Make King’s Anoop Again: Churchill Freshman Starts his SBP Campaign a Year Early

 Photo by Alexander Gustafson

Photo by Alexander Gustafson

Anoop Yadiki (‘21), a freshman from Queens, has campaign posters of his face littered around campus this week. They are sitting in cubicles in the library, and even hanging up above urinals in the men’s bathroom - staring you in the face, reading: “Wisdom. Power. Anoop.”

It is unclear what his campaign is pursuing this election season, but what is clear is that he has a strong following.

A poll was sent to the House of Sir Winston Churchill, the house to which Yadiki belongs, asking whether or not Anoop could count on their vote.

“Finally, there is a candidate that I could support because I know Anoop is going to run an honest and respectable campaign.”

Eleven students answered, all of who said they would definitely vote for Yadiki. Six of those respondents said Yadiki could count on their vote strictly due to his good looks.

Joshua Sampson (‘18), said he immediately banged his head against a wall when he found out it was election season again. He didn’t want to have to witness another election because he is sick of how King’s students act during this time.

“After I found out Anoop was running, my whole mindset changed,” Sampson said. “Finally, there is a candidate that I could support because I know Anoop is going to run an honest and respectable campaign. ...The Lord has most certainly blessed us this year with Anoop declaring his candidacy.”

There is a lot of support for Yadiki, but what some students don’t seem to understand is that he is not actually running in this election.

Yadiki said, “this is very real,” while pointing at one of his campaign posters hanging up in the faculty area. Even though he is not running this year, he will in the future. Yadiki said that he intends to run next year as a Sophomore.

When asked why he decided to start his campaign this year instead of waiting for next year’s campaign, Yadiki declined to comment. He claims he must consult his campaign team before revealing any more information.

“Anoop is the type of president that we don’t deserve, but the one we need right now at King’s.”

Colin Philips (‘21) told of a time when he asked Yadiki to get him lunch. He gave Yadiki $10, and Yadiki disappeared for an hour.

“He came back with $20, Chipotle, and a bag of chips and said, ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t get higher returns, the stock market hit an all time low today,'” said Philips.

“All our idle talk of Philosopher Kings and Princes, and he’s walking right into my classroom,” Philips said. “Amazing, really. This is why I support Anoop.”

Iain Coston (‘19)  is yet another student excited about Yadiki’s campaign.

“Anoop is the type of president that we don’t deserve, but the one we need right now at King’s,” said Coston.

Yadiki has an Instagram page for his campaign titled “anoop4president,” currently at 52 followers.

Most students appear to be unsure about whether or not his campaign is real. Due to write-ins not being allowed, Yadiki has no way to win this year’s election.

According to Yadiki, he currently has a campaign team of eight students who are helping him figure out how to run his campaign. While it remains unknown who is on his campaign team, some students are looking past that and focusing on what they see as more important, Anoop himself.

When asked if he knows who is on Yadiki’s campaign team, Conrad Franz (‘21)  said, “No. I’m just a big follower of its development and am optimistic of an Anoop sweep on Election Day.”