It seems somewhat illogical that I haven’t started a blog already, even though my weekly column has served the same purpose for the last two years.
For those of you who have somehow stumbled on this page, I feel it is necessary to introduce myself. My name is Antonio Segalini and I am from East Rutherford, New Jersey. I am a student at Duke University, studying economics, political science and mathematics. My interests include finance, especially trading, and sports. This blog will probably center around those two topics, as I spend most of my time and form most my opinions around them.
I generated a passion for factually based opinion after becoming a columnist for the Duke Chronicle (see: http://dukechronicle.com/users/antonio-segalini). Since most of my columns for the paper will focus on Duke University and related topics, I will try to avoid regurgitation here.
I will try to update this constantly, but will admit that I won’t post generic garbage in order to fill space. There is enough news in sports and finance for me to provide consistent posting, but holding myself to a certain schedule wouldn’t be fair.
Lastly, I want to state some things I’ve done in order to understand how I will approach different issues. Besides being a columnist, I am a member of a business fraternity at Duke, Alpha Kappa Psi. I also am a community consultant, helping work with Durham Public Schools in order to lower their dropout rates. I am a first-generation student, and provide mentorship to other 1-Gs.
I also am starting my own company focused in the realm of an online education marketplace, and once created a non-profit focused on providing at-cost tutoring to low-income families (i.e. you pay for gas and nothing more).
I try to reason through everything, so please be reasonable with your judgments. I will use facts and information to back up any claims, and also try to talk about my life along the way.