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#1 Zander Russo

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

Zander’s semester had been going well; surprisingly so but Doug had pretty much left him alone for most of it and the man thought that had a lot to do with it. He was enjoying his classes and tended to be ahead of the class work but still any time he could spend doing math or computers was always good to him.

It had become apparent to the college that he was extremely good at fixing computer problems and had been working with the IT department long enough to be trusted on his own with being called in to help fix a problem. Such was the case today; there was apparently a glitch in the system that kept the athletic records and the system that kept score during certain games, While Zander wasn’t an athlete he did understand how important those games could be to the school.

The man crossed the campus; one of the times, he was here on a Sat. Always, amazed at how active of a place this was on a weekend when there wasn’t anything significant going on. He was certain there were the parties and such but no big games or anything, just campus life. The middle of the courtyard and he shifted the laptop on his back before continuing on.

The campus might have been stirring but being a nice day; the gym was quiet and he began to make his way towards the office which held the computer he needed to work on when he stopped once again to dig out the key.

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#2 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:56 AM

Sasha had a stack of papers and forms that she was filing away, she had a key to the building, and some of the offices. Not something that most cheer captains had, but when the athletic complex had been expanded due to her father's contributions, it was easy to get a boost in privileges as a booster's daughter. She had been using the little nook they gave her to work on planning her cheer camps.

 

She had gotten a lot more interest than she had initially expected, plus she had to add two weeks of additional training for the cheer team. They had grumbled, but you could not argue when you were going to be working with some of the best trainers in the world. Trainers she had brought in for her high school team, which under her tutelage had gone from 15th place at nationals to 2nd and then finally to back to back wins in her Junior and Senior year. 

 

Despite the many aches, pains, drama, egos, and attitudes, Sasha couldn't shake her love of cheerleading. She knew that she would never cheer past the college level, but she knew that she'd probably always have an active hand in something involving cheer, even if it was just sponsorship. Now as she built her camps for the local high school squads, some who were the competition just last year, she felt a sense of accomplishment. It wasn't often that a freshman made captain in her second semester of college. 

 

She was working on building the information for the training weeks for her squad when she realized that she needed to send an overall stats sheet to one of the coaches. That information was saved to her laptop, but she had left it at home. She needed to get it again off the main computer because she needed this package mailed out that afternoon so it would arrive on time. As she made her way to the Athletic Director's office she hoped that one of the keys she had weaseled out of him worked. She was rounding the corner when she saw someone she had never seen in the complex before. "Hi there, um unusual place to be on a Saturday morning right? Shouldn't we be like all the rest of the college students...asleep." She smiled, though it was slightly unsure smile. 


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#3 Zander Russo

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

Zander noticed Sasha before she began speaking to him. He knew who she was; after all she was a cheerleader and the last name wasn’t lost on him. It might seem odd that someone who doesn’t really care about status or, well, any of that would know that about her but it just hard not to and Zander had an amazing memory. He was positive though that she had no idea who he was; that also didn’t matter to him, he really didn’t assume that people knew him. He wasn’t like Doug, after all.

Smiling to her words; she seemed friendly. ”Well, IT’s work is never done, it seems. I think there might be a lot of unhappy people at the college if I don’t get the computer system fixed.” He doubted that was why she was here. ”So, what brings you here?”. He didn’t doubt her intelligence it was more that he had never seen her in a computer class.

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#4 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 08:26 AM

Sasha gave a small groan when she heard the reason why he was in the complex. She would have to go back to her house and lose a significant amount of work time. To most people any excuse to slack off was a good excuse. Sasha was practically obsessed with summer training. In truth she could just let the coach take care of these details, but she just could not let go of control. "Al's computer is down? Any estimate of when it might be back up. It might not seem important, but I need to get some squad member stats to some guests coaches mailed out today." Sasha hoped she didn't sound too huffy, but when she was passionate about something, she was an unstoppable force.

