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Seniors of CPS: Abe Q.C.


Abe Q.C., Senior — interview conducted by Angela Wang


Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, 11:50: We're sitting at the bench before the glass screens of the student commons. I click record. "Welcome, Abe." The interview has begun…



Angela:

How are you feeling today?


Abe:

Yeah, I'm feeling okay. A little nervous because I haven't been interviewed too often.


Angela:

I liked your assembly announcement!


Abe:

Thank you!



Angela:

It was pretty entertaining. Okay, so the first question is if you could choose only one song to play every time you walk into a room, what song would it be?


Abe:

I guess I'd go with "X Gon' Give It To Ya" by DMX.


Angela:

Oh! I don't know that song.


Abe:

That's a pretty hype song. Yeah. Actually, I have two songs. So like, that's like when I'm trying to get hyped for a new environment. And if I was in a better mood or trying to just like, you know, be calm and peaceful, I probably go with a song by Ripe. I would probably go with "Little Lighter".


Angela:

Is that all hip-hop?


Abe:

No, "Little Lighter" is, like, kind of funk-pop.


Angela:

Oh, nice!



Angela:

What is something unique about you that your classmates might not know?


Abe:

Well, I'm, I come from a pretty religious family. So my mom is Jewish, and my dad's Hindu. So it's not very common, I guess, to have two religions in the house. So I grew up going to synagogue and to the ashram.



Angela:

Looking back at your experience at CPS, what is something you will never forget to be?


Abe:

I would say definitely say English class. Yeah. Definitely specific English classes like specific discussions come back, but like, it's kind of where I got a love for intellectual pursuits and learning. So I'll never forget, you know, the joy that's around that Harkness table.


Angela:

Oh, sure. Yeah. Does that have something to do with what you want to pursue in college?


Abe:

Yeah. I'm thinking about majoring in English. But yeah, we'll see. And I'd also love to do some type of writing as a career. So, yeah.



Angela:

Well, the next question is, what are you looking forward to in the future? I guess that answers it, right?


Abe:

*laughs* Yeah, just more English discussions. And in college, I think I'm looking forward to the freedom to choose a lot of different courses. And, you know, other things I'm looking forward to, I guess, are just extracurriculars in college. Yeah, getting to live somewhere else too.


Angela:

What was your favorite book to analyze in an English class or in general?


Abe:

Yeah, probably Moby Dick. Great Gatsby is up there too. And other than those two… Yeah, probably those two stand out the most.



Angela:

If you could say "thank you" to one room in CPS, which one would it be?


Abe:

"Thank you"… the gym.


Angela:

*laughs* I thought you were going to say an English classroom!


Abe:

No, the gym. I've definitely spent the most time of any room in the gym. So yeah.



Angela:

The last question is, what do you feel like you have accomplished at CPS or outside?


Abe:

I don't know. That's a hard question… personal-growth wise, I think I've become a lot more interested in a lot of different things, which is really exciting because I think, like with intellectual interest and excitement, the sky's the limit. You can really explore whatever you want. And other than that, my time management has improved. Yeah. I'm proud of my work as a whole at CPS.


Angela:

That's good to hear! Well, that's the end of your interview! Thank you, and nice talking to you, Abe!


Abe:

Thank you!


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