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Meet Tristan! Cultures of Dignity Intern

By Cultures Of Dignity | June 10, 2020

Tristan is a sophomore at Fairview High School Boulder, CO, loves pop culture, and will be interning with Cultures of Dignity this summer. 


Meet Cultures of Dignity’s newest intern!

Cultures of Dignity: Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Tristan Tredennick Medd. I go to Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. I am currently fifteen years old and am going into my sophomore year. I love movies and TV shows of all genres, but my favorite (for movies) is horror. I love the genre of horror, because it is so hard to get it right. I like to watch the attempts and see what makes good horror movies score, and what makes bad horror movies fail. For TV, I usually prefer the fantasy genre, and I feel the same about books. My favorite book is either Ready Player One by Ernest Cline or Misery by Stephen King. My favorite music genre is pop-punk/punk rock, my second favorite being alternative rock, but I wouldn’t say no to some metal or nu-metal. My favorite band is Green Day, my second favorite is Weezer, and my third favorite is either the All-American Rejects or the Gorillaz. Runner-ups include My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, New Found Glory, All Time Low, and Sum 41. I have to say that I do enjoy anime, though I don’t talk about it much. In general, I’m very into pop culture. 


Why are you working with Cultures of Dignity this summer?

I am working at Cultures of Dignity this summer, because, basically, I love writing. I wanted an internship position this summer, because I felt it was time to do something while I wasn’t in school instead of just lazing around and doing meaningless camps. One of my biggest hobbies is writing, so I wanted to get an internship that gave me the opportunity to write. When I found Cultures of Dignity, I thought it would be a good experience, because I would have the opportunity to write and the opportunity to help a cause that I found important. It was just icing on the cake when I realized the woman who had started CoD was the woman who had written the book that inspired the movie Mean Girls (a great movie).


If you could have any superpower what would it be?

If I could have any super, I would have the ability to shapeshift. I think it would be awesome to be able to take different forms. You could do variably anything, see life from a hundred different eyes. It would make life easier and more interesting. It’s not the most physically powerful superpower, but it’s powerful in different ways.


What projects will you be working on with CoD?

This summer I will be working on the Secret Lives of Teens Show, and generally any movie and tv show reviews or pop culture related projects.


What is an issue you see in schools you want to fix?

I think the biggest issue that I see in schools is the lack of commitment of some of the pupils. I know some people, who, instead of just dealing with the schoolwork, just ignore it and skip school altogether. This may seem like a good idea to them now, but it will ruin their lives later. This lack of concern for schools will add to the population of jobless people in the future, and that may lead to even darker things like suicide.

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