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Iowa volleyball’s Sydney Dennis talks social media, hobbies, life mottos

Sports Reporter Chris Meglio talked with the libero following the Hawkeye Invitational on Sept. 10.
Theodore Retsinas
Libero Sydney Dennis seen receiving a serve during a volleyball match between Iowa and Grand Canyon University at Xtream Arena in Coralville on September 10, 2023. The Antleopes defeated the Hawkeyes 3-0.

The Daily Iowan: What do you like to do for fun?

Sydney Dennis: I like to go shopping. Or paint— I like painting and drawing. Painting is nice.

DI: If you can eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Dennis: Yogurt parfait. I have them every day. It’s the same thing every day: oats, yogurt, granola, powdered peanut butter and strawberries. It’s so good.

DI: Do you prefer books or movies?

Dennis: Movies.

DI: What’s your favorite movie?

Dennis: Whiplash. It’s so good. It’s about this drummer. He’s crazy into it and his professor’s kind of abusive but he gets back at him in the end.

DI: What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Dennis: My phone.

DI: What’s your favorite sport to watch?

Dennis: Probably basketball. I used to play point guard.

DI: Do you prefer the beach or mountains?

Dennis: Beach. I don’t like the mountains, nor have I ever been.

DI: What’s your favorite song at the moment?

Dennis: Anything by Taylor Swift.

DI: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Dennis: If I’m trying to look good, about 45 minutes. But if I’m not then about 10 minutes.

DI: What’s your favorite beverage?

Dennis: Pink Drink from Starbucks.

DI: Do you usually dress to impress or dress for comfort?

Dennis: Comfort. I never dress up.

DI: What would be the first thing you did if you won the lottery?

Dennis: Buy a car.

DI: How do you enjoy spending alone time?

Dennis: Sleeping.

DI: Do you have a piece of advice or motto that you live by?

Dennis: Just never give up on anything. You never know what’s going to happen unless you try it out.

DI: What is your favorite social media app if active and why?

Dennis: TikTok. I don’t have a lot of followers or anything or post a lot, but if I’m bored there’s always something on TikTok for me to watch or do or try.

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About the Contributors
Chris Meglio
Chris Meglio, Sports Reporter
Chris Meglio is a first year student at the University of Iowa studying a double major in sport studies and journalism. He will be working as a sports journalist for The Daily Iowan covering women's volleyball for the fall sports season.
Theodore Retsinas
Theodore Retsinas, Photojournalist
Theodore Retsinas is a freshman at the University of Iowa studying Neuroscience.