Q&A with Gabrielle Simon

An interactive interview


Graphic by Alyssa Higgins

Story by Molly Kyles and Zane Johnston, feature editor and staff writer

Q: Are you in any extracurriculars?

A: I am in band, and theatre.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: I can play the ukulele, and I sing a little.

Q: What’s your favorite word?

A: Bokken, which means wooden sword in Japanese.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

A: I want to go to Greece because it’s very pretty, and it’s full of rich history because the Greeks and Romans have been around for a while, and I want to see everything they’ve left behind, especially Pompeii.

Q: What’s your favorite place in Texarkana and why?

A: Downtown, because it’s like a new take on history. It feels like you’re stepping back in time every time you go there. Especially because they’ve been renovating everything and putting paintings everywhere.

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Molly Kyles

Q: What’s your dream job and why?

A: Working at NASA and becoming a scientist there studying black holes. I would like to help out people with the fear of space to let them know that not everything up there is as scary as it looks.

Q: What did you want to be when you were a little kid?

A: I wanted to be a singer when I was little, but that definitely changed over time.

Q: What’s your favorite class and why?

A: Chemistry, because my chemistry teacher also teaches about Earth and space and I get to ask him all kinds of questions about space and learn about chemistry that I can use whenever I go to NASA.

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: Yes, I have two dogs. I have a beagle/husky mix, CIpher, and a pit bull, and Sain.

Q: What’s your most used emoji?

A: The laughing emoji, because a lot of funny things happen.

Q: What’s your favorite 90’s show, and why?

A: Probably Hey Arnold!, because the characters have a lot of depth to them, and the show had a lot of good humor in it, too.

Q: What was your favorite early 2000’s show?

A: The Backyardigans, because that was my favorite show when I was younger. I loved it because the names were crazy, especially Uniqua. I also loved the little adventures they would go on.

Q: Describe yourself in three words.

A: Passionate, crazy and a dreamer. Ever since I was little, I always had dreams, and over time my passions have grown, especially for space, writing and just about anything else I can get my hands on.

Q: What’s your favorite animal and why?

A: Kiwis, because they’re little prehistoric birds that have short little legs, and they growl. They’re very interesting to watch.

Q: What is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to and why?

A: I’ve traveled here in the United States, and my favorite place is New Orleans, because it’s very pretty and has a rich history as well. I wanted to go to the French Quarter because that’s where everything is at and Mardi Gras is a very special time, too. Everybody’s happy, and it’s incredible.