Five Minutes with Annabelle Critz
KN: Hey, Annabelle!
Annabelle Critz: Hi, Alexis!
KN: How’s it goin’?
AC: Good! How are you?
KN: I’m great. How has sophomore year been?
AC: Mr. Hornor is slowly ruining my life. Other than that, I’m doing fine.
KN: Who’s your favorite Pace teacher?
AC: Ms. Stevens.
AC: She is a fantastic person inside and out.
KN: I hear you are on Student Council.
AC: I am.
KN: How long have you been on it, and what made you interested?
AC: I did it last year and this year. I was interested in it because I wanted to represent my friend group who didn’t get a lot of say the last couple of years, and I thought I would do a good job orchestrating Spirit Week.
KN: So, what do you think about the presidential election?
AC: I am disappointed. I do not support Trump. I don’t like Hillary for a multitude of reasons, but I still respect the fact that she’s a seasoned politician. I don’t like that Donald Trump has no experience, and that he’s not going to represent our country well. I just think the riots at this point are ridiculous. We need to be adults about this.
KN: What are you passionate about?
KN: Were you in the musicals or plays?
AC: I work backstage for the musicals. In the plays last year, I wrote something and acted in something for the Winter Showcase.
KN: Oh right, that was really good.
AC: Thank you. I was the Duchess in “You Can’t Take It With You,” and we haven’t done anything else. I haven’t been in the one acts yet.
KN: What are three adjectives your friends would use to describe you?
AC: Uh, loud. Um… Fire, bossy in a good way, and straight forward. Or “topdog.”
KN: How do you try to highlight your personality through fashion?
AC: This is my lazy outfit. I woke up very cold. I guess it just depends on what bases I’m wearing and then how I can extenuate those bases.
KN: How much time do you spend designing your nails?
AC: [Laughs] Sometimes I Instagram what I’m going to do, and then I’ll figure it out from there. It only takes about 15 minutes of actual work time.
KN: How often to you change them?
AC: I do them once a week.
KN: What are some of your favorite creations?
AC: I had purple ones last week, and they went up in a triangle with a light purple and then there was a star. I like those, mostly because they stayed on the entire week without popping off.
KN: So do you do art outside of just your nails?
AC: I used to. I just don’t have time anymore.
KN: If you could build your own country, making all of the laws and morals for your citizens, what would it be like?
AC: I think [America] has a lot of the same morals that I believe in. It’s just that people don’t follow them. I would make it a law for equal pay, because that’s something that I’m still constantly pissed off about. There’s just so many things that I would want, but you can’t control them. That’s what’s frustrating. You can’t control people’s inner prejudice and inner hate, and that’s all that I would want to change. America, although we’re s***y as a population, our laws are really great.. Take away the fact that we’re fighting it out for gay marriage and abortions.
AC: It’s like we all came to the government like “Women have rights!” and they’re like, “Hmm, we’ll think about it.”
KN: Is there anything else you want people to know about yourself?
KN: Thanks Annabelle!