Street: If the NEC had a mascot, who would it be?

Frank Colleluori: I think it would be a really judgmental–looking gavel. With a face on it. It’s staring other people down, it’s making you feel maybe a little bit uncomfortable about what you chose to do that day. But at the same time, you know it’s supporting you in everything you do.

 

Street: So how has the NEC improved student elections?

FC: I would say that the biggest improvements have been in our ability to more effectively engage communities that were always, and continue to be, underrepresented in student government. And simultaneously engaging the larger Penn community.

 

Street: What’s the best campaign for a student you’ve heard? 

FC: I always love the kind of punny rhymes that people make. Potentially the best and worst was “Jake Shuster the Money Booster.” It’s got a nice rhythm to it.

 

Street: Tell us about Carriage.

FC: It is a really new organization. Essentially we’re a senior honor society dedicated to recognizing leaders from the LGBTQ and Ally community. Our symbol is actually the Carriage wheel, and we call ourselves “Spokes.”

 

Street: What do you guys do as a society?

FC: We do a little bit of charity work, but also we oftentimes will have random get–togethers. On Friday, we’re having an open bar event at Blarney, where hopefully people will get really messed up, but also spend lots of money we can give to Philly AIDS Thrift, which we’re trying to adopt as our charity.

 

Street: Fill in the blank: There are two kinds of people at Penn...

FC: Those who woke up like this and those that did not. Interestingly, those who woke up like this also overlaps with the constituency that votes.  [Ed. Note: Voting in spring elections closes tomorrow at 5 p.m.!]

 

Street: Describe yourself in three words.

FC: Michelle. Obama. Arms.

 

Street: What’s your guilty pleasure?

FC: I can eat, like, so many packs of Oreos in a day. They recently came out with a study that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine and, honestly, I believe it.

 

Street: If you could live anywhere on the planet, where would it be and why?

FC: I would probably live in Oprah’s guest house, for obvious reasons.

 

Street: What is your favorite song to get ready to?

FC: If it existed, it would be a collaboration between Susan Boyle and Frank Ocean singing Beyonce’s "Rocket."

 

Street: What is your spirit animal?

FC: The lovechild of Mindy Kaling and Frank Ocean. Or that might be my ideal spouse, but I mean, your ideal spouse could also be your spirit animal I imagine.

 

Street: Fill in the blank: my PennCard looks like...

FC: Oh, it’s pristine. It’s *perfect*. I just take meticulous care of my PennCard.

 

Street: When was the last time you cried?

FC: There was that weekend where I bought my graduation gown and I just sat there for two days and cried...That’s a joke. For the most part. Tears were there.

 

Street: We hear you can put your feet behind your head—why?

FC: I didn’t even realize it was weird until I came to high school, and I had all these friends that were like, “That’s disgusting.”


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