 

Sasha gave a small tense smile, it had a been a rough week, with lots of public muckraking between her parents. Sasha kept holding her breath hoping the news of her adoption would come out, but not one peep. Why was this secret so important that neither parent was using it as a weapon? Her new appointment as cheer captain had received mixed reviews from the squad, and even her sorority house was asking for more of her time. She was being stretched thin, and her only response to that was the stretch herself thinner, and to take as much control as possible. "I was recently appointed cheer captain, and now I want to beef up our summer training. It all well in good to cheer on champions, but more important to be champions ourselves."


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#5 Zander Russo

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 12:25 AM

Zander understood having a good work ethic, of course, he really enjoyed working on computers but still he didn’t really have to be here today. The IT work he did was volunteer work; he wasn’t paid and he probably got more useable experience working on the computer system at the casino that his family owned but still he really enjoyed this. Zander gave a small nod. ”Yeah, I really don’t know I need to see what’s wrong with first but usually these kind of things don’t take longer than an hour or so.” He didn’t say anything about what she needed, it was important to her so that made it important; he had no judgement on it.

Zander was good at reading people, well, most of the time. It had been more of a survival mechanism, given whom his brother was, that he learned how. So, he got that she was tense but he couldn’t be certain if it was due to the computer being down or something else. As for her family issues, Zander paid really no attention to gossip, even if he had heard anything about her family issues he wouldn’t have held any of that on her, as that wouldn’t have been like him. He gave her a smile. ”Well, congratulations.” He paused for a moment before asking. ”Maybe, you could help me…it might make the job go faster.” He sensed that she might need to feel like she was helping but he did have a few things that she could probably do to really make things go faster.

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#6 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 06:07 AM

An hour, that was his estimated time of completion, and Sasha had to decide whether she wanted to wait for that time to be able to get the statistics she needed for Brynn Rogers, world renown freelance cheer coach. It was either that or she would spend the five minutes or so going home, connecting her laptop to her printer, something she hadn't managed to do since she moved into her house, or emailing it to herself to print off at one of the computer labs. It would be almost about the same time either way, and that's if she didn't get stuck checking on Floof, or planning her meal for the night, or review any of the family email that she thankfully could not see on her school computer. It would be best to wait for...uh, she didn't get his name, to finish his work on the computers. "Okay, um..., I can wait about an hour. Might need to work out or plan a war or something in the meantime, but I can wait an hour." Sasha gave a small smile, reminding herself that in the real world everything didn't revolve around her time schedule. 

 

As stressed out as Sasha seemed, she was actually taking her new appointment in stride. She had hit the ground running, and the girls, and even the athletic director had already noticed the difference. This was her goal from the moment she had agreed to come to this school, to be the captain of the cheer squad. Now her goal was to turn the team into champions, and she would put in the work to see that happened while she was at the helm. She accepted is congratulations with a smile, a knowing one that said 'the work is just beginning'. Sasha considered his suggestion that she help out. Her tasks besides the statistics where more so busy work of her fine tuning the process. She wouldn't be able to concentrate until she had those statistics anyways, might as well make herself useful. "Sure, I don't know how much help I'll be, I can't work a wireless printer. I do know the athletic software well though, so I can let you know if something isn't working right. Al is old school but I know what programs he uses often. If that's what you're thinking. I'll leave the heavy lifting to you however. You look sturdy enough. I'm Sasha by the way." She offered a smile, it didn't quite reach her eyes but it was sincere. 


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#7 Zander Russo

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 04:59 AM

The fix might get done before an hour; it was hard to tell before he looked at it but based on what he knew about the problem Zander couldn’t picture it taking longer than an hour. He couldn’t really tell if she was contemplating waiting or not but he was fine either way. He had worked on this computer before but not a lot and it sounded like she might be a little more familiar with what the output should look like. He nodded with a friendly smile when she agreed to stay.

