Feb 8th, 2012 by Maheen_Sahoo
Oh hello, everyone! Here’s a quick update on what life these days is looking like for me. I’m still enjoying my time as a Resident Advisor, taking a class to prepare to be an Orientation Advisor this summer, and obviously loving my role as a Dornsife Ambassador! Something new, however, is that I am currently running for the residential senator position on USC’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG). I really enjoyed student government in high school and my experience as a floor senator on my building government last year (shout out, Parkside IRC!), so it seemed only natural that I run for this position. There are 12 senators in USG (six residential, three Greek and three commuters) and they work to pass legislation to better the USC experience for undergraduates.
When I first told my friends I was running for one of the six residential senator spots, they expressed support and happiness that overwhelmed me. I feel so lucky to know so many wonderful people! You know how they say the Trojan Family is this expansive and wonderful thing that connects you to thousands? It really is. It is a tie that binds. My friends have been telling their friends about me and my platform, and those people have been telling their friends, etc. We are all connected, and the thing that brings us all together is our love for USC. I love that people actually care about the upcoming election. I love that they want to know what my platform points are, and how I want to make a change. The thing that really spurred me to run for this position was my love for service — but in the end, it has been my love for USC that has inspired people to put their support behind me and promise me their votes.
With all that said, fingers crossed I get the position! Even if I don’t, I will still cherish the experience of running for office at a university like USC. There are a lot of rules and a lot of people to reach out to, but having to campaign has just proven to me how great, intelligent and passionate students at USC really are. Fight on! And, more importantly, Vote On!