Eye of the Editors: Student Government

STUDENT GOVERNMENT: After entertaining their way to a win, class officers rarely promote legitimate change.

As a leader, one should strive not only to manage different activities that the school has done in the past, but also to incite change. A class officer should not merely keep prom as their main source of work throughout the year. There’s plenty that the student body demands, such as better cafeteria food or an altered school schedule, and an officer’s job is to adhere to it and deliver.

However, officers lately have not only been ignoring the public, but also seem to have little intent on being leaders for their classes. Many simply apply to be class officer to garnish their college application. This results in poor leadership at our school and little change in terms of policy, events, or any rising issues. Many students do not even realize such changes should be made by our student government, and thus they simply stifle their complaints and continue to embark on an unsatisfactory experience. In fact, an applicant even revealed that the only reason they ran was for their college application.

“I had more responsibilities than I had power, and specifically as junior class president, most of my responsibilities fell along the lines of prom. I had the power to schedule and cancel meetings, poster paintings, etc. I don’t really have the power to change administrative aspects,” junior Rachel Hwang said.

All in all, what comes of this is a stagnant and repetitive school year, and unless someone is willing to take charge and catalyze real changes at this school in the leadership position that they hold, DBHS will not be able to move forward and progress.