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Anna Trainum and Garrett Ferguson

Charlotte Cooke

Charlotte Cooke

Anna Trainum and Garrett Ferguson, Sentry Staff Reporters

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While she may be a legacy on The Sentry staff, junior Anna Trainum is making a name for herself with incredible writing skills and a killer sense of style. However, if she could be anyone for a day she would not be herself.

“I would want to be Kim Kardashian for a day. It’s just such a different life. What is that like to have that much money, be that famous, be that hated and also be so loved,” Trainum said.

With her penchant for new and foreign experiences, Trainum hopes to travel and study abroad in Europe. Her dream school is the University of St. Andrews on the coast of Scotland, but she may want to take a gap year. Exploring and learning about the cultures of England and France are high on her bucket list.

Trainum’s dream job also requires her to interact with foreign people, places and cultures. As she is interested in the field of environmental preservation and sustainable development, she hopes to help experts in Asia and the Middle East to save our quickly dwindling natural resources.

“My dream job would be to do something for the environment and sustainable development, specifically in the Middle East or India. I want it to focus less on science and more on prevention and teaching people or something like that. Something that combines traveling and sustainable development. In school I want to focus on sustainable development and international relations,” Trainum said.

While her world-changing goals wait in the future, Trainum is making the most of her years in high school. Her love of romance movies coupled with her newfound adoration for teen heartthrob Noah Centineo culminates in a hit Netflix rom-com Trainum wishes she had auditioned for.

“I would want to be in the movie To All the Boys I Loved Before because [Noah Centineo] is the most beautiful man I have ever seen. The movie was good, too,” Trainum said.

Outside of school, Trainum loves to explore Georgetown, D.C., the current home of two of her greatest loves: &pizza and Wonder Woman. When asked about her favorite thing to order on her pizza, Trainum had everything already planned out.

“I get my crust, my sauce, I usually get vegan mozzarella, and I get chickpeas, arugula, feta, olives and hot honey sauce. And that is the best thing that will ever happen to you,” Trainum said.

As for Wonder Woman, the new film is using Georgetown as one of the settings in the movie, and lead actress Gal Gadot is one of Trainum’s celebrity crushes, the second being singer Harry Styles. This past summer, she got to experience the thrill of being on the set of the movie.

“Oh. My. Gosh. I saw her stuntwoman [in Georgetown]. They were dropping her off of a crane and she was hitting the cement,” Trainum said.

But Trainum doesn’t look to Wonder Woman for her ideal superpowers. Instead, she would prefer invisibility, teleportation, time travel or a combination of the three. However, she then went on to say that flight might be best when asked about the kind of animal she would want to be.

“I would say a dolphin because I’ve always wanted to be a dolphin, but I feel like it would be so dope to be a bald eagle. Everybody would worship you and you could fly. Also you could see more colors because you would have more color cones,” Trainum said.

With two years on staff under her belt, Trainum is sure to be an all star reporter in the years to come. Guaranteed to always keep you smiling and laughing with her quick-witted humor, The Sentry is beyond happy to have such an ambitious personality and friendly face on the roster.

 

 

If you are ever having a bad day or just need a laugh, look for the familiar and friendly face of senior Garrett Ferguson. Ferguson is looking forward to his second and final year on The Sentry. While interviewing him, the controversial debate over preferred lettuce type came up. Ferguson is a proud supporter of iceberg lettuce.

“[My favorite lettuce is] probably iceberg. I know you probably expect me to say kale or something, but kale sucks,” Ferguson said.

In addition to lettuce, Ferguson is also passionate about writing, travelling and scuba diving. When asked about the coolest thing he has ever done, two summers ago came to mind.

“The summer before sophomore year I went to this camp in the Caribbean where you just sail around for like two and a half weeks. I got my scuba diving license, and we went to St. Martin, St. Barts and this tiny little island called Saba. It had the best scuba diving spots in the world,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is incredibly approachable and is sure to become friends with anybody he talks to. He is a proud Gemini and fits his sign perfectly. Like most Geminis, he is sociable, outgoing and ready for fun, but can be serious and thoughtful if necessary. Pretty much, Ferguson is your perfect best friend.

Looking ten years ahead, Ferguson has a slight idea of what he would like to be doing.

“Ten years from now I will probably be out of college. I will be 27, so I hope so. I really want to go to Duke. [By 27] I will probably be in grad school. I want to be an engineer. I want to have a stable job, and if I’m feeling like living somewhere cold, [I’ll] probably [be in] Boston. [If not,] I feel like San Diego and LA (Los Angeles) would be good,” Ferguson said.

Ferguson is sure to make you laugh, and looks at life in a lighthearted and silly way. He lives in the now, and does not worry about the future too much. When asked where he thinks he will be in 50 years, his response encompasses his refreshingly sarcastic personality perfectly.

“In 50 years, [I’ll] probably [be] dead,” Ferguson said.

Like most people, Ferguson has things he would like to add into his already busy daily routine. While he is content with his roll-out-of-bed lifestyle, Ferguson would enjoy a few changes.

“If I had the mental and physical capacity to wake up an hour earlier and go for a run every morning that would be great, but I don’t. I’m fine with waking up at 7:30 in the morning and going to school; I don’t even need breakfast,” Ferguson said.

As a proud Gemini and believer that hot dogs are, in fact, sandwiches, Ferguson is the best friend you never knew you needed. The Sentry will miss his passion for writing, ability to make people laugh and contagious positive attitude next year.

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