top of page

Seniors of CPS: Sheridan A.


Sheridan A., Senior — Interview Conducted by Angela Wang


Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, 11:00 am: We're in the library during the Open Block. It’s crowded, with people swarming in groups, chatting loudly with their friends. I click record. “Welcome Sheridan.” The interview has begun…


Angela:

If you could choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?


Sheridan:

Oh my gosh...honestly, ”Interlude - The Trio” by Lana Del Rey.


Angela:

Oh, Lana del Rey? Nice! Why’d you choose that one?


Sheridan:

It's like, totally different from the rest of her songs, but it's very like—it’s got good horns and stuff. It’s fun entrance music! I don't know… *laughs*



Angela:

*laughs* I like never hear horns in modern music! What is something unique about you that your classmates might not know?


Sheridan:

Umm…


Angela:

Like a secret talent or hobby or something?


Sheridan:

*laughs* Yeah…


Angela:

Ooh! You can tell us the story behind your nose piercing!


Sheridan:

Oh! I really had to convince my mom to let me get one.


Angela:

Yeah?


Sheridan:

Yeah, she was not a fan of it, but then it ended up being a birthday present for me when I was turning 16. It was like during COVID, so I couldn’t have a birthday party. She’s like, no birthday party, just get your nose piercing, I guess. *laughs*


Angela:

*laughs* That’s interesting!


Sheridan

Yeah, it was just me and my mom, and my grandma, which is pretty funny. We all went to Zebra together, which is the best piercing place.


Angela:

Nice. I got mine at Claire's.


Sheridan:

Oh, that's good. I got my first piercings at some—yeah, like Claire's. Yeah. And then the rest of them have been in Zebra.


Angela:

Has your nose piercing ever been infected?


Sheridan:

Hmm, not my nose. But I got my helix pierced. Yeah. Over the summer, that has definitely been a little bit trickier.



Angela:

Okay, looking back at your experience at CPS, what is something you will never forget? It can be an event, a memory, and accomplishment…


Sheridan:

I would say the first, like, dinner and a movie that we had in my freshman year. Yeah, that was really, really fun. We watched “The Dark Knight.”


Angela:

Wait, that's actually a really good movie though!


Sheridan:

Yeah! It's kind of an odd choice, but I had never seen it before. And it was super, super good. And yeah, we just like—they don't do it the same way anymore. But they brought all the couches from the library down to the music lawn. And it was just so much fun.


Angela:

Too bad they don't do that anymore.


Sheridan:

Right? I mean it was still fun in the auditorium this year, but like—I just like showed up and the couches were down on the lawn. *laughs* It was so random.


Angela:

Isn’t that movie R rated?


Sheridan:

*laughs* It might be!



Angela:

Huh, that's interesting! What are you looking forward to in the future in regards to this semester or college or maybe even further past?


Sheridan:

I'm really looking forward to having my own apartment that I can decorate–even having a dorm room that I can decorate. I want to find, like, art and plants and stuff. Because I've decorated my room a little bit, but I think it'd be really fun to be able to, like, shop for furniture and stuff.



Angela:

Oh yeah, for sure! Okay, here's an interesting one: If you could say thank you to one room in CPS, what would it be?


Sheridan:

Hmmm…I think probably the freshman English room upstairs. I loved the freshmen in that class. I had Nancy.


Angela:

Steele, right?


Sheridan:

Yeah. So no one else had her after us…but it was like the best English class ever. And I just really liked that classroom with all the chalkboards and stuff. Yeah, there are no whiteboards at all. It's super cool.



Angela:

That is really nice. Lastly, what do you feel like you have accomplished here at CPS or outside of CPS that matters a lot to you?


Sheridan:

I guess today, I'm proud of finding a really good balance between how much work I'm putting in versus how much time I get to spend on myself. Yeah, because obviously freshman year you're like, crazy frazzled, whatever, trying to figure everything out. But I think by now I've come to find a really good balance of, like, what I need to do and what I don't need to do. That feels nice, because I feel like I can hold on to that.


Angela:

Yeah, that's really impressive. I don't think a lot of people do that!


Sheridan:

Yeah, it was probably after sophomore year, I would say that I figured it out.


Angela:

Yeah that makes sense, since in sophomore and freshman year, we were still trying to balance the workload.


Sheridan:

Yeah! You'd be like, no, I had to do all the things, everything, all the time.


Angela:

Well, that’s the end of the interview. Nice meeting you, Sheridan!

Comments


bottom of page