It seemed crazy that a freshman beat out the Chimes’ president for his first solo. Matt Diferdinando sang “Take It Easy” by The Eagles, a song that is a Chimes’ favorite and one that we continue to bring back each semester. In the hub, he is known most for teaching the hard rhythms, his ability to stay on pitch, witty remarks, and his hairy hobbit-like feet. He is an arrangement machine and rocks each and every song whether his hair is long and curly or his head is shaved nearly bald. We all wish him well in his semester abroad in El Salvador and cannot wait for his return for his senior year.