Name: Ross Kearney
Where are you from?
- Why did you choose USM?
It was cheap. I only applied to one other school.
- What is the most significant thing you have learned here?
It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you meet the right people and make the right connections, you can accomplish your dreams.
- What do you do when you’re not at USM?
Work. I read a lot. I’m interested in film, so I go see a lot of movies and try to write and produce my own short films.
- What do you do for work?
I work at a video store in Buxton.
- What’s your favorite movie?
“Requiem for a Dream.” It’s really intense. The acting is wonderful. I’m completely fascinated by the cinematography in it. It’s one that I can only watch once in a while because it’s so intense.
- Do you get a lot of trouble for your hair?
Kind of. I get a lot of the same questions: What do you use? How long did it take to grow it?
- It’s not a problem when getting jobs?
No, not yet. No ones ever really treated me differently because of it.
- What do you think about the current political situation in our country?
I try not to get too involved with politics. I will go to a protest once in a while if I believe in it, but it’s too much for me to pay attention to all the time. I’m really against war and violence.
- How does your major and educational direction compare to your childhood aspirations?
When I was a kid, I was raised with no religion. Philosophy helps me define the world around my perceptions and me. It’s helped to give me a religion, I guess.
- Do you wish you’d been raised with a religion?
No. I’m not a religious person at my core. But it’s interesting to deal with the questions and talk to people. It helps me be more open-minded.
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
Ignorance. People don’t learn about other cultures or other people. They are completely self-absorbed and ignorant of how other people feel.