripley, 1:53).
Q: What are you doing in Red Square today?
A: I’m working with the intramural department. We’re just out here playing some spikeball. So just spreading the word about intramurals, trying to get as many folks as we can out. It’s great for incoming freshman if you want to meet people, if you’re interested in sports. (Ripley, 2:09).
Q: Have you ever played spikeball before?
A: This is my first time playing spikeball. It’s the first time we’ve offered it this quarter. (Ripley, 2:28).
Q: Are there any new sports in the intramural leagues this year?
A: We’re doing spikeball. We’re also doing inner tube water polo. We offer Frisbee, soccer, flag football, and basketball. (Ripley, 2:41).