Aarick Knighton ’16 | @OurSyracuseU

Aarick Knighton ’16 is from Syracuse, NY and is studying Information Management & Technology at the School of Information Studies.

On campus, Aarick is a member of SU’s social media team and is the technology chair for the Student Association. He was previously a columnist technology at The Daily Orange student newspaper.

What is your favorite thing about SU?

My favorite things about SU are the opportunities and resources that are available to students. From internships, academic trips to its strong alumni network, students are exposed to really cool experiences simply from being a part of the orange family.

What is your favorite SU memory?

My favorite SU memory would have to be the first time SU men’s basketball played Duke in the Carrier Dome. Campus was electric the entire week leading up to the game. “Duke Week” included random chants around campus, ‘Beat Duke’ written on all the buses and camping out in Boeheimburg in frigid cold weather. It was amazing to see the school spirit and orange pride – I think it really brought the campus together.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about SU, what it would be?

Force yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. Try as many new things as you can and it will probably lead to opportunities you never thought were possible.