new to ubc? here’s what you missed…
PREVIOUSLY on AMS CONFIDENTIAL:
The AMS stands for your Alma Mater Society. The name doesn’t make sense, but it was formed to be your student society; you pay them fees and in return they keep the university from doing whatever it wants. Plus, parties and stuff!
MIKE used to be Alma Mater Society President and he poledanced a lot
but then he turned things over to BLAKE
and his friend & VP External TIM
and they wrote an ill-advised letter to THE UN claiming UBC was violating human rights by overcharging tuition
so COUNCIL (free food! every 2nd wednesday!), led by JEREMY and NAYLOR, got angry
and everyone hated one another.
eventually we held an election and BIJAN won president
but not before the ENTIRE ELECTIONS WEBSITE got hacked and there was a huge investigation
BIJAN heads the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, which is made up of himself, Pavani (ECSS), and four VPs:
JEREMY runs the external office (UPass, BC lobbying);
our VP administration is EKAT, who is building us a NEW SUB and is SUPER HOT;
ELIN runs finance and has the best wardrobe;
and then there’s BEN, who has the hardest job (VP academic) because it has no clear definition (GREEK LIAISON = a real thing??)
Recently the executives (that’s BIJAN and the VPs) put out a BUDGET
the money trail was unclear, so COUNCIL, led by MICHAEL, got angry
mostly because there was a ZERO next to the end of the year blowout BLOCK PARTY.
So JUSTIN, the coordinating editor of THE UBYSSEY (which you should read)
and NEAL, who edits UBC INSIDERS, wrote some incendiary things
and now EVERYONE HATES ONE ANOTHER
so it’s business as usual.
… and that’s what you missed on AMS CONFIDENTIAL.