Freshman Spotlight: Caleb Newton

Caleb is a government major from Austin, Texas. He has started competing on the team doing limited prep and public address events. We asked Caleb a few questions so you could get to know him.


What’s your favorite UT course so far? Tell us about it.

American Studies, because it discusses how the concept of home and the American Identity has been influenced by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status. Every time I attend the class I’m taught something new about history and how that impacts us today, which I think is pretty cool.

Rex Tillerson not because I want to be a dinosaur in a suit, but because I love foreign policy and want to become Secretary of State.

You’re trapped on a desert island. What 3 things would you want with you? Why?

Mac & cheese, because it’s all I eat. Coffee, because it’s all I drink. Rachel Evans, because I need someone to figure out how to get off the island while I eat mac & cheese.

What do you want to do when you graduate?

I want to pursue either a law degree or go to graduate school.

What events in college speech are you most excited to do?

I’m most excited for CA, because I think it’s really interesting and entertaining to research and write.

If you were a plant or animal, which would you be? Why?

I’d be that one immortal jellyfish because…well it’s immortal.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Austin?

Every single birthday I go to Zushi Sushi downtown as an excuse to eat my body weight in sushi.
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