Mike Aquino is Simply IRRESISTIBLE!
By Rocio Estrada
El Rodeo Staff Writer
El Rodeo Staff Writer
Decathlete, philosopher and future economist, Mike Aquino is simply irresistible! Aquino is one of the smartest juniors on campus; but besides being a smartie, Aquino has many hidden and interesting quirks.
He likes to read, learn about space, and listen to music, especially Los Angeles Azules, Frank Ocean, and Outkast. What a diverse taste!
As a Decathlon member, Aquino earned 3 medals: bronze in economics and art, and silver in the interview section.
Aquino enjoyed his time in Decathlon. “Decath was something that I signed up for, but didn't believe I would get into,” Aquino said, “I did, and the experiences that I have shared with my coaches and teammates have made me happy to have stepped into Melgar’s room wanting to redo a homework quiz.”
Aquino also enjoys cooking, which has become his favorite quarantine activity. He cooks breakfast and dinner for his family.
He likes to cook breakfast with his dad, and together they make pancakes, crepes, and french toast for breakfast. For dinner, he enjoys cooking with his mom, making meals like ribeye with sauteed mushrooms, lemon baked cod, and Caldo de res. Yum!
Even though there is a quarantine in place, Aquino remains a dedicated student. So far, one of his favorite classes has been in history. However, quarantine has affected deciding his favorite classes. Aquino says, “Since I am not able to converse with my teachers the same way, otherwise, it would be math.”
When questioned as to why he likes those specific classes, Aquino says, “I like to learn about history because it seems interesting for me, as for math, one of my favorite teachers teaches the class and they make it easy to comprehend.”
Although he enjoys his history and math classes, Aquino doesn’t quite enjoy his English class as “the work is a bit tedious and monotonous.” Can we say relatable?!
Aquino has big aspirations for his future. He wants to major in economics at his dream school, University of Chicago. If all goes well, Aquino will trade California’s smoldering sun for Chicago’s more cooling climate.
Quarantine has affected Aquino personally, as well as his studies. Aquino says, “It makes me think about the future of humanity, and how we are all here for mere moments in the timeline of humankind.”
After quarantine, Aquino looks forward to “going out to watch new movies, going to the beach, and seeing my friends and teachers.” If you would like to join Aquino in his after-quarantine plans, have philosophical discussions, beat his Rubik’s cube record, or simply enjoy cinnamon rolls or paella as much as he does, hit him up on Twitter @water_isdry!