As a prospective student, here are my thoughts:
- Principal, because he's a fantastic guy who would do what he could to foster the growth of the school and student body.Garrick Saito
- Dean of students, perhaps? Garrick strikes me as one of the tenured faculty members that walks around campus, spouting out ridiculously interesting pieces of information, helping students and faculty around the campus to the best of his ability.
- Asian History and Culture. Her answers exude a well-seasoned knowledge of Japan and the like, much akin to a tenured professor at a prestigious university's history department.
Anonymous - Life in general? He's a guy who's profoundly humorous or just profound in general. Whatever the hell he chooses to teach will be a captivating class to say the least.Joshua Engel
- Philosophy/Government. I know he's a polymath but his answers in those areas have piqued my interest the most. Though, I won't complain if he teaches any other sort of class, and I'd be sure to sign up as quickly as possible.Jonas M Luster
& Kat Tanaka Okopnik
- Foods and culinary sciences. Dunno if the latter is a real subject but they'd surely be good at it.
Anonymous & Anonymous - professors of history in general. One of the two would be head of the department. Rather evident based on how fantastic their answers are in the realm of history.Gary Teal
- Political science. I don't care what side of the spectrum he falls on, he knows his stuff, and knows how to present it well. What more would I want from a professor?Colin Gerber
& Paul King
- Neuroscience/life sciences. Their answers in neuroscience always tickle my fancy. Their classes will be a lot more enthralling than the other life sciences classes I've taken in the past.
Anonymous - Physics and/or math (I don't know any mathematicians on Quora, and math and physics obviously go hand-in-hand). 'Nuff said, man.Laura Copeland
& Aman Anand
- Creative Writing. Another "'nuff said."Jon Mixon
as the soon to retire American military history professor, with Jon Davis
soon to take his place (plus, Mr. Davis would most likely run the school's ROTC program).
Let me know if there's anyone I'm missing but I clearly shouldn't be!
A lot more "airy" than the typical routine of normal high schools, you know? Instead of the sleep-inducing lectures I'm used to, classes will be a lot more enthralling. Teachers will be lively, throwing bombs of thought at me without warning, presenting some of the most complex subjects in a manner that would have me declaring a wide "Oooooohhhhhh" with a grin. The classes will be of such a manner that I'll probably end up having a love affair with academia and never leave the institution.
If we're strictly speaking about the high school age Quora users, I'd say we'd be one of the highest rated schools in the nation. We'll also dominate in quiz bowl, with our affinity for trivia (sorry Bellarmine Prep, your days are over). If we're talking about Quora in general, performance would be a tad less impressive but still fantastic overall (blatant wink).
Seeing Quora is mainly filled with rather interesting people, the sports will reflect that. No, there won't be any boring, typical high school sports teams like (American) football or baseball! We'll be hosting squash, handball, luging, fencing, curling and hackysack teams! Kayaking is a possibility if there's money in the budget for a large lake.
Student body president:
I nominate Jesse Lashley
. Very well-seasoned high school Quoran.
Mascot and Logo:
As for our logo, I'd pick a quill, similar to what the Top Writers program is using. It sort of gets across the message of a student body and faculty that are both dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge -- learning for the sake of learning, something of that nature.
As for our mascot, since Quora is filled with such goddamned intelligent people, I'd opt for a dolphin or a honey badger. Both intelligent creatures, but the latter is a bit feisty and bad ass (if that's your thing). I'd personally have the animal wielding a scimitar or something, but that's just me.This answer is supposed to be light-hearted. If you find it to be anything but, my apologies.