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Every semester, a new band of Noteworthy Guys don the golden vest and tie.  This semester, we have the following fantastic people.  Click to jump to the member of your choice:

David Qiu
Minkyu Sohn
Michael Noor
Joshua Deng
Hemal Madaan
Jerry Yin
McCoy Cantwell
Michael Lu
Jackson Starkey
Josh Jacobs
Luke Mott


David “Nutan” Qiu (Business Manager)

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Voice Part: Bass
Semester in Noteworthy: 7th
Semester in Berkeley: 7th
Major: Computer Science
Interests: Anime (One Piece, Overlord, and shonen trash), Pokemon Go, Tater Tots, Boba, Napping, Javanese Gamelan

Bio:
What’s up Youtube it’s ya boy Nutan here with another Top 20 Anime Betrayals video. So I’ve gotten a lot of requests about which anime betrayals to talk about in the comments of my last video, Top 10 Tsundere Waifus. If I miss one of your favorites anime betrayals in this video, PLEASE let me know so I can be sure to include it in a future episode! And without further ado, here is number 20:

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is David and I’m a fourth year
I’m really really psyched that graduation is near
I might take some time to maybe travel to Paris
But first I’ll hear a speech that’s not by Senator Kamala Harris

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Minkyu Sohn (Music Manager)

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Voice Part: Tenor 1
Semester in Noteworthy: 6th
Semester in Berkeley: 7th
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology – Genetics, Genomics, & Development
Interests: Being the Official Dad™ of the California Golden Overtones; Kiwi the Corgi and other canines; Walgreens’ “Lactose Fast Acting Relief” cuz Lactaid tastes gross; C. elegans; incredible mahjong starting hands; museums; comedy and high-quality “haha funny’s”; competitive OW, PKMN, and S4; investing; teas; semicolons as a means of grammatically putting together lists of longer objects, especially when commas are involved so as to provide greater clarity; Adobe CC; d r i n k i n g w a t e r

Bio:
I’m an old fart by the a cappeller standards, so here are some fun facts:
– Before GBO, incoming students had CalSO(Student Orientation) where you stayed in the dorms overnight and signed up for your classes and kinda explored campus. All the food at the dining commons was especially good and not-at-all what they normally served to trick you.
– Before CalCentral, there was a system called TeleBears Cal students had to use to sign up for their classes. It was actually so difficult to use and jank that I was warned at my CalSO about the fact that TeleBears had a big ol’ “”Withdraw”” button on the right hand side of the home page that misled many a student into thinking that’s how you withdrew from a class. The button withdrew you from your enrollment at Cal. Again, this big, obvious button was on the home page. But, you couldn’t search for your classes without either the Schedule Builder shopping cart import or using the CCN iirc.
– AirBears2 was brand new when I came to Cal. MLK was still being renovated as well.
– This is (probably)the last year that Noteworthy will be younger than all of its members. (Noteworthy was founded in October of 2000.)
– There are 6 4th-year students in a cappella(not counting cultural or genre-specific groups) that have been in a cappella since their first semester. Only 4 of those have been in the same group all 7 of their semesters at Berkeley(of which I am not one).
– Chris Brown, (an)actual singer, was in Noteworthy and graduated in 2016 as a CS major. Though he was not a model student, he now works at Google, lives happily with friends and his dog, and is a good friend.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Minkyu and I’m back on my antifa shit
Left-wing anarchist, tryna fix this bullshit government
Anti-establishment, just like a classic rocker, and I’m
Smashing your girl, call her the Amazon Locker

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Michael Noor

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Voice Part: Baritone
Semester in Noteworthy: 5th
Semester in Berkeley: 5th
Major: EECS
Interests: Singing, coding, writing, video games

Bio:
Let me sing y’all a little song I wrote, called “My Cosntant Internal Monologue.” *plays c major chord* “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah”

Editor’s Note: He probably meant “Constant”.

Gangsta Rap:
Can we talk about the fact that women’s clothes don’t have pockets?
Like what the fuck? Y’all have more to lug than lipstick and lockets.
I’ll be carrying your stuff around like some kind of caddie,
But I don’t mind. Once we’re home you’ll still be calling me daddy.

