The motto of Senior President and Vice President candidates and juniors Andrew Kim and Vivian Luu is “Fall to Spring!,” which they explained meant allowing fall to pass quickly and efficiently for seniors as they enter their spring term.
Kim, the current Junior Vice President, and Luu received 126 votes in the Senior Caucus primaries, placing second out of the three tickets, and qualifying them for the June 6 general elections.
Kim and Luu plan to create a Clean Sweep Committee that would give Student Union (SU) members a chance to clean up any litter or garbage around the school. They hope that Clean Sweep could help in negotiating with the administration to unlock the bathrooms and open more floors on which students can hangout.
“We will also add new events like ‘You Think You Got It,’ which is my favorite,” said Luu. “This would basically be a jazzed up Open Mic where the stage is set on the Asian patio in Battery Park.” Luu said such an event could “bring greater unity to our school.”
Kim described another one of their ideas: “30 Seconds to Fame.” “It’s like the Grammies with a creative twist. For example, we’ll have best dresser, best classical dancer, basically the wackiest title you can think of. With these awards, we hope to make senior year more memorable.”
Kim and Luu also hope to start a Culture Night because “even though we live in NYC, not many people absorb all its cultures and instead usually absorb a lot of stereotypes,” said Luu.
They also said they will organize college crash courses, with information on financial aid, for those juniors unfamiliar with the process.
Kim and Luu said they will continue the traditions of the senior Web site, Comedy Night, crushlists and senior apparel.
They also plan to make prom tickets and senior dues cheaper by increasing fundraising. Ideas include chocolate sales on Valentine’s Day and prop sales on Senior Spirit Days. For example, they said, they would sell stuffed animals, nightcaps and blindfolds on Senior Pajama Day.
Kim and Luu stress early planning, even in matters of clothes. “We hope to bring senior apparel sales in spring instead of June so there is more time to sell and seniors get more time to show off their apparel,” said Kim.