Out of the comfort zone, into a new world

By: KIERRA FELDER
Apr 02, 2018

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Angel Hague

Angel Hague was born and raised on the Southside in Lansing, Michigan.

She has one older brother Patrick Hauge Jr., a nephew Kaiden Hauge, and her parents, Patrick Sr. and Beverly Hauge.

Angel is a sophomore at Claflin University majoring in political science and considering minoring in Spanish. She is a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College.

She gets up around 8 a.m. with cleaning her shower first, following a 20-minute shower. If it’s a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, she dresses in business attire for a speech or assembly.

On Tuesday she is more causal, wearing her queen Nefertiti necklace given to her by her grandmother. It’s a piece of home for her that is important.

She chose Claflin because it is a small and family-oriented university. She also wanted to attend an HBCU to gain a cultural experience, venture off and step out of her comfort zone. She received a scholarship from the honors college.

“My freshman year I felt lonely and homesick. I would call home every day three times out of the day. To be honest, I still call home like that all the time. But then I suddenly realized what I was at Claflin for. That was to get where I want to be in life. Without college, becoming a judge wasn’t possible. That encouraged me to stay here,” Hauge said.

She is involved with organizations like Panther Dolls, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity international, NAACP, Friends of the Earth, Claflin University Tobacco Free Alliance, The National Society of Leadership and Success and hall council.

“My transitioning from Michigan to South Carolina was influential. People in the South are friendlier. Since Orangeburg is such a small town, the people here have our best interest, so it makes it easier to network. They genuinely care about your future.”

Angel’s father is a state administrative manager with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Her mother is an executive secretary for the State of Michigan.

“Growing up, college wasn’t forced upon me,” she said. But Hauge is motivated about higher education as she wants to become a Supreme Court justice. 

“After I receive my degree in political science, I am going to attend law school at the University of Chicago because it is closer to home. I’m not sure of where I want to live because of parking. It’s horrible, Hauge said.

My motto in life is to “Live as if you do not have any fears,” she said.

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