A Friendly Competition

ASB holds first Student Versus Staff week

Jacky Tsang

Staff Writer

During the week of April 20, ASB held a new event called Students Vs. Staff, in which both groups compete in a series of activities to see who runs the school.

In the past, a popular event called Battle of the Sexes was held annually. However, ASB Culture and Spirit Coordinator Arian Ezat (12) felt that the staff faculty needed more participation in these kind of events. Ezat believed that a little competitive event could unify both groups. As a result, Students Vs. Staff was created.

“We usually do Battle of the Sexes, and it always get positive feedback and people have fun,” Ezat said. “Having Battle of the Sexes once or twice a year is good, but every year can [get repetitive]. We also think teachers don’t really get a chance to do much, so we thought it would be [interesting] to have the entire student body [compete] against the entire staff.”

In forthcoming years, Ezat stated that ASB may juggle between Battle of the Sexes and Students Vs. Staff. The decision for which event to hold will primarily depend on the school year and the students.

“Compared to Battle of the Sexes, I felt that Student Vs. Staff week was very interactive,” sophomore Jacqueline Le said. “It gave both teachers and students a chance to compete against each other. Students could team up together for once instead of competing against each other and that was pretty nice.”

Courtney Cheung (11) and Francesca De Las Alas (12) volunteer to sing in the “Throwback Thursday Karaoke” during lunch. The karaoke event was contingent to the dress up day, called Decades, in which students dressed in outfits from their favorite era.
Courtney Cheung (11) and Francesca De Las Alas (12) volunteer to sing in the “Throwback Thursday Karaoke” during lunch. The karaoke event was contingent to the dress up day, called Decades, in which students dressed in outfits from their favorite era.

For each day of the event, students and teachers were encouraged to dress up accordingly to the schedule that ASB posted on social media and the Daily Bulletin. In addition to the dress up events, ASB held three activities to encourage more participation within the school. The final day of the event, which was a rally, ended on a good note, with many satisfied students.

“It was fun to see students come and watch [the contest],” contest participant Mr. B.C said. “And it was fun having a little competition too.”

Although the event was created just this year, Ezat was satisfied with the amount of participation.

“[Participation] was pretty good,” Ezat said. “[I was] surprised to see so many teachers dress up; some teachers even surpassed me. It’s a new thing, so I’m not expecting too much out of it, and from what I’ve been seeing, people are having fun.”

However, despite the overall satisfaction, Ezat feels improvements can definitely be made in getting a majority of the student body to participate in all things school related.

“I think that people need to have more open minds,” Ezat said. “We can work on getting more people to being more comfortable and welcoming to change, so that, you know, they can come to school dressed in 80’s [apparel].”

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