Jack Searer ‘15
Hometown: York, PA
Major/ Minor: Business, Organization, and Society
Ware College House Activities: This will be my first year being an HA and I am very excited to get to know everyone on my hall and helping them make a good transition into college living.
Interests: Ping pong, paintball, billiards, GOLF!, hurdling (track and field), and sleeping(International Women's Outreach Committee.
On-Campus Activities: I'm involved heavily in the music programs at F&M, including Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) and Jazz Band. I am also in the Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club and Volleyball Club. I'm also a member of the Harbaugh Club.
Favorite Ware college house event: Definitely the sunday night dinners
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Forrest Gump
Favorite Books: Heart of Darkness
Favorite Music: Coldplay, Dawes, Mumford and Sons, Florence + the Machine...alternative rock and classic rock, some electronic music depending on the day
Favorite courses taken at F&M:American Government (GOV 100) with Professor Schousen
Fun fact about me: My real name is John, however I've gone by the nickname Jack since I was born
Words of the Wise...: "Learn quickly how to manage your time so you can have time to do your school work, time to relax and socialize, and time to be involved in other activities such as clubs and sports."
Arnela Ombasic ‘14
Hometown: Zenica, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Major/ Minor: Sociology, International Studies Minor
Interests: I love being around people who make me laugh. I love reading, playing volleyball, running, trying new things and new food, and meeting new people.
On campus activities: Gray Scholar's co-chiar, Kappa Delta, Member of IWOC (International Women's Outreach Committee.
Favorite Ware college house event: Ice Cream Socials
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Once Upon A Time, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, NCIS (DC), and Will & Grace. I love all the Harry Potter films, Mary Poppins, and It Takes Two
Favorite Books: Pride And Prejudice, Palace Walk (The Cairo Trilogy), The Sound And The Fury, A Beautiful Mind, Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume, and pretty much anything written by Mary Hahn Downing; The Wind Blows Backwards, As Ever Gordy, Following My Own Footsteps...and more!
Favorite Music: Raised By Swans, Jeff Buckley, A Fine Frenzy, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and of course Michael Jackson
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Intro to Sociology, Culture of Chocolate, Intro to International Studies
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: BPlain bagel with cream cheese.
Fun fact about me: I have a twin sister who also goes to F&M
Abby Komlenic ‘13
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Major/ Minor: Government/Physics minor
Interests: French, good books, hiking, spending time with friends.
On campus activities: Active Minds, F&M Dance Company, Helpdesk Student Worker
Favorite Ware college house event: Thanksgiving Dinner!
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Garden State/Doctor Who
Favorite Book: The Lovely Bones, Equal Rites
Favorite courses taken at F&M: HIS 157: War and Gender in Modern Europe (first year seminar), GOV 474: Democracy, Disagreement, and Divided Natures, PHY 222: Electronics
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Blueberry bagel with maple walnut cream cheese, although I've recently discovered the joys of the everything bagel...
Fun fact about me: I can count to 31 on one hand. Is that cool?
Oyere Etta ‘15
Hall in Ware: 1st Schaeffer
Hometown: Katy, Tx
Major/ Minor: Special Studies/ French
Interests: Love to sing and dance, to write, to read, to take pictures. Love being around people.
On campus activities: The Poor Richards (A Cappella group), F&M tour guide, Desifusion dance group
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel breakfasts !!! So convenient and delicious.
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Favorite movie: Cinderella (the one with Whitney Houston and Brandy); Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development/ How I Met Your Mother/ A Different World"
Favorite Music: Not discriminatory against any genre, really, but India Arie certainly has a special place in my heart.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: "IST 200 - International Studies; ENG 174 - Words, Words, Words (First Year Seminar); PHI 122 - Intro to Moral Philosophy"
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: A plain bagel with orange juice. Simply refreshing.
Lukaz Olenginski ‘15
Hometown: Lewisburg, PA
On Campus Activities: Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, Phi Sigma Pi fraternity.
Favorite Ware College House Event: Color Wars
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
Favorite TV Shows: Workaholics and How I met Your Mother.
