For students. For everyone. For you.
Oliver Sussman for student council
Balance is important in the hectic life of a student.
Work hard, play hard.
Life at PAUS can be easier, more relaxing, and less stressful.
Power to the students.
My views at a glance...
- We should have more say in our school than we do now. It's our school, and who better to decide how it works than the students? Remember, I want to make the school listen to its students. I want to make your opinions be heard. Under my leadership, you will matter.
- Longer, less stressful transitions. We will do better in our classes if we are more prepared, and have time to collect ourselves before we start.
- Lockers during transitions. It is only hurting our education not being able to become prepared to come to class. It will also hurt our backs if we keep having to carry around so many binders!
- Longer recess. Not only do we only have 10 minutes of recess, but this time is taken out of our class time, so often we get down late. Often by the time we get outside, they blow the whistle! Recess provides a time to get out that built up energy that we've been collecting all morning. Shorter recesses will only cause us to be more restless in class, and may even have negative effects on our education.
- Free lunch seating. This is something that our students have been very clear about. Lunch is the only time we are allowed to socialize with friends, so we should be able to choose which friends to sit with.
- Hats! We should be allowed to wear hats, especially during the cold winter months. There is no good reason why we can't wear them. Hoods definitely make sense, because there's no reason to wear hoods, but hats are innocent, and sometimes necessary.
- An affordable, fun, memorable end of the year trip. Many have noticed that not only has the end-of-the-year trip not been planned yet, but that it is expected to cost $450 each. Many of our students cannot afford that, but they deserve the trip just as much as everyone else. If I am elected, I will collaborate with other representatives to plan a great trip, and plan effective fundraising that will produce much more than a bake sale, and with much less hassle. Some ideas I have include local businesses donating some of their profits, an all school carnival, and a hot chocolate sale in Harvard square.
- Fun events for the 8th grade. We should establish some traditions, as we are a new school. Some ideas I am considering include an 8th grade prom, a field day, and a bunch of parties thrown in.
- More school spirit. I will collaborate with the whole school to choose a school mascot and colors, and improve our interscholastic athletic program, hopefully adding more sports teams for students to take part in.
Sure, many other candidates have similar views on these issues. But what sets me apart is that I can get things done. If you know me, you are aware that I have very strong leadership skills and that I am very passionate and earnest in everything I do. I will always fight for the people of PAUS, no matter how many others in student government may oppose me. I encourage asking the whole school if possible on every single issue, as my job will be to represent you, not to lead you. I truly am for all.