Day 3

LSAT Day.  I took the exam on campus, so I didn’t have to stress about travel.   One issue I forgot about with taking the exam on campus is that both LSAC and Howard University provide adversity to students at all times.  The exam was delayed one hour over a technical glitch with registering the scratch paper with LSAC.  While we wait, the rooms were colder than winters in DC.  I debated leaving my gloves on, but couldn’t because LSAT wanted students to use touchscreen tablets.  I didn’t lose too much concentration and was able to attempt to answer every question for all five sections, although the logic games hurt.

               After the exam, I had a meeting with my campaign manager to go over strategies for the campaign, so we are on the same page.  It was beneficial.  Afterward,  I went out with some friends to celebrate taking the LSAT after six months of studying.  Campaign wise, we edited some graphics for later.

Day 2

I’m writing this in the middle of the day. It’s been one hour since I posted my initial stuff on social media.  Campaigning for yourself is such a weird feeling to me.  I decided to make a video last night from random B-Roll clips (that were perfectly legal to use, so don’t sue me).  So far, it’s been a better reaction than what I was expecting, so that’s good.  I don’t like following so many people’s accounts so quickly. I’ll try to focus on the live interactions more, I guess.

Other than that, nothing else to complain campaign wise.  The video looks pretty good, but I need to think of more content.  I like the fact that we are developing through multiple platforms, but we need to post at a better time.  Fridays are a pretty slow day online, and I’ve known that for years.  But what else would happen when campaigns are officially allowed to run on a Thursday?

In terms of official election stuff, we’re all good.  I got all the things I wanted to get approved through, and it only took 40 minutes.  I was expecting to get results in like a couple of days—shoutout to the elections people.  Good job, y’all.

I’ve been off campus all day btw.  We got some shots of us leaving for a day in the life video, but we’ll see if we make this video in time.  It seems like a cute idea, and the life of a student with an internship could be exciting. I’ll stop my post for the moment because there’s one other event I have to do when I get back to campus. Stay tuned

And we’re back. I work with the Chapel Assistants, and we had our weekly meeting.  A significant point of discussion was about voting and increasing student advocacy.  It was oddly convenient to talk about my campaign to a crowd of people, which went well. 

After that I prepared for the LSAT, I’m taking tomorrow.  I had the February exam scheduled since the beginning of the semester, so I had to keep up with the class, make a campaign, coordinate for ASB, and prep for the LSAT.  It took a lot of time management, but I think we’re going to do a pretty good job.  And with that, I’m going to sleep at ten pm.

Day 1

Today officially starts the first day of the campaign season.  It’s not that exciting because there’s a flood amount of information flying around from various campaigns.  It’s interesting to hear people talking about being added to group chats to campaign but not knowing the person.  I guess people find that annoying, so I’ll try to avoid that. 

I’ve decided to chill on the posting for the day because I want to start the campaign differently. Maybe I should focus on how there’s so much going on today and we need to focus? I just used the word focus twice in the same sentence.  I wish I wasn’t so corny sometimes, but I think it works for this instance.

School wise, things are going well, so nothing to worry about.  Two days until I take the LSAT so today’s probably my last day to really invest studying.  I wish I was a little better at making diagrams. 

One note- the campaign season is very short.  I wonder why. One hand, it’ nineteen days.  But in that period, you must attend a bunch of events and meetings.  I like meetings so that’s great but it’s a very short window to create this content.  I probably won’t be creating daily content, but we’ll see. 

At the moment, the website is still a mostly private creation.  I decided to hold off until next week to publish this to better time it with the speak-outs.  I’ll probably get it approved with Elections code tomorrow, but that’s about it.  If someone could comment when I’m doing too much, that would be greatly appreciated.

Another side promise I made was to meet three new people at Howard every day of this campaign.  That’s 57(I did the math in my head) people, but it should be good practice on selling my campaign.  We have other ideas planned to add another social element to the campaign so stayed tune. 

The vision of this campaign blog is to document the ups and downs of the campaign.  Traditionally, running for a HUSA Senate position is one of the lesser known campaigns.  The executive takes the spotlight, leaving the aspiring senators to post their flyer and win without too much difficulty.  I think last year had 18 candidates running for seven spots in my school so there must have been more drama.  I have no idea who else is running for this position, but it doesn’t matter.   I can only control my campaign, so I’ll just have to trust myself to be up to the job.  Elections are really like a public application for a job so on top of popularity, you must know what you’re applying for. That’s my mantra for this campaign.

Going forward, I’ll try to be more fun when writing these entries, but this is a solid baseline for what I’ll be writing.  I didn’t try to write a single joke either and that’s probably for the best.

If you’re still reading the rambling account, you should probably consider voting for me.  I’m trying to engage the campus with this campaign while also preparing Howard for a better future.  Elections are March 10th.