By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What animal best matches your personality and why?

Charles Dennis 
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Culinary Arts

“Maybe a cat … because it’s a bit shy, but it’s also very fast and knows what it’s doing.”

Jhazzy Recto 
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Psychology

“Turtle, because they’re very calm and it always reminds me of that race of the turtle and the rabbit … The rabbit gets so complacent and he thought he was so fast, so he took advantage of the turtle. Sometimes it’s not about the speed; it’s about the technique you have … It’s all about trying to be smart about a situation. So I’m a turtle!”

Paul Berzinas 
Age: 26
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: Mechanical Engineering

“With very little thought, I’m going to have to go with a labrador. They’re generally overwhelmingly happy and positive, and I’d like to think that I’m also really positive. I tend to enjoy the simple pleasures, and I’d imagine a labrador does [too]. They just seem, like, stoked on everything.”

Elva Bautista 
Age: 36
Hometown: Bloomington, CA
Major: Liberal Arts

“I don’t know, I like all animals. I’m an animal lover, so there’s no one animal in particular. I like them all.”

Nathaniel Terry 
Age: 20
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Accounting

“I am a wolf because I am loyal to those close to me. I like to stay in my group of friends and family.”