Lanna Antebi, Freshmen (Bottom) - Interview Conducted by Nora Wagner and Celia Lehmann Duke
Monday, December 14th, 2020: It is 3:45 pm - school has just gotten out! Winter break is fast approaching, but the sun is still shining, and the birds are still chirping (we think- we were actually inside so, upon reflection, we have realized that we can’t really attest to that). The mood is light, and the Human of CPS makes small talk as we anticipate the semester’s very last student interview. I click record. “Welcome, Lanna.” The interview has begun…
Nora: Have there been any shows, or things that you like to watch/do that you’ve discovered during quarantine?
Lanna: Honestly, I’ve just been watching The Office on repeat. It’s really unhealthy, but it’s a really good show, and they’re getting rid of it in 2021. I might as well make the most of it. Besides that, I started watching Avatar in the beginning of quarantine. I love Avatar, it’s so good. The first two episodes are a little boring, but the rest are great.
Celia: When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Has that changed for you over time?
Lanna: Oh, 100 percent! When I was younger, I think I remember wanting to be a marine biologist. From there, I wanted to be a demigod. After that, a lawyer. Now, I am leaning towards doing something related to astronomy.
Nora: Do you have any hobbies, or other interesting things that you like to do in your free time?
Lanna: I mean, in my free time I play a lot of video games. During quarantine I also learned how to skateboard, but I’m pretty terrible at it. I also play bass guitar!
Celia: What are your favorite musical artists and bands right now?
Lanna: I really like Penelope Scott. She’s just a really talented artist. I also love Clairo, she’s great.
Nora: What is your favorite place in the world?
Lanna: I’m sure my sister has told you lots about this, but there’s this camp in Minnesota called Widjiwagan. It’s all about boundary waters, canoeing, and camping. It’s just my happy place!
Celia: How has the transition to College Prep been, especially with it all being online? Is there something you’re most looking forward to with in person school?
Lanna: Yeah, I’m not going to lie, it’s been pretty difficult. I learn a lot better in real life compared to online, because it’s a lot harder to absorb information. But, I’m extremely grateful that I chose CPS. It’s a really great school. Honestly, without James I don’t know where I’d be. There’s a lot of extra help that you can get.
Nora: Do you like being at the same school as your sister? What’s that like?
Lanna: So, we’ve been to the same pre-school, elementary school, middle school, and now high school. High school doesn’t really make a difference to me, at least now right now, because she’s still thirty feet away in her room. I don’t know how it’s going to be in real life. As long as we don’t go to college together!