Student Spotlight: Dante Soil

By Brooke Shinberg

Dante Soil is a freshman computer electrical engineer major.

Northern Star: Why is computer electrical engineering your major?

Dante Soil: I always loved computers. Plus, my cousin is a manufacturing engineer, and he is my inspiration.

NS: Are you involved in any campus activities?

DS: I used to be. I plan on getting back into campus activities again.

NS: What are your favorite hobbies?

DS: Playing video games. I used to do chess, which was interesting, but not for me at the time. I also draw.

NS: Can you tell me something very few people know about you?

DS: My shoe size is 12. I’m 6-foot-1.

NS: What is something especially interesting about you?

DS: At some points I’m shy but I can still talk. I talk a lot when given the opportunity.

NS: What is your big five-year plan?

DS: Graduate NIU with at least or higher than a 2.5 GPA. I really want a 3.5 GPA and to keep it there. My short term goal is to go to class and do the homework, just get through it.

NS: What is one thing you want to try before you die?

DS: I want to visit different countries.

NS: If you had to pick one country to visit, which one would it be?

DS: I would have to say Sweden. It seems very interesting.

NS: Do you have any advice for your fellow students?

DS: Go to class and be the best you can. At some points you will find hardships; just press forward.