Favorite Music Artists: Relient K and Dance Gavin Dance
Favorite Course: Evolution (first year writing seminar).
Favorite food at Bagel Breakfast: Blueberry bagel with cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese.
Evan Cheney ‘13
Hometown: State College, PA
Major: English Literature
Interests: Soccer, Skiing, Reading
Campus activities: Ski and Snowboard Club, Club Soccer Team, 1 in 4
Favorite Ware college house event: Thanksgiving dinner
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: The Godfather
Favorite book: Too many to list
Favorite music artist: Pink Floyd
Favorite courses taken at F&M: History of Modern China, Psych 100, Medieval Lit, Renaissance Lit
Fun fact about me: I like chocolate chip cookies
Words of the wise...: "Go to your professors' office hours and introduce yourself: it's a great way to get to know them better and of course, if you have any questions or difficulty, office hours are a great way to get the help you need."
Gregory Olenginski '15
Hometown: Lewisburg, PA
Interests: Sports, running, music, hanging out, etc...
Ware College House activities: Study in the Den
Campus activities: Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field
Favorite Ware College house event: HA Pie Eating Contest
Favorite TV Show: How I Meet Your Mother
Favorite book: Born to Run
Favorite music artist: Dance Gavin Dance, Relient K, Hoodie Allen, among others...
Favorite courses taken at F&M: PHI 175: The Emergence of Philosophy in Ancient Greece
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Cinnamon raison bagel with cinnamon brown sugar cream cheese.
Words of the wise: "Try to get involved and meet as many people as you can."
Hannah Nicole Rosenberg '15
Hometown: Easton, CT
Major: Special Studies- Classics, Archaeology, and Judaic Studies
Interests: Reading, Skiing, Music, Traveling, Hanging out with friends
Campus activities: Hillel, Kappa Delta Sorority, WFNM (radio)
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel Breakfast!!
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls
Favorite book: Game of Thrones series, any historical fiction
Favorite music artist: John Mayer
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Monstrous Worlds (Foundations), Social Anthropology
Favorite fruit at bagel breakfast: Plain bagel with cinnamon cream cheese!
Fun fact about me: I've been to 17 Caribbean Islands!
Words of the wise...: "Don't be afraid to get involved!!"
Angelo Arce '13
Hometown: Smoketown, PA
Interests: Hanging out
Ware College House activities: Studying in the Ware Den
Campus activities: Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track
Favorite Ware College House event: Orientation
Favorite book: Hunger Games
Favorite music artist: 2 Live Crew
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Biochem
Favorite fruit at bagel breakfast: Bagels
Words of Wisdom: "Hang in there..."
Frank "Jay" Hall ‘14
Hometown: Palmerton, PA
Major: Anthropology, with a minor in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
Interests: Writing, listening to, and playing music, reading, writing, spelunking, sunsets, and long walks on the beach
Ware College House activities: Ware Mentors
Campus activities: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, F&M Players, Chamber Singers, Classical Singers Society, F&M Mock Trial Team, BASIC
Favorite Ware college house event: Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Gladiator, Gone with the Wind, Bones, How I Met Your Mother
Favorite book: Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz or The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Favorite music artist: The Who, Deep Purple, Queen, Matchbox 20, Theory of a Deadman, Billy Currington, Ludwig van Beethoven... yeah, I'm all over the place.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Culture of Chocolate, Between the Rivers
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Bagels. In particular, plain bagels with brown sugar cinnamon cream cheese.
Fun fact about me: I've been struck by lightning... twice
Words of the wise: Don't hesitate. Take advantage of new opportunities, and pursue your passions.
Mohammed Alhammami ‘15
Hometown Gaza, Palestine
Major: Possible joint major of Government and Public Policy
Interests: Soccer, reading, video games, movies, and politics
Campus activities: VP of Muslim Students' Association, Club Soccer
Favorite Ware college house event: Color Wars!
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer' and 'V for Vendetta' are my favorite two movies of all time!
