Easygoing freshman takes cavalier approach to life
To Christi Tronetti, life is something that needs to be lived to the fullest. Every moment should be seized and spent making others happy, with of course a little extra time reserved for indulging herself.
Over Spring Break, Tronetti, a freshman communications and rhetorical studies major, plans on going to Florida and lying by the pool naked with a rum and Coke in one hand and a huge smile on her face.
‘And there will hopefully be hot guy friends there, so we’ll hope that works out,’ she said.
This devil-may-care attitude on life stems from an unfortunate experience during Tronetti’s senior year of high school – the death of her best friend, Cherie. As saddening as it was, Tronetti still likes to think Cherie watches over her, and because Cherie had a star tattoo, Tronetti plans on getting one in her memory.
‘I’ve never met anyone quite like her. She’s amazing,’ Tronetti said.
After Cherie’s unfortunate departure, Tronetti decided to take a more cavalier approach to things.
‘After she died, and now more so, why care? You can live your life caring, and then end up dying,’ Tronetti said.
Because of Cherie’s passing, Tronetti has pushed herself even further in almost every aspect of life. She wants to transfer into the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has gone skydiving, hopes to walk on to the Syracuse University softball team next year and was a successful beauty pageant participant during high school.
‘I know it’s pretty crazy, half the stuff I do … but I don’t really give a shit what people think of me,’ Tronetti said. ‘The reason I even did the beauty pageants was because some kid said I couldn’t. And then I won and ended up in the top 10 in states!’
To add to her ever-growing list of eclectic activities, Tronetti plans to pledge the Pi Beta Phi sorority. However, in true Tronetti style, these commitments would not get in the way of being there for her friends.
‘She’s really spontaneous, fun and easy going,’ said Charlie Koopelson, an undecided freshman.
Bringing joy to people’s lives is something Tronetti could see herself doing for a living, though she would like to do it on an even wider scale for maximum happiness distribution.
‘I genuinely enjoy making other people laugh; my dream job would to act in a sitcom,’ Tronetti said. ‘Making people laugh and getting paid for it? I can’t think of a better job.’
Tronetti’s off-beat personality and devotion to making people happy have not gone unnoticed to those who know her. A constant source of companionship and advice, Tronetti’s commitment to others has paid off.
‘Christi is probably the most fun and energetic person I’ve ever met,’ said Katie Walsh, a freshman public relations and political science major. ‘(She’s) the life of the party, and also a caring and understanding friend.’
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