An interview with TWU's kids-in-residence.
What are your middle names?
Sophie: Sophie Rain Werdel.
Penny: Penny Ann Werdel.
How old are you guys?
Penny: I’m four and she’s six.
I wanted to ask you a few questions, but first we’ll pull out the stickers and you guys can color on this paper. What is your favourite colour?
Penny: My favorite colour is Pink.
Sophie: I like whatever.
What’s your daddy’s job?
Penny: Going to work.
Ok, but what does he do for work?
Sophie: He’s a Resident Hall Director
Oh, what does that mean?
Sophie: I don’t know.
What do you like or not like about living here?
Penny: I like playing with toys here.
Sophie: I like going for walks.
Penny: The only thing that I do not like the most is sleeping.
Sophie: And fire alarms!
Penny: She cries [when the alarm goes off ].
Is there anyone else your age who lives here?
Sophie: No! There’s no more kids here! [Other kids who come to campus] they’re always shy!
Who are your two favourite students who come over and visit?
Sophie: Julia and Tim!
Do you know that it’s different that you live here? That most people don’t live in a place like this?
Do you like to play outside here on campus? Where is your favourite place to go?
Penny: To McDonalds!
No, like on campus.
Sophie: Umm, we go to the tree [outside Douglas]. And we ride bikes.
Penny: The Secret Garden [outside the library].
Do you ever go to the cafeteria?
Sophie: We go to the caf by Patti’s office.
What do you like to eat there?
Sophie: I like blueberry bagels.
Penny: I like umm sandwiches. Umm like the ones that have umm bacon on it. I like those ones.
Do you think you would like to go to school here someday?
Sophie: I don’t think so.
Penny: School isn’t very much fun.
If we were going to paint Fraser a different color, what color should we paint it?
Penny: Pink and colorful.
Penny: How about a zebra! Like paint a zebra on the walls!
If you could build a new building on campus, what would it look like?
Penny: All pink. With white inside. And trampolines!
Would it have animals in it?
Penny: No, because they would pee on our floor!
What is your favourite animal?
Penny: My favourite animal is a cheetah.
Sophie: I don’t have a favourite.
I’m supposed to write the feature for this upcoming Mars’ Hill issue. What should I write about?
Penny: Don’t write a scary story. Maybe… about a princess that was locked in a tower.
What’s your favorite princess?
Sophie: Little Mermaid.
If we were going to have a petting zoo here, what kind of animals should we have?
Penny: A flamingo, and a cheetah, and a dog.
What’s your favourite animal?
Sophie: Umwm I really like fish. Like bright coloured fish.
Penny: We can have those too, then.
If you could say something to all the people that live here, and I was going to put it in the newspaper, what would you like to say?
Sophie: I like lollipops.
Penny: Me too!