1 in 2000: Raj LeleAnant Marur Lifestyle February 25, 2016 The Campanile: How would you describe your meteoric rise to fame? Raj Lele: It’s been pretty crazy. I wasn’t even planning on signing up for InFocus, but Living Skills was all booked out, so I told them to just put me in InFocus. TC: Do you feel you’re missing out on an opportunity to interact with styrofoam penises? RL: Not at all. I don’t really want to deal with those in the first place. TC: Fair enough. What does it feel like to be the most beloved InFocus anchor? RL: Oh, I didn’t know I had that kind of fame, I just shot up the tenth grade ranks. Getting recognition and validation from the seniors and my peers is something I’d never imagined. TC: Speaking of getting recognized by seniors, do you expect a lot of Prom askings? RL: Definitely not, even if I did I don’t think my parents would let me. TC: Which elementary school lunch snack do you feel best describes you? RL: Fruit snacks for sure. TC: Fruity. Why do you say that? RL: My parents never used to let me have them because they had too much sugar. TC: So is this you rebelling against the authoritarian regime? RL: Not really. I just like fruit snacks. Also, the only other option I could think of was Go-Gurt and I never liked Go-Gurt. It’s uncomfortable. TC: Agreed. Change my life in five words. RL: Just do it. TC: I don’t know if you realize this, but that’s only three words. RL: I like to challenge myself. TC: Are you a Nike fanboy? A pawn of the corporate machine? RL: Not really. TC: You’re a mythical creature for a day. What are you, and what do you do? RL: Something that eats cats. Cats really piss me off. TC: Aggressive. What is it about cats that grinds your gears? RL: My neighbors have cats and they’re always getting all up in my yard. TC: Do you have any plans to take care of them? RL: If you mean take care of them as in feeding them then definitely not. If you mean reporting them to animal control then probably. TC: What mid-tier celebrity would you hire as a personal motivator? RL: Derek Jeter. TC: Good answer, but the correct answer was Shia Labeouf. But don’t worry, you’re doing great. Any spring fashion advice as it starts to warm up? RL: Yeah, why don’t guys start wearing athletic shorts and normal shirts instead of hipster pants and preppy collared shirts? TC: Asking the hard hitting questions. As a fan of athletic shorts, would you describe yourself as an athlete? RL: I make sure that I get my daily dose of sports by covering them during InFocus and doing play-by-plays of professional games at home. TC: I see a power hungry glint in your eye, do you have any plans to stage a coup? RL: If I could gather enough manpower, I would probably pull an MIT style prank on the school. TC: Maybe you should advise the senior class, we could use some great minds. RL: My door is always open.