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Seniors of CPS: Evan C.

Interview conducted by William Chui

I serendipitously see Evan walking across the music lawn while I’m playing ping pong. We’d scheduled a lunch interview, but he’s happy to talk now. 

William: Hi Evan, so what’s something you’re passionate about?

Evan: Passionate about…there’s a lot of things. I like playing music, listening to music. 

William: Classical music in particular?

Evan: I mean, I like a lot of stuff. Classical music is definitely one of them. It’s what I was always, like just trained on. So it holds a special place in my heart, but I like to think I’m pretty open minded with music in general. Yeah. 

William: What’s your Spotify like? What’s the first song that pops up?

Evan: Oh, I actually know exactly which song it is because I’ve been listening to it nonstop. It just came out. It’s a Japanese song called “Identify.” But yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ve listened to it maybe 50 times in the last couple of days. So yeah, that’s what it is right now. 

William: All right, then going onto question 1,  what's one of your favorite songs?

Evan: Well, um, so many, god, this is a hard question. One that I’ve always liked is “Fly Me to the Moon,” maybe a generic answer, but I think it’s a really cool song. 

William: Cool! And what’s one item on your bucket list?

Evan: (thinks) You can cut the waiting time out. Let’s see, something I’d like to do sometime, essentially, I want to skydive. Generic answer, but yeah. 

William: Is there anywhere you’d like to skydive over?

Evan: No, I don’t think so. I think skydiving inherently brings out like the natural beauty of the landscape. Yeah. So I don’t think there’s a specific spot I would be inclined towards any. I think would be very excited to do it anywhere. 

William: Now we get onto the deeper questions. How have you changed during your time at College Prep? 

Evan: (Laughs). Oh God, um. I think that in many ways, I am still the same person I was at of this, it’s kind of just like passing through a phase in my life. It’s not really a drastic shift of who I am as a person. Like maybe small habits will change here and there, and then like my sleep schedule deteriorated, obviously, it’s probably what a lot of people said already. And maybe like, I’ve gotten to know more people and everything but I like to think that I’m still the same person I was when I applied. 

William: That’s still a great deal of maturity to understand that you haven’t really changed from a freshman. 

Evan: I don’t think so. I don’t know. You could also argue that I’m immature for thinking like I’m not an expert. I’m still 17. Like, I don’t know all the answers. 

William: I see.  And what’s  your favorite memory at CPS? 

Evan: (thinks) I would say the first time I did guys dance. I performed music but the way those audiences, I guess the expectation for those audiences is to remain very calm. But there’s that moment,when the curtains opened and then the crowd just erupted. And the adrenaline just kicks in at that moment. That’s one of my fondest memories. 

William: Yeah, totally! Guys Dance was so fun, especially with you holding down the performance. 

Evan: (laughs) I don’t know if I was the one holding it down. But thank you.

William: Thank you so much for your time! 


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