Zander had never really been a sports person but he had been to a game or two with friends and he did have some actual friends on the football team; he just didn’t consider Doug one of them. The man had, though, met all kinds of football players and cheerleaders while most of them were friendly towards him, at the very least, a few wouldn’t give him the time of day. It didn’t bother him so much but he was glad that Sasha seemed to be one of the more friendly ones. When she mentioned she would help and knowing the program. ”It’s nice to meet you. I’m Zander.” Zander gave a friendly smile back. ”Perfect. That’s exactly what I going to ask you next. We should then probably head up to the office.” This would never get done. Zander headed into the office and started turning on the equipment.

To him the computers were a little out dated but not bad; the program however could really use to be updated. Zander knew the IT department had asked Al, several times, to update it to no avail. Apparently, AL didn’t want to change. Zander started hitting a few keys and up came some scores; he looked over a file that had been left for him on the desk. A few more keys and the computer started making an awful noise and then shut down. Zander looked towards the other computer which hadn’t shut down. The man nodded, he knew what the problem was.

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#8 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 09:06 AM

Sasha had known Al her entire life it seemed, given that he was not only the athletic director but he was also her father's football coach when he played for the team. Al was as old as dirt, a bit of a drunk, and he was as stubborn as a mule. At least on the outside. Inside he was a big ole marshmallow who was in love with his wife and had always melted when ever Sasha asked for something. It used to be candy and CSU souvenirs, now it was privileges and budgets. She didn't know why he had a sweet spot for her, but she wasn't going to lift a gift horse in the mouth, even if it was attached to one of the most stubborn creatures in God's creation. Now she had to butter him up a bit, instead of smiling a sweet smile at him, but she had watched her parents win him over for years. "Al has been here since before the complex was made, I think the fact that he's not breathing down your neck is a miracle. His wife's birthday being this weekend is a godsend. He swears that when people touch his computer they mess it up. He thinks that functioning for any purpose other than entering stats or viewing stats is the computer going into Cyberdine mode."

 

Zander, a nice and unique name Sasha thought. If she had known who his brother was she would have got what Doug said about Zander being the one with substance. Unlike most cheerleaders she had always admired the computer geeks, knowing that they were so much more so 'with it' as far as technology was concerned. The competitive edge that came from being able to understand something that changed constantly was admirable. Sasha knew that she would always be paying someone to do anything heavier than online shopping and twitter on her computer. It was humbling but she didn't think it would do her any good to try to learn. She was a numbers person, but if those numbers where just 0 and 1, she just done. "The system must have really kept him out if Al called you guys, he literally only lets me and the head coaches in here, and usually under strict supervision. I've been coming to look at stats here since I was little and my dad wanted to check in on his alma mater. I practically had to put Al in a sleeper hold to get him to agree to put in cheerleader stats a few years ago." She exaggerated, but it had taken a couple of visits during a winter break and some secret cigars to make him agree to the addition. 


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#9 Zander Russo

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Posted 26 August 2015 - 04:45 PM

Zander didn’t really know Al, that well and unfortunately the man had met Doug first. When Zander was first here and had first started working on the computers around the school; he had never been sent in here. He had thought that it might have had something to do with who is brother was but maybe more to do with what Sasha was saying. ”Yeah, he can be a little intimidating. I think though his view on the use of computers might have to change soon, word, has it that a number to the alumni and the higher ups in the school want the system upgrade so the stats of the players and teams can be updated a lot easier and quicker than they are now. More of an automatic thing.” Of course, it could be that Al was enough of an icon around here that no one would mess with his system. ”But he might be able to hold them off, if he’s been around that long…sounds like he’s a staple around here.”

Zander spoke to Sasha with a polite easy tone; he really didn’t like it when computer geeks, like himself, would talk down to people by using terms the general public wouldn’t know. He never saw the point in that. He hit a few keys and a screen popped up with a spreadsheet…with no numbers on it. Zander sighed a bit and started typing, entering to where the operating system was. Started looking at it while hearing Sasha talk, the man was very good a mufti-tasking. He laughed slightly at the comment about practically putting Al in a sleeper hold. ”I can believe that. I’ve done a few things with the department but normally when the score board goes haywire. The first year I was here; I was told to just stay away from here and don’t touch this computer, so, it’s taken me a while to be able to work on it.”

