Bolt’s Editor in Chief, Kayle Sieben.
Peter Fourlaris: Tell the readers a bit about yourself, what year and program are you in?
Kayle Sieben : I’m in my 4th year, first year of Education.
PF: You are the Editor In Chief here at “The Bolt;” tell the reader what that responsibility requires you to do.
KS: Its forcing me to become more organized, basically keeping track of all the other writers, keeping track of due dates, trying to find advertisements, and working with the CSA to ensure the best product is released every two weeks, and working with them to promote the Bolt and making it into a focal point of the school.
PF: Being involved with “The Bolt,” and the CSA in general, you must go to many different CSA events throughout the year. Do you have a favourite event, and why is it your favourite?
KS: Honestly I haven’t been to a whole lot of events, but I think starting this year it’s going to
change, I think because my role has changed. If I had to pick a favourite, I’d probably pick the Beer Gardens, just because . . . beer, students, and everyone has a good time, it’s a great time to
get social, and get to know people better.
PF: What is your favourite hobby away from school?
KS: My favourite hobby away from school is honestly just creating. Whether it’s painting, trying to work at music, trying to create and write short films, pretty much anything creative is something I’m interested in. It’s kind of hard to specialize because I have so many interests in so many different areas; it’s hard to have a favourite.
PF: What is your all-time favourite movie?
KS: All-time favourite movie . . . I’d probably have to go with Toy Story, just because it’s a timeless classic, you can watch it whether you’re four years old, or twenty-three years old. I’ve even got Woody in the office here to cheer me on.
PF: How would you rank them, do you have a favourite Toy Story movie?
KS: Ooh, you know, 1 and 2 were the classics, but Toy Story 3, was such an emotional movie, I was almost in tears at the end when they were going into the dump and they thought they were
going to catch on fire. So I would probably have to go with Toy Story 3 just because of all of the range of emotions in that movie.
PF: What is your dream vacation spot?
KS: Anywhere, in the middle of nowhere, with no cellphone reception. Trees, mountains, lakes, and just peace and quiet; I don’t really have a single destination in mind, just some place to relax.
PF: If you could have any Super-Power, what would you choose?
KS: Definitely, I would like to fly. I could get anywhere super-quick, I could chase down bad-guys or something, and I wouldn’t have to pay for parking anywhere!
PF: Do you have any advice for students who are entering into their first year?
KS: I’m going to quote Mayor Don Iveson, and that’s to ‘focus as much on your studies as your extra curricular activities,’ I think that’s very important because you can really drown yourself in
school work, or get caught up in hanging out with your friends every single day. I think it’s important to find a balance between the two, and really excel in both areas, and learn and grow as a person. You can grow academically and you can grow socially, and I think that both are equally as important. I also think one of the best things you can do is to take chances. Concordia has so many clubs and activities going on, it is really easy to get involved and try new activities and really discover more about yourself.
Thanks for the great advice, and for the tremendous interview, Kayle. Keep up the great work you have been doing for the Bolt!
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