Setting the Record Straight:
Nick Lipari Tells His Story

Acknowledging my priorities in college

My story may be common to most college students. I'm a 21-year-old journalism student specializing in magazines who is stumped on the whole "what I'm going to do with my life after college" thing. So why am I not panicking? Well, it's not like I'm going anywhere for a while!

I feel this page is very important because I want to address the rumors going around school about me in a very public fashion. First of all, I have NEVER competed in the Roman Coliseum. Second, although I don't mind going to clubs every once in a while, I did not go clubbing with Gwen Stefani and Liz Phair. And the last thing, and this one is really important: I am not, nor have I ever been, married (no matter what they say).

Now that I have rightfully cleared my name (although I wouldn't mind going clubbing with Gwen and Liz), it's time for me to tell you the facts. Anybody that knows anything about me knows how much I love Aerosmith and professional wrestling. I mean, my brother and I have seen Aerosmith twice already and are scheduled to see them again in April. The last time we went was last semester and they played at West Palm Beach with KISS and Saliva (that's a little ironic, don't you think?) Anyway, we drove back from West Palm Beach to Ocala listening to Aerosmith albums non-stop, never repeating a song. That's how much of their music we have (and it's all legal, nothing burned). And as far as pro wrestling, I fell in love with that back in 1990, and I've been a big fan ever since!

Just give up already! We'll watch what we say next time

I've even met a couple of wrestlers over the years. To the left is me getting ready to finish off classic wrestler Ivan Koloff in a Wal-Mart in Ocala (notice the "Low Prices $6.00 sign" behind me). To the right is me and my brother Tony getting what we deserve when we started talking smack about Tough Enough trainer and current WWE wrestler, Al Snow!

Other than that, I'm a pretty "normal" guy who lives in Gainesville during the week and Ocala on the weekends. I survived the International Baccalaureate program in high school and I went through the Community of Scholars Honors Program at Central Florida Community College. I tranferred up to UF last semester and it's been a lot of work! One of my biggest accomplishments came in December 2003, when I was published for the first time in the Gainesville Sun. I was very proud of the article. You can read it here!

"Keep your nose to the grindstone. It sharpens your boogers."
- Steven Tyler

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