He kept typing in keys that would only make sense to someone who knew computers and more and more for about five minutes and brought back up the spreadsheet, this time there were numbers on it. ”I could actually use your eye for this. If you could look at this spreadsheet. Does that format look correct to you?” It was for the swim team but he would worry about the numbers being correct in a moment.

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#10 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:05 PM

Sasha already knew that they were working on Operation Overhaul from talking to her father, who was university booster, which was a nice way of saying what he was. The fact that the complex they were standing in was this close to being called the Campbell center was little known knowledge. If it hadn't been for someone with an even bigger ego topping Denis's donation 'to the school' at the last minute, she'd be embarrassed every time she stepped into the complex. He had told her that she might be invited to the 'big table' to help convince Al, or at least that's what she thought he said over the awkward Christmas dinner where she barely paid him any attention. She loved Al, thinking of him as an uncle or maybe a grandfather figure in her life. She'd make the transition as smooth as possible for him, though she might have to be a little theatrical to make him understand. "Yeah, I think the plan is to make him aware that his software setup could be a threat to the university. He bleeds green, silver, and black so he'll reluctantly comply."

 

Sasha knew the old goat was stubborn because he didn't like what he didn't understand. If it was up to Al the stats would all be on paper, but alumni and even current students went ape about those things. Even she herself had gotten a little obsessed with checking the national ranking of the cheerleaders when she was thinking of where she would go. This place wasn't a big name cheer school yet, but she needed to know that they had potential to be one, mainly if their flyers were doing advanced stunts and what type of bases they had. It had made her parents happy to know that her 'fitness hobby' had allowed her to consider their Alma mater. "You must come recommended by Jim over in Biology.Those two are best friends and if Jim puts in a good word for you, Al is bound by some kind of blood code to believe him." Sasha said making a funny face. 

 

Sasha leaned over and saw that he had a spreadsheet up, and she recognized for which team it was for. She didn't even realized that she had leaned over and started typing in information to see the source of the data for the spreadsheet. It was something that she had see the coaches do a lot over the years  and she herself had used it to check her work if she made a change to the cheer leading stats.She rolled her eyes when she saw the wrong source code. "Well I know who's behind will be a lot smaller when Al gets a hold of them. That new swim coach always seems to like a short cut, and pulling from that code pulls from the wrong database and makes the system crash every time Kind of like the chicken and the egg thing, this code is supposed to come second. I may not know computers very well, but I've been seeing the code for years and that one is just not right!


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#11 Zander Russo

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:34 PM

Zander might have heard of the Campbells but he paid little attention to the names of the school. He wasn’t as concerned with status as his brother was; it mattered more to him how people treated one another and , as right now, he saw Sasha as just a nice girl who wanted to help out. He had learned now that she was friends with and had known for a while the coach, which also probably helped him as if the coach had any worries she could say she had been here. ”Ah…that sounds like a good plan then. It would make the lives of those of us in IT a lot easier.”

When Sasha mentioned Jim in Biology; Zander thought but only for a moment realizing quickly who that must be. ”Is that Professor Grayson or Professor Eckard?” I’ve had both of them for classes.” He was (and proudly so) a nerd and did take science classes for fun even if they weren’t required for his major.

”Oh…that’s great info.” He went about typing some more and switching the codes, then typing some more...more checking of the screens and more numbers came out , then more….This took about five minutes. Then he pulled out more numbers on the screen. ”Can you look now? It should be fixed.”

