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New History

2019 brings some 400 new freshmen to C-PP, as well as new Individuals and Societies teacher Colin White. Here are five things you need to know about him.

Reporting by Liz Hogrefe; interview transcript edited for clarity and brevity.

He turns it up to 11.

“I like a little bit of everything, depending on what kind of mood I’m in. But mostly alternative or heavy metal or some kind of metal. Growing up, my favorite band was Linkin Park, but I also like The Strokes; I've always liked loud music like that. I think it’s kind of funny, because I’m typically quite reserved, but I like it for sports and working out. It gets you going.”

You can find him on the hardwood.

“I’m actually going to coach middle school basketball. I’m more of a college person than NBA. I grew up liking Syracuse, but I went to Xavier [University] so I have to root for them as well. When I was in high school, my dad used to let me get out of school at noon so I could watch the games. I’ve played it my whole life.”

Colin White, a new Individuals and Societies teacher, is on campus part-time, teaching three sections of Global History 10R in the afternoons.

He wants to see Japan (and England).

“I think they have very unique cultures, and they have a lot of cool architecture and different stuff to see. I’d love to see Japan when the cherry blossoms are blooming; that’d be cool. Japan or England are my top two— London, specifically. I’d love to go to London.”

Science fiction is his thing.

“Sci-fi, fantasy, Marvel movies— I’m all about those, too. I’m heavy into sci-fi. Currently I’m watching The Man In The High Castle, which is both history and sci-fi. It’s an alternate history, based on what would happen if the Axis won World War Two, but then it also gets into sci-fi, where they jump between alternate realities and see what it would be like if the US and the Allies won. I think it’s really interesting how they show what the world would be like if the Axis won, where Japan and Germany partition the United States.”

And he describes himself as...

“I’d say quiet, because if you don’t know me, I’m not that outgoing; however, most of my friends would say I’m pretty obnoxious. You could say I’m jovial, I guess; I like to smile. And I’m caring. Why else do you teach, right?”


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