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Joshua Deng

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Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 3rd
Semester in Berkeley: N/A
Degree: Bioengineering, B.S.
Interests: Coding with monkeys, seeing the future, looking at my enormous penis and having everything go my way, building boats, dancing alone, rapping, KPOP BOY BAND POSE, driving a shitty car, being abandoned, missing my ochem final, being Wicked™, baby I will let you down, being just a friend, sleeping with fishes, grimly grinning, getting high

Bio:
On the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.

As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d’If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city.

The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot.

The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside the Pharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin.

When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship’s bulwarks.

He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven’s wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Jess and I study biochem
I love to learn about distributions by Boltzmann
Boy, you got good genes and I like our chemistry
Let’s do it on the table… periodically

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Hemal Madaan

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Voice Part: Tenor 1
Semester in Noteworthy: 3rd
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: Cognitive Science/Economics
Interests: Singing (surprise), hiking, dogs (especially mine), TV comedies, reading, hanging out with friends, scrolling on Twitter, Rap music/Hip-hop, R&B, collecting cool/unique socks, and spending time at the beach.

Bio:
Hi yall! I’m Hemal, and I am currently trying to finish a homework assignment. This bio is going to be really descriptive I promise. I am a TenOr in noteworthy and i like to sing them songs. If you really wanna know me in depth, message me on Facebook and I can send you some writing samples from high school English. Fridays and Saturdays are my favorite days of the week, but not this semester because homeworks are due on Friday nights and that’s really not fun.

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Hemal and I’m now a second year
Not really wiser tho, school always gives me fear
I do know how to have fun though, that part is great
But sadly that means my only skill is to procrastinate

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Jerry Yin

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Voice Part: Bass
Semester in Noteworthy: 3rd
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: MCB and Happiness
Interests: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Pitch Perfect 3, Boba, Making friends, Making friends with boba, Making boba with friends, Basketball, Dodgeball, Pre-Med Honor Society, Teaching Bio 1AL, Being President of UCCE :)

Bio:
I really like Pitch Perfect. A lot. To me, it really embodies the essence of university life. Ever since Chloe approached Beca in the all-inclusive dormitory restroom with Titanium, it has been my dream to harmonize in the shower with another man. As the youngsters brimming with energy now say, you know you have “”made it”” and “”attained maximum vertical distance”” once you entice a fellow acquaintance into joining a public wash closet with you. Ultimately, Pitch Perfect is not just a movie — it’s a lifestyle.

Jokes aside, I really enjoy meeting new people! The a cappella community at Berkeley is unrivaled — it’s a super positive place, and some of my closest friends are the amazing, talented members of other groups. If you’re considering auditioning: DO IT! I had no singing experience prior to college (besides in the shower or in the car), and here I am having the time of my life with people I love. College would definitely not have been the same if I hadn’t auditioned. As a pre-med, the grind is arduous and burdensome, but singing with my brothers is a stress-relieving and fun activity I look forward to throughout the week. The biggest worry I hear holding people back is time commitment, but most of us are officers of other clubs, captains of intramural sports teams, and teachers of various undergraduate courses. If you’re reading this, please consider auditioning, I want to be your friend! And even if you are not planning on trying out, talk to me anyway, I still want to be your friend. :) Go Bears!

Gangsta Rap:
Hey my name is Jerry, and I’m not a noob
I’m about to kill this rap tho, prepare the lube
So as long as you’re 18, I don’t give a damn
‘Cause you know I only love them if they’re fresh… man.

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McCoy Cantwell

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Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 2nd
Semester in Berkeley: 2nd
Major: Political Economy
Interests: Planet Earth, Planet Earth II, tap water, felony loitering

Bio:
Archduke McCoy Cantwell, Archduke of Austria-Este (McCoy Adams Cantwell; 18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914) was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary’s allies and Serbia’s declaring war on each other, starting World War I.

On Sunday, 28 June 1914, at about 10:45 am, McCoy Cantwell and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The perpetrator was 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip, a member of Young Bosnia and one of a group of assassins organized and armed by the Black Hand.

Earlier in the day, the couple had been attacked by Nedeljko Čabrinović, who had thrown a grenade at their car. However, the bomb detonated behind them, injuring the occupants in the following car. On arriving at the Governor’s residence, Cantwell angrily shouted, “”So this is how you welcome your guests – with bombs!””