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#12 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:21 PM

Sasha laughed to herself as she thought about how much sweetness, both figuratively and literally, she would have to serve up to get Al to let go and upgrade. They were talking about having it done at the beginning of summer, to give him the cool off period to get used to the upgrade. She would make a peach cobbler, something that Al was always asking for, and then sweetly explain why using XP was causing so many problems, Al would agree and then IT would be told to pounce. At least that's what the head football coach had said. Al might feel he was swindled at first, but he could forgive her anything, especially if there was peach cobbler involved. "The way things are planned right now, it's like a secret spy mission for the execution. Mission Impossible: Athletic Complex." Sasha said with a light laugh. 

 

Sasha had to stop and think about Jim's last name, she had always just heard him referred to as Jim, since she had never had a class for him since she had no interest in Biology. With her busy schedule she had just barely had time to squeeze Geology in her schedule for next semester, and it was quite the squeeze. But she seemed to remember one time being dragged to a banquet when she was younger that was in honor of James Eckard for outstanding publishing. Her mother had come through right when the boring speeches about academia had started, and they had gone for ice cream. It was moments like those that made her feel like she actually had parents, and it was all thanks to CSU. "I believe his last name is Eckard, but I've always known him as just Jim. I did hear he's tough but still a favorite among students. Those two get like Frat boys when they are together, it actually kind of impressive to see."

 

Sasha quickly typed in what information she thought was necessary and this time decided to pull up the code for the cheer team. This was a basic listing for each member, the simple stuff that the system would change and update to the website. She needed the simple listing for the cheer coaches, since most of them were no nonsense individuals who just wanted to get to the meat and potatoes of things, not the steak. "This is perfect, and just what I need. I sent these to the printer because I have to be a little self serving. But if this code is right then the rest should be too, everyone else besides me and the swim coach have been entering the stats for years. The system is running, slowly, but running all the same. I'm sure Al, and his alumni stalkers, would be happy with your work." Sasha gave a simple smile and salute. 


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#13 Zander Russo

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:01 PM

Zander had had really no idea how stubborn the infamous Al really was, he had only heard stories but with what Sasha said apparently the man lived up to his reputation. He laughed at her comment. ”Secret plans and all. Well, hopefully, if more of the athletics department is behind the plan it won’t take the same effort as someone trying to get though laser beams.” He joked.

Zander waited for an answer to the last name as he did more things on the computer, typing in more things and a view other things. Zander didn’t really know the first names of either professor. ”Eckard is like that. He makes the subject very interesting but expects his students to learn the material and he always seemed fair. I liked the classes I had with him.” Zander could see some people saying that he had been tough.

”Great.” He said with a smile. ”Well, now just have to finish this last bit …and you’re ready to go.” He stopped for a moment. [b]”I’ll be here for a few more minutes to make sure there aren’t any additional glitches but did you want a way to reach me, if you have any more problems with it? “{/b] It would be easier than her trying to find Al and then Al finding him…besides he now had permission to work on the system.

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#14 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:48 PM

Sasha loved Al almost as much as she had loved her Papu in Barbados. Both being quite grizzly to most and a complete teddy bear when she was around. Al was also one of the only people she had ever seen put her father in his place, repeatedly, and it almost made it seem like the man was human when Al was around. Still Sasha knew he'd give her quite an earful if he had any clue what she was up to with the rest of the department and IT. "If Al had any clue it would be repelling from the ceiling into a laser grid. Wait...you swept the rooms for bugs right?" Sasha said allowing herself to finally relax now that it seemed like everything was working again. 

 

"Jim keeps telling me I should be in his class. He's a bit different from Al, who's like my grandfather, Jim is more of my eccentric uncle. He promised me the choice frog for dissection and of course premium fresh human brain for examination. He enjoys teasing me, even though I know very well he hasn't taught an undergraduate lab in about 20 years, and his cadaver work is for premed only!" He was probably a lot more serious with his actual students but Sasha was part of the extended family that got together every year for homecoming and Skis 4 Kids. 

