Becca Milligan comes to Hawai‘i from Illinois Central College and has certainly taken advantage of her time here on the island. She explores hiking trails and beaches and thoroughly enjoys her Hawaiian Medicine class. She documents her adventures with her camera and has made wonderful memories with her new friends. Some students really click with this place!
Where in the world would you like to get lost?
Hawai‘i or maybe Ireland.
What are your personal superstitions?
I “knock on wood” so not to tempt fate.
What superpower do you wish you had?
Reading people’s minds. But I’d want to be able to turn that off, too.
What did you enjoy doing at age 10?
Beating up my brother. (Editor’s note: Becca’s brother is two years older than she.)
If you could have an unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?
If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to have with you?
- My iPod
- My dog, Oliver
- Tennis shoes
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?
Taking showers. I’d rather use that time doing something else.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
It depends on the day. I love to sleep and could sleep all day, but I can get up and get going when I need to.
Do you want to live to 100?
Only if I’m just as alive as I am now.
If you could have lunch with any three people (real or fictitious/from any time period/dead or alive), which three people would you choose and why?
1. JK Rolling. I love the Harry Potter books!
2. Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink 182, my favorite band. I just saw them perform, which was something on my bucket list.
3. My Mom. She’s my best friend, but we don’t get to see each other too often.
With what technology would you write a love letter?
Pen and paper.
Share one truth and one lie about your personality and let others guess which is what.
I am a very quiet person.
I’m a very picky eater.
(Ed. note: Here’s a hint Becca gave us. She used to be a cheerleader.)
What is that one thing that makes you different?
I have no idea! (After a moment) I like getting tattooed. I got my first one when I was 17 and now have 4. This semester I’m going to get a small plumeria flower on the inside of my finger. Looking at it will bring back memories from my time here in Hawai‘i.
What are you doing when you feel most alive?
Being with my friends, out in nature, doing something active or at a concert.
Tell us something you hate doing.
I hate waiting on my friends. I’m a fast moving person, but sometimes they mosey along while getting ready to go somewhere.
Tell us something you love doing.
I love being with my friends even if they’re moving slow. I’ve made some great friendships here!
What’s special about the University of Hawaiʻi?
All the open, outdoor spaces. There are big windows in the classrooms to see the beautiful outdoors. Also, the courses are special here. Lots of different things you don’t find elsewhere.
What Advice would you give to a new ASH student?
Get out and explore. Make lifelong memories with people who want to do the same.