Wyatt Kufta-Kuntz goes against the grain

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Junior Wyatt Kufta-Kuntz isn’t afraid to step out of the box. Credit: Josh Ren/The Foothill Dragon Press

Ela Yasa

 

Junior Wyatt Kufta-Kuntz isn't afraid to step out of the box. Credit: Josh Ren/The Foothill Dragon Press
Junior Wyatt Kufta-Kuntz isn’t afraid to step out of the box. Credit: Josh Ren/The Foothill Dragon Press

Often found hanging out with the speech team or playing his guitar in a rock band, junior Wyatt Kufta-Kuntz is one of the rare individuals who is not afraid to go a separate direction from the general crowd.

“I go against the grain” Kufta-Kuntz said.

When asked to describe Kufta-Kuntz, his girlfriend, junior Susannah Chilton, said “He’s very interesting, he’s very unique […] but then he is also very intelligent and has a lot of knowledge about everything.”

 Kufta-Kuntz is interested in progressive rock and folk music.

 “I listen to jazz, I like Miles Davis a lot, I like Vince Guaraldi, I like Brian Blade, he’s a really good drummer, but also I am a giant fan of The Who, and Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles,” he said.

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 Kufta-Kuntz metaphorically refers to Foothill as a crude pearl among all of the other less favorable high schools in the world. He said that of his experience at Foothill, his first year-and-a-half was not appealing, until he found people who shared his interests, and quickly became friends with them.

 “We did the chalk festival together and I really enjoyed that[…] it was the first time we actually hung out[…] and we just clicked,” Chilton said.

Kufta-Kuntz says that the hardest, most rewarding, and most interesting class that he has ever taken was Honors English during his freshman year with English teacher Wendy Dowler.

 According to his current English teacher Jennifer Kindred, Kufta-Kuntz is excelling at English.

 “Just today, he got up on a chair and recited a Taylor Mali poem for us,” Kindred said.

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 Kufta-Kuntz expressed that his workload was about the same as his past years at Foothill, but that the workload of a junior can still be stressful.

He said that in order to cope with stress, he listens to Alan Watts’s lectures on YouTube and thinks about the universe, how small Foothill is, and how life goes on without himself.

When asked to sum up Kufta-Kuntz in one word, Chilton said that he was “humorous.”

Kindred, on the other hand, said that she would describe Kufta-Kuntz as “A philosopher at heart.”

As his future, Kufta-Kuntz said that he will “figure out what I desire before I do anything else.”

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