 

Sasha did a mini jump when Zander said everything was fine, some of her built up pep escaping, even as she knew there was still a pile of work for her to do for the cheer camps. She was glad that she wouldn't lose more of the little time that she had. Still they were almost here, and any time she overcame some kind of conflict she thought to herself 'I'm really do this, I'm running one of the most coveted cheer camps in the country.' But she of course knew she couldn't do it alone. "If you're sure about that, I might call you in the middle of the night to stop me from coming to blows with my wireless printer. Or of course thank you profusely for making my current dream possible. You know the standard late night obscene thank you call." Sasha said a smile on her face though her mind was moving back to her little nook and the piles of work to be done, or rechecked. 


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#15 Zander Russo

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 06:01 PM

Zander smiled when she asked if he swept for bugs in the room. ”Darn, forgot my bug sweeping equipment.” With an added snap of the fingers. She did seem to relax a little more now but he also knew she had work to do. Zander liked helping people and he had helped her which was part of the reason he didn’t mind coming in early in the morning to fix someone’s computer issues.

”Well, I liked biology when I took it. Just think you might be the one student who actually softens him a little.” Then again maybe not; Zander doubted if Sasha actually took the man’s class he would be that much easier on her than the rest of the class but he didn’t really know the man and could be wrong.

He smiled when she did a little jump to the fact that everything was working again. He had really just planned on getting out of her way and letting her go to work. ”Sure. I wouldn’t have made the offer if I wasn’t sure. Feel free to call me anytime with any computer issues…I don’t mind.”[‘/b] He meant that. He gave her his number and then said, if you can’t reach me, for some reason, the IT dept always knows how to get a hold of me but you’ll have to ask for Zander Russo.” Stopping short as he spoke realizing he had just giving her his last name and hoping she either would connect him with Doug , which wasn’t likely or she wouldn’t hold it against him.

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#16 Sasha Campbell

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:08 AM

Sasha was a lot calmer now that it looked like Zander had everything under control. She even allowed herself to laugh and to smile as she chatted about one of the favorite men in her life. Al was one of the main reasons she had come to this campus, to have someone she loved who would be near by. The fact that Al doted on her helped tremendously to be able to see this place as a place for her. Even though he had grandchildren her age, Al always acted like he had adopted her as his own, spoiling her from a very young age. He hadn't agreed with Dennis about sending Sasha to Switzerland, and it was still a point of contention between the two men

Sasha wasn't big on STEM subjects, mostly on liberal arts and business. Ask her to compile a multiple spread data sheet for a business she'd smile and ask what color code you wanted. You add any letters to that math and she was ready to run straight to the calculus learning lab. She had managed to scrape an A out of Calculus 3 by the skin of her teeth, grateful it was the last college math credit she would need. She would take Geology when it was room on her schedule for fulfill her science requirement. "No thanks, It'll be 'Rocks for Jocks' for me eventually. I don't mind. I was always the kid who was always picking up rocks everywhere, until I graduated to picking out gemstones!" Sasha said given a cheeky wink.

"Thank you so much, you are now my new favorite person!" Sasha was grateful for Zander's help, also realizing that she was way too wound up lately. She felt like she was holding onto the cheer team by the skin of her teeth, and the cheer camps were her babies that were growing too big too fast. She had become a machine, and it was moments like these that brought her back to earth, and made her realize that she couldn't control everything.Hearing his last name she paused and frowned for a moment, then looking at Zander noting no resemblance in appearance or attitude, she dismissed the thoughts of Doug Russo, no way those two were related. "I will do that Mr. Russo, plus I'll put in a good word for you with Al, just in case you're pulled to do the upgrade, he will still kill you, but I will make sure he doesn't dismember you so your family can identify the body."


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#17 Zander Russo

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 04:47 AM

Zander was aware that things might have been easier if he had just gone to another school; if he had gone to any in Las Vegas or around there he would be in a similar situation to Sasha’s as he would have known people who worked there. He also wouldn’t have had to contend with Doug or Doug’s reputation but he was here and was glad that he had chosen this school.

