Senior Spotlight: Caleb Trosper

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Brandon Frye

Caleb Trosper on the drums.

Brendan Courter

The Senior Spotlight is a series of articles by The Rebellious Times highlighting the unique actions or personality of one senior. Each week, the senior class votes for the senior that they believe best fits the requirements of that week’s Senior Spotlight.

This week, we asked the seniors who they thought deserved the title of “the best artist in the senior class.” They have voted, and we are proud to present the senior class’s most talented musician, Caleb Trosper.

Caleb participates in Southwestern’s pep band and drama club. During his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, acting, and filmmaking. After graduating from high school, Caleb plans to take a gap year to work and save money for college with the hope of being accepted into Oberlin College or Jacobs School of Music. When asked about something that not many people know about him, Caleb claimed that he is biologically related to his sister. When asked whether he prefers Pepsi or Coke, despite efforts to change his mind, Caleb deemed Pepsi as his favorite.

We then asked Caleb a few serious questions to get a better understanding of his relationship with music.

What instruments do you play?

“Any brass instrument, I’d say piano, basically any percussion instrument… I’m fluent in computer?”

What is your favorite genre of music?

“I love almost all genres of music except for mumble rap.”

Is music something you plan to make a career out of?

“Absolutely.”

How has music changed you as a person?

“It has become a second language to me, and I feel as though I’m more fluent in music than English.”

Do you express yourself through your music, or is music just something you make for fun?

“It’s both. Making music is both incredibly demanding and incredibly rewarding.”

What makes you different from other musicians at Southwestern?

“The only thing that I could think makes me different from other musicians at Southwestern is that I have been given more opportunities to perform.”

As one last question, we asked Caleb what the theme of next week’s Senior Spotlight should be, and he suggested that we spotlight the senior who participates in the most extracurricular activities. With that, we left Caleb to his musical devices so that we could hunt down the subject of the next Senior Spotlight: the student who puts the “extra” in extracurriculars.