Student Association

Candidates step out from behind podium, dish on personality survey

During Student Association election season, students may wonder if their favorite candidate is someone they’d want to chat with over a cup of coffee at Starbucks, or what they’re like when they step down from the podium.

With voting for SA president under way this week, the four candidates filled out Pulp’s questionnaire. From theme songs to embarrassing moments, their answers might surprise you.

PJ Alampi

What’s your theme song?

“Pound the Alarm” – Nicki Minaj. I can’t stop singing it!

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

What’s the first political election you remember watching?

The first election I remember watching was with George Bush and Al Gore. I recall voting in the mock election and standing in the huge polling booth.

What’s the coolest class on your schedule?

I am so excited! I am taking sculpting next semester!

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Russell from “Up”! Best movie ever!

What is the one item you never leave the house without?

Clothing? I’m always dressed.

Where’s your favorite study spot?

Panasci Lounge

What SU basketball player would you take on, one-on-one?

Baye Keita. He’s a foot taller than me.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

It was last year while taping down a wire after RA training and as I leaned over and boom — my pants split. I didn’t know what to do in that moment, so I just said I’m going to go — it was a very uncomfortable moment. #PJProblems

Do you have any hidden talents?

When I was younger I could cluck like a chicken. It was my dream to go on “Figure It Out” in the ’90s.

Allie Curtis

What’s your theme song?

“Made In America” by Toby Keith. I am a country music lover at heart.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Rachel McAdams, she has always been my favorite actress.

What’s the first political election you remember watching?

I grew up watching the elections because my dad is a political analyst, but the first election I was really into was in 2008. I knew I wanted to go to school for political reporting and my dad took me out of school for a week go down to Texas and cover the primaries with him. It was a life-changing experience!

What’s the coolest class on your schedule?

Digital media start-ups. I am a huge tech enthusiast and I love the idea of working with a start-up!

Who is your favorite fictional character?

I’ve always loved Wonder Woman. She’s a great woman icon!

What is the one item you never leave the house without?

Burt’s Bees Chapstick! Their peppermint chapstick is my winter favorite.

Where’s your favorite study spot?

Newhouse Reading Room. It’s been a secret study spot of mine since freshman year. There are so many great resources and there is a beautiful view of campus.

What SU basketball player would you take on, one-on-one?

Rakeem Christmas. I could definitely dunk on him.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

When I was four years old I was grocery shopping with my dad and I knocked over a large display of bug repellent. The store sent an employee to come clean it up. I didn’t see the face of the employee, just their long ponytail. My dad told me to apologize to the “nice man,” but I screamed “Daddy! That’s not a man! That’s a lady!” repeatedly until the worker turned around and I saw it was a man. Yeah, it was a long time ago but my dad has made it a point to tell everyone!

Do you have any hidden talents?

After playing attack my whole lacrosse career, when I was a junior in high school I discovered that I had a natural talent playing goalie. It was the first time I remember thinking “Wow, I really wish I knew I could do this before!” Playing goalie really took ahold of my life in the best possible way. More recently, however, I have found that I have an odd talent for competitive wing eating. It comes in handy for philanthropy events!

Kyle Coleman

What’s your theme song?

“Eye Of The Tiger”

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Clint Eastwood

What’s the first political election you remember watching?

Gore-Bush

What’s the coolest class on your schedule?

Tax accounting, that’s a fun one.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Peter Griffin

What is the one item you never leave the house without?

An umbrella, I always forget it.

Where’s your favorite study spot?

Whitman

What SU basketball player would you take on, one-on-one?

DaJuan Coleman — he would probably go easy on me, since I assume we’re related.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

I remember one time in the dining hall last year as being up there. I had on some sandals, and tried to jump a few stairs at once. The sandal didn’t come up with my foot, and so I fell face first into the concrete floor in the middle of Ernie. It was really funny, but embarrassing, too.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can do mental math pretty well, I’m not sure if that counts.

Iggy Nava

What’s your theme song?

“bIGGY bIGGY bIGGY can’t you see, I love the way you represent me”

Who would play you in a movie about your life?

Morgan Freeman’s voice

What’s the first political election you remember watching?

Argentine presidential elections in 1999

What’s the coolest class on your schedule?

Human Rights in The Americas. Why I am taking my senior capstone as a sophomore, I don’t know.

Who is your favorite fictional character?

Yoda is a boss. OOYL — Only Once You Live.

What is the one item you never leave the house without?

A pen.

Where’s your favorite study spot?

It used to be Carnegie, but with the reconstruction, I’m not sure.

What SU basketball player would you take on, one-on-one?

I know he left, but Fab Melo. We always spoke Portuguese when we met. Plus the height difference would be interesting.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Never thought about that.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can dance with a cup balanced on my head.

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