He smiled at her Rocks for Jocks comment; it was a known class among the science and math nerds because they didn’t take it but could sometimes get to tutor people who were in it. There were other geology classes that most took. It did seem like non-science oriented people took that class or something like Astronomy 101. ”Well, if you like gems then that should be right up your ally.” Which was true from what he knew of it.

”Well, you are welcomed but no need to thank me. I really like doing this kind of thing.” This was true. He did see her expression change for a moment when he said his last name but her response made him think that she hadn’t made the connection, which was fine with him. ”Oh, well thank you. I think that my family would be grateful for that.” He joked. ”Well, if everything seems to be working alright; I should go and let you get to work.”

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#18 Sasha Campbell

Sasha Campbell

Posted 30 January 2016 - 07:48 AM

Sasha was the type to plan out her entire college career before she had even stepped on campus. She hadn't accounted for the cheer camps, or even leading the team so soon, but her curriculum was pretty much set in stone. "Well, anything to get that science requirement out of the way. I couldn't AP credit myself out of that one. But I'm sure I'll do fine, I'm very resourceful, that and stubborn. You don't mess with a Campbell, there is a picture of our family in the dictionary next to tenacious!" She said, even though she couldn't help thinking that she wasn't really a Campbell, just adopted as such. Still she held the name and been raised to always represent the name. It was all she had to go on for the time being. 

 

Sasha was glad to hear that he liked his work, it would make her feel better when she called him about some mundane issue, like when she finally decided she just had to print something at home. "Job satisfaction, that's what we all really need in life! You've been amazing, and I'm sure Al will appreciate your help. Oh and if you hear about a missing swim coach, you know nothing." She said looking down at her watch realizing it was indeed time that she got back to work. She had a meeting at her sorority house later and she still had a whole list of calls she needed to make and emails to review. 

 

"Yes I have a lot of work on my desk that I want to get done before meeting with my sisters." She said before wincing at the term. She wasn't one of those girls who felt like she was super bonded with her house. Instead she had joined out of obligation, out of legacy. That's why she was working so hard with the team and with the camps, she wanted to make her own legacy. She couldn't live in her supposed family's shadow for the rest of her life "Thank you so much Zander. You have a great day, and stay safe. You never know when a mad athletic director will break out." Sasha said with a laugh before she turned to head back to her little nook and finish the work necessary to build that legacy. She gave a friendly wave as she walked out of the door, before her mind switched right back to grind mode. 


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#19 Rose Newhall

Rose Newhall

Posted 19 February 2016 - 07:56 PM

”Well, I’m sorry for that.” Rose felt embarrassed that her mother had done that and it wasn’t even out of concern for her daughter made it worse.  ”Unfortunately, there are a lot of people on my father’s payroll that my mother can get to find the information.   It’s how they know when I’ve done something wrong, in their mind.  And it was in their mind; because everything , to her parents, revolved around protecting the image of the family name.

 

“That makes sense.” Rose did have to eventually go back to her penthouse and take care of somethings there but she had plenty of time to help her friend.  Besides, the idea of going there still really bothered her.  Smiling at her friends comment.  ”Oh, now that would be the perfect job for me….TMZ.” Joking , of course.  ”It would probably give my parents and all of their friends a coronary.” Some had actual secrets and some had imagined secrets, really the type of thing that would be only important in their social circle but all had things they didn’t want reveled.

 

Nodding with a laugh to Sasha’s comment.  ”Well, you’d then have some place to put your shoes, at least.”  Listening though as the other woman talked about what she wanted and she heard all of it , including the part about normalizing her before she responded.  ”Well, SOHO has some nice areas and you might be able to find what you want there…but …I don’t know about parking.   Would you consider going slightly outside of the city, to a suburb where you could drive in when you wanted?” Suburbs could be really nice and convenient and for the same price one could buy practically a mansion for what might be paid for a much smaller place in Manhattan.  But of course the drawback of not always being in the middle of everything could be a problem.  


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