The new kid on Senate

The “T” is silent

Naomi Prasad

At some point in our lives, whether it was in kindergarten or senior year of high school, we have been called the new kid at school. In college, it is impossible to meet everyone, or even recognize if someone is new. Union’s small student body of 900 makes it easier to recognize if there is a new face on campus, especially if he has one of the popular bushy beards many of Union’s men have been sporting.

Drum roll, please! Introducing to you to the newest member of the beard clan, Dalton Brunot. The “t” in “Brunot” is silent, and pronounced like Bruno Mars.

“I actually don’t feel like a new kid. I had visited Union many times and I had gone to Sunnydale where I made a good amount of friends,” Brunot said regarding his acclamation to his new environment.

Hailing from Oakgrove, Missiouri, 20-year-old Brunot is a pre-nursing major in between his sophomore and junior year. He attended Southern Adventist University in Tennessee before deciding to transfer to a public university.

Upon deciding which public university he wanted to attend, Brunot was in contact with Kyle Smith, who quickly converted him to being a Unionite. “The nursing program here was a better fit for me and I like how friendly students here are,” Brunot affirms. Brunot is climbing the ladder of student involvement on campus and is currently associated with a few clubs, intramurals, and Senate.

“I joined Senate because I had heard about the gym undergoing some renovations that I wanted to be a part of. I like the ability to potentially change things.”

It’s only a matter of time until spring comes  and the beard clan will decay. As for now, the only way Brunot is shaving his beard is if a girl, that he is interested in, convinces him to shave it off. That lucky young lady just might be here on campus.

Naomi is a sophomore studying chemistry and pre-med.