Favorite book: The Alchemist
Favorite music artist: Fav band is Coldplay! And Banksy is my fav graffiti artist!
Favorite courses taken at F&M: FND179 Entertaining Violence
Fun fact about me: I like going to the unknown, and yes, it's lots of fun!
Spencer Moore ‘15
Major: European History
Interests: I listen to music, play music and write music. I live my life listening to music and writing I my free time.
Ware College House activities: Ware Parliament Sophomore Class Representative; Ware Mentors co-Director
Campus activities: Station Manager of WFNM. Ware Parliament. Phi Kappa Psi.
Favorite Ware college house event: Sunday night dinner events
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Favorite Movie: Spirited Away Favorite TV Show: Dragonball
Favorite book: American Psycho
Favorite music artist: explosions in the sky, Moe., Umphrey's McGee
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Modern Europe 1
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: I would have to be able to wake up in time to know...
Fun fact about me: I am the youngest person to ever have Tommy John surgery.
Words of the wise...: "Never hesitate to contact a professor. They will always help you."
Kara Bacile ‘15
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Interests: I love playing basketball and working out. I'm a pretty relaxed person who just likes to spend time with friends and watch sports.
Favorite Ware College House event: Free dinners on Sunday's :)
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: I love watching the Office, Saturday Night Live, American Idol and any sports show or game
Favorite Book: Any book my Nicholas Sparks!
Favorite music artist: I'm a big country music fan so Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw are among my favorites, but I really do love any kind of music. I also listen to a lot of rap and indie music.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: My Gov100 class was really interesting as well as my foundations class, Living Well.
Fun fact about me: I have a twin sister!
Words of the wise: "Learn to manage your time so you won't have to stay up all night on a regular basis!"
Sarah D'Amico '14
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Major: Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind
Interests: I like finding things and I fix things for fun.
Favorite Ware college house events: Ice cream social night is a pretty delicious time...
Favorite courses taken at F&M: FND-Culture of Chocolate with Professor Yetter-Vassot, TDF-Kinesiology for Dance with Pam Vail, and HIS-History of Modern Europe I with Professor Maria Mitchell.
Favorite Book: The Kite Runner
Favorite Music: I like most music, but my favorite artist right now is probably Miranda Lambert
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Sesame seed bagel with lox cream cheese and some pineapple on the side.
Chelsea Bush ’14
Hometown York, PA
Major: Music/premed major with a minor in chemistry
Interests: Sleeping, jaywalking, scheming, plotting, and cracking abrasive jokes
Campus activities: "Kappa Delta sorority, Student health advisory committee, Chorus, Work in the college center "
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel breakfast
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: The X-Files, Seinfeld, Arthur
Favorite book: Gone With the Wind
Favorite music artist: Elton John--I like his style. Feel the love.
Favorite bagel at bagel breakfast: Obviously bagels.
Fun fact about me: I'm an excellent pogo sticker.
Words of the wise...: "Master the art of brown-nosing."
Other info: Can't wait to meet you guys!
Nikolas Economy ‘13
Hometown: Mordor (Madison), NJ
Interests: Hiking, Rafting, Kayaking, Rock Climbing. Anything that involves a frisbee or balls.
Campus activities: I play on the Club Frisbee Team, I am on the exec board of the Philosophy Club, and I try to run Cross Country.
Favorite Ware College House Event: BeWare the Goat
Favorite Book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. A real eye opener to the real world.
Favorite Movie: Brave (haters gonna hate)
Favorite TV Show: Workaholics
Favorite Artists: John Frusciante, RHCP, Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, CCR, The Raconteuers, Flight of the Conchords. Yes, they are all my favorite.
Favorite Course taken at F&M: Inorganic Chemistry, Free Will, Imagining War and Peace
Favorite food at Bagel Breakfast: The smoked salmon spread on such soft bagels during finals is to die for. And the fresh fruit! Mmm! I hope I'll be seeing all the freshmen there so you'd better come... But remember to come early! First come... first served. :
Words of the wise...: "Don't get discouraged. College is a tough transition for both work and lifestyle. But we, the HAs, are here to help. And for the smarties out there, don't underestimate college either. Do your best, man."
