Anisha Sinha: ASB Vice President
EE: What is the general description for your position?
AS: The general job description is that [if] the president’s gone, I step in. But like specific to me, I run legislative Council, which is where clubs and third period representatives from each third period classroom come and we approve clubs and we give them announcements about what’s going on campus and if they have any problems that they want to bring up with Leadership that they’re seeing around campus. So, I’m the one who collects all that data and brings it back to Leadership. And those occur once a month, I believe. So that’s my main role. And as I said before, if the president’s gone, then I run a Leadership Council as well, which is where clubs submit fundraisers and any events that require buildings that are used on campus.
EE: What does your typical work day look like?
AS: It’s definitely facilitating other people and figuring out what exactly they’re up to. So going around to each class office and commissioners and saying, ‘Hey, what are you doing today? Do you need anyone else’s help? What are things you want to tell the entire class?’ And if we’re having big meetings, just helping ASB go through all of the logistical things. So we were just talking about Homecoming. Do we want to judge floats? Where’s the rally going to be? Are we having a dance? Where’s the dance? Those kind of things. Outside of class, I am liaison to the class of 2020 and Matador Recognition, meaning that I show up to 2020’s skit decks and I make sure that they have paint — that they have food, that kind of thing. I check in on them, so they’re my main focus where I need to make sure that they’re going to be prepared in time for Homecoming because I have done it for these past three years. And then Matador Recognition, they don’t do much work outside of school, but they put up all the stars and hearts and cute things around campus. So making sure that if they need to talk to the office and get supplies or if they need to buy paper, I can help them with that. So those are my typical work days.
EE: What made you want to become ASB VP?
AS: When I came into office as a freshman, not going to lie — I didn’t really know anything. I was pretty clueless. I went about year one and I saw ASB vice president, [which was] Daniel Vu [at the time.] And Daniel Vu told me all about ASB itself and how it’s different. Over the years, I have taken on more Leadership roles. So, I think I’ve gotten better at facilitating and checking in with other people and that’s why I think I decided to shift over to ASB rather than stick with class office because I thought it would be more helpful [in ASB].
EE: What does ASB mean to you?
AS: ASB is everything. These group of four people have been here through my most stressful times. These are the people who have been in my house for 24 hours at a go trying to work on Quad Decks. They’ve been with me through all of my breakdowns during Homecoming Week when all of my tests are still there and here we are trying to memorize a dance to go in the skit. So, as tacky as that sounds, it is a family to some extent and sometimes it’s been way more of a family than my real family because I see them so much more often than I do my real family at home. And I think ASB — we do do a lot of things that are like dances, rallies, but we try to solve kids issues as best as we can with the amount of power that we do have.
EE: What is your main goal for this year as the ASB VP?
AS: My main goal this year is to create a better channel for communication for students; I don’t know if that’s getting more people involved through legislative Council, because currently I think everyone knows that Leadership has those big promos spams on Facebook and Instagram, but we don’t do much in real life to people or a better way of communicating. Because if you don’t have Facebook or Instagram or are sick of seeing everyone’s promo and you blocked us already, it’s hard to communicate with you guys and possibly talk about more real time issues because Leadership is known for holding the events on school. [...] So better communication and increasing our job role.