After a short rest at the Governor’s residence, the royal couple insisted on seeing all those who had been injured by the bomb at the local hospital. However, no one told the drivers that the itinerary had been changed. When the error was discovered, the drivers had to turn around. As the cars backed down the street and onto a side street, the line of cars stalled. At this same time, Princip was sitting at a cafe across the street. He instantly seized his opportunity and walked across the street and shot the royal couple. He first shot Sophie in the abdomen and then shot McCoy Cantwell in the neck. Cantwell leaned over his crying wife. He was still alive when witnesses arrived to render aid. His dying words to Sophie were, “”Don’t die darling, live for our children.”” Princip’s weapon was the pocket-sized FN Model 1910 pistol chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge provided him by Serbian Army Colonel and Black Hand member Dragutin Dimitrijević. The archduke’s aides attempted to undo his coat but realized they needed scissors to cut it open: the outer lapel had been sewn to the inner front of the jacket for a smoother fit to improve the Archduke’s appearance to the public. Whether or not as a result of this obstacle, the Archduke’s wound could not be attended to in time to save him, and he died within minutes. Sophie also died en route to the hospital.

Gangsta Rap:

My name is MC Coy, I like going to museums
Lichtenstein, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, yeah I’ve seen ‘em
Can’t paint for shit, no flair for the symbolic
But with your body as a canvas I’ll make a Jackson Pollack

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Michael Lu

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Voice Part: Baritone
Semester in Noteworthy: 2nd
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: EECS
Interests: Singing, sleeping, a cappella

Bio:
Hi my name is Michael and I’m the 3rd EECS Michael in the group. I came into college having played many, many, many years of violin, and never once thought I would ever sing anywhere outside of my shower (which I haven’t used for five years and counting, now). However, on a total whim I decided I wanted to try out of acapella, and here I am now! I had the bestest time my first semester and learned a lot about singing and met a lot of awesome people, so here’s to another great semester!!

Gangsta Rap:
Yo my name is Michael and I’m a real-life code monkey
Eat sleep code repeat, the EECS life is my creed
But me being clean is a sight rarely seen
‘Cuz the last time I showered was twenty-thirteen

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Jackson Starkey

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Voice Part: Tenor 2
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 1st
Major: Mathematics
Interests: Math, surreal memes, the person reading this, 13th century siege engines, acting, watching Marvel movies without ever reading the comics, eating ass, okay so basically, im monky

Bio:
hi every1 im new!!!!!!! *holds up spork* my name is jackson but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol…as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me ^_^… im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol…neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!!
DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

love and waffles,
t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m

Gangsta Rap:
My name is Jackson Starkey and as you will see,
My flow is straight gas, but I don’t fuck with BP.
Nah, I keep it on the DL, I’ll never spill,
And you can call me Sarah Palin when I drill, baby, drill!

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Josh Jacobs

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Voice Part: Bass
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 3rd
Major: EECS
Interests: Playing Smash Bros or Pokemon, dancing, watching anime, playing with my cats, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping

Bio:
Josh Jacobs quik fax:

I have two cats
I have a killer Arnold Schwarzenegger impression
I have fallen asleep standing up
I have visited over 20 different countries
I am currently the tallest member of Noteworthy
I hate horror/zombie movies
I once read the entire Harry Potter series in 4 days
I can recite pi to 100 digits
I can name all of the original 151 Pokemon from memory
I’m running out of things to say
I like to party

Gangsta Rap:
Hey, my name is Josh, but you can just call me Father
People say I’m a priest but I swear, I won’t be a bother
Even if you’re not religious, you better be prepared
Because if I get you kneeling, the whole town’ll hear your prayers

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Luke Mott

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Voice Part: Baritone
Semester in Noteworthy: 1st
Semester in Berkeley: 1st
Major: Pre-Haasssssss
Interests: Music (Duh), Movies, FOOD, cuddles, Debate, Politics

Bio:
Luke first knew he wanted to be a part of Noteworthy when he saw their performance in the welcome back concert back in August…. Wait, we’ll have to go back a little further than that

Luke arrived on campus August 14th, doe-eyed and ready to see what college was all about. His first day on campus, he was overrun with adoring fans clamoring around him attempting to get his autograph… Wait, we’ll have to go back even further.

In the year 2000 Luke was hatched from an egg in the forests of Santa Rosa California. During this time he listening to the warbling of mountain birds, and this is where he learned how to sing.

Gangsta Rap:
Hey my name is Luke, newest member of Noteworthy
I be eating lemons and limes, don’t get no scurvy
When I’m sipping OJ that’s my vitamin C
But when I get your girl in the sheets, I give her vitamin D

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