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Andi Casad
Andi Casad, 12 has worked her way all the way up the yearbook chain, starting her sophomore year. Editor in Chief is a title she’s earned and a title she deserves. This year, Casad is taking her role very seriously, devoting three class periods in the day to the yearbook. “On ‘A Days’, I have 1st period Yearbook, 2nd period Yearbook, 5th period English and 6th period Yearbook.” She’s been around Mr. Krake (the yearbook adviser) long enough to have his power-points and class lectures memorized. “It goes both ways though, because I've probably told him the same puns every single year. It’s gotten to the point though where I start critiquing the design of his power-points. I see them and think ‘Wow, great use of white space, Glenn.’”

 

After three years of yearbook, Casad is thinking of going in a completely different direction in college (hopefully at OSU). “I want to be either a Marine Biologist or a Pharmacist. I’m really obsessed with fish but at the same time really passionate about pharmaceutical drug prices. Because they’re just too high, but I also just really love hanging out with fish.”

 

“One of the job perks I have is so wonderful, I get free bubble tea,” Casad said of her job at the new Vietnamese restaurant, Lá Sen. She started in mid-September, and is very excited about the job. “Sometimes I work with one of my best friends, Dana [Tenoso, 12]. Dana’s also a hostess there, and it’s really funny that we’re working together. We’re not productive at all when we’re together. We spend most our time just sitting there and gossiping.”

 

A self-proclaimed “Raging Feminist,” Casad is very passionate about social issues. “The biggest thing that really makes me mad is racial ignorance. No one thinks they’re a racist but then they turn around and say something racist.” As a Vietnamese American, “I get really mad when people see me and assume I’m really good at math or I really like science. people assume that if I don’t go into math or science, that I’ll be a nail salon host,” said Casad. “A lot of people say things to me like ‘you’re really pretty for an Asian chick.’ For an Asian chick, what does that even mean?” Aside from racial issues, Casad likes to support other women by donating her time and volunteering at Planned Parenthood. “A lot of the time, i’m just kind of there to comfort other women. A lot of the time these women are terrified, having to seek out medical help or medications away from the eyes of their parents. It helps them to know someone is there to help them out.”

 

“Women struggle with self-confidence everyday, and it really bothers me when people make fun of others,” Casad said. She worries about the way comments shape body image. “So what if someone’s heavy? They’re still beautiful. Calling someone fat is not helping them get any skinnier. You’re just being rude.”

 

Casad is the youngest in a family of four, and she said of her older sister Julia, “I don’t know, it kind of bothers me when people say we look alike. It’s probably just because we’re both Asian, people tend to think all Asians look alike.”

Casad is a well-rounded, caffeine-addicted, extremely approachable person. If you’re looking for her, “Check the F Lab. I’ll be hunched over in there surrounded by Dutch Bros.”

Andi Casad, Yearbook Editor in Chief

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