Kevin Hines ’13
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Interests: Any sports, poker, embarrassing freshmen
Favorite Ware College House activity: HA Pie eating contest (undefeated 2 years running)
On campus activities: Club Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Biochem Research
Favorite Ware College House event: Ware Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite Book: Curious George
Favorite artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Favorite course taken at F&M: Cell Biology
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: The bagels...
Words of the wise: "Never make eye contact while eating a banana."
Leslie Bacile '15
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Ware College House activities: Operations Committee Chair and Junior Class Representative on Parliament.
Campus activities: Women's Basketball
Favorite Ware college house event:Sunday Night Dinner
Favorite music: I have a pretty broad music taste but I love country the most :)
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Culture of Chocolate, Organization in the 20th Century, Intro to Western Art, Lancaster: The Architecture of Faith.
Fun fact about me: I'm a twin!
Hometown: Guilford, CT
Major/ Minor: Government or Business
Interests: I like to sail, waterski, wakeboard, run, snow ski, play classical guitar.
On campus activities: Assistant Business Manager of THE COLLEGE REPORTER, Officer of the Ski and Snowboard Club, Alumni Chair of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.
Favorite campus food: Jazzmans brownie cookies
Favorite Ware College House event: Bagel Breakfast
Favorite book: Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn
Favorite movie/ TV Show: Burn Notice and Royal Pains
Favorite course taken at F&M: My favorite courses have been American Government, Environmental Issues in Chemistry.
Favorite bagel at bagel breakfast: Poppyseed Bagel
Fun Fact about me: I like to sail. A lot.
Words of the wise...: "Although it's perfectly okay to come into F&M knowing exactly what you want to do and what courses you want to take, I would recommend to try out many different subjects to truly find out what you're interested in. "
Alex Yfraimov ‘13
Hometown: Bellmore, NY
Major: SPM (Scientific & Philosophical Studies of Mind)
Interests: I dabble. A little bit of this, a little bit of that
Ware College House Activities: I'm like Atlas, holding Ware on my shoulders.
Favorite Ware College House Event: Food for Finals is the only thing that gets me through the last week of the semester.
Favorite Book: Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Spirited Away/LOST
Favorite Music Artists: The B man J Biebs AKA Bieby Fresh AKA Notorious B.I.E.B
Favorite Courses taken at F&M: Embodied Cognition, Men in Literature, Japanese
Favorite Fruit at Bagel Breakfast: Watermelon
Fun fact about me: If prison was a Karaoke place I would beg the judge to give me life.
Words of the wise...: "The most self-destructive idea you can have is to think something is beyond you. Don't quit or give up on something just because it's difficult. If you're passionate about something stick with it. "
Other Info: I'm known throughout F&M as "Top Falcon". So if you hear that name going around, you know who their talking about.
Nina Simic ‘15
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Ware College House Activities: Social chair last semester..returning member of Parliament, caucus representative for my class.
Interests: I play for the F&M tennis team..I help run the Social Committee for Ware College House and am a sophomore representative on Parliament..I have my own radio show..I am the musical director for the a cappella group Kite and Keys, and have no free time..jk if i have free time I listen to music, play the piano and ski <3.
On campus activities: Tennis team, Parliament, Social Committee, Caucus representative, radio show, musical director for KIte and Keys.
Favorite Ware college house event: Free ice cream Fridays!!
Favorite Movie/ TV show: "Movie: The Godfather
TV show: skins (british version)"
Favorite Book: I am America and So Can You
Favorite Music: Beirut, Two Door Cinema Club, Neon Indian, Band of Horses, Passion Pit, The xx, M83, George Barnett, Tahiti 80, The Temper Trap, etc...
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Imagining War and Peace
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: um..bagels?
Fun fact about me: I am fluent in English, Spanish, Serbian, Bosnian-Croatian, and am learning German woo.
Words of the wise...: Avoid the freshman 15.