Maggie Houston, junior chemistry-pre-med major, is the co-director of the student activities council. Houston enjoys watching Ohio State Football with her grandfather, but she is not a fan of the NFL. She may watch professional baseball, but only after her phone reminds her of the game. Between SAC, studies and the honor’s program, Houston manages to keep busy. Get to know her here before attending the next SAC event!
Aviso: What brought you to Malone?
Houston: My grandparents, actually. My grandpa would talk about it every time I visited. I came over spring break over high school after visiting Kent State the day before. I walked around and thought, “I’ll go here. This is nice.” I was completely at peace.
Aviso: What do you do as the co-director of SAC?
Houston: Lots of brainstorming and planning events. I’m also just there making sure everything goes well and everybody’s having fun. It’s a great job. The best part is getting to go to everything. Chemistry is a heavy major, but this is scheduled, mandatory fun, and it is my job.
Aviso: If you could change your birthday month, what month would you choose?
Houston: My birthday is in April, and I like April. If I switched it, I would pick October. It’s fall, and it’s pretty outside. The weather is perfect. Plus, it’s football season. April is also nicely spaced out because it’s not near any other holidays. When you run out of Christmas money your birthday is just around the corner!
Aviso: You have lived in WWF for three years now. Why do you stay?
Houston: I love it so much. I love people just popping in to say, “hey!” I love being friends with people. Plus, I love not having to clean the bathroom.
Aviso: What is the strangest thing you have learned in a class at Malone?
Houston: I took forensic chemistry, and we researched an autopsy. We talked about how they dismember people and learned that power tools and kitchen tools can be used instead of surgery tools.
Aviso: If you could be a superhero who would you be?
Houston: It would be fun to be Iron Man. It would be great to sit and play with the technology and getting it to do cool things. I like his humor.
Aviso: What is the most influential book you have read?
Houston: I read a lot of books. One of my favorites is Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman. It talks about moment by moment living in the midst of being busy. It is so challenging. It’s hard to be attentive to what God has for you in a particular moment instead of letting your brain get four steps ahead of you.
Aviso: What is your favorite article of clothing?
Houston: I got an oversized, plaid sweater at Goodwill. I call it my lumberjack sweater. It is so big and warm and fuzzy.
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