You voted (presumably), and now they reign: the Class Board presidents. But how much do you really know about your leaders beyond their punny slogans and catchy jingles? In honor of Presidents’ Day, a wonderful national holiday spent just like any other Monday, we give you the inside scoop on these four students who never get a day off.
What’s the one thing every president needs?
Jon Youshaei, 2013: Home cooking
Spencer Penn, 2014: Gummy Bear Multi-Vitamins
Ariel Koren, 2015: Lots of Red Bull
Jesus Perez, 2016: Sleep.
If you could have your face on any US bill or coin, which would it be?
JY: A new two-cent coin, but that’s just my two cents!
SP: The $2 Bill. You’ll find me at the bannnkk.
AK: 100 dollar bill – I’ve always wanted to have my picture taken with Ben Franklin <3
JP: The $2 bill. It’s different and pretty awesome.
Barack Obama or Amy Gutmann?
JY: Gutmann Popowich 2016
AK: Dr. G over anyone!
JP: Uff…that’s tough. I plead the Fifth!!!
If money and resources were no object, what’s one thing you would do to improve life at Penn?
JY: Wawa Dining Dollars
SP: Free Printing
AK: Three things: 24-hour dining, more funding for student groups…and Beyoncé for Homecoming halftime show!
JP: I would build a new student union to bring students together. Don’t get me wrong — I love Houston Hall, but it’s time to spice things up!
Which US president do you feel you emulate most?
JY: Daniel Day-Lewis..er, I mean Lincoln
SP: I liken myself to John F. Kennedy, because he too was the best looking president ever.
AK: Reagan — he’s theatrical and quirky.
JP: Theodore Roosevelt — because I love trees.
If you could make one national law, what would it be?
JY: Paid year off to travel before starting work
SP: No University shall hold classes on Presidents’ Day.
AK: Mandatory Zumba classes in all primary and secondary schools
JP: Immigration reform.
What national song plays when you walk into a room?
JY: “Family Business” by Kanye West. It’s a national song right?
SP: Por Ti Volare
AK: Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroooniiiiiiii!
